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Old 06-13-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Grease (Zerk) fittings

Can anybody out there in WF land tell me if Wranglers use press-in or screw-in zerks? I'm missing the one where the drag link and tie rod connect and would like to get some grease in there. I checked the other zerks and they don't appear to have "wrench flats" to put an open end on, so I'm guessing they are press-in. If so, can I replace the missing press-in one and are they available? Thanks for any thoughts and ideas.

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No idea, but you can take a small screwdriver or toothpick or something and drag it on the wall of where the one is missing. You should be able to feel threads if there are any. If not then I would guess the push in type.

My guess is threaded.

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I've yet to see a press-in zerk fitting on anything in a Jeep. All of the zerks in both of my TJs have been threaded.
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Screw in's.
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Just out of curiosity guys: If they're screw-in why is there no "wrench flats" (place to put an open or box end wrench) to install/remove.
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All my zerks have wrench flats. Can you get a good sharp clear closeup of one of yours that doesn't?
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Zerk on top of axle tube yoke without wrench flats
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Whoa, you are absolutely right on that zerk fitting. Where my '97 had wrench flats on that particular zerk (and the rest of them too), my '04 Rubicon has a zerk just like that in that location.

I can't tell what the other zerks are like on the front of my Rubicon, all of the components they were on have all been replaced with Currie parts.
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Thanks Jerry, I thought there for a minute that I was getting senile and/or losing it.
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""""where the drag link and tie rod connect """"" If I remember correctly (I've gone Currie too - different) that Zerk is very close to where the trackbar mounts. When the rods flex the Zerk can get broken off from hitting the trackbar mount or the steering damper bolt.
If that's the case a little piece of the old Zerk is still stuck in the hole. Run a reverse drill in the hole - it'll screw right out. A sheet metal screw may work too.

Then get a screw-in plug for the hole. They are low and flat on top for clearance. A real auto parts house has them. You remove it to grease the joint with a needle or you can temporarily put a regular Zerk in.

Seems like most of the Zerks on my suspension keep breaking off from getting hit. I replaced them all with the plugs too - did the trick.
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Zerk fittings for a 2010 Wrangler.

Does any one have a diagram or list of where the zerk fittings are? I asked once before, and got no reply.Tkanks, Bob-
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Does any one have a diagram or list of where the zerk fittings are? I asked once before, and got no reply.Tkanks, Bob-
I have 5. One on each end of the tie rod, one where the tie rod and drag link connect, one where the pittman arm and drag link connect and one on the track bar (on the drivers side). Hope that helps.
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[QUOTE=rrich;654424]""""where the drag link and tie rod connect """"" If I remember correctly (I've gone Currie too - different) that Zerk is very close to where the trackbar mounts. When the rods flex the Zerk can get broken off from hitting the trackbar mount or the steering damper bolt.QUOTE]

Mine must have gotten broke off from a rock because it's on the bottom of the connection(ball joint I think it's called). Thanks for the help.
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I have 5. One on each end of the tie rod, one where the tie rod and drag link connect, one where the pittman arm and drag link connect and one on the track bar (on the drivers side). Hope that helps.
TJs have seven actually, the other two are on the ball joints.
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TJs have seven actually, the other two are on the ball joints.
Jerry: Right again! And to think that the ball joint was the one that I sent you a pic of. I was just counting the ones on the steering components.
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Hope this helps

Check this site out. Gives step by step instructions to grease your zirks

Jeep.US41.org/lube

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