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10-09-2009 02:44 PM
somemoore I think mine has 25 zerks - it's like an Easter Egg hunt when I'm laying under the Jeep
10-09-2009 08:33 AM
adkjoe
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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric View Post
Yes I pump until grease comes out of the rubber thing.
Where did you find the 7th one?
There was 4 on the drivers side and 3 on the passenger. the missing one is directly behind the second one on the drivers side. If I had a camera I would take a pic for you.
10-08-2009 01:38 PM
nicolas-eric Yes I pump until grease comes out of the rubber thing.
Where did you find the 7th one?
10-08-2009 01:35 PM
adkjoe thx nicolas, you only have 6 circled on the front end though i found 7 on mine, so i'm guessing i'm good. You just pump them until grease starts to come out right, thats something you really can't mess up?
10-08-2009 01:27 PM
nicolas-eric There are the zerk fittings. Only older TJs have the one in the rear.
Sorry I have this pic only in German.



I also have greasable driveshafts, control arms, track bars, sway bar end links and some more. But these parts aren´t stock.
10-08-2009 01:20 PM
jdhallissey ^ your picture is amazing lol. I think you got them all for the grease. Do you have greasable ball joints too?
10-08-2009 01:01 PM
nicolas-eric
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Originally Posted by csamn2007 View Post
synthetic is a personal choice really, some people say use it others say it doesnt matter.

Others say never use synthetic.
10-08-2009 12:58 PM
adkjoe Ok so I think I'm all set, I took the day off today and did a lot.
One last question.

I found 7 grease fittings in the front end and none in the rear and pumped them all full. did I get them all (I couldn't find any more zerks maybe 1 or 2 are hiding?) or am I missing anything that needs some grease??

Thanks this has been super helpful.
10-08-2009 11:02 AM
csamn2007 synthetic is a personal choice really, some people say use it others say it doesnt matter.
10-08-2009 10:43 AM
adkjoe how important is it to have synthetic in the axles?
10-08-2009 08:35 AM
snwchris Yea you'll be fine with recommended oil in manual or haynes manual as well.
10-07-2009 07:19 PM
adkjoe thx I feel better now

So I guess the other thing I need to know would be what kind of oil for the axles. Would mobil 1 80w-90 GL-5 be a good bet for a dana 30/35
10-07-2009 07:07 PM
Schmo Are you missing your dipstick? I'm confused as to how water would have got in there. If there's much water, you should be able to see a milky like color if you pull the oil cap or possibly on the dipstick I believe.

Edit...just saw your response . . . I wouldn't worry much about it if you think it really just a couple of drops.
10-07-2009 07:07 PM
jdhallissey You will be just fine. No worries
10-07-2009 07:06 PM
adkjoe well yea I just covered the airfilter but I noticed after that the oil dipstick wasnt all the way sealed down and I lifted it a little and there was a little bubble of water around it. I pulled it out and there was tiny little water droplets on the stick. I don't think it's a real concern but i get paranoid about these things.
10-07-2009 06:33 PM
snwchris No real need to remove cover, but it sometimes makes for easier for draining, if no drain plug and plus you can inspect the gear teeth as well.

Zerk grease, I typically use Mobil 1 grease and hit all the zerks with.

Hmmm never really needed to cover the engine other then airbox intake for washing the engine compartment.
10-07-2009 05:20 PM
adkjoe
Getting ready to do some maintenance

So this weekend it's about time I change the axle fluids and lube everything up. Any need to know tips/advice? It's an 06 2.4L. I can just pull the plug on both axle's drain and refill right or do I need to take the whole cover off? Any suggested type of grease to pump the zerks full with and recommended fluid to fill the axles with? Manual says mopar 80w-90 API gl-5 axle and gear lube, watcha think?

Also I washed my engine and covered everything important exept my oil dipstick, think I got a few drops of water down the dipstick, is that going to hurt anything if I don't change my oil for another 2k or so? ooops.....what can happen?

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