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I have the stock front driveshaft from spicer (torque tech traction inc or something) on an 06 tj and have noticed that there isnt any grease fitting for the ball in the cv joint like their is on my tatton rear driveshaft....how am i supposed to keep that ball lubricated and clean without the zerk to grease it??
 

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I have the stock front driveshaft from spicer (torque tech traction inc or something) on an 06 tj and have noticed that there isnt any grease fitting for the ball in the cv joint like their is on my tatton rear driveshaft....how am i supposed to keep that ball lubricated and clean without the zerk to grease it??
I guess your not... I just had both my drive shafts rebulit at a spicer dealer, and he tried like hell to get me to run all non greaseable ujoints. Maybe cause they cost more. he did have one good point, that you will have to drop your skid plate to properly service the front drive shaft. He also said that the new non graseable stuff have a tripple lip seal and are suppose to hold up very well.... but i still went with all greaseable..
 

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Look closely after cleaning. It's not a regular zerk. It's a small fitting that takes a needle adapter that fits on the tip of your grease gun to lube the ball and socket of the double Cardin joint.

It's normally located just above the ball socket that can be reached with the shaft rotated to gain access at 3 or 9 o'clock position
 

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I guess your not... I just had both my drive shafts rebulit at a spicer dealer, and he tried like hell to get me to run all non greaseable ujoints. Maybe cause they cost more. he did have one good point, that you will have to drop your skid plate to properly service the front drive shaft. He also said that the new non graseable stuff have a tripple lip seal and are suppose to hold up very well.... but i still went with all greaseable..

the skid plate doesnt have to be dropped to remove the front shaft....if you dont have a huge forearm you can get it off easily with the aid of a flat ratchet.

im going to have the shop guy who works the press machine (very knowledgeable about driveshafts) just clean out the ball in the cv joint and lubricate it and i guess thats all i can do...i have greasable spicer u joints to put it
 
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