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post #1 of 6 Old 08-11-2011, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Trouble accessing u-Joint zerk

I've got a 93 Wrangler and I can't get my grease gun's nozzle to fit in the tiny spot that the zerk is located. I've got a standard grease gun with a flex tube, but the actual metal tip is too fat to fit into that location. What does everyone else here do? Should I grind down the tip on the nozzle, or remove that zerk and add a longer zerk? I really don't want to take the u-joint apart everytime I need to grease it. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-11-2011, 04:32 PM
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take it apart one more time and replace the zerk with the flat needle type, then you can use the matching fitting to grease it. I have those everywhere, they are way harder to break off as well.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-11-2011, 08:05 PM
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You can also use that adapter for your grease gun with a regular zert.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-11-2011, 10:14 PM
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what joint is it on? If it's ont the t cace then you can put a cross that has the zirks on the caps.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-12-2011, 07:41 AM
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JBolty, you taught me something. I did not know about that zert. I always wondered how to use that attachment to my grease guns?

Well I be! I will be adding them to my arsenal.


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You can also use that adapter for your grease gun with a regular zert.
How?
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-12-2011, 08:04 PM
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Just put the point of the needle where the ball is in the grease cert.
Push it in and hold it, pump the grease into it.

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