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post #1 of 6 Old 12-28-2012, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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RCV CV Axle Zerk missing

So I went to lube my RCV CV Joint Axles in my JKU for the first time and the zerk on the passenger side is missing. It doesn't look like a normal needle zerk like I've seen. You can see from the drivers side photo where the silver zerk is still there. Has anyone run into this? I've contacted the installing dealer and RCV today and haven't heard back yet but I'd like to get this done this weekend. Thoughts?

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Take the photo with you to the parts store. Get a Zerk and the needle adapter for lubing said zerk.

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I've got the needle adapters but I've never seen a zerk like that. Will do with some measurements or I'll see if I can't pop the other side out. Thanks!

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I've got the needle adapters but I've never seen a zerk like that. Will do with some measurements or I'll see if I can't pop the other side out. Thanks!
If you have needle adapters what kind of zerks do you use them for if not zerks that look like that?
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-29-2012, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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I've never seen one without a head that was almost beveled flush into the hole without a thread to it. I'm familiar with these:

http://www.saeproducts.com/flush-gre...-AH1428FJ.html
and
http://www.drillspot.com/products/14...grease_fitting
and
http://secure.nhbragg.com/products/g...00200180000/0/

but I'd never run into one that wasn't a threaded zerk like these:

http://www.saeproducts.com/flush-gre...g-AK14FJ1.html

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So Napa couldn't order one nor had they seen one like this. Not in their catalogs. I guess I'll wait to hear from RCV next week. It's a press in zerk not threaded.

Edit: Apparently they're more common on a CV jointed front axle. That explains why I haven't seen them.

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