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post #1 of 3 Old 09-17-2015, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
tylorlaw
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Clean mud and grease bearings

Hey everyone, i am a first time jeep owner and i recently purchased a 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 w/ a 4" lift. I found some mud this past weekend and decided to give the 4x4 a real test. Jeep made it through no problem, even got a nice muddy coat to wear for the week but I have heard that after a trip through the mud it is a good idea to take a powerwasher to the undercarriage and grease gun to the bearings underneath. Can anybody help me out with all the locations I should grease?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-17-2015, 07:49 AM
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Hi and welcome.
You'll want to fill out your Jeep profile so we can see what you're working with. As far as all the zerk fittings are concerned, there will be one on top of both your front steering knuckles, drag link, tie rod, track bar (aftermaket)? I could go look at mine later on as I'm not sure I'm remembering correctly, but they aren't hard to spot.

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-19-2015, 10:09 AM
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If your jk has stock balljoints and tierods you pry wont have much to lube. If they were replaced with good aftermarket ones then they will have zerk fittings. When you grease only put enough in to see the rubber boots start to expand. DONT grease until you see it start to come out. This leaves room for water and dirt to get in the joint.

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