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Old 09-26-2009, 05:38 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Grease Fittings

Hi guys,

I know there have been a few posts on this subject but I'm still stumped and can't find my last couple grease points.

Here is what I have found and greased thus far:
Upper and lower ball joints (4)
Inner and outer tie rods (4)
Center Link (2)

I've greased the 2 joints that connect the idler arm and pitman arm to the center link. These point straight up. I counted these as my Center Link fittings above.

I don't know if there are more fittings on the Pitman and Idler arm? Also, is the Drag Link the same as the Center Link?

I believe I'm missing at least one fitting but can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:43 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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These are the ones you have on the front of your truck. There are 11!

2 - Upper ball joints
2 - Lower ball joints
2 - Outer tie rod ends
2 - Inner tie rod ends
2 - Idler arm (one on top and one on the ball joint)
1 - Pittman arm
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:44 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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try googling "duramax grease fittings" the pics were gone on the links I found but this is the list they all repeat, 11 total:

2- outer tie rod ends
2- inner tie rod ends
2- upper ball joints
2- lower ball joints
2- idler arm
1- pitman arm
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:45 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:21 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! That narrows things down a lot.
I'll focus on the idler arm tomorrow morning.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:14 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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Whats the recommended grease for these fittings?
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:57 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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When greasing these fittings, do you just pump grease until it starts to come out?
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:41 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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I know the upper and lower ball joins have rubber boots that hold grease, just pump until they start to buldge. if you overfill they pop and will squirt grease out the sides. This isn't the end of the world but it will wear them out faster. These rubber boots will also dryrot eventually causing them to leak grease. Salt plays a big factor in this to for those of us in the cold climates. I know there is another fitting or 2 with a boot but I'm drawing a blank as to where it is. If there isn't a boot, just pump until you can see the grease coming out.

I personally use Lucus Red N Tacky, and I grease everytime I change the oil.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:45 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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Whats the recommended grease for these fittings?
I just went to the local Menards and bought the grease that was next to the grease gun. I think its a red synthetic grease? I just pumped out grease until the joints were good and lathered.
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