1965 - cannot pump grease into zerk

Does anyone have a tip on how to get the front end joints to accept grease?
My wife is starting to drive her car more, and I think I should get some grease in there.
When I tried to lube the front end, a number of the joints rejected my effort.
Thanks - Jody
 
If you can get the car up on a lift and have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth-while the other person works the grease gun-that sometimes helps. Other than that you just have to replace the fittings.....
 

Douglemmo

Well-Known Member
I had a similar problem on my Mustang. I cleaned the grease fittings and was using a pneumatic Harbor Freight grease gun. I went out and bought a higher pressure (and more expensive) gun and that worked fine. Hope this helps.
 
Does anyone have a tip on how to get the front end joints to accept grease?
My wife is starting to drive her car more, and I think I should get some grease in there.
When I tried to lube the front end, a number of the joints rejected my effort.
Thanks - Jody
Replace the zerks, buy them at any auto parts store for less than a buck. Your's are probably full of junk from not being serviced for a while.
 

57tbird57

Active Member
Does anyone have a tip on how to get the front end joints to accept grease?
My wife is starting to drive her car more, and I think I should get some grease in there.
When I tried to lube the front end, a number of the joints rejected my effort.
Thanks - Jody
sometimes you can heat the zerks and melt the dried out grease in them. otherwise just replace the zerks
 
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