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Old 10-22-2007, 09:57 PM
 
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Default Lubrication Points

Does anybody know how many grease zerks are supposed to be on the underside of an '06 (see truck specs below)? I was able to find 8, 7 of which I was able to get to get the grease gun on without twisting myself into a pretzel. All 8 were within close proximity of the front tires - steering linkage, control arms.

I'm sure I missed some ...... The owner's manual doesn't provide any pictures for stupid people like myself on this topic. Any help would be appreciated!!!
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:29 AM
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4 ball joints..4 tie rods..2 at pitman arm..2 at idler arm.

don't forget the driveshafts
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:16 AM
 
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How often should thosebe greased?
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Argon: Where is the second one on the pitman? Up top? I can't find but one on the bottom where it meets the rod. I found both for the idler arm.


Lounsbery: I would check the manual, but I would do it at least once a year, more than that even if you put alot of miles on it every year. My truck only has one on the driveshaft on the first u-joint exiting the transfer case (rear).
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:20 PM
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depending on the year,it could have just 1 i think..

the driveshafts..the front(4wd) has 1....the rear (2wd ) has one IF its a 2-piece shaft
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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I check mine at every oil change.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:33 PM
 
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Cracker -

Does your '06 have zerks oneither of the drive-shafts? I didn't see any on either of my driveshafts - maybe I just need to look harder???? The driveshafts were relatively clean when was looking for the zerks, so I don't think they are hiding under mud ......

By the way ..... what does the "Rocky Ridge" Z71 package consist of? I'm relatively familiar with the standard Z71 package, but I'm not familiar with the Rocky Ridge .....
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There are sealed and greaseable zerk fited U-Joints so some peeps might not have them.
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only a 2-piece rear shaft (on 2wd) will have a zerk...at the slip joint...whjere the 2 shafts spline together...
same for a 4wd front shaft
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My truck is a 4X4. My driveshaft goes: SlipYoke - Driveshaft - Yoke( into differential). One piece shaft right? There is one zerk on the U-joint on the slip yoke, no zerk on the rear yoke and none on the front driveshaft on my truck. I think this is due to the fact that there are a few different transfer cases available with some of these trucks in turn there are different shaft set-ups. (Just a thought). When did they start using aluminum for the rear shafts anyway? The front axle is made by Tri-State Axle, first local manufactured part I've seen on a Chevy in awhile. (Big sticker on the front drive shaft)
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