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I was trying to find the grease fitting for the double universal joint on the front driveshaft (close to the xfer case) . The manual shows there to be a greasefitting on this joint, but I could not find anything there. I was wondering if any one else has any ideas on this or possible my vehicle does not have a grease fitting?
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I just found mine last weekend. It took a while. I almost gave up on finding it, too.

Get the tires off the ground and manually turn the driveshaft. Mine had 30K miles without grease, so the "fitting" was dry & covered in dirt. Once I cleaned it off, a very obvious metallic cup became visible with a tiny hole in the center. Took a few times with the grease gun to get the right angle for grease to enter the fitting.

Herre's a link that should help:
http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60247
 

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Thanks for the information. I was looking for something more obvious. Are front wheels enough to get off ground to free drivetrain in front or do I need all 4 off ground? Thanks Again, BDX
 

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Great Post, I too have been looking for this lube point.
 

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BDX said:
Thanks for the information. I was looking for something more obvious. Are front wheels enough to get off ground to free drivetrain in front or do I need all 4 off ground? Thanks Again, BDX
I'm not 100% sure. I had all 4 wheels off the ground as I was rotating the tires.

I'd try just the front. If the shaft does not spin, then pick up the back.
 

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BDX said:
Thanks for the information. I was looking for something more obvious. Are front wheels enough to get off ground to free drivetrain in front or do I need all 4 off ground? Thanks Again, BDX
Nope. Just jack one front tire off the ground. You can manually turn the front drive shaft by hand due to the open case front diff.
 

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Thaks for the tip. I miss the days of locking hubs when you could just climb under and turn the train however you liked.

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The manual will specify some mopar part number, however I used some HD grease for front ends and drives purcased from autozone. You will also need a syringe type device shaped like a 5 gauge needle to insert in the cup on the U joint as there is not a grease fitting but this cup you can barely find. Autozone also had this part in stock. If you need more info I will get the part numbers.

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which knuckle is it at, the one near the trans or the one connected to the axle? Still cant find the darn thing.
 

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It is closest to the transfer case. Don't look for a conventional grease fitting, it is a small cup like object that looks nothing like it would accept grease. If you raise one front tire off ground and rotate the shaft and look with a flashlight you will find it.. however it is nested inside the uv joint so you need to look up and inside the joint itself to find it so a bright flashlight will help. Inside the cup is a hole for a pin which you need to buy and attach to your grease gun to shoot grease indide the hole, otherwise you won't be able to actually grease the joint.

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Here is a pic for you........
 

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Thank you very much, that pic and info will help when I get under there again. I bought that needle months ago and couldnt find the darn thing, the needle works great for puncturing tierod boots for grease purposes though, hahahah. I am truly a "brokanic" Thanks again everyone, A1 informative post
 

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MadHawaiian I'm always glad to help!

Happy hunting! :D
 

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Tried finding mine today. I guess I was not looking close enough. Will jack the front tire up tomorrow and give it a spin. This time I will have a flash light ready.
 

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It is pretty hard to find the first time. I use a needle attachment I got a NAPA. I think the part number is a 715-1200.
 

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I found it. Like you said, it takes a little close looking. I did not have to buy anything. I used a syringe with a blunt tip needle that I got from the EMS closet and put some grease in there. I put about 2 1/2 CC's in it before it started to come out. I feel better now that I found it and finally got some needed grease in there. I have 50K miles on it. :rck:
 

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I wonder if the syringe I have to lube my chainsaw bar would work there? Anyone thought of that yet?
 

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It might work. The main thing you need is a hard needle to open the little spring loaded valve to let the grease in. A needle and syringe from a farm supply center would work also. One to give shots to animals. They are cheap.
 

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Here's a couple more pictures and the Needle you will need to do the job.
 

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