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Just bought a new remanufactured driveshaft from Bronco Graveyard. The driveshaft came with grease fittings. I was able to grease the slip joint and 2 of the u joints. But the front one was blocked by the transfer case yoke to get the right angle on it with the grease gun. Has anybody run into this? I have read you can use a needle tip to use on hard to get to zerk fittings.

But, my main question is the Double Carden Joint. I see at least one pressed in fitting there for a needle tip. What is the procedure to grease that? Pump it till grease comes out like on the U joints?

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Lubricate the universal joint (if equipped with grease fittings) with Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or -K or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
 

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yo,
I found this in my WORD notes;
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http://www2.dana.com/pdf/DSSM-3264.pdf



http://www2.dana.com/pdf/J3299-2-DSSP.PDF

from the U-joint bearings.
Warning - Inadequate lubrication can cause driveline failure which can result in separation of the driveline
from the vehicle. A separated driveline can result in serious injury or death. In order to avoid driveline failure,
including driveline separation, you must:
1) Carefully review the lubrication specifications in this manual.
2) Be sure that you use only approved lubricants.
3) Be sure that you relubricate at recommended intervals.
Lubrication Procedure For Universal Joints
Spicer replacement universal joint kits contain only enough grease to provide needle bearing protection during
storage. It is therefore necessary to completely lubricate each journal cross and bearing assembly prior to
assembly into the driveshaft yokes. Each journal cross lube reservoir should be fully packed with a grease as
recommended in Chart 4. Each bearing assembly should also be wiped with the same grease, filling all the cavities
between the rollers and applying a liberal grease coating on the bottom of each bearing cap. After the kits are
installed into the driveshaft yokes and prior to placing into service, relube as follows:
1. Using the proper lubricant, purge all four bearing seals of each U-joint. This flushes abrasive contaminants from
each bearing and assures all four bearings are filled properly. *Purge the seals. Spicer seals are made to be purged.
2. If any of the seals fail to purge, move the driveshaft from side to side while applying gun pressure. This allows
greater clearance on the thrust end of the bearing that is not purging (Photo 1).
3. Because of the superior sealing capability of the Spicer Seal design on the 1610, 1710, 1760, 1810, 1880,
SPL140, SPL170 and SPL250 Series, there will occasionally be one or more bearing seals of a U-joint that may not
purge. Release seal tension using the following seal tension release procedure:
* Note: Purge - The point at which fresh lubricant has flowed from the seal.
Quick Disconnect (Half Round Yoke)
On Quick Disconnect™ half round end yokes, Figure A, remove the U-joint from the yoke, while insuring cup
will not disengage from u-joint cross, while grease gun pressure is being applied. Reinstall the U-joint Kit, with new
bolts in the yoke, and torque to the specs shown in Chart 1.
SERIES BOLT P/N THREAD SIZE BOLT TORQUE
(LB-FT) (NM)
SPL90 6-73-412 .375-24 45-60 61-81
SPL140 5007417 M12x1.25-6g 115-135 156-183
SPL170 5007417 M12x1.25-6g 115-135 156-183
SPL250 5007417 M12x1.25-6g 115-135 156-183
1610 6-73-412 .375-24 45-60 61-81
1710 8-73-316 .500-20 115-135 156-183
1760 8-73-316 .500-20 115-135 156-183
1810 8-73-316 .500-20 115-135 156-183
Warning - Half round bearing strap retaining bolts should not be reused.
LUBRICATION

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Hi-
Any experience from anyone on greasing that CV flush mount fitting? I got a needle tip from the auto parts store, but I can get it flush enough on there to get grease in there. Im using one of the standard 4" long nozzle tips. I was able to get the zerk on the front u joint with it.
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