What parts of a car should be greased?
Here are five lubricants that are essential to the good health of your car, truck, or SUV.
- Engine Oil. Engine oil manages temperatures and reduces wear, extending the life of your engine.
- Transmission Fluid. A vehicle’s transmission is an incredibly complex mechanism.
- The Chassis.
- Doors & Hatches.
- Fuel Pumps.
Do cars have grease fittings?
A typical GM car today has grease fittings on the lower ball joint, the two pivot points on the lower control arm and on both tie-rod ends. Car makers continue to seal constant velocity joints but are reverting to grease fittings on suspension parts.
How do you lubricate a Zerk fitting?
Tools and Parts Needed – Greasing ATV Zerk Fittings
- Unscrew the barrel from the grease gun.
- Screw the barrel back into the grease gun.
- Pull the grease gun’s handle or lever (depending on your grease gun model) to pump grease into the zerk fitting.
How tight should Zerk fittings be?
The mating connection should be snug but not so tight that one has to rip the end off. Clean the zerk off of the ones that are tight and compare them with the ones that are not.
Can you over grease fittings?
Avoiding Excess Lubrication by Using Less Pressure Grease guns are capable of producing as much as 15,000 psi. Therefore, the seal can burst, permitting contaminates to get into a bearing’s housing. Excess pressure and over-lubrication simply make it easy for any crusty-build-up to break away and cause damage.
How do you know when a grease fitting is full?
If this is the case, the best tactic is to “feel” the grease into the bearing cavity until slight resistance or back pressure is felt against the trigger, or lever, signaling the bearing cavity is now full.
Do new ball joints need grease?
Usually the joints will come with enough grease for assembly, but not enough for long term use. This is to keep the parts from metal on metal friction, but not to spill grease out making a mess. Also, if they have a zerk, this means that they are not sealed and will need to be greased at an interval.