View Full Version : Where did my grease zerks go?
10-21-2002, 11:32 AM
This weekend I crawled under my still new 2002 Ram 2500 for the first time to change the oil. I have a habit of making sure I grease everything when I chage the oil. I put 10 years and 165,000 miles on a 1/2 ton Ford that way and the steering was as tight as a new truck (always got comments on it). My previous truck was a '99 Ram 1500 and I was expecting something similar to that one when I crawled under my 2500. What I found instead is there are only two grease zerks instead of one at every joint as was on my '99.<br><br>Where are my zerks?! Are there any 2500s out there with the proper contingent of zerks?<br><br>Tad
10-21-2002, 02:25 PM
They're all like that. Best bet is to drill a hole where you need them and install your own zerks.
10-21-2002, 03:41 PM
I have an attachment for my grease gun that essentially is a large needle with a zerk fitting to attached it to the grease gun. Every 6 months or so I slip the needle through the rubber boot at the boot bottom (where the boot slides over the metal joint) and pump in grease until the boot expands slightly. I remove the needle and put a dab of silicon sealant over the hole made by the needle. I have not had to replace a joint in my last 3 trucks. '87 Dakota-115K miles, '96 Ram 1500-110K miles, and my current 2001 HO Cummins-48K miles. I use the Amsoil synthetic Multi-Purpose grease. Works for me...
10-21-2002, 09:25 PM
should be a third right above the diff... ;D<br><br>Tony
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