Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge SUVs > Dodge Durango > 1st Gen Durango
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1st Gen Durango 1998 - 2003 Durango's

2003 durango rear universal replacement!

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-14-2014, 01:31 PM
arcticpower28 arcticpower28 is offline
Amateur
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Durango
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 37
Exclamation 2003 durango rear universal replacement!

I have a 2003 durango with 180,000 on it. I believe the u joints are going out on the rear drive shaft, I am going to do both of them while it is out. I have new ones called moogs with the greaseable zerk fitting, is there any special way that the zerk fitting should go.

I herd, but want to confirm, i herd that the zerk fitting goes toward the transfer case, & the other toward the pumpkin/ axles. Note that this is on the rear drive shaft one towards the transfer case and the other end at the rear diff. Also how do I mark it so it goes all back together like it should? Thanks
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-14-2014, 01:47 PM
that_guy's Avatar
that_guy that_guy is offline
Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Vehicle: 99 Durango SLT FT4X4 5.2L Intense Blue
Location: Pittsburgh, PA or Columbia, SC
Posts: 2,943
Default

I don't know about the zerk fittings, but doing the u joint is pretty straight forward.
__________________

-Intense Blue '99 Durango SLT 5.2L FT4X4
-Ivy Green '69 Plymouth Satellite 318
Quote:
Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-14-2014, 02:30 PM
arcticpower28 arcticpower28 is offline
Amateur
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Durango
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 37
Default

here is some information I found on which direction the zerk should be facing. Iam confused!

Back when I was drag racing, a drive line shop showed me how to install the joints. Hold a u-joint with the grease fitting at 1:30 and the caps at 12, 3, 6, and 9. You would put the transmission yoke at 12 and 6, and the driveshaft at 3 and 9. With the grease fitting at 1:30, the transmission is pushing towards 3 and nine, compressing the web with the fitting.

I assume the zirc is at the side, off center at the "x" of the joint. Rotate the joint to were you would try to grease it, and imagine zirc opposite direction of were it is pointing. Would that make room to grease? I am thinking the zirc should always
point away from driveshaft.


A u-joint should be installed with the grease fitting on the compression side of the yoke. What that means is, as the transmission yoke turns, it pushes on the grease fitting as it tries to turn the driveshaft. You don't want the yoke to pull on the webbing of the u-joint where the fitting is. The other end of the driveshaft is the same only the driveshaft yoke pushes on the fitting as it tries to turn the pinion yoke. The grease fitting should be pointing at the yoke with the most clearance, usually the driveshaft.


face the zerk on the rear drive shaft u-joint towards the t-case and the front joint on the rear drive shaft towards the rear axle. (so face them in).
this way you can get to them with a grease gun.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 02:30 PM
 
 
 
Reply




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:29 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails