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It's hard for me to believe but I can only find three grease fittings on my 1500 '01 4x4. One on each of the front wheel knuckles and one on one of the steering crossbars. Am I missing a couple somewhere?
all OEM parts such as u joints track bar and steering linkage wont have grease fittings, Some brand of U joints dont have grease fittings but the better quality ones do.
Sway bar wont have one reguardless of if it's been replaced or not because it doesent have any pivit points.
Thats a good sign most of your stuff is factory and has never been replaced. I think the last time i did mine about 2 weeks ago iv got 5 or 6 grease fittings.
I bought the truck new in 2000 and the only steering/suspension/drive train parts I've replaced have been wheel bearings, steering column and the transfer case (under warranty). I'm planning to do the shocks this weekend. The u-joints still seem pretty sound. The rubber boots on the so-called lubed for life joints don't seem to be leaking yet.
I've taken pretty good care of it (followed recommended maintainance, haven't abused it). For the most part, it's held up fine but there are some things that make me wonder what in the wide, wide world of sports Dodge was thinking. For example, attach some grease zerks! I lubed the usual three I could find and spotted about 6 places where I would have put some but there weren't any. Just thought I'd get a second opinion.