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Any body ever greased their shaft??

Ok guys, the u-j are ok. Two mechanics have said so. Both agree they think the slip-joint is going. To remind you i have an 05 edge 4x4 4.0 4dr ext. cab with auto trans. I was wondering, can you drill and grease the slip yoke, or fill it with silicone.... what can I do to calm the vib and get a few more mile out of this drive shaft. they both say drive it till it's actually bad then get a new one. Both are reputable, honest, and trustworthy. CAn it be done??????
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I don't usually grease my own shaft, thats what the girlfriend is for...lol
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I has mine rebuilt with zerc fittings on it.. Made mine last, then I sold the truck.
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if its going bad and you know it i would go ahead and replace it before it causes further damage but im not to sure about drilling holes bc then the grease wouldn't really stay in there would it?
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drilling for zercs

I would only drill it to install the grease fittings. That is what I was asking. Sorry I wasn't more clear. how did they do yours doc???? got any pics
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if its going bad and you know it i would go ahead and replace it before it causes further damage but im not to sure about drilling holes bc then the grease wouldn't really stay in there would it?

I think he means to add a grease zerc.

edit- He beat me to it.
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lol best thread title ever... thanks
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oh ok that makes more sense mine has zerc fittings already on it
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i figured

Hey rednec,

I thought you might like that title. I knew it would get me some replies quickly also. Got any ideas. I have the aluminum shaft, no fittings, nor can I find any "suggested" places to drill like you used to find on older japanese cars.
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how did they determine the u-joints are ok? some can seem fine till you remove them and bam ones dry as a bone, personally take the shaft off and inspect the slip joint relub if dry... 99% if the time its u-joints WAY before the slip joint...
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2-3 times a day.. with one of Daves ducks sometimes..
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I just recently greased the slip joint on my Ranger driveshaft. I just disconnected the front, marked the shaft pieces for reassembly alignment, opened the front hose clamp, slid out the part, & cleaned and greased the splines, then reassembled using the previous alignment marks. My splines were in very good shape (60k miles). EASY!
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Thanks reddog, that is my plan, just finding the time. Is there a special tool for the straps that hold the boot on??? what did you do with, or about that.
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D. .... do you have a shaft????
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D. .... do you have a shaft????

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They cut off the CV and put all u joints on it and added a new slip with a built in zerc fittings. No pics, sold the truck a while ago.
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how much did that run?
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first what it the problem ?
does it have the clunk or bump when first taking off after stoping at a light?

this is what mine was doing.

took the clamp off the rubber boot, the slip shaft splines were dry. lubed them up with good brake caliper slide grease and put it back together. been fine sense.
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Dear god i almost lost it on that haha.
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Just replace the u-joints anyways... they are cheap....
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They cut off the CV and put all u joints on it and added a new slip with a built in zerc fittings. No pics, sold the truck a while ago.
he is talking about the rear driveshaft not the front. the rear does not have a CV.
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D. .... do you have a shaft????
Depends whom you ask
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haha that title is borderline...lol i didnt think it was a serious thread...lol
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It is the rear drive shaft. I'll probably go ahead and do the uj's anyway. But as far as symptoms, just a vibe from 50-70 mph. Not bad yet, I am gonna go ahead and pull it apart and grease it up.. thanks for all the replies, i'll let yall know what happens.

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It is the rear drive shaft. I'll probably go ahead and do the uj's anyway. But as far as symptoms, just a vibe from 50-70 mph. Not bad yet, I am gonna go ahead and pull it apart and grease it up.. thanks for all the replies, i'll let yall know what happens.

D. Is that you in your avatar????

it could be the front Driveshaft, check it

and no that is not D. lol
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