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Grease fittings?

I was just wondering if the newer rangers have any grease fittings and if so, where?
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Grease fittings for what? U-Joints, balljoints, etc.?
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not unless you replaced parts....
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doesn't matter, do they have any that you know of, anywhere?
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oh, ok
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ya, right.... an auto manafactuer putting zerk fittings on a new vehical? ROFL thats a good one. Haven't you heard? they came up with 'greased for life' parts. Zerk fittings are 'old skool'
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ya, right.... an auto manafactuer putting zerk fittings on a new vehical? ROFL thats a good one. Haven't you heard? they came up with 'greased for life' parts. Zerk fittings are 'old skool'

And the payoff of that is: You can't crawl up under there and grease up the suspension any more. You are REQUIRED to take it to the dealer for a "Lube" job (where they don't do crap!) or replace parts with Zerks incorporated into them.

I replaced both my driveshaft universal joints with ones that had zerks in them already. It was very nice!
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I plan to replace all parts on my truck that should have zerk fittings but dont, with parts that do, when those 'lubed for life' jobbers finally crap out
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Everythings sealed. IT SUCKS!!! Can't grease your ujoints, ball joints, etc. It's a conspiracy I tell yea, an automaker conspiry.
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...when those 'lubed for life' jobbers finally crap out

I went ahead and replaced them when I found the time to, instead of waiting for them to fail. The few that I left alone (like the rear sway bar bushings), failed soon thereafter or started developing signs of wear like stiffness and noise.

The stock busings on the whole truck are okay, but if one fails, you may as well replace the ones in all 4 corners or on the other side.
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That reminds me I need to grease everything up tommorow that I replaced!
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That reminds me I need to grease everything up tommorow that I replaced!
What all did you replace that now has zerks? I'm concerned with my stock suspension handling the additional power and weight of the 302. I'd like to update the shocks, springs, and bushings while I've got her all torn apart.
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What all did you replace that now has zerks? I'm concerned with my stock suspension handling the additional power and weight of the 302. I'd like to update the shocks, springs, and bushings while I've got her all torn apart.
you are getting a bigger rear axle right? and traction bars or stiffer leaf springs? Wheel hop is bad enough with the 2.5l at times .
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i found 7 grease fittings in the front end. 4 on the steering and 3 ball joints.
no doubt the PO did not replace one of the ball joints.
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