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greasing your truck

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greasing your truck

i just picked up a new grease gun to at to my tool box, are there any grease certs on the ranger ? that i should grease once in a while or what do you guys recommend greasing? probably something you guys do every oil change ?
 
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theres none. but i replaced ball joints and tie rods with napa blue cap so they have fittings.
 
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I greased my knuckles when I did my lift.
 
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wow.! none, haha thanks Nate ORC misses you
 
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i grease all the fittings i have in the front end twice a year.
 

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I second what Nate said, there will be none until you have to replace any u-joints, suspension or steering parts.
 
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If and when you have grease fittings, that Ford in its infinite wisdom chose to leave out, grease them every two to three month and if a 4x, after every hard off road trip to help keep the water out.
 

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I have a 2008 FX4 and it has no grease fittings from the factory. One of the service guys at the dealership I usually go to, even told me the front wheel bearings are sealed and you can't repack the factory ones.
 
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wow! thats goofy that they wouldent put them on i guess that brings service into the dealer somewhat for a replacement of parts....
 
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Might be because it's cheaper to manufacture them without? A couple cents per part would make a big difference over a few hundred thousand vehicles!
 
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I think it is mainly due to most people wanting maintenance free or low maintenance vehicles. They do pretty well also. I have over 150,000 miles on my Ranger and have not had to replace any of those items. I know the front ball joints are getting near needing replacement. They just started squeaking a little under certain conditions but are still tight.
 
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