Well, front axle U-joints. New Hubs. New brakes. 46K miles.
Seems now the drive shaft U joints are going!
Virtually all my failures are due to non-servicable items, where you
cannot lubricate things. To save a ten cent zerk fitting, I'm spending
hundreds of dollars replacing things. This sucks. This will be the
third major repair in under 12 months on this truck, which for a 2004
is way too much.
Oh, well at least I have a good lift, and a U-joint press... <sg>
I haven't looked under my truck yet but on many vehicles the zerk
fittings were indeed missing and instead a screw plug installed. Easy
to remove and install zerk fittings. Any Dodge vehicles done this way?
Good thought, I've lots of fittings... I also wondered if I could just
pop them out and grease them manually? (assuming they are not totally
And, once again, the check engine light came on. Easy fix, evap error,
and the gas cap felt a bit loose. I cleaned the rubber on the cap, put
it back on tight, and cleared the code. So far, so good. But dang,
this truck is a constant maintenance hog.
On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 15:36:32 +0000 (UTC), "Dimbo Spams"
Yep, excessive. With the $100 deductable on the warranty, I bet it
will be cheaper (and much faster/easier) to just do them myself. I'm
at 46K miles, would be under 40 but I had to take three trips from New
England to Florida in that truck. I'm not a big driver.
One thing I will do is try to get aftermarket joints with grease
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