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Dirkota
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1/24/2003
01:43:50

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Is there a resource on line that shows lube points like on the front end, or for that matter anywhere grease is needed? Thanks



Texas Todd
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1/24/2003
08:50:43

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I thought the stock front end ball joints, etc, had NO grease fittings. It would be nice if the drive shaft had them like the aftermarkets U joints. U joints, no me joints.



Dirkota
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1/24/2003
15:49:29

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How do you repack wheel bearings? Also what is the tranfer case and how do you drain and refill it?



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1/24/2003
15:58:08

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Is this a troll, or are you really searching for some good info? Ll Blackdakk, or Blkdak II maybe?



Dirkota
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1/24/2003
20:37:12

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Well...yes, as a matter of fact I am a troll sorta, I am wendigo in the west, the jersey devil in the northeast, a skunk ape down south and I am searching for some good info!



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1/24/2003
20:59:29

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If you really dont know what the transfer case is and have no idea how to hand pack wheel bearings.
Save yourself time and money and have someone else do it



Dirkota
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1/25/2003
11:51:46

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Well, that was helpful. OK, now... I'm assuming the transfer case is the devise used to transfer the kinetic energy from the crankshaft to the drive shaft, visa vie, the manual transmission. If in fact this is the case, or transfer case in this instance, then I surmise from the inferences in that last post that I will get no assistance in narrowing down the drain plug and subsequent filling orifice. As for the bearings, I know they are located in the front and in the immediate area of the wheels but what I was eluding to is; is there a fitting, do I need to remove the wheel, the drum, just some basic information. I guess I'll have to settle for inane answers like "Save yourself time and money and have someone else do it"? If I take your suggestion it would neither save me time nor money? I would spend the time researching somewhere to take the vehicle, then call them, then drive there, then wait, then return home. All this would waste time and cost money rather then save it? So your statement is erroneous to say the least. If someone would like to point me in a valid direction for performing these scheduled maintenance tasks I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you



chris
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1/25/2003
12:40:03

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the owners manual is a good place to start
there are no grease fittings on the wheel bearings . the transfer case is bolted to the rear of a transmission it provides the nessecary gears to supply both the front and rear wheels with power ,you only find them on a 4x4 .
there is a drain plug on the bottom and a filler plug either on the side or the top
to repack wheel bearings
jack the vehicle up ,place on stands or blocks never work on a vehicle thats supportted on the jack its self .
remove the wheels ,remoce the brake calipers ,and the caliper mounting bracket
remove the dust covers on the rotor, remove the cotter pin ,nut lock and nut rock the rotor around the outter bearing well come out
pull rotor of ,turn ot over ,using a small pry bar or flat screw driver pry out the seal, then remove the bearing.
clean and inspect the bearings in degreaser or varisol.any pitting ,blue spots ,or a rough feel to the bearing well requre it to be replaced
take the rotor ,clean all the old grease out using varisol ONLY the metal is pourous to some extent and other cleaners may not evaporate before you intall the new grease. inspect the races for scoring ,blueing , and any damage it should be smooth but not shiney
to repack the bearings , make sure they are dry and clean ,
take a ample amount of grease and put in the palm of your hand ,take the bearing by the edge between you thumb and index finger and begin to press the bearing into the grease in a rocking motion while dragging it away from the grease with some pressure. after a few times you well notice the grease to begin to expell from the top continue untill you have done the whole bearing

after you have done them both take the big bearing and wipe of any excess ,dont clean , smear some grease onto its race in the rotor,place the bearing in the race , take your NEW seal and using a large socketand hammer drive it squarly into its bore
turn the rotor over and pack some more grease into the hub,be generous with the grease ,
slide the rotor over the spindle making sure that the inside bearing is seated on its journal ,place the small bearing over the spindle and seat in its race
replace the nut and washer and snug them up.
rotating the rotor, torque the nut to about 85ft lbs. then turn it back about 1/4 turn ,insatll the nut lock ,and put in a NEW cotter pin , if the nut lock and the hole in the spindle dont align ,slightly tighten the nut untill it does, bend the 2 arms of the cotter pin back so it does not get in the way of the hub cover ,
insatall hub cover
clean rotor with brake parts cleaner , re install the other components

if you lose a wheel, call a tow truck not me



Dirkota
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1/25/2003
12:58:02

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Thank you very much for taking the time to type all that. It is exactly what I needed to know.



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1/27/2003
00:51:40

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dirkota
you did'nt say what year dakota you had. i have a 2000 quad cab 2x4. the front hub wheel
bearings are NOT greasable. you have to buy new
hubs about 110.00 each. these are a dealer item only. about the front end lube you can not
grease the ball joints or tie rod ends (the
factory orginals) are none greaseable. only
aftermarket ( moogs,etc ) are greaseable.
hope this helps
gunboat



Texas Todd
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1/27/2003
10:12:03

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dirkota,

welcome to the site. Sorry, but you had very broad questions, etc. You still haven't told us what year, engine, 2 or wheel drive, etc. If you asking about the transfer case, I assumed 4x4.

IN short, what do you have, and the advice is easier to give.

Todd Bouton
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1/27/2003
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Everyone keeps saying that the factory ball joints are not greasable, but there is a grease fitting on the lower joints for a 4X4. It's on the front of the lower control arm. Only the uppers are without grease fittings. I changed mine over the weekend and found it on there. Just FYI.



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1/27/2003
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Sorry!

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Texas Todd
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1/27/2003
12:35:37

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as Chris said,

a transfer case is found on a 4x4.

If you mean the manual tranny, the filler is on the side, it's a large hex screw, 15mm, or aomething like that size, the drain is near the bottom, and is a bolt I think.



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1/27/2003
13:13:26

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Is this somethig that needs to be checked? What kind of fluid does a manual tranny use, ATF?



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1/27/2003
13:21:43

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Which manual tranny do you have?

Dr. D



Texas Todd
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1/27/2003
14:39:27

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NOT atf, should say in the owners manual.



basonj
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9/30/2008
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I have a 99 Dakota Sport 4x4 and can only find 5 grease fittings underneath. 2 at each of the front wheels and 1 on the driveshaft. Is this all or am I missing some more?



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