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Old 04-06-2014, 04:59 AM   #1
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besides the one zerk at the ball joint are there any other zerk points , like tie rod, ?


no clue what grease was in there

found online that
grease LB for tie rod, ball joint
grease GC is for bearings


for application at zerk,
would you use a grease that is LB only or use grease that'* LB-GC ?
any preferred brand ?
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LB rating on a multipurpose grease should be enough.....you are just lubricating the tie rods, not wheel bearings(all wheel bearings on cars today are basically sealed in a hub assembly).....the GC rating would be for wheel bearings......this rating may make the grease more expensive....not worth it(big difference in movement of a tie rod compared to a wheel bearing)....

I just use the stuff in a tube the parts guy gives me....he gets it from NAPA, AutoZone, etc......to tell yu the truth, I have NEVER looked at the rating on the tube....

Had a guy come in once, and as part of an oil change, you check front end components....found his outer tie rod had play.....had a zerk on it....was never greased.....since OEM'* never had the zerk on the tie rods, it was probably never noticed or greased(other side was OEM, no zerk)....guy was pissed he had to replace it again....got him one without the zerk....
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All I use now is this 707L..good stuff for bearings & is recommended for chassis lubrication.
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Anyone got photos handy of where the zerks are located? I took a once over last week when I was changing the oil on my '00 LeSabre and didn't see them (the zerks)... but it was my first time under there since buying the car in January.
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most of the newer oem stuff is non-greased so you would only have any if the part someone put on has fittings
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Ah ok. I assumed my '00 LeSabre would have whatever the OP mentioned on his.
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not 100 percent certain but i doubt the oem ball joint would have had a zerk either
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x2^ Most OEM & aftermarket wont have zerk fittings...
I even checked Moog they dont appear to have zerk fittings for a 2000 Lesabre.
I think u would really be hard pressed to even find a brand that does have a zerk for this car.
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That makes me feel better, I just didn't want any joints drying out unnecessarily!
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But that doesn't mean you can't drill and tap your parts and install your own zerk fittings.
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