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Old 07-10-2010, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dropped all the fluids in my Sami this morning and was making sure I understand the knuckle steering part. The front axle is hollow and the fluids from the front diff lubes the round knuckle. If the seals start to leak around the ball, you could be in trouble---Correct or not?

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The axle has a seal that keeps lube from getting into the knuckle. The knuckle is packed in grease. If lube is leaking out around the knuckle your axle seal has gone bad and leaking into the knuckle.
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That answers my question, but brings up another.

How do you check or know if the knuclke has enough grease in it? Is that the small plate on top?

I could not find anything about it in a manual I have.

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The small plate on top is the king pin. Removing the top and bottom pins allows for the front section of the knuckle to come off. After wiper seals and stuff are off. Just a good coating of grease on all internal parts is all that's needed, pluse around the backside of the seals. I think new wiper seals show where on their install instructions.

FSM calls for 150g of grease into the ball bearing area of the joint.

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