Re: F150 Front Axle/CV Joint Grease Recommendation?
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Can anyone recommend anything specific for greasing the CV joints on
> the front axle? I was hoping to find something in a 14 oz. tube I could
> pick up at an auto store. I want to get in the habit of greasing the
> front axle points at each oil change. Ford specifies thier XG-5 CV
> Joint Grease on the inboard CVs, not sure about the outboards. Any
> equivelents out there off the shelf? Valvoline Durablend?
Exactly how do you plan to grease the CV joints? Are you going to remove the
clamps on the boots? If the boots are in good shape, regreasing is not
necessary - at least not till you have significant mileage on the vehicle. I
never touched the CV joints on either of my Ford Expeditions (one was traded
at 149,000 miles, the other now has 82,0000 miles). For cars, I've only ever
regrease CV joints once - that was for a 11 year old Fiesta with 130,000
miles. The boots had never failed, but given the age ad mileage of the
vehicle I decided to clean and regrease the joints. It was a waste of time.
The grease inside was still fresh and plentiful. On the other hand I have
had to clean and regrease CV joints after a boot failure.