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Offline BillT

First post - rear axle lub
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:46:44 AM »
The rear axle on my '52 3A has zerk fittings on the axle housing ends in the bearing area. At this point should a bearing lub or chassis lub be used? I think it is a Dana 44.
'52 CJ3A, early M38A1, '70 Commando
25' travel trailer, Lance 855S truck camper
Love to camp

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Re: First post - rear axle lub
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 10:24:16 AM »
Yes use just one or two pumps of bearing grease on each zerk every few thousand miles of operation.
Too much grease will cause it to flow past seals and on toward  the brake shoes.

Offline BillT

Re: First post - rear axle lub
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 12:39:36 PM »
Thanks for the reply oldtime. I need to get another grease gun and keep bearing grease in it.
'52 CJ3A, early M38A1, '70 Commando
25' travel trailer, Lance 855S truck camper
Love to camp