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Is there a grease fitting or a way to lubricate the mechanics that raise and lower the top?

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    srtuts on back htch make a rough squeaking sound when the hatch is raised or lowered. Can it be lubricated with success?

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Use silicon spray with a cloth behind to stop overspray,do not use grease.(wd40 is another lubricant you could use....)

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It is a grease zerk. That is the fitting that a grease gun fits over to install grease,
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Hyundai sonta we're is the grease fitting


Good Morning! If you remember years ago, all vehicles had grease fittings all over it. Then in the late 70's going into the 80's they were slowly removed. This didnt mean that the parts didnt need to be lubricated, only that the manufactures cut costs by taking the grease fitting out and meant more repair parts being sold. Eventhough there is no grease fitting, you can still lubricate this parts if it has a boot to protect it. Most equipment manufacturers (Alemite, Balcrank, Graco, Lincoln, Samson, etc) make a Injection needle, You can pick one up for less than $10 at Napa or any parts store. It is actually the same needle used for IV's with a grease fitting pressed on the end of it. You can snap it on your grease gun and insert the needle through your boot (including CV joint boots). Be careful NOT to over lubricate. Normally two or three strokes of the gun is enough. Dont pump so much that the boot bursts. Then you defeated your purpose. Hope this helps and good luck!

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BMW Z4 convertible top opened and now wont close. Motor runs then stops. Latch is stuck and the emergency pull cord will not release. How do I get to the latch to free the top?


try a spray lubricant into the motor mechanism and grease any visable wire cables that run from/to motor ,not the electrical cables the bare wire winder cables,also grease/ lubricate any accessable pivot/hinge points , gently pull the cord and gently push the roof back and forth occasionally trying motor with a bit of patience this should get the roof moving , also look for anything that may be snagging the roof/mechanism as there is a pressure protection system to stop the roof being fully closed on say someones hand so preventing injury

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Ball joint repair and how do you do it


To perform the following procedure, the lower control arm must be removed from the vehicle. Refer to Removal And Installation for that procedure.

  1. Using a screw driver or other suitable tool, pry the seal boot off of the ball joint assembly
  2. Position receiving cup, Special Tool 6758 to support lower control arm when removing ball joint assembly. Install Remover, Special Tool 6919 on the top of the ball joint assembly.
  3. Using the arbor press, press the ball joint assembly completely out of the lower control arm.

NOTE: When installing ball joint in lower control arm, position the ball joint in control arm so notch in ball joint stud is in the direction shown. This will ease assembly of the ball joint to the steering when installing pinch bolt.

  1. By hand, position ball joint into ball joint bore of lower control arm. Be sure ball joint is not cocked in the bore of the control arm, this will cause the ball joint to bind when being pressed into control arm.

 

  1. Position control arm with installed ball joint, in an arbor press with Receiving Cup, Special Tool 6758 supporting the lower control arm. Then center Installer, Special Tool 6908-4 on the bottom of the ball joint
  2. Carefully align all pieces. Then press the ball joint into the lower control arm until it is completely seated against surface of lower control arm. The ball joint is correctly installed when there is no gap between the ball joint and the lower control arm. Do not apply excessive force against the ball joint or the lower control arm.
  3. Install a NEW seal boot by hand as far as possible on the ball joint. Installation of the seal boot is to be with the shield positioned as shown.

CAUTION: Do not use an arbor press to install the sealing boot on the ball joint. Damage to the sealing boot will occur if excessive pressure is applied to the sealing boot when it is being installed.

  1. Place Installer, Special Tool 6758 over seal boot and squarely align it with bottom edge of seal boot. Apply hand pressure to Special Tool 6758 until seal boot is pressed squarely against top surface of lower control arm.

CAUTION: A replacement ball joint is not pre-lubricated. Properly lubricate the replacement ball joint using Mopar Multi-Mile grease or an equivalent. Lubricate ball joint after seal boot is installed but prior to top of seal boot being pushed down below notch in ball joint stud. Air must vent out of the seal boot at notch when grease is pumped into ball joint, failure to do so will balloon and damage seal boot. Do not over grease the ball joint, this will prevent the seal boot from pushing down on the stud of the ball joint.

CAUTION: After the ball joint is properly greased, clip the end of the grease fleeing off below the hex. The ball joint seal boot is non-purgeable and further greasing is not required and can result in damage to the seal boot.

  1. Reinstall lower control arm on vehicle.

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Does a 2000 lesabre need lubrication when changing oil?


there are some grease fitting on the rear of the car and there may be some on the front tie rod ends also .so yes they do need lubrication . alot of cars now a days do not have grease fitting for there suspenson parts . but when you have your oil change and you see a charge for lubrication this just maybe the way that company charges for there labor service for changing your oil .

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Does the 2000 Lincoln Town Car have grease fittings on the front end?


no they qiut using them in the 2000 model if there any, there on top of the tie rod ends. when they started using struts they got away from grease zerts and ured sealed lower ball joints in 2004 trey also used sealed tie rod ends...A.S.E. CIRTIFIED 30 year mechanic

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Where are the grease fittings ?


Manufacturers generally removed grease fitting from suspension part back in the 80's. Some put a removable plug in the ball joints, tie rod ends, etc, which could be removed and grease fittings installed in their place, but most have sealed and permanently greased. In other words you can not lubricate any fittings. If parts go bad, the replacement suspension parts generally have grease fittings.

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How can i change the rear brakes pads?


1.Remove the cap from the brake fluid reservoir

2.Loosen the wheel nuts then raise the vehicle and remove wheel

3.Push the piston back into the bore to provide room for the new brake pads.A C-clamp can be used to accomplish this As the piston is depressed to the bottom of the caliper bore the fluid in the master cylinder will rise.Make sure is doesnt overflow.If necessary drain off some of the fluid. 4.Before removing anything,spray the disc,and brake pads with brake system cleaner dont use compressed air 5.remove the caliper mounting bolt,the banjo fitting for the brake hose shouldnt be disconnected unless you are removing the caliper or hose replacement

6.Swing the caliper up and secure the caliper up towards the spring with a piece of wire then remove the lower and upper anti-rattle springs.Remove the outer brake pad and shim then remove the inner brake pad ans shim(s)

7.Remove and inspect the upper and lower pad retainer clips,the pad retainer clips should fit snugly in the caliper mounting bracket;if they dont,replace them.Apply thin film of high-temperature grease to the retainer

8.Apply anti-squel compound to the back of pads install the new inner pad and shim(s) make sure the "ears" on the upper and lower ends of the pad are fully engaged with their respective grooves and the pad retainer clips

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10.Clean off the caliper pin and coat it with high-temperature grease.Lubricate the lower caliper pin with grease too thenswing the caliper down over the disc and new pads (if the piston hits the inner pad depress the piston further into the caliper bore with your c-clamp

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Left front suspension squeaking badly on 2000 Ford Explorer XLS. Is there a grease point for the A arms or do I need new struts/shocks?


If the boots are ripped on your lower ball joints you will need to replace them, rain water has washed away the factory lubricant they have no grease fitting from the factory. Replacements will come with grease fittings. Tie rod ends can also be the source of the noise, same deal no factory fittings. VERY COMMON PROBLEM.

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  1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
  2. Remove the wheels.
  3. Press the caliper piston back into the bore with a suitable prytool. Use a large C-clamp to drive the piston into the bore of additional force is required.
  4. Remove the caliper mounting bolts with a 3/8 in. hex wrench or socket.
  5. Loosen the bolt that secures the front brake hose fitting bolt in the caliper.
  6. Rotate the caliper rearward off the rotor and out from its mount.
    93026g05.gif Mounting bolt lubrication points—Ram Pick-Up 75mm caliper
    93026g06.gif Mounting bolt lubrication points—Ram Pick-Up 80 or 86mm caliper
  7. Remove the front brake hose fitting bolt completely, then remove the caliper with the pads installed as an assembly. Take care not to drip fluid onto the pad surfaces.
  8. Cover the open end of the front brake hose fitting to prevent dirt entry.
To install:
  1. Clean the caliper and steering knuckle sliding surfaces with a wire brush. Then, apply a coat of Mopar® multi-mileage grease or equivalent.
  2. Lubricate the caliper mounting bolts, collars, bushings and bores with Dow 111® or GE 661® silicone grease or equivalent.
  3. Install the caliper over the rotor and seat it in its original position until flush.
  4. Install the mounting bolts by hand, then tighten them to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm) on 2001–02 models; 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm) on 2003–05 models.
  5. Attach the brake hose, using new washers, and torque the bolt to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  6. Install the wheels.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.

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