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Does the steering mechanism need any greasing, also ball joints, wheel bearings.

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They do, but the factory does not put in grease fittings and does not put a hole in it to insert one. they do last a good long time. and when they are replaced then there is a grease fitting.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

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      Rear hub and bearing
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
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      Rear hub and bearing
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      Rear hub removal
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      Inner wheel bearing removal-rear hub/bearing
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