Cannot grease trunnion

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Cannot grease trunnion

Postby quee2646 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:47 am

Hello,

I'm having difficulty greasing the top trunnion on one side. The actual nipple appears fine, but no matter how much pressure I apply no grease goes in - and nothing comes out anywhere either.

Any help please?

Thanks

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Re: Cannot grease trunnion

Postby philthehill » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:36 pm

Have you taken the load off the torsion bar and swivel threads by jacking up under the outer end of the lower suspension arms?

If you not done so take out the grease nipple and try some grease through it - if ok the grease hole in the trunnions may be blocked with old solidified grease.

Try poking around in the grease nipple hole with a thin screwdriver or stiff wire.

If you still cannot get the grease through - at worst it means removing the top trunnion to clean the internals and grease ways.

Removing the top trunnion is not a hard job - use the search facility on here for details or come back to this thread.

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Re: Cannot grease trunnion

Postby quee2646 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:42 pm

Okay, thanks. Will do.

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Re: Cannot grease trunnion

Postby IslipMinor » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:32 pm

Where are you based?

If anyone near to you has a Wanner grease gun that you can borrow, that will usually get the grease past any obstruction!
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Re: Cannot grease trunnion

Postby quee2646 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:32 am

I'm in Ruislip, Islip!

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Re: Cannot grease trunnion

Postby philthehill » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:43 pm

Remove the grease nipple first and try the grease gun on it to see if the grease comes through ok.
If there is too much pressure placed on the grease nipple it could then be internally damaged and bits of the grease nipple go into the swivel threads which is not what you want.


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Re: Cannot grease trunnion

Postby dalebrignall » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:21 pm

have you tryed having someone move the steering from side to side as you put the grease in , the car had to be jacked up just off the ground you need to use axel stands to be safe
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Re: Cannot grease trunnion

Postby quee2646 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:28 pm

Okay, looks like I might need to dismantle the top trunnion. Can anybody direct me to a guide, please?


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