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Old 05-16-2022, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Grease Fitting Will Not Take Grease

Iím greasing the chassis today, and the fitting on the interior side of the front brake backplate (by the king pin) will not take grease. This is a surprise because I grease the chassis every 1000 miles, which turns out to be about 3 times a year, and all of the fittings took grease fine last time.

I used a toothpick to make sure there isnít any debris in the fitting, and Iíve tried a little bit of torch heat with no luck. I donít want to get carried away with the torch and mess up the hardening of the metal.

Can anyone offer me some ideas for how to proceed?


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Old 05-16-2022, 05:30 PM   #2
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I assume you have the front end lifted off the ground. If not, you are fighting the weight of the car to force grease in there. Another possibility is that the bush has turned in the stub axle, causing the holes to no longer line up. Disassembly is the only cure if that is so and that might be good idea anyway to make sure all is well.
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I assume you have the front end lifted off the ground. If not, you are fighting the weight of the car to force grease in there. Another possibility is that the bush has turned in the stub axle, causing the holes to no longer line up. Disassembly is the only cure if that is so and that might be good idea anyway to make sure all is well.

Yes, the wheels are off the car.


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Iíve never had a king pin out of a car. I didnít know there was a grease hole in the bushing, but I guess that would make sense. I didnít know the bushing could twist either.


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Iíve never had a king pin out of a car. I didnít know there was a grease hole in the bushing, but I guess that would make sense. I didnít know the bushing could twist either.


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Like most things on these cars, king pins are not difficult to work on. If you have either Les Andrews' or Les Pearson's book, there are simple to follow directions. (I prefer Pearson's book)
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Old 05-16-2022, 06:43 PM   #6
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Found it. Wow. My Model A grease fitting adapter was plugged. I had a second adapter, and the grease fitting takes grease just fine with it. I never had that happen before.




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I ruptured the grease gun hose trying to get what turned out to be a bad adapter to work, but the grease gun is 30+ years old. So, itís time for a new hose anyway. I had a new spare.


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Old 05-17-2022, 10:45 AM   #8
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Suggest that you get a longer hose, makes greasing easier.
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If you remove the fitting will it take grease?? If no, replace the fitting.
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:19 PM   #10
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purchase a K-D tool number #416 fill it with oil hit it with a hammer and the fitting will be clear, ready for the grease gun, if old hard grease is the problem...........
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Currently out of stock
About $18 when you can find them
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Old 05-18-2022, 04:18 AM   #12
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Currently out of stock
About $18 when you can find them

Interesting tool. I never knew about it. Google found this link when I searched for KD tool #416.

https://www.autotoolworld.com/Gearwr..._p_253188.html


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Suggest that you get a longer hose, makes greasing easier.

That sounds like a good idea. How long is the hose that you use?


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That sounds like a good idea. How long is the hose that you use?
I had to go out to the shop to measure, 24". Stock item, they come in various lengths
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Old 05-22-2022, 12:41 PM   #15
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I had to go out to the shop to measure, 24". Stock item, they come in various lengths

Thanks. I think my old hose was 18Ē, and my new one is 12Ē. As I was pumping the fittings with the 12Ē hose, I was thinking this was harder than I remembered. The longer hose will probably fix that.


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