Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Boulder Creek, Ca
Problem Greasing New Ball Joint
Iím having a problem with a new ACDelco ball joint I just installed. The part number is 45D2026 and it is for my 86 IROC. I have the ball joint installed in the control arm with the joint boot and the steering knuckle installed with the castle nut torqued down.
When I try to grease the ball joint I can get a little grease in but it quickly acts like it is clogged up. When the joint is filled my grease gun handle wonít pump any more. I canít get the grease to fill the joint boot and exit the boot grease vent. I know grease is going into the bottom of the joint. Once the joint gets clogged I can press the valve on the grease fitting with a pick and grease will flow out of the fitting like it is under pressure.
Does anyone have any ideas what is wrong? Could I have done something wrong with the installation, the other side went together with no problem?