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Spring shackle pin won't take grease

Posted By andyg Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:27 PM
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On my 1989 FLD 120. The front spring shackle (driver's side)pin won't take grease. I've taken the weight off of the pin by putting a jack between the frame and spring. I'm also trying to use a grease joint rejuvenator loaded with WD-40. So far I've spent a bunch of time with nothing to show for it. Would it do any good to gently heat the pin to soften hard grease?? Will I have to remove the pin?

Evansville, IN
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Jack the chassis up to take the weight off the front end
get sum daylight under them thar tyres
Take the grease nipple out and use a twist drill by hand to drill out all the crud
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Thanks Swishy. I've aleady tried those things. Related question: Is there a rubber bushing in this spring? I want to apply some heat to soften hardened grease but don't want to damage a rubber bushing.

Evansville, IN
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Wont be any rubber bushings around spring pins . Andy .
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Thanks Dan. I will try warming it up.

Evansville, IN
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Thanks Dan. I will try warming it up.

Evansville, IN
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Thanks everyone for your ideas. I finally got the pin to take grease. It took a combination of all of the ideas we had here. I used the "grease joint rejuvenator", jacked the truck up to take the weight off of the pin, cleaned the old thick grease out with a drill bit, and finally, heat. I used an electric heat gun and a little bit of acetylene torch to warm things up. I used a laser thermometer to make sure that the spring metal didn't get to hot. I kept trying as things warmed up. When the pin got to about 200 deg the grease joint rejuvenator and big hammer was able to force some oil into the joint. You could see the old grease melting and running out onto the spring. After some WD-40 was forced into the pin the grease gun took over and finished the job. This was really starting to aggravate me and I'm glad that it is fixed!

Evansville, IN

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