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Offline mayor hal

Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« on: August 20, 2015, 09:35:12 pm »
I have been trying, unsuccessfully to grease my lower A arms, both front and rear, to no avail. I pulled the zerk fittings out to make sure that it wasn't wonky and the grease goes through no problem. Put them back in and....nothing, won't work. I have an appointment with the dealer next Thursday.  I'm kinda wondering what they might do to fix the problem?
I'm going to have them look at adjusting the shift linkage too. If the vehicle is on any sort of angle it is very difficult to shift between R or L or P!
I will keep you posted.
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 11:06:38 pm »
If you didn't get the tires off the ground while greasing, try that. It's hard to say why its not getting through without digging into it.
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Offline Flipper

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 11:14:14 pm »
All of my fittings greased fine.  After I bough a slide fitting for my grease gun.  ;D
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Offline mayor hal

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 05:07:40 am »
All of my fittings greased fine.  After I bough a slide fitting for my grease gun.  ;D

Whats a slide fitting? Do have a picture by chance? Thanks
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UNI Air Filter

Gone but not forgotten!

2012 Can Am 650 Max XT
2007 Can Am 500 Max XT

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2015, 07:13:05 am »
All of my fittings greased fine.  After I bough a slide fitting for my grease gun.  ;D

Whats a slide fitting? Do have a picture by chance? Thanks

It's like one of these. You will need it to get the knuckle but the rest can be done with a standard end. DON'T get this one because the zerks are metric and this one won't fit tight enough without applying back pressure to keep it from leaking. Yeah, I bought this one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002SR6XO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
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Offline mayor hal

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2015, 07:34:29 am »
Thanks NMKAWIERIDER. ..greatly appreciated!
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UNI Air Filter

Gone but not forgotten!

2012 Can Am 650 Max XT
2007 Can Am 500 Max XT

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Offline Flipper

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2015, 08:03:12 am »
All of my fittings greased fine.  After I bough a slide fitting for my grease gun.  ;D

Whats a slide fitting? Do have a picture by chance? Thanks

It's like one of these. You will need it to get the knuckle but the rest can be done with a standard end. DON'T get this one because the zerks are metric and this one won't fit tight enough without applying back pressure to keep it from leaking. Yeah, I bought this one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002SR6XO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Yep, bought the same one..   :(

If I push down on it it works fine.  LOL...

2015 Zforce 800EX EPS
Synthetic Winch Rope (Orange)
36" LED up front
12" LED out back
Pyle 600 watt 2 channel Amp with Bluetooth
2 Polk Audio speakers
1/2 windshield
UNI air filter

2006 Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin EFI

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Offline Flipper

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2015, 08:07:24 am »
Might be easier to change out the fittings with right angle ones.  Does anyone know the thread size of the fittings?
2015 Zforce 800EX EPS
Synthetic Winch Rope (Orange)
36" LED up front
12" LED out back
Pyle 600 watt 2 channel Amp with Bluetooth
2 Polk Audio speakers
1/2 windshield
UNI air filter

2006 Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin EFI

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2015, 11:16:58 am »
M6. I went through mine and swapped out a lot of them with 90 and 45 fittings
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline mayor hal

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2015, 05:16:37 pm »
M6. I went through mine and swapped out a lot of them with 90 and 45 fittings

I concur with Cosmosdan!  8)
2015 CF Moto 800 ZForce 53"
UNI Air Filter

Gone but not forgotten!

2012 Can Am 650 Max XT
2007 Can Am 500 Max XT

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Offline Flipper

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2015, 09:45:32 pm »
M6. I went through mine and swapped out a lot of them with 90 and 45 fittings

I concur with Cosmosdan!  8)

Awesome.  I will be ordering a bunch of 90s and 45s. 
2015 Zforce 800EX EPS
Synthetic Winch Rope (Orange)
36" LED up front
12" LED out back
Pyle 600 watt 2 channel Amp with Bluetooth
2 Polk Audio speakers
1/2 windshield
UNI air filter

2006 Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin EFI

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Offline Herby

Re: Lower A arms won't accept grease!
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2015, 06:08:32 am »
I have been trying, unsuccessfully to grease my lower A arms, both front and rear, to no avail. I pulled the zerk fittings out to make sure that it wasn't wonky and the grease goes through no problem. Put them back in and....nothing, won't work. I have an appointment with the dealer next Thursday.  I'm kinda wondering what they might do to fix the problem?
I'm going to have them look at adjusting the shift linkage too. If the vehicle is on any sort of angle it is very difficult to shift between R or L or P!
I will keep you posted.

I had the same problem with my new X8, screwed them out as the grease gun had so much pressure where I had been trying to force grease through, put them in the vice to screw the grease gun off and as I was turning them grease came through, both on one side was like this, grease now seems to pump through?