Front axle hubs

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Front axle hubs

Post by castro0724 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:12 am

On my front hubs each side has a plug that screws into the back of the hub and in each plug there is a grease fitting that is screwed into the plug. My question is do you unscrew the plug and then add oil or grease and if so, what kind and type of oil or grease or do you just service it with grease using the grease fitting. Thanks

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Re: Front axle hubs

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:34 am

Could you post a pic? For some reason I am not recognizing your description.
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Re: Front axle hubs

Post by captaincarrier » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:29 am

That sounds like the Front Axle Universal Joint & Steering Knuckle Bearings, fill to plug with chassis grease.

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Re: Front axle hubs

Post by artificer » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:42 pm

Some of the terminology is not recognizable. Probably the swivel pin/cv/knuckle housings are what is being described. Image
If this diagram identifies the plug being talked about, it normally doesn't have a grease fitting but is just a standard gas plug.
The plug is removed & general purpose grease is used inside, to that level.
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Re: Front axle hubs

Post by signsup » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:25 pm

In the Model T world, it is a common Bubba mod to drill, tap and add a zirc fitting to a grease cup cap. Then, it's just a matter of shooting in some grease with the grease gun on a regular basis. Maybe that is what the OP has? Someone added the zirc fitting to make it easier to keep filled?
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