sonic113

Track rod end Ballpoint grease

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Ok the steering was getting a little stiff in the MK2 so I discovered the issue was the track rod end ball joints, I put a little grease on the slider shaft then pipes.t back in the hub and tightened the nut up to right torque  it has made a world of difference, steering is so easy now. 

 

My question is is a little greater in that part of the trackrod end ok? We are not talking a heap just a smear ? My way in thinking is that the but is tight so it cannot come loose.

What's your thoughts?

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I've never greased a ballpoint myself, the ink usually runs out before that's necessary. :wink: 

Seriously though, I can't work out what you've greased?  If it's the pin that goes through the hub, it won't make any difference at all, that should be solid once the nut is tight, it doesn't move.  Greasing that is useful to stop it seizing next time you want to remove it though.  It's only the ball that moves in the socket, so if there's any stiffness or squeaks then that comes from friction between the ball and socket.

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Yeah the rubber cover had come loose so I regreased and replaced cover. Also smeared a little grease in that pin as well. Like you say at least it will help it from sticking in hub next time I have to take it off. All is going well.

 

Thanks

 

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