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Old 06-14-2016, 01:12 PM   #1
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Help from Ram 2500 owners... please

I have a '14 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4. I've looked several times for places to grease my front end and I can't find a grease zerk fitting anywhere. I've watched videos of a guy using a needle to grease a U-joint in the front drive shaft. Mine doesn't have the same drive shaft, apparently. I can find nowhere to pump grease into this truck's front end workings. Am I missing anything?
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
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Have you looked over at Turbo Diesel Register (TDR)? You'll probably get an answer faster over there.
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:36 PM   #3
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The only lube point is the driveshaft.
That's it, that's all.....


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Old 06-14-2016, 01:40 PM   #4
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The only lube point is the driveshaft.
That's it, that's all.....


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My driveshaft is different from the one in the videos and there's no hole and no rubber boot...
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:12 PM   #5
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Vehicles no longer come equipped with grease fittings. You can get a needle that will prince the boot and grease it that way. I don't like that plan. When parts get replaced, always ask for the premium part and it will come with a fitting.
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I don't have a 2500, I have a 1500 but mine was more or less the same. I went through my front end a few weeks back and replaced the ball joints, and sway bar bushings and links. Everything I put back in was Moog, which comes with grease zerks. The factory stuff didn't have them.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:31 PM   #7
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ask the same question on the Dodge RAM forum here
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:02 PM   #8
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I have a '14 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4. I've looked several times for places to grease my front end and I can't find a grease zerk fitting anywhere. I've watched videos of a guy using a needle to grease a U-joint in the front drive shaft. Mine doesn't have the same drive shaft, apparently. I can find nowhere to pump grease into this truck's front end workings. Am I missing anything?
This has been mention on the TDR form with the lack of grease fittings on the 4X$ trucks. It seems that some trucks with 4X4 axles have the recess grease fitting in the CVJ and some do not. My 2008 does not have the fitting but my son's truck does. I do know what to look for since I have owned three Jeeps in the past with the CVJ for the front axle that had the recess grease fitting.

Manufactures have been doing away with bearings that need to be greased on a maintenance schedule and designing in lubed for life bearings. Why? Most drivers today do not want to take the time to maintain a vehicle unless the dealer does the maintenance on it. With the dealer not wanting to take the time for some small amount of work and charging the customer $110 an hour for that work.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:31 PM   #9
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I have a '14 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4. I've looked several times for places to grease my front end and I can't find a grease zerk fitting anywhere. I've watched videos of a guy using a needle to grease a U-joint in the front drive shaft. Mine doesn't have the same drive shaft, apparently. I can find nowhere to pump grease into this truck's front end workings. Am I missing anything?
I recently purchased a used 2105 Ram 3500 4WD Longhorn with just 17,000kms (10,500miles). The previous owner had owned it new since November 2015 and had done no maintenance what-so-ever on it, even including rotating the tires! I have always done my own running maintenance so set about the task. Unlike my previous 2006 Ram 3500 2WD, it was quite a task getting the Lube Oil Filter out. I had the same problem as yourself when trying to locate the grease point on the front drive shaft's rear universal joint. I could find nothing! I watched the YouTube Videos and decided that it must exist, as there is even a note under the hood stating that it should be greased at every oil change. So, I got a very thin piece of fairly stiff wire about 4" long and went poking for it everywhere that had been shown on the videos. I FINALLY FOUND IT! I then marked it's location using metal marker so that it would be a bit easier next time. I had got a grease gun needle adapter already and promptly broke the thing trying to get it in the hole. Off to the store for another one. Worked this time as I was a lot more careful. Managed to pump the required grease until it oozed out but there was lots that oozed out also around the needle. It is there but very, very difficult to find! It is the only point on the truck that requires greasing. Hope this helps.



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Old 06-14-2016, 05:13 PM   #10
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I have a 2013 3500 Ram 4x4 and had difficulty finding the grease hole. It is not a zerk fitting and requires a needle like tube that is fitted on the end of a grease gun to get the grease into that area. Difficult but doable. Once you find it, mark it. I attached a pdf that describes that area. Google it and there are videos online that demo the greasing and how to find the grease hole. Good luck.
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