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Old 08-27-2021, 02:01 PM   #1
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F53 2017 Grease

Good morning. I have a 2017 F53 v10 Miramar 37.1. Do I need to raise the front wheels to get grease in the King pin?

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Old 08-27-2021, 02:57 PM   #2
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Good morning. I have a 2017 F53 v10 Miramar 37.1. Do I need to raise the front wheels to get grease in the King pin?



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No. According to Ford they should be greased in normal load. Personally, I canít imagine that it makes much difference but thatís what they told me and its how they (Ford) did mine.
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Old 08-27-2021, 03:12 PM   #3
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Old 08-27-2021, 03:17 PM   #4
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On the 2017 F3 besides the front end needing greasing. Are there other areas on this chassis?

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Old 09-08-2021, 02:32 AM   #5
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There are grease zerks on both ends of the tie rod and also both ends of the drag link. Those top king pin zerks are a bugger as the zerk is aimed at the brake duct on both sides.
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Old 09-08-2021, 02:52 AM   #6
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Your owners manual should have a diagram showing the grease points. They are all in the front.https://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/can-...ob-326128.html
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Old 09-08-2021, 05:28 PM   #7
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Ford service manager told me that kingpins need to be greased w the weight off them, FWIW.
Also, I use a Caterpillar truck shop for my repairs and oil changes/greases. They also take weight off for greasing. I could not get a Ford truck garage to work on it w/o leaving for possible weeks. Pretty much foolishness. Thx, Dennis.
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Old 09-10-2021, 11:52 AM   #8
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There is more than one way to skin a cat, here is my greasing procedure:

Safely raise both front wheels off the ground.
Grease the kingpins until you see grease come out somewhere
Only add 3-4 shots of grease the other fittings
Get behind the steering wheel and turn it lock to lock several times
Get back underneath and grease king pins again until grease comes out
Wipe off zerk fittings and all excess grease
Get behind the steering wheel again and turn it lock to lock several times
Lower the vehicle back down and you are done
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