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Where exactly are the kingpin zerg fittings?

 
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Where exactly are the kingpin zerg fittings?

79 F350. My truck has kingpins but i cant see any grease fittings. I know some kingpins they stick the fitting out sodeways. Are the fittings on top and bottom? I only see smooth surfaces there . The kingpins appear to be entirely covered in old grease, it even seems to break off if i grab it...unless thats some old rubber coming off. I think its just dried up grease that was squeezed out. So i figure i should maybe clean up the outside and put in some fresh grease but i cant find the zergs


I found another thread where someone mentione screw on caps?
 
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Here you go :


 
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In 1963, when Ford introduced "Lifetime Lubrication," they installed rubber plugs in the zerk fitting holes.

Later on in the 1970's, the replacement parts sold by FoMoCo dealers had no holes at all.
 
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In 1963, when Ford introduced "Lifetime Lubrication," they installed rubber plugs in the zerk fitting holes.

Later on in the 1970's, the replacement parts sold by FoMoCo dealers had no holes at all.
wow, i didnt think it was until the 80s that they did the lifetime lubrication thing
 
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Thanks guys,,

I jacked the truck up in the garage and I was able to see better, the zerg fittings were under some caps and I was able to inject some fresh grease

I received a bit of a scare because I jacked the front entirely up and steered the wheels side to side all the way, went in the house and came back out 10 minutes later and I had a big pool of power steering fluid on the garage floor. Steering manually without the pump running had apparently caused the fluid to push up and out the reservoir. So I had to do some clean up 0_O....freaked me a first I thought I had sprung a leak. Nope i guess its normal for steering pumps to do that if you crank 'em when they aren't powered. *whew*



 

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