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Grease Fittings

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by davedyno, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. davedyno

    davedyno Member

    On a 2011 Silverado 4X4 1500 How many Grease Fittings.
  2. davedyno

    davedyno Member

    I found them guys, only 2 fittings on tie rod ends at the wheels, also I noticed no drain plug on the rear like my 02 Silverado had. Just a fill plug. The Trans pan looks easy to remove when the time comes. All in all maintenance looks a little better then my 2002 Silverado 4X4
    2011 Silverado Ext. 4X4
    Leer hard body tonneau cover
    Z71 Appearance Pkg. 18" Wheels
    Rancho shocks
  3. ippielb

    ippielb Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    There's a bunch, top ball joint, lower ball joint, outer tie rod, inner tie rod, pitman arm, idler arm, kingpin, u joints, if you're intermittent steering shaft has one. and then any other extra's you've installed.
  4. BrownPats420

    BrownPats420 Member 100 Posts

    No grease fitting on is shaft, need a new one, clunks are annoying lol
  5. davedyno

    davedyno Member

    ippielb, On my 2002 Silverado Ext 4X4 I greased something like 10 or 11 fittings every year for 9 years and the front suspension on my new 2011 silverado
    is not the same, GM made a major change at some point. I will get a Haynes or factory manual.
  6. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    So there's only 2 grease fitting on our whole truck it's time for mine to get a few pumps. I've been thinking bout doing that steering shaft grease fitting trick
  7. davedyno

    davedyno Member

    Only 2 Grease fittings

    Thanks, I know I find it's hard to believe, but it is only 2. One on each tie rod end.
  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    It's well worth it. I shared that trick with a friend of mine who is a mechanic while discussing steering wheel moan with him ... and he thought it was brilliantly simple/easy/effective.
  9. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Yea I'm not really having an issue with my steering but I feel like it may prevent anything and maybe improve my steering
  10. steved

    steved Former Member

    I found nine fittings on my 2012 2500HD (4wd)...upper/lower ball joints, tie rod ends, pitman arm, idler, and its idler arm. There are no fittings on either of the drive shafts.

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