What kind of grease is used in CV joints?
CV Joint Grease is a premium heavy duty, lithium complex, NLGI No. 1.5 grease containing molybdenum disulphide and graphite for boundary protection against the heaviest sliding, shock or impact loading conditions.
How do you remove grease from CV joints?
Clean off the bulk of the grease with rags, then dump them in a bucket of solvent (gas, kerosene, parts cleaner, mineral spirits). Seafoam or brake cleaner also work, but they’re more expensive. Let them sit for a bit, then pull them out, wipe them clean with another rag, re-grease and reassemble.
Do you need to grease new CV axles?
Whenever a CV boot is replaced, the old grease will need to be removed and new grease added. You’ll also need to grease a CV joint during rebuilding processes, such as replacing an axle stub with a broken wheel speed sensor tone ring or replacing a CV joint.
Can you put too much grease in a CV joint?
You can only get so much grease into the joint. Excess will simply be wasted messy grease, but should not create a problem other than dealing with it when you rebuild the CV.
How much grease do you put in a CV joint?
-The predetermined amount of grease is said to be 1/2 for the joint and 1/2 for the boot.
Can you use wheel bearing grease in a CV joint?
“Greases containing Moly are recommended for roller bearings subjected to very heavy loads and shock loading, especially in slow or oscillating motion such as found in universal joints and CV joints.
What does CV joint Grease look like?
CV joint grease is a special type like willey says. It is usually green colored, and comes packaged with the replacement boots.