Chrysler Neon 1995-1999 Repair Guide

Chassis Greasing

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See Figures 1 and 2

There are only 2 areas which require regular chassis greasing: the lower ball joint fittings and the tie rod end to strut fittings. These parts should be greased every 12 months or 7,500 miles (12,000km.) with Mopar, multi-mileage lube or equivalent.

If you choose to do this job yourself, you will need to purchase a hand operated grease gun, if you do not own one already, and a long flexible extension hose to reach the various grease fittings. You will also need a cartridge of the appropriate grease.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Location of the tie-rod end and ball joint grease fitting locations



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Fig. Fig. 2: The ball joint grease fitting should be cleaned and filled with a grease gun

First, use a clean cloth to wipe the dirt from around the grease fitting and joint seal. Press the fitting on the grease gun hose onto the grease fitting on the suspension or steering linkage component. Pump a few shots of grease into the fitting, until the rubber boot on the joint begins to expand, indicating that the joint is full. Remove the gun from the fitting. Be careful not to overfill the joints, which will rupture the rubber boots, allowing the entry of dirt. You can keep the grease fittings clean by covering them with a small square of tin foil.

 
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