View Full Version : grease forcv joints

07-06-2004, 12:26 AM
i removed my rear end, but the part of the halfshaft with the abs gear wouldn't come out, so i took it apart at the cv joint. my question is, do i need to use a certain type of lube on it??? the guy at the parts store said that wheel bearing grease would work, but the guy has been wrong on lots of occassions. what do i use??? and if the grease already in there is light brown, is it bad??? i'm not real sure what it should look like.

07-07-2004, 05:05 PM
does anyone know this??? i will have my rear end back in a couple days, and i would like to go get this stuff.

07-08-2004, 08:24 AM
There is specific grease for CV joints. It is a Lithium grease designed for high pressures.

It should be available at most auto-parts stores. A common one found is from STA-LUBE (CR Industries)

SL3174 -- Constant Velocity (CV) Joint Grease
A special lithium base grease fortified with molybdenum disulphide and polymers. It is used for the installation & repair work on CV joints. Will extend the life of the CV joint & the additives will sustain the shock loads encountered in the CV joints


07-08-2004, 10:07 AM
thank, that helped a lot. just in time, too. heading out for supplies.