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Greasable zirks on chassis
Taking it to my mechanic Thursday and having the front disc brake calipers and pins cleaned and greased, They are squeaking. Replaced the rears recently. I greased the driveshaft myself but understand the Kingpins need greased with the weight off...

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Re: Greasable zirks on chassis
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Do NOT let them grease the brakes with chassis lube.  If either the incorrect grease is used OR the correct bleed process to remove access grease is not followed, you will be spending big bucks.

Also, I would install the brake helper springs while...

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According to Foretravel Motorhome Lubrication | All Things Foretravel you are not supposed to raise the tires to grease the kingpins.
I just lubed my chassis last week and did not raise the wheels.  Had no problem getting grease in kingpins with...

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Yes, the "raised to lube" or on the ground depends on the recommendation of your AXLE manufacturer.  Just follow their procedure for your axle.

Axle identification on a plate in the front middle of the axle.

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What grease do you all recommend for the brake calipers

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What grease do you all recommend for the brake calipers

Here's an old thread that discusses the proper grease. Meritor
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Well, my little town has no Meritor grease in stock. What can I use besides. I know it's not suppose to have Lithium in it and be high temperature. Goes into the shop in the morning

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Here is the Manufacturers information I found.

Re: Greasable zirks on chassis
Reply #8
Greasing brake systems is only required every 100,000 miles. How many miles has the coach been driven since the brakes were last serviced?  If in doubt, leave them alone until you can find an expert who knows how to service them correctly.

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Reply #9
On a 1996 they want it much more often. Must be different

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Taking it to my mechanic Thursday and having the front disc brake calipers and pins cleaned and greased.

Lubing the slide pins will attract dirt.  My understanding is no lube or dry silicone...

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Re: Greasable zirks on chassis
Reply #11
The 100K mile service interval is per James T.

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Reply #12
Yes, dry lube on pins only