HELP pulled a swivell wheel grease fitting out

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by RhettMan, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,600

    When i was trying to grease the fittings on my ZTR i pulled a fitting out of my front swivell, the whole thing came out threads and everything, i think these are the smaller type fittings (the circumfrence of the thread section seemed small compared to other fittings ive seen).

    How should i repair this, i think i may have stripped the threads on the female end?
     
  2. screensnot

    screensnot LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 86

    Buy a new fitting. Install with some epoxy on the threads (after cleaning the threads of all grease). Be careful when greasing that one in the future.
     
  3. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,600

    okay by the way where do you get your grease guns, i bought a 9 dollar pistol grease gun at sears and its tip wont take the grease fittings?
     
  4. screensnot

    screensnot LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 86

    Auto parts store.
     
  5. 1998tahoe

    1998tahoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    TSC Harbor Freight LOWES HOME DEPOT
     
  6. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    I would not epoxy the zerk, just re-tape the hole to the next size zerk
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    My question is why are you greasing the caster bearings on a Dixie Chopper anyway? You're only supposed to grease them once a year.
     
  8. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,600

    Yes this is my yearly greasing.......
     

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