Halfshaft Ujoints - Page 2 - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum


XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 1996 - 2006

Halfshaft Ujoints

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #21  
Old 03-15-2010, 06:34 PM
Fraser Mitchell's Avatar
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Crewe, England
Posts: 5,958
Thanked 1,114 Times in 953 Posts
Default

I still have my "Wanner" grease gun in my tool chest !!

I used to use an HP Molyslip grease. This was OK for virtually all of the grease nipples on the Jaguar, and Oh, how many there were !!

As I recall:-

Front suspension top and bottom ball joints (sealed from XJ40 and they lasted longer !)
Wheel bearings
rear hub carrier trunnion bearings
inner and outer UJs
inner swing arm bearings
prop shaft UJs

Have I missed anything ?
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-16-2010, 09:03 AM
chazaroo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 803
Thanked 52 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Stopped at Jaguar for an oil change yesterday and asked the service advisor if greasing the U-joints was part of the service and he said no. I asked if they would do it anyway and they did. The point is, they haven't been doing it. So if you take your car in for an oil change, you had better mention the U-joints.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-18-2010, 10:57 AM
Gus's Avatar
Gus Gus is online now
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Woodstock, Va./ OC Md.
Posts: 10,228
Thanked 1,566 Times in 1,305 Posts
Default

How to Check U-Joints

You get the car off the ground then place your hands at 6 & 12 o’clock position and see if you have movement then try it 9 & 3 o’clock. If you have movement from the 6 & 12 position then look at placing your hand on each U joint to find the one that is in trouble. If you have movement from the 9 & 3 position you may not have a U joint problem you may have a wheel bearing that needs replacement. I hope that makes a little sense.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-18-2010, 01:12 PM
oldmots's Avatar
Veteran Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chesapeake Bay area, Virginia
Posts: 1,499
Thanked 220 Times in 192 Posts
Default

I have had other Jags with the ujoints, I always used mobil 1 synthetic grease or similar.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-18-2010, 01:18 PM
oldmots's Avatar
Veteran Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chesapeake Bay area, Virginia
Posts: 1,499
Thanked 220 Times in 192 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gus View Post
How is the fishing in the bay?
I haven't fished in the Bay in 20 years, but then it was amazing, pulling out 7 lb bluefish one after the other until your arms were too tired to keep going!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 03-18-2010, 05:22 PM
Gus's Avatar
Gus Gus is online now
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Woodstock, Va./ OC Md.
Posts: 10,228
Thanked 1,566 Times in 1,305 Posts
Default

I have a place on OC Md. My back door is the bay 35 – 40 ft deep and fish every chance I get.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-25-2010, 02:53 PM
oldmots's Avatar
Veteran Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chesapeake Bay area, Virginia
Posts: 1,499
Thanked 220 Times in 192 Posts
Default

Thought I would mention, there are no lube points on the driveshaft on the 2006. There is a flex joint at the front and a sealed u-joint at the rear in front of the pinion seal. The only lube points on the car are the four half shaft u-joints.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-26-2010, 07:35 AM
GreenJewel's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oregon - We don't tan we rust
Posts: 458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldmots View Post
Thought I would mention, there are no lube points on the driveshaft on the 2006. There is a flex joint at the front and a sealed u-joint at the rear in front of the pinion seal. The only lube points on the car are the four half shaft u-joints.
This is true for the 2000 XK8 too.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-27-2010, 08:54 AM
Spurlee's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago/Southern Wisconsin
Posts: 915
Thanked 111 Times in 92 Posts
Default

The rear 1/2 shaft zerk fittings are way down in the yoke on the u-joint and may/should have a plastic cap on them. They are very easy to miss - keep looking.

In true Jaguar fashion they are located 180 degrees from each other. When you have one side positioned to grease the other side is inaccessible. I do a lot of on-off the ramps to finally get to both. Using jack stands might eliminate this process...

My caps have gone missing - I've not found replacements yet. Similar caps are all over my boat's outdrive, they might be a marine item but I still can't find any...
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 03-27-2010, 08:02 PM
hlgeorge's Avatar
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Posts: 3,354
Thanked 221 Times in 182 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spurlee View Post
My caps have gone missing - I've not found replacements yet. Similar caps are all over my boat's outdrive, they might be a marine item but I still can't find any...
Go to Home Depot or Lowe's and look in the shelving area. The white end caps for the wire shelving will work.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 10-02-2010, 03:17 PM
AlexXK8's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 56
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

My four UJ fittings took 10 pumps of grease each. I could not find any other fittings.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 11-06-2010, 11:39 PM
Christian 96 XJR's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Washington
Posts: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Chevron Ultra-Duty and Mystik JT-6 High Temperature greases are officially approved by Dana/Spicer (manufacturers of the u-joints used by Jaguar).
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 11-07-2010, 02:49 AM
H20boy's Avatar
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft Worth, TX
Posts: 11,293
Thanked 966 Times in 683 Posts
Default

good to know, thanks for the add stich.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 11-07-2010, 08:41 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 228
Thanked 23 Times in 18 Posts
Default

My local dealer told me there were *NO* grease fittings to be lubed on my 2003 XKR.....
very interesting.....
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 11-07-2010, 09:58 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Vero Beach, Fl.
Posts: 19
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I would change dealers. My 2000 XK8 and my 2006 XKR both have them and I personally have greased them.
Pete Orebaugh
Vero Beach,Fl.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 11-07-2010, 10:56 AM
Gus's Avatar
Gus Gus is online now
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Woodstock, Va./ OC Md.
Posts: 10,228
Thanked 1,566 Times in 1,305 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cpm53 View Post
My local dealer told me there were *NO* grease fittings to be lubed on my 2003 XKR.....
very interesting.....
And that is the problem, the dealerships are not doing it and they go dry and fail. Get them checked and greased!
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 11-09-2010, 07:58 PM
Gordo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 132
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Wish I had seen this thread sooner !
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 11-09-2010, 10:42 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default On my to do list

How do you know when you have put enough grease in the bearings? How many fittings total are there on the 06 XK8? Thanks for the great info!
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 11-10-2010, 01:23 PM
daddyo007's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 645
Thanked 49 Times in 41 Posts
Default

When I did mine I kept squeezing until I saw grease coming out. Then just wipe off the excess, or leave it and it will coat the under carriage of the car.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 11-10-2010, 01:35 PM
AlexXK8's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 56
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by T6driver View Post
How do you know when you have put enough grease in the bearings? How many fittings total are there on the 06 XK8? Thanks for the great info!
Seems to me there are two on each side on the rear split axle. They are near the wheel. Once you do one side,(with the car on jack stands) you'll have to rotate the tire some with the car in "N" because if one side is reachable the other side isn't.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS[Western US]: Rear Suspension Rebuild Kit- XKE XJ6 XJS BRAND NEW !!! XJsc-guy PRIVATE For Sale / Trade or Buy Classifieds 0 08-21-2015 10:12 AM
[WTB] 7.5mm halfshaft spacer plums PRIVATE For Sale / Trade or Buy Classifieds 2 07-30-2015 08:41 PM
XJ40 Rearend interchange with XJ-S? purrkittypurr XJS ( X27 ) 8 07-16-2015 02:20 PM
$20 Transfer Case Fix (delete)-plus photos daveparm X-Type ( X400 ) 7 03-14-2012 11:24 AM
Help on Diy Rh axle replacement ekrainey X-Type ( X400 ) 8 03-07-2012 07:59 PM


Tags
arm, bearing, bearings, change, forum, grease, half, hitemp, jaguar, joint, joints, jt6, mystik, shaft, swing, trunion, trunnion, xke


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05 PM.


JAGUAR and its logo are the registered trademarks of Jaguar Cars Limited. Jaguar Cars Limited is not affiliated with JaguarForums.com.