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I can never get much grease to go into the fitting on the hinge. It gets really difficult to open the carrier when it dries out. I've checked the fitting (pulled it out even) and it's not blocked. I've tried taking the weight off the hinge and still no go. Anyone with this carrier have similar problems?
 

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I have a similar problem with my tire carrier and have to grease while rotating the tire carrier. This does not work for you either?
 

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I am not directly familiar with your carrier and the placement of the fitting, but, could the exit point of the fitting be pressed up against a bearing or a race, would backing the fitting out a little bit make it easier for the grease to get in and past everything. If it is being blocked by something, there could be plenty of space around it, but it just can not get out of the fitting.
 

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There was some stuff posted about the Currie tire carriers a few years ago. I can't remember the problem. You may want to do a search back in 08 or maybe even 07.
 

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I have the same problem with my currie. I've heard that greasing is difficult and the only way really is to take it off, grease, and then put back on which is ridiculous in my opinion. So... the only thing that's worked for me and is practical is WD40. Sprayed it on and and around and it swings fine now.

I'm looking into swapping to the bestop carrier as I would prefer for the carrier to open with the tailgate. That's my long term solution.
 

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Chojeep said:
I have the same problem with my currie. I've heard that greasing is difficult and the only way really is to take it off, grease, and then put back on which is ridiculous in my opinion. So... the only thing that's worked for me and is practical is WD40. Sprayed it on and and around and it swings fine now.

I'm looking into swapping to the bestop carrier as I would prefer for the carrier to open with the tailgate. That's my long term solution.
Spraying WD40 is what I've been doing. I'll agree, it does work (some) but I'd sure like to get it greased. Thanks for the input.
 

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Warn's tire carrier does the same thing. I've had it for 4-5 years now and the time between greasings has gotten shorter and shorter. I think I'm going to have to break it down and rebuild it, finally.
 

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WD 40 is a water displkacement compound and not good for long term corrosion protection or lubrication. I usually go with a marine type grease or graphite based depending on application and either one works far better than WD 40


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Does it have a zerk? Could be a problem with it or the grease in/behind it dried out? Secondly, if there is a zerk can you take it out and use a "needle type" fitting on the grease gun?
 

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Whatever my buddy uses in his grease gun at his shop is what we use for the hinge. I think the parts just need to be replaced after 5 yrs of wheeling (including mud and water) and road salt, etc.
 

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BLACK RUBI said:
Does it have a zerk? Could be a problem with it or the grease in/behind it dried out? Secondly, if there is a zerk can you take it out and use a "needle type" fitting on the grease gun?
It does have a zerk and I've pulled it out and squirted some grease inside. I just sprayed the crap out of it with WD40 and it seems to have helped a lot.
 

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Did you try a new zerk? Sometimes they just suck since they are so cheaply made. I have had this problem on my suspension and put a different zerk in and it worked fine.
 
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