alright so let me just get some preliminary info out of the way.
2003 ford ranger fx4 4.0 automatic
should cover everything needed besides backstory. but that isnt so much the necessary part. my question is how much grease is supposed to be put in a CV joint? my ranger uses one for the front driveshaft at the transfer case. i recently put a new joint on it after the original one went out at the end of february. and yes, i have been running around with the truck still, just not with a front drive shaft. when i put the joint on i used all the grease that comes with the joint kit thinking thats what im supposed to do. HOWEVER after a 25 mile highway drive (65-80 mph) i looked under to make sure it was holding up nice etc and there is tons of grease spattered all over the skid plate, the heat shield, and the front of the transfer case.
so did i put to much grease in the CV joint? and if so what should i look at to make sure the joint is still usable? there hasnt been any vibration so i assume that means the joint still has at least some grease in it