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Old 10-20-2009, 03:50 PM   #15
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John is convinced our wheel bearings are completely sealed and don't require lube. Is he wrong? 2006 Alpine Ltd.

Oops. I see now that our coach has the standard Oil-Lubricated Wheel Bearings on axle model MFS-13-144A. The optional unitized hub, seal and bearing assembly would be on axle model MFS-13-144D.

Meritor's Maintenance Manual 1, Preventive Maintenance and Lubrication has the Lubrication Intervals and Specifications and a table of Approved Lubricants on page 202.


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Old 10-21-2009, 07:18 PM   #16
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I finally found the "line" applicable to Oil Level on my Stemco sight window devices. It is a circle in the clear plastic end of the bearing cover about 1/16th of an inch outside the edge of the red center plug, and I couldn't distinguish it from the plug expansion inside in regular daylight.
Both hubs are over full. Instructions say to add oil when the level gets down to 1/4" below the line.

BTW, instead of getting overly complex about rotating the hub (moving the vehicle, etc.), jacking a corner, employing theoretical methods of anti-gravitational back spin, chanting, rubbing the belly of a pregnant woman, etc.....

you can do what I just did- pull the red rubber plug. DUH

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