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Old 10-08-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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question i have lost a couple of these on the rear drive Axle they are the ones which you put a band on the axle housing which has 4 - 5 wide prongs which holds the cap on has anyone had problems loosing these i have tried bending them in ect seems to not matter thanks

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Old 10-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #3
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We lost one on our Essex after we had new tires installed at Spartan. They sent us a new one and no problems with 100K miles. You do need to bend the metal taps so the caps go one real tight. If they still seem to want to come lose put some adhesive on the ends.
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I, for one, would appreciate a clue on a "simulator".


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Chrome dome that covers the center of the wheel

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It's a chrome wheel simulator. It has two lugs that hold it on. The rest are fake lugs that do not come off.
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This is when I lost mine right after new tires I try to remember to tap on them on each stop thanks for the clue with the glue
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This is not a chrome wheel simulator, and is not held on by any lugs. Simulator is probably the wrong term. As described in the first post, it is a center hub cover held on by the tension of several "fingers" pushing outward from a band secured around the hub. In 10 years/85k miles, mine have slipped a little over time. I pop them back on when doing tire checks/walk-arounds. Sometimes they are solid, sometimes they are a tiny bit loose.

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