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Old 04-19-2016, 11:56 PM   #15
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Stupid question, how do you tell what axles you have?
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:48 PM   #16
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Stupid question, how do you tell what axles you have?
Should be a tag or stamped on the axle tube.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:38 PM   #17
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When the bearings are serviced, the inner seal must be replaced, not reused. So make sure you have all 4 seals before you start. When I repack I use Mobile 1 full synthetic wheel bearing grease. I never use the EZ-Lube system. I repack every 2 years.
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:47 AM   #18
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Should be a tag or stamped on the axle tube.
I'll have to get a flashlight under there and look. It's in covered storage. I am pretty sure it's a Dexter by the looks of it and from what seals and bearings I had to order. Dexter 42 I think.


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When the bearings are serviced, the inner seal must be replaced, not reused. So make sure you have all 4 seals before you start. When I repack I use Mobile 1 full synthetic wheel bearing grease. I never use the EZ-Lube system. I repack every 2 years.
I never pull a hub without changing the seal. It took a little doing to figure out what seal to get. From the cross reference I was able to figure I have the 2.125 ID seal but they also use a 2.25 ID seal on the same hub. You also have to be careful in seal selection as when you cross reference the numbers some seals show up as single lip seals and some double lip. I got the double lip from etrailer. I got the Timken bearings from Amazon as they had a better price. I don't have the ez-lube on mine which looks like a disaster waiting to happen. I've used Mobil 1 products on just about everything since 1993.

One thing that surprised me was my hubs had no notches milled next to the outer bearing to get a punch in a knock the inner shell out. The lip I had to work with was incredibly small to get a punch to bite on. I though about cutting some notches there for next time but didn't.
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One thing that surprised me was my hubs had no notches milled next to the outer bearing to get a punch in a knock the inner shell out. The lip I had to work with was incredibly small to get a punch to bite on. I though about cutting some notches there for next time but didn't.

Next time you can cut the notches, before removing the race, with a tool like a Dremel. It doesn't matter if you carve into the race, you're tossing it anyway.
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I'll repack every 2 years. We don't tow far, maybe 75 miles one way at the most. Trailer might see 1500 miles in a year.

Do what's best suited to your amount of travel.
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Next time you can cut the notches, before removing the race, with a tool like a Dremel. It doesn't matter if you carve into the race, you're tossing it anyway.
I didn't mess with it. The inner race is not bad. The outer is a little bit of a pain but with a nicely dressed punch they come out.
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