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Old 02-14-2008, 11:19 AM   #1
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On our trip from Houston to Alabama, I discovered our drivers side tag axle has a lot of oil/black residue deposited on the rim.

Could this be a bearing that has leaked, or oil from the shaft. I had this happen on my old Freightliner FL-60. It was a plastic cap that craked and allowed oil to seep out.
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On our trip from Houston to Alabama, I discovered our drivers side tag axle has a lot of oil/black residue deposited on the rim.

Could this be a bearing that has leaked, or oil from the shaft. I had this happen on my old Freightliner FL-60. It was a plastic cap that craked and allowed oil to seep out.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:21 AM   #3
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Hi,

It's a leaking Stemco cover. Had the same thing happen on our 06 Essex.

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I don't know if your coach is included but there was a recall from Spartan last year on the tag axle seal. I had mine done last year.

You might want to call Spartan and see if yours was included in the recall. Although it was not actually a recall. I think they called it a "customer satisfaction campaign" or something like that.
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My '06 Essex tag was covered by Spartan. Had it done at Massey's a few months ago.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:28 PM   #6
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eoddewey: Hi. Yup, thanks to the guys on THIS forum we also just had our tag seals replaced in accordance with the Spartan recall. Take a look at the Sparan Forum here in iRV2 and see "recalls". Steve & Lynette
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:35 PM   #7
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I called Spartan today. The rep told me to remove the cap in the center of the axle cover and there is a glass window. I shouls be able to tell if the oil is low by looking at this window.
The center cap,is glued to the center of the axle cap and I can not get it off.
Any suggestions on this. Looks as if you would need to remove the tire to get the cap off.
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Woah... I think you are going to far...
Take just the hub cap off the tag (or front wheels) and you'll see the picture below. Just look at the edges of the clear window for rings labeled "full" and "add" and see where your fluid level is (at the bottom) with respect to those rings. To add gear oil just pry out the blue rubber disk (fingernails or screwdriver) and squeeze the gear lube into that hole.
BTW: The front wheels if drained will hold about 16oz ea., and the tag if drained will hold about 8oz ea. They don't take much.
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