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Old 08-09-2015, 02:13 PM   #11
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For that, we carry Harbor Freight IR Thermometer (Pittsburgh - Item#93984) and check hub/brakes when we stop to eat/rest/fuel. Found our truck's LF caliper dragging (temp was about 200* higher than the other side, though the truck did not exhibit a pulling symptom or smell.

Also found a seal leak once (cool reading) even though there was no external evidence of a leak or symptom of a braking problem.

I keep an eye on things. I would rather avoid a catastrophic failure.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:17 PM   #12
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Is it possible that that side is running hot due to a bad bearing or dragging brakes? If the grease it heating up it will melt and leak out.
Bearing have only 1500 miles on them, I even installed US made bearings in hub, don't like those Chinese too much. lol
They look good after 1500 miles and wheels spin freely when I rise the axles.
But for sure there is possibility of dragging brakes after brakes engage couple time when towing....
Was thinking maybe put SKF speedi sleeve on leaking axle to put more pressure on the seal lips....
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:20 PM   #13
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For that, we carry Harbor Freight IR Thermometer (Pittsburgh - Item#93984) and check hub/brakes when we stop to eat/rest/fuel. Found our truck's LF caliper dragging (temp was about 200* higher than the other side, though the truck did not exhibit a pulling symptom or smell.

Also found a seal leak once (cool reading) even though there was no external evidence of a leak or symptom of a braking problem.

I keep an eye on things. I would rather avoid a catastrophic failure.
That is a great idea, I do have IR thermometer and will try that on next trip.
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