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Old 04-23-2012, 04:08 PM   #11
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I read in the manufacturer of these bearings that while you pump the grease through the easy lube fitting that the wheel must be spinning by hand while pumping your grease.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:20 PM   #12
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Bad zerk fitting---no spring!

Had the same problem, didn't ruin a bearing, but could not get zerk fitting to take grease. I could remove the Zerk fitting place it in the grease gun, grease would pass thruogh. Put it back in the axle, would not take grease.
Replaced zerk fitting, fixed the problem!!!!!!! The spring in the bad zerk fitting was missing that holds the little ball against the front grease hole.

Put in a new zerk fitting, your problem will e fixed!!!
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Hopefully I will get to check it out this week. I will let you know what I find. If the spring is gone in the zerk could it be somewhere in the spindle?
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Sure could be, would remove the hub, clean it and the bearings to try to find it. If that doesn't do it, use a different colored grease and catch all the original colored grease and look there. Then put it all together with a new seal and pump until you get grease out the front. You are looking for a very small spring, keep that in mind.
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Zerk Mfg!

When the ZERK fitting was manufactured the spring failed to be inserted into the fitting.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:01 AM   #16
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Hopefully I will get to check it out this week. I will let you know what I find. If the spring is gone in the zerk could it be somewhere in the spindle?
This is my opinion. Got it? This is what I'd do and whether you follow
this is purely on you.

IF it was me, I'd replace the zerk and try again.
IF the spindle takes grease with a new zerk I'd be happy and done.
We assume the folks who repaired your bearings did the right thing and
replaced the seal and greased the bearings properly.

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I tried another grease gun and the zerk took grease. So much for that grease gun. I'm glad that worked.
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Awesome!

We love a happy ending!
And thanks for the follow up.
We too often don't get to hear "the rest of the story".
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