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Old 04-05-2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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Does anyone here have the seal number for the EZ Lube axle. I have been searching around but cannot find anything solid. I tried to remove one of the seals but of course I bent the seal right where the number is! Cannot make out the whole number. Tried measuring it and there are 2 seals that might work from etrailer.com, but which one.

Are these Dexter endunits on Al-KO axles? There is a seal on etrailer that uses a Dexter number for marine seals.
The other is a TruRyde number.

I went to Napa auto after work without the seal and tried to describe it to the partsman. $15.80 ea!! I don't think so! Even if I went back and had him measure it, no way am I paying that for a seal!

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Old 04-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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Need more info?

Is more information needed to help me out? If so what do is needed?
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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Is more information needed to help me out? If so what do is needed?
I you can measure shaft at seal and OD of seal housing with a micrometer, also need depth of seal housing. Take measurements to bearing supply maybe with a close photo. Then can ID in mm or inches and seal the seal. I note small shaft seals like this are $14 plus. on line.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:36 AM   #4
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Thank you VinceU for the reply. I was hoping I did not have to pay that much for a seal. Etrailer has seals for Dexter Marine axles for about $4.09 ea. Double Lip Seal for Marine Hubs Dexter Seals for Trailer Bearings 168255TB These seals are very close to the dimensions that I have measured from my old seal. I used a very cheap Harbor Freight micrometer to measure.
Guess I will have to take the seal to a regular jobber parts house and try to have them match it up.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:56 AM   #5
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i helped a friend re pack wheel bearings on his 5er with ezlube axel seal number 22532 skf id 2.250 od 3.376 width .438.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:07 AM   #6
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:43 PM   #7
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After bit more research matching the seal to the inner bearing number. It seems the seal number may actually be 171255TB. For use on axles in marine applications. By the pics of seal online this is the one. Will know more later when I go to match up at parts store
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:12 PM   #8
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Have the Seals

So I go and look for grease seals for the inner bearing number L68149. Googled it and the seal number 171255TB comes up as a replacement. Called a couple of local parts houses and the price was around $7.00 ea, give or take a few pennies. So I go after work to the one place that said they could get them for me by 3 pm today, others said tomorrow.
The seals look like they will do the job after matching to the one I removed.
Hopefully I can get started on this task this week. It is so dang windy right now that I don't want anything to do with trying to clean and keep clean whilst repacking the bearings.
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The new seal should have a "double Lip" Pick up a couple of extras and a spare set of bearings. Never know when you may need them.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #10
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Yes it is a double lip seal. The "TB" at the end of the part number designates double lip, while "VB" designates single lip. I bought them at CARQUEST and they have their numbers on them. I am going to log the bearing and seal info for future reference when I pull the hubs for brake work or repack. There are kits I believe that have everything included in one package, seals, races, bearings, cotter pins, etc.. A bit more research looks like.
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