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Old 05-12-2016, 08:02 PM   #11
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Yea JD you are supposed to slowly spin the tire as you slowly pump the grease. I have done this several times without issue.

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I did all of that and still leaked....the hub doesn't need to be full of grease.

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Old 05-12-2016, 08:10 PM   #12
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I did all of that and still leaked....the hub doesn't need to be full of grease.
Needed to check the seals or better yet, just replace them before you pack the hubs.

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Old 06-02-2016, 02:09 PM   #13
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The EZ lube axles are not to be used for RV over the road use. They are the same axles used on boat trailers and that is why the are installed on RVs. More cost effective. Never use the zerk fitting to lube the bearings. It's more work but way better to remove the wheel, remove the brake drum, remove the bearings, clean them, inspect them, re-grease the bearings and do the same to the races. Really look at them. If you need to ask someone if they look burned or discolored, then they most likely are. Replace them. They are not expensive and will save your trip from a seized bearing and weeks getting it fixed. This is at least bi-annual maintenance. Just do it. And replace the seals.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:19 AM   #14
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BigTJon, thanks for the info and your input.
I'm pleased to say that I'm on my first trip since taking my hub's off and cleaning up the excess grease around and on (small amount) my brake shoes and drums. It took a few stops once I hit the road to get my full braking back but it did return and looks like I good for now. I second the EZ-lub process, it's not for me! I've been greasing wheel bearings since 1970 and I'll just continue to process I've always used and had success with.

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