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Old 05-12-2016, 06:54 AM   #1
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While recently greasing my wheel bearings on my Wildcat MAXX, I found one of the seals had leaked and there is grease on the brake magnet and the drum surface it contacts with. Can I simply (carefully) clean the drum surface and the magnet with brake cleaner or (?) and reassemble? Is not, what process should I use?

Thanks in advance for any info, Ron
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:43 AM   #2
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brakes pads need to be changed if contaminated.

No sure about magnet, but I would guess you could clean it with brake cleaner and yes for the drum it self.

Did you pump grease into the axle with the "EZ lube" ??
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:51 AM   #3
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Yes, EZ lub zerk was greased a few months ago.
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Yes, brake cleaner will do ya.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:17 PM   #5
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Best to use the EZ Lube when it is warm outside.


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I've also heard that you should spin the wheel as you're pumping in the fresh grease... otherwise the rear seal can fail.
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Thanks all! Took the wheel apart, cleaned everything with brake cleaner, reassembled so all should be good to go. I appreciate everyone taking the time to provide the brake knowledge. All the best!!
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Yes, EZ lub zerk was greased a few months ago.
There lies the problem, had the same thing happen to me. Better to be safe and not use the EZ lub. JMHO
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There lies the problem, had the same thing happen to me. Better to be safe and not use the EZ lub. JMHO

I couldn't agree more. As the old saying goes " Fool me once, shame on you", well you know the rest!
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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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