Dust Cap Won't stay on

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by afidmt, May 6, 2018.

  1. afidmt

    afidmt New Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I have a '95 Coleman Montauk - PUP -- when I purchased it (second Hand) I had the bearings repacked - and on the first trip -- The dust cap fell off on the way home - and tire blew -- since then I have tried to replace the cap - and it won't stay on - it seems to fit fairly tightly and seats well (need to use a rubber mallet to seat it ) - but after just 5 miles or so - poof -- off it comes -- I have checked the tire and castle nut and the tire is seated correctly - My question is - should I just give up and replace the HUB or is there anything else to try to keep the cap on ??? If the consensus is to replace -- would any #2500 hub kit work???
  2. xvz12

    xvz12 Active Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    New Plymouth, ID
    Take your old cap to any real auto parts store, they will have, or can order a replacement cap for you It may not be the problem, but it's pennies compared to a new hub. Make sure you take the old one with you so they can measure it.....if they try to measure it with a tape measure, rather than calipers, take it do a different store
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  3. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    If @xvz12 's don't work I would try some gasket sealer. I know it's not pretty but it is cost effective.
  4. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    Elkins WV area
    Instead of using a gasket sealer. I would use Loctite.. no mess

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