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Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Franchesca, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Franchesca

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    Today I am patting myself on the back. I put new tires on my camper and regreased the bearings all by myself. The hardest part was removing the cotter pins. Not bad for a 68 year old gal! Next job will be tackling the brakes if they need it.
     
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    You did pull the seal and repack the rear bearing as well, didn't you?
     
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    Yes
     
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    *claps* great job!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    If I could reach you I would give you a pat on the back.
     
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    Well done, and I agree on the cotter pins.
     
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    Actually, on my recent job the hardest part was to get the galvanized metal "cap" on the hub to stay in - it came out partway thru the trip, I replaced it, and it happened again. Fast forward, so I replace the axle and swap over the hubs (which include brake drums) to the new EZlube-style axle (with camber this time). The EZlube style grease cap did not want to go into the hub :-(. So I got my 3 Lb single-jack hammer and a 4x4 piece of wood 8" long. Place the wood end-on centered on the recalcitrant metal cap, and strike the wood firmly on its exposed end. Done! Repeats on the other side.
     
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