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wade1533

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Posted: 10/18/09 03:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should take the bearings out and grease them, dont use the grease zert.

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kennethwooster wrote:

I called the Dexter factory, and got this advice. Best done during warm weather, and pull the trailer far enough to heat up the grease that is already in the hub. Then very slowly pump in fresh grease until grease starts coming out toward the outside. It worked, but later talking to a dealer he recommended taking the hubs down and greasing the bearings by hand. I'll probably do that this spring. I believe this can work, but if a seal did give way it would ruin the brakes, and possible allow water and dirt into the system.


Why on earth would you take a dealers word for this instead of the manufacturer? I guess he just wants you to pay him a couple hundred bucks to do this for you.

I will allways follow the manufacturers instructions over any one else, especially those who have minimum experience.


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Posted: 10/18/09 07:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just got through replacing those "non-existent" double lipped rear seals on my EZ lube axles from Lippert. Just as bad as getting grease on the brake shoes is getting grease on the magnet faces. You don't want any grease in there.


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retired1 wrote:

There seems to be a lot of confusion about Dexter Easy Lube axles. There is no rear seal to blow out. There is no way to contaminate the brakes with grease. The excess comes out the front as previously stated. Just jack up each wheel seperately and rotate while adding grease. Use a bottle jack or floor jack under each axle close to the spring.


I can say for certain that this is false. I just replaced the brakes and seals on my dexter easy lube axles on my enclosed trailer. 3 of the 4 had pushed grease past the seal and covered the brakes. I never put more than 2 pumps of grease once every 6 months or so.


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Posted: 10/18/09 05:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Crossroads Cruiser had EZ lube hubs and they definitely had seals that had been blown out by somebody who got grease gun happy.

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Posted: 10/18/09 05:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[]There seems to be a lot of confusion about Dexter Easy Lube axles. There is no rear seal to blow out. There is no way to contaminate the brakes with grease. The excess comes out the front as previously stated. Just jack up each wheel seperately and rotate while adding grease. Use a bottle jack or floor jack under each axle close to the spring.

Website shows a seal. Dexter and Lippert use the same E-Z-Lube and I know for sure that Lippert has a seal.

* This post was edited 10/18/09 06:00pm by Charlie D. *


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