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Old 01-30-2013, 01:29 AM   #1
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I am about to grease the zerk fittings on the end of the trailer axles. Any advice?
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:08 AM   #2
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My recommendation is, don't.
I pull mine apart and hand grease the bearings. That way you can, inspect them and the seals to see if they have been leaking. You will never know whats going on inside that brake drum any other way. Then you will be ready to adjust the brakes after you finish greasing and inspecting.

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:44 AM   #3
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If you are not inspecting the brakes etc, you just remove the rubber plug and pump grease in until you push out all of the old grease and see new fresh grease. Use wheel bearing grease.
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If you are not inspecting the brakes etc, you just remove the rubber plug and pump grease in until you push out all of the old grease and see new fresh grease. Use wheel bearing grease.
What do you think a procedure like this will do to the grease seals?
If you can see old grease coming out------you have blowed the seals, and probably will end up with grease on the brake shoes. If that happens, you will be doing a brake job also.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:09 AM   #5
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Old farmer is right. Don't use that fitting.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:14 AM   #6
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ok , who told people to pump grease till old grease comes out ?? Out of where ? Where are you looking ? It will come out inside the hub and contaminate the brakes. . Only use this fitting to pump in a few shots . at the beginning of the year . You should have the bearings vhecked by a dealer or someone that has knowledge of it . Better than having no brakes or blown bearings on the side of a busy highway in the middle of nowhere.

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:51 AM   #7
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The zerk ONLY greases the inside bearing. The outside bearing must be done by hand.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:06 AM   #8
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Google dexter ez lube axles.
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Easy Lube Axles<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /></span>

We purchased a new Cruiser
with Easy Lube Axles in 2010 and never lubed the bearings. I pulled the wheels
last spring and thanks to having Easy Lube Axles I spent a few days last spring
cleaning the grease out of all four brake drums. All of the rear seals were
shot and had allowed grease to blow by into the electric brake components.
Clean up was a pain. The brake shoes will have to be replaced this coming
spring; degreasing does NOT work.</span>

When the Easy Lube Hub
is filled with grease at the factory and then spun at 65 MPH the centrifugal
force has to be tremendous. I assume this is why the manual suggests a bearing
inspection every year.</span>

Here is a Dexter diagram
of how the Easy Lube Axle is supposed to work.</span>

http://www.floeintl.com/assets/pdf/e-z_lube_greasecap.pdf</span>

</span>

Here is information on
re-packing bearings:</span>

</span>

http://www.lippertcomponents.com/OwnersManuals/Trailer-Axle/8-30-10-TrailerAxle-Web.pdf</span>

</span>

http://www.rv-life-and-travel.com/wheel-bearings.html



If you
do take on this project, there have been some current posts concerning loose
suspension hardware and brake adjustment. </span>

</span>

(Thank
you Forum Members for your suggestions while I completed my bearing work)</span>

</span>

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Dave</span></span>

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I agree with the group, don't rely on the grease fittings to do a good job for you. Pull your wheels and do it properly. On occasion before a long trip I have used the grease fittings to add one more pump of grease but thats it. I pull the wheels at least every 2 years/5-7k miles and do a full inspection including the brakes. It might take a 1/2 day all the way around, but its worth it.

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