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Old 06-19-2017, 08:13 AM   #1
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So getting ready for our big trip out west. I'm out of time and can't pull the wheels and do the bearing lube job the "right" way before we leave and the trailer is only a year old and put 1,600 miles on it last year towing.

I've always pulled the hub, so if anyone have any recommendations on using the ezlube without squirting grease up in the hub and brakes? any video links or instructions are welcome.
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I have done this before and it works....bring the gun with you and after hubs warm up , shoot 2 shots of grease in . That pushes warm grease ,that is already in the axle to the rear ,and not enough to blow the seal. do it again later on in the day and you are good for the rear bearings. The front bearings can be accessed by taking the nut off and bearing out then returning back,with new cotter pin. No need to the wheel or hub off.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:48 PM   #3
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Great advice,

but I thought the whole idea of the ezLube setup is so I don't have to pull the tire and/or disassemble the hub?
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I have done this before and it works....bring the gun with you and after hubs warm up , shoot 2 shots of grease in . That pushes warm grease ,that is already in the axle to the rear ,and not enough to blow the seal. do it again later on in the day and you are good for the rear bearings. The front bearings can be accessed by taking the nut off and bearing out then returning back,with new cotter pin. No need to the wheel or hub off.
I think you lost some of us when referring to the front bearing, if I'm going to the trouble of removing cotter pins & castle nuts I'll just tear into it & pack the bearings.
As to using the ez lube, I'd pass, with only 1600 miles I'd just wait til I got back & then pack them. Just my .02 cents.
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I think you lost some of us when referring to the front bearing
He was calling the inner bearing the rear bearing and the outer bearing the front bearing.
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X2 on Travelin Texans and DavisK. I think I'll wait. BTW. My vaca is around 5200 miles R/T. Should be ready when we get back


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You are a braver man then me.
I know I could never take off on a trip of that length not knowing what it looked like inside those drums.
Lippert and Cross Roads don't have the best track record for QC.


For me, it would be worth it ----just for the peace of mind.
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To verify...my answer was to OP's stating he "didnt have time" and front or outer bearing is accessed with out taking wheel or hub off. To get at rear or inner bearing requires wheel and hub be taken off and bearing and seal knocked out. sorry for confusion.
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To verify...my answer was to OP's stating he "didnt have time" and front or outer bearing is accessed with out taking wheel or hub off. To get at rear or inner bearing requires wheel and hub be taken off and bearing and seal knocked out. sorry for confusion.

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So we're all agreeing the ezlube doesn't push grease back out to the outer bearing??

again, seems to defeat the purpose. maybe I'll take a day off work to do this
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ez lube will push grease out the outer brg (it is supposed to), but will also push some thru the seal and infect the brakes. This has happened to lots ...that is why I was suggesting the 2 shot only when the axle is warm. That will just be enough to add some to the inner brg.
My original dealer pumped the grease thru to the outer and wrecked the brakes at the same time. of course they denied ,so are not my dealer anymore.
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