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Old 03-04-2016, 06:12 PM   #141
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The sockets I have are deep well, impact style. The 1/1/8 is big enough that it fully covers the bearing rim so the bearing does not get hurt as long as you have it centered. The next smaller socket lines up nicely with the first one so a few taps with the hammer and the seal and rear bearing drop out on the piece of cardboard you put down first to keep grease off the floor.
Have to look but I think I have . Seal puller ? Pat
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:21 PM   #142
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I hope Reace is reading this thread as it could make my job of trying to convince him to start using the NevRLube axles easier
Unfortunately, it is not available in the axle size they use.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:25 PM   #143
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I have never used a seal puller. We always just replaced them. The bearing usually drives them out without visible damage but that is not to say that the rubber might not be roughed up, split or have "taken a set" that would end up seeping some grease if reinstalled. The eight I saved ( yes I'm a hoarder) all look good and I would trust them as a spare in an emergency as I wiped them down and examined them closely. Always new cotter keys too.
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Unfortunately, it is not available in the axle size they use.

Jim from the Dexter site I thought it was , that it just used a different bolt diameter pattern wheel?
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I was planning on doing the first bearing repack this spring. But this thread has got me wondering about the part number for the bearing seal. Short of calling Escape, is there some way of figuring out the make and model for the axle and ultimately for the bearing seal?

(My real question - Anybody know the axles that were standard on a 21 in early 2014?)
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Jim from the Dexter site I thought it was , that it just used a different bolt diameter pattern wheel?
I haven't looked on the Dexter site, just going from what Reace said.
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I haven't looked on the Dexter site, just going from what Reace said.

I wonder if he meant wheels rather than the axles? But he would surely know more than I can determine from the Dexter site
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I have never used a seal puller. We always just replaced them. The bearing usually drives them out without visible damage but that is not to say that the rubber might not be roughed up, split or have "taken a set" that would end up seeping some grease if reinstalled. The eight I saved ( yes I'm a hoarder) all look good and I would trust them as a spare in an emergency as I wiped them down and examined them closely. Always new cotter keys too.
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OK Dave . Can remember most of this from doing my bearings on my 1964 Chevy in 70's . Will see if I can tap out seals before I buy the seal puller then . Thanks again . Pat
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They haven't changed much over the years. I learned on my 1954 boat trailer when I was 16 and they pretty much look the same.
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They haven't changed much over the years. I learned on my 1954 boat trailer when I was 16 and they pretty much look the same.
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