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Old 03-06-2020, 04:32 PM   #1
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Hub Inspection Question

Planning on doing an inspection of the hubs and brake assy. on our new-to-us 2018 Classic within the next few days. Am aware of the jack(ing) locations behind the rear axles but curious to learn if that's all that is needed in order to safely and securely lift both the front and rear wheels (same side) off the ground, pull and inspect the hubs, brakes, etc. OR if additional support is needed/recommended, i.e. the use of jack stands under the axles or accessible frame area when doing this type of work.

I did contact AS in JC and they stated all that is required is lifting/jacking from the rear (jack points).

Any other precautions or recommendations from others here who have done this themselves will be Greatly Appreciated.
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Rewilla,

Your rig equipped with Nev-R-Lube bearings and drum/hubs?

Not the same procedures as older classic tapered cup cone bearing system.

Not trying to talk you out of it just a question and Nev-R-Lube requires a small snap ring pliers and IIRC 1 7/16 socket. Id have to check size. Also Dexter has specs on inspection allowable wheel play.

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Ck the manual or pull the wheel to determine which bearings you have.

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Safest place to jack your AS. Where I put the stands for Winter storage.
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Rewilla,

Your rig equipped with Nev-R-Lube bearings and drum/hubs?

Not the same procedures as older classic tapered cup cone bearing system.

Not trying to talk you out of it just a question and Nev-R-Lube requires a small snap ring pliers and IIRC 1 7/16 socket. Id have to check size. Also Dexter has specs on inspection allowable wheel play.

Gary
Gary, Yes, and thanks for asking; It is equipped with Nev-R-Lube's and I'm aware from reading the Dexter Manual the procedure for pulling the hubs to include the internal snap rings and 1-7/16ths socket as well as the torque settings and allowable wheel play.

With the trailer being new-to-me, and my 1st AS, I want to inspect the brakes to know where I stand in terms of wear and seal integrity. At present, I've seen no sign of seal leakage but again, just want to know.
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Good plan. Get to know what you have.
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Lift one side at a time. Block the tire of the opposite side before lifting.

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I leave mine hitched to the tow vehicle in park with parking brake on.
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Thank you all. The job went well and as expected, no issues. I did rotate the tires during the course of the inspection, ie. front to rear.
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No issues, good news. But don't you feel better knowing what's behind the drum? And how to get there.
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No issues, good news. But don't you feel better knowing what's behind the drum? And how to get there.
That was the intent all along, learning. It's a no-brainer now.
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