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Old November 10th, 2010, 08:26 AM
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John,
I bet your axle is loose. If you do not tighten the bolts, you will sheer off all the bolts and make it a PITA to get it fixed.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 10:19 AM
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Old November 10th, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Axle seals have nothing to do with it. Most people remove their axle seals anyway. You don't need them.

It could be a hub seal, and he may even have some bad wheel bearings that caused the hub seal to fail. But knowing John, I can't believe he'd drive the truck with bad wheel bearings.

I know John has a traction aid in the rear. Traction aids and the stock LR axle hub bolts don't mix real well. The stock LR bolts do not have a big enough shoulder and they're a tad short. Because of this, they become loose, even with loctite. That's why a lot of folks switch over to socket-head bolts on their axle flanges.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 11:48 AM
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Old November 10th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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Axle seals have nothing to do with it. Most people remove their axle seals anyway. You don't need them.

It could be a hub seal, and he may even have some bad wheel bearings that caused the hub seal to fail. But knowing John, I can't believe he'd drive the truck with bad wheel bearings.

I know John has a traction aid in the rear. Traction aids and the stock LR axle hub bolts don't mix real well. The stock LR bolts do not have a big enough shoulder and they're a tad short. Because of this, they become loose, even with loctite. That's why a lot of folks switch over to socket-head bolts on their axle flanges.
The bolts have come loose on that wheel before (one was sheared). I replaced them with new genuine LR bolts from RN. They were torqued and may have had blue loctite applied. I haven't checked them since the new leak. I am running trutracs front and rear.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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The bolts have come loose on that wheel before (one was sheared). I replaced them with new genuine LR bolts from RN. They were torqued and may have had blue loctite applied. I haven't checked them since the new leak. I am running trutracs front and rear.
Throw those bolts in the trash. Then go to your local Fastenall and get some real bolts. You want some L9's with a broader, and deeper, shoulder. They should also have a few more threads on them. They should look something like this:


You might even think about some Nord Washers. You can get them from McMaster Carr.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 02:35 PM
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I am betting on preload.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 03:21 PM
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As opposed to postload?
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Old November 10th, 2010, 03:31 PM
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I assume he means the torque on the hub nut (ie loose). The lock tabs can break or if not properly installed the hub nut can work loose.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 03:53 PM
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I am betting on preload.
I need to be skooled on preload.

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I assume he means the torque on the hub nut (ie loose). The lock tabs can break or if not properly installed the hub nut can work loose.
The bolts on the left rear axle flange were loose before (one was sheared).
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Old November 10th, 2010, 05:18 PM
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Under your ABS sensor are shims which you remove to add load to the swivel ball If the tension is too loose it creates a gap between the swivel ball and the seal and they leak

I can't remember the load in lbs but I just remove them till I can feel drag when I move the steering knuckle by hand with the TRE disconnected
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The picture is of the rear
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Old November 10th, 2010, 05:22 PM
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So, preload is not an LSD term.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 06:16 PM
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So, preload is not an LSD term.
No, Preload is when you are getting ready to do a great looking girl, at least that what some have told me...
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Old November 10th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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No, Preload is when you are getting ready to do a great looking girl, at least that what some have told me...
That's a presoak. If you've reached the preload part, it's time to pull out.
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Leave it to Tracy and Dan to turn the thread into a low class brothel *LMAO*
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Under your ABS sensor are shims which you remove to add load to the swivel ball If the tension is too loose it creates a gap between the swivel ball and the seal and they leak

I can't remember the load in lbs but I just remove them till I can feel drag when I move the steering knuckle by hand with the TRE disconnected


8lbs-12lbs. Correct, no TRE attached.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:23 AM
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Leave it to Tracy and Dan to turn the thread into a low class brothel *LMAO*
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Old November 11th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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I should be there before 10 am tomorrow (Friday).
So who's wheeling on Friday?
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Old November 11th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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I should be there before 10 am tomorrow (Friday).
So who's wheeling on Friday?
I'll be there about 9am and ready to wheel.
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