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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:24 PM
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Hub leaking from center

I am about to replace a hub seal on my front wheel. I ordered a seal kit for all of 8 bucks from Roversnorth. While I was at it I ordered a new center cap for one of my rear wheels. Long story short I came out of work yesterday and the rear wheel was draining out the center. Easy fix? What do I do? I am assuming the rubber cap isn't going to seal it.

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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:32 PM
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The rubber cap will seal it.

I broke a front axle on my 110, pulled the inner and the CV and stub axle, filled the swivel up with 90 weight and stuck the cap on and drove 150 miles home and had no streaks like you have in your picture.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:37 PM
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Do I need to worry about what has already leaked out?
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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:57 PM
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It's an insignificant amount.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 01:04 PM
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Cool thanks!
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Old March 25th, 2009, 01:39 PM
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I got to respond with Huh!
Axle breather? glue?
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Old March 25th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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If you wheel it, keep some spares as they come off (or tear) pretty easy
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Old March 25th, 2009, 02:06 PM
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I will clean it up and just stick it on. If it leaks then the glue method seems good.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 06:52 PM
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IF you are getting a lot of oil out to the hub, you may need a new inner spindle seal. That is what keeps the gear oil in the housing and out of the bearing and hub area..
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Old March 25th, 2009, 06:55 PM
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So annoying. how will i know?
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If it still leaks. I should add that I would check to see if the splines on the drive member (the thing with the axle shaft in the middle of it held on by five bolts) are worn. Mine are ok on both salisburys [ies?] but it is a known issue. Oil could make it out there too.

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Old March 25th, 2009, 07:34 PM
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ok after cap is on will give it a few days
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I am having the same issue today with my 110. I am told that in 1998 they upgraded the requirements in the manuals for these and instead of 90 weight, now say the acceptable replacement is something that is thicker in consistency called One Shot. I am told the dealership stocks it and it is about $17 bucks a sleeve and it takes one for each of the front wheel hubs. Supposedly you drain the 90 and replace with this stuff, and will never have a leak issue again.

Anyone care to chime in about this, as I am taking mine tomorrow to have it done.

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Old March 25th, 2009, 07:43 PM
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Sounds like the swivel housing issue.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bjf
Sounds like the swivel housing issue.

No, mine has oil coming out behind the rubber cap. If enough pressure builds behind the cap, it pops off slightly and 90 weight goes everywhere, until the cap is empty.

Only happens in the right conditions though (as in not all the time), that is why Kelly Graham (Best4X4 on the boards) says to go with the One Shot.

Just sayin'

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the one shot fix sounds good to me.
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Yeah, some time ago LR switched to the One Shot Grease tubes. They are expensive, but they sure make the job easy. I rebuilt the swivel balls, installing all new bearings and seals a few weeks ago and used it. Once it is drained you just open up the filler plug, cut the end off the tube, insert it into the fill hole and squeeze it all in there. You need one tube for each swivel ball. Here is a picture of what they look like.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 09:54 AM
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Thanks I did the the swivel balls about a month ago. I got the tubes from EE. I am a bit confused though about where the one shot goes in this case. I am leaking out the center of a back wheel.
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One Shot is front only.
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