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Offline Cecil The Diesel

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Re: I'm new here/Leaky Axle Seal, and other questions
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 11:12:58 AM »
Thanks for the pointers. Keep em coming I need all the help I can get.

Any advice on jacking this axle up? Will it float freely or will the entire bus need to be raised?
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Re: I'm new here/Leaky Axle Seal, and other questions
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2013, 04:30:14 PM »
When I have replaced the drive axle hub seals I have the bus supported and I remove the wheels on the leaky side. but I do keep the jack under the axle (I dump air in the air bags) to keep the axle level or up slightly on the leaky side.

After putting it back together I lower the axle before I put the tire on and then raise the axle on the other side so the entire axle is tipped toward the new hub seal. It take a while for the grease to flow so I take a break and after an hour or so I start putting the wheels back on.

Go here for a couple of articles with photos that might help. http://prevostcommunity.com/articles.asp
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Re: I'm new here/Leaky Axle Seal, and other questions
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2013, 11:56:20 PM »
Awesome thanks!
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