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    Dumb Bearing Question....

    I'm going to be putting new axle bearings in soon, and I wanna check something. The axle bearings ride in a bath of gear oil....but do I need to pre-oil them or anything to that affect or are they pretty much just plug and play?

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    It's best to prelube,when you refill to proper level after assembly,the gear lube will flow into axle tubes to provide a continuous oil bath.

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    That's what I figured, but wanted to check. Thanks!!!

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    Make sure to check the axle where the bearing and seal rides for any imperfections. I also put a thin smear of grease on the axle at the seal area so the seal does not run against a dry axle. Don't knick the seal lip with the axle splines when reinstalling the axles.

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    ^^^ agree

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    Thanks, gents. I'll make sure to "lube up my axle." LOL...and I"m already planning to change the left rear axle...it's screwed, I haven't looked at the right rear yet, but if it's screwed too..well, I"ve got two replacements in the garage just waiting to go in.

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