View Full Version : A dust cap on my trailer will not stay on
04-17-2010, 06:04 PM
I have one wheel on my trailer that will not hold it's dust cap, it's a 1 31/32 " size. I have hammered 3 of them on tight and by the end of the day it's gone.
Any hints on keeping a dust cap in place?
Larson Lawn Care
04-18-2010, 10:19 AM
I had the same problem years back, it may be that there is too much grease?
04-18-2010, 10:32 AM
No, there is just enough to cover the bearings.
What did you do to fix it?
04-18-2010, 10:55 AM
put a gob of rtv on either side
04-18-2010, 11:14 AM
I don't share your misery because I use bearing buddies.
04-18-2010, 11:56 AM
I've been running into this problem more and more . Locite
retaining compound works. Might need a little heat to remove it. It take up about .015 when dry. You can also try putting dimples in the hub with a center punch to raise some of the material for a better bite.
04-18-2010, 08:20 PM
You can also try putting dimples in the hub with a center punch to raise some of the material for a better bite.
That is the solution......or add a small bead of jbweld and put a pin hole in
them for pressure relief. The covers on z turn need hole to keep grease from blowing them out.
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