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Old 03-16-2010, 06:32 PM
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Brake Work on a 14 bolt Full Floater

Can i lift the wheel up on one side of a 14 bolt full floating axle enough to not have to drain all the oil out of it so I can remove the drum?

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Can i lift the wheel up on one side of a 14 bolt full floating axle enough to not have to drain all the oil out of it so I can remove the drum?
Yes, but why? I regularly pull the axles on my duallies with the rear axle level. A small dribble of gear oil comes out. If oil is pouring out, the axle is overfilled.
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Well, I think the gear oil keeps the wheel bearings lubricated, which means the oil would have to fill up 1/4" or so in the tube to keep oil to it. So I figure if i pull the axle out level or almost level it would leak out.

I dont want to drain the oil from it, but I do need to get one drum back off. I just did some brake work to it and realized i made a mistake on one side. Nothing serious, just a spring on the adjuster is not seated right, so the lever is not engaging the star wheel. I need to get that drum back off and fix it so the adjuster will work.
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You should be fine. My truck also has a full floating 14 bolt and I pull the axles out on occasion without much oil coming out while leaving both wheels on the ground. If you're really worried about it there is nothing wrong with jacking one side up.
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Well i'll have to jack it up a little to get the drums off anyways, Just didn't know if i'd have to jack it up any higher than usual to keep the oil in.

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