Dust Cap Driver Tool - Small - for 1.986" Grease Caps

Dust Cap Driver Tool - Small - for 1.986" Grease Caps

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Redline Accessories and Parts - 290-991


  • Small dust cap driver tool
  • Designed for 1.986" OD grease caps
    • fits #s RG04-020, 46749 & 21-3-1

Custom-sized specifically for trailer axle dust caps, this dust cap driver can be used for installation, removal and servicing trailer hubs without denting the dust caps.


151425 (290-991) Redline Dust Cap Driver Tool



290-991 Dust Cap Driver Tool - Small - for 1.986" Grease Caps







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Video Transcript for Redline Dust Cap Driver Tool Review

Today we are going to review the Dust Cap Driver Tool. This tool comes in three different sizes. The one we are going to use today is for dust caps that are 1.986 inches and this is going to be part number 290-991. This is the one we are going to use on the demonstration today but notice the other two part numbers are pretty much identical accept for the diameters. Then we have got the dust cap and we are going to uses the 1.986 diameter and basically all it does is sit in place like that and use a mallet and drive it into the hub. 00:30

Lets use it in actual practice. There are a couple of ways you can do this. You can set it on there maybe give it a couple of taps just to help get it started or you can start the whole way and drive it in. It makes installing the dust cap that easy and you do not have any dents on the outside of the cap as well. With that, that will finish the review of the Dust Cap Driver Tool.


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Dust Cap Driver Tool - Small - for 1.986" Grease Caps - 290-991

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (97 Customer Reviews)


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The tool worked much better than using a wood block. Much easier to get correct alignment and the handle made the tool use very. I wish I had found this tool sooner, would highly recommend it . 358140


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The products are working great.

carl b - 03/24/2018

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I can believe that I waited this long to buy one of these. No more tapping the edges with a hammer trying to get the dust cap started and hoping that you seat it evenly. This tool is worth its weight in gold. When I first considered purchasing it, I hesitated thinking "how many times am I going to actually use this tool?". Now that I have used it, even if I only use it 1X every year when I check my brakes it is worth every penny. Unfortunately it is one of those tools that you will never know how great it is until you use it. Don't delay, if you have to install and remove dust caps you will be glad that you have this tool in your box. 440796



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Having the right tool for the right job is the difference between a quick, easy task, or something you wish you never started. This tool is a must for replacing grease caps. If you mangle a grease cap by tapping it you won't get a good seal on the press fit and bearing grease will end up where you don't want it. This is the best $10 investment you'll make for working on axle hubs. 122154


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Tool worked as designed.

Mark D - 03/25/2015

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EZ lube bearing,race and seal set were as advertised and fit my dexter hubs perfectly with no problems. Also purchased the Dust covers with rubber stopper and the Dust cover driver tool. Saw an earlier review with one star but bought anyway and it worked perfect. Other review stated it was not welded square but must have been a fluke because the one I received was in perfect shape and worked great would buy again and made the install super easy without denting or messing up the cover. 372548



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I bought all three sizes. I service a fleet of pickup trailers in the oilfields and after so many hubcaps, you'll look for something to do the job better. Reinstalling an old cap isnt too bad most of the time, new ones are where these tools shine. The majority of new hubcaps will not install easy, without some good heavy persuasion. And its just a sad sight, a bent, bruisied and beat up brand new hubcap. But this tool will make you proud. I've noticed hammering on hubcaps can lead to them actually falling off down the road (pun). And the other issue is with the cotter pin inside. If the cap is dented badly, it will rub on the cotter pin or grease zerk, if it didn't already break off. Its not easy to cause this but it is possible. Breakdown of why I bought these: 50% getting so incredibly annoyed that the cap just won't go on and being tempted to use a BFH. 30% because a newly overhauled trailer looked like h-edouble hockey sticks when I got done with it. 20% noticing hammered caps seem to fall off easier, later. These are extremely well made thus far. I was surprised how nice and heavy they were, no quality skimping here. The cup end is made of a perfect thickness, you could toss this thing around no worries. The shaft is solid or at least thickwalled judging by the weight. And the end is a separate rounded off piece just waiting for the hammer time. Note, the length I'm not sure on yet. The end sticks out just above the hand when grasping tool. Maybe nice to be an inch longer? Not sure yet. Other thing I noticed is how close fitting this is. Not a con, but just keep in mind its not gonna be good for installing old beat up caps. For removing hub caps look into SnapOns GCP10 pliers. Together, these tools are the perfect pair. 190158



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This Dust Cap Driver Tool is priceless. If I had not purchased this I surely would have squashed my new dust covers. They fit tight and require some pounding. This tool makes the force equal all the way around. Apparently they did not use one on my original cap because it was smashed and the spinning cutter pin wore a hole in the rubber plug. Buy it. 106146



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If I had bought this at a brick & mortar store, I would have left the one I received on the shelf and picked a straighter one. These are a handle welded to a heavy metal cup--one would think they would have used a jig to weld it straight, but apparently they just eyeballed it. So, because the handle is not on straight the transfer of force will not be even--but it's not so bad that it won't work. Unfortunately, it's not bad enough to send back--so I feel like I'm stuck with it. I'm guessing they were made in China and the quality inspector called in sick the day mine was made. (Ha, ha, like they even have a quality inspector.) 148453


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Its still not welded together straight.

Dave P - 08/25/2015

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Great tool. 661637



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only works on tall grease caps(easy lube type} 627826


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We do list in the product description which types of grease caps the driver is compatible with.

-- Mike L - 04/15/2019

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I wish I had found this tool years ago, it worked like a charm, no dented dust caps! 595837



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Great product! Makes installing dust covers much easier without damaging the edges like a chisel or screwdriver does. 593472



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Great product. Problem is that as a boat owner I will not have to use this maybe but once every 10 years but it was worth the cost to install the new grease caps with ease. Made it so easy that I wish I had more trailers to install new grease caps on. 583938



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The bearing cover installation tool is a well made quality tool. It is very effective for installing the wheel bearing covers as it made is easy and did not damage the bearing covers. I would highly recommend this tool to make installing the wheel bearing covers. 522252



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Received product quickly. It worked very well installing new wheel bearing dust caps. Dust covers fit inside tool nicely, and it's easy to keep the cap properly centered in hub while driving the caps in. 521214



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Works great. Installing grease caps straight is a snap. 508517


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No change from before.

Gerald - 05/14/2019

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i love this thing instead of hammering the dust cap in and making dents in it this small tool makes 100x easier to put on a dust cap. 503520



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There’s a reason why I always go to etrailer first for anything trailer, boat, truck related. They carry the best stuff and follow through after the sale is complete to make sure I’m satisfied. 501015


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Great. No problems

Joe - 04/26/2019

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One of those no brainer tools. It may be for a very specific thing but it is great at it and takes any guess work out. Didn't have to worry about denting or damaging the caps. 494118



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Good price, fast shipping, solid product. What more could you ask for ? Ended up changing the dust cap style but the tool was very helpful. 485326



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This dust cap driver tool worked perfectly. I was making myself crazy trying to get a new cover with a rubber insert installed, going around and around. 479561



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Worked just like you'ld hope it would. Makes installing the cups much easier. 463050



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Good tool to correctly seat the dust caps without denting them all up. 447361



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This tool is a must have for installing new bearing caps. It allows you to get a tight fit to keep the elements out of your bearings, without damaging the cap during installation. If you want to protect your bearings, do the right thing by using the right tool to install the bearing cap. The tool is sturdy, and fits nicely in your hand, allowing you to drive the bearing cap straight into the hub. 428443



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This is a great tool for putting the grease caps on. 414370



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these grease cap tools work great! used on my old Plymouth without distorting the grease cap...put it over grease cap and give it a couple of whacks!..a nice tight fit..the bigger ones will work with most other truck, .suv, van grease caps!..a must tool!! Love um!! if you are the auto truck repair field..a must have tools! 413631



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This tool makes the job easy 401537



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This tool was delivered fast and secure by etrailer along with two hub caps for my landscape trailer. Honestly, took longer to get out the tools and put away thann to install. Fit was perfect and a couple of good raps with a hammer they were in place, with no marks or dents. Looks like a factory install 381113



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Have not used it yet. But it seams well made and sure it will work just fine. 378598



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Perfect Fit. Great Accessory. 377514



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A Must have! Save your self head aches and bent dust covers! 376443



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Exactly tool for small grease caps. Made easy professional installation. 372720



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Haven't used yet, looks to work just fi ne 371266



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Great product that makes a difficult job easy! 363623



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Great product! Easy to install the bearing caps without hammering and damaging the caps. 357364



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Great product. Easy to use 355776



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Great product extremely useful works as stated vital part of my tool kit 356778



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Fast delivery, good communication, reasonable price, and good quality. That's how it is supposed to work...Thanks etrailer.com! 339557



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Bought the large and small to reach shipping min. Glad I did. Sure keeps the dents off the caps. 338155



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great tool! simple idea, but very effective to avoid damage to the hub cover 337306



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Wish I would have purchased one of these a long time ago.. Takes all the fight out of it!! 322144



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This is a tricky tool to purchase and use for anything other than a standard trailer hub dust cap. It seems I did not research this one enough, as I got so excited to see what appeared to be a tool made to install Bearing Buddy/protector style caps which have an internal zirk and spring loaded discs to keep grease pressure. Problem is that only the EZ Lube brand versions will actually work with this tool, and have the same inside and outside diameters to allow that. Bearing Buddy's, Red Eye's, Reese, and a bunch of others like I normally use, have a larger outside diameter of around 2.15". The next tool size up has a diameter of around 2.45", so that is not a close enough fit to use for both installation and removal. I sent this one back, and will continue to use my piece of 2X4! 319582



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This was precisely the tool I needed to repair my wheel. Shipping was quick. I highly recommend this tool and your company. 313012



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I purchased this item to install wheel bearing dust caps on my 2wd Ford Ranger. It works perfectly and solves the problem of bent and battered dust caps. For several decades Ford has used a dust cap that measures 1 31/32", which is about 1/64th of an inch smaller than typical trailer caps. (Ford 1.968" vs. trailer 1.986"). The caps are not interchangeable, but this tool will work with both. 312764



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Worked Great 311323



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Quality construction and easy to use 309423



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Wright tool for the job at a excellent price 307120



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Great tool. Makes putting bearing dust caps on easy. Well worth the money. 294274



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The dust cap driver works great when installing the dust caps on the hubs. You no E-trailer is great about getting their product to your home the shipping is prompt and fast. 288520



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Great product. 273191



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Excellent tool. Easy to use and economi cal. 270305


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