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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

  • Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps
  • Dust Cap Driver Tool
  • Redline


  • 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   (110 Customer Reviews)


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Item fits the o.d. of dust cap #RG04-040 perfectly and should last for a very long time before needing to purchase another one. 738822



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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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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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Delivered early. Excellent design, sturdy. Easy to use and small enough to fit in my top bag. 893648



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They were very professional from start to finish with a quick delivery. 887249



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Worked great -- 875927



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great service. very knowledgeable. nice people to work with. 859829



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The tool was just what I needed to install the new grease cap.. 859484



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Makes removal and install a lot better. Don't get bent up on removal 851991



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Worked as designed. Easy way to install new dust caps and minimize damage to cap when installing. Used wood for years ...... but this is way easier to store in your tool box. 829232



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Excellent tool and customer service! 778632



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I highly recommend this tools (Very helpful.) as well as replacing the caps each time. (Caps are cheap at $xx.xx, so why not?) This tool fits the cap snugly and helps you 1) Drive the cap straight into the hub. 2) Keeps them from warping, it surrounds the cap and pushes mid cap on the crimped part. 3) Hammers them in by the crimped edge not the cap edge facing out. You know how it goes, get the right tool for the job or have headaches. Good luck with your project! 738695



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This is an incredible product and it helped me immensely in getting my dust cover back on my trailer wheel bearing. Screwdrivers and blocks of wood that are used to pound the covers on the bearing just don’t do the job quite like this tool! 695048



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Great tool. Makes a tedious task much easier when replacing the grease caps on my trailers. Would not do it any other way now. I will use this tool from now on. 692381



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Awesome little tool. much easier to pound on those grease caps without damage. 670150



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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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A year later and the grease caps have not popped off and I still dont have a new boat and trailer to have to replace the grease caps on. Still worth the money for the tool. So easy to use and no hammer dents in the grease caps when installation is completed. Thanks etrailer for great ion of items and always a great customer experience.
BarleyPop - 11/20/2019

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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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