Dexter 7,000 lb Axle Hub and Brake Assembly Recommendation

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I finished the rear wheel no problems. Upon installing the outside bearing of the front wheel i could not push it on without using the washer and nut to press it on. it went on with little pressure, but had to be pressed all the way. I have never had to do this before. it did go on and seat. I took it off but had to pry pressure on the hub with a screw driver to unseat it. Please adivise???? this was the first time i serviced these bearings on this fifth wheel. The inside of both bearings did have some slight shadow discoloration. Please advise????? i also see on the brake pads the inside edge of he brake pad was left on both front and rear wheels, is this normal????? see pic could i get a parts list size brakes and bearings and races. see pic with numbers. PN 297697 i believe this is my axle Thank You

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Expert Reply:

Does the spindle look damaged at all? Sometimes bearings can be a pretty tight fit to the spindle but there should be enough clearance to allow the bearing to slip on without needing too much effort.

For Dexter 7k axles the bearing surfaces should measure 1.74 and 1.25. You'd want to make sure your spindle matches those diameters. Chances are the spindle may have gotten deformed from overheating and now it's not perfectly round.

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This my axle from dexter, could send me part numbers for brakes auto adjust, bearing and race kit and seal

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For a Dexter 7,000 lb axle the correct hub you'd need is the part # 42866UC3-EZ which comes with included bearings, seal and races.

Then for self adjusting brake assemblies you'd want the part # AKEBRK-7-SA which comes with both sides.

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