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Dale2

12-17-2020 15:08:13




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Removed the brake drums on a late model 3000 desiel tractor. Brakes have oil on them. There is a seal in the trumpet housing that is made of felt. It looks to me the axel seal on it to prevent the oil from getting past that point.Is that the seal that has failed or is there a seal in the outside bearing assembly. It looks to me the outside bearing has been packed with grease so does it even get any oil to it? I just need to know wich seal is causing the oil to get on the brakes
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Dale

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Mike(NEOhio)

12-17-2020 19:05:29




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 Re: 3000 ford brakes in reply to Dale2, 12-17-2020 15:08:13  
Not really an easy job. I did my 2000 for the same reason. Hard part is pulling the axle out of the hub. Easier if it has the nuts but mine had the shrink collars. You have to drill and split them, then put new ones on. I made a puller and it was still a job. Somebody on here posted a picture not long agw of how he did it in a press. I have extra seals because of a dealer mistake, you can have them it they're right. Let me know, email open

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Hobo,NC

12-17-2020 17:58:07




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 Re: 3000 ford brakes in reply to Dale2, 12-17-2020 15:08:13  
I have only did this job once this is where you are headed... One drop of oil will do the shoes in : (

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Bern

12-17-2020 16:45:58




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 Re: 3000 ford brakes in reply to Dale2, 12-17-2020 15:08:13  
The inner seal should be a conventional single lip seal, not a felt seal. This seal is responsible for keeping oil out of the brakes.

The outer seal is also a single lip seal, and its job is to keep dirt out of the bearing assy, which is to be packed with grease. It should also be able to keep oil off the brakes if the inner seal fails. Stated another way, if you have oil on the brakes, they should both be replaced.

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Dale2

12-17-2020 17:59:32




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 Re: 3000 ford brakes in reply to Bern, 12-17-2020 16:45:58  
This looks to be a pretty easy repair. I assume the large nut on the axle holds it in the bearing. How do you set the preload when you go back together. I will pick up the I T manual and start on taking it apart. I hope the procedure will be covered there. Thanks again
Dale



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Bern

12-17-2020 18:06:17




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 Re: 3000 ford brakes in reply to Dale2, 12-17-2020 17:59:32  
The nut is torqued to spec. There is no preload on those bearings, instead a little bit of end play. Note that the two sides are adjusted for end play at the same time. If you read the book carefully, you'll figure it out.



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Dale2

12-18-2020 16:02:33




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 Re: 3000 ford brakes in reply to Bern, 12-17-2020 18:06:17  
Bern can you tell me the purpose of the nut and what it should be torqued to. I could turn this one by my hand.
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Dale



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Dale2

12-17-2020 17:27:30




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 Re: 3000 ford brakes in reply to Bern, 12-17-2020 16:45:58  
thank you



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