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Replacement Spindle Washer - Tang Type for E-Z Lube

Replacement Spindle Washer - Tang Type for E-Z Lube

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TruRyde Accessories and Parts - 5-101

  • Trailer Spindles
  • Spindle Washer
  • TruRyde
  • 1 Inch I.D.

  • Width: 1/32"
  • Inner diameter: 1"

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Video Transcript for TryRyde Tang Type Replacement Spindle Washer Review

Today, we're going to show you a replacement tang type spindle washer from True Ride, part number 5-101. This is our tang washer, right here. You can see it's flat. It's got thickness of a 1/32 of an inch and here's our 2 tabs right here, for tangs. What happens is, when you install this, you bend 1 of these tangs up into a slot for your casting nuts, that's what holds your cast nut in place and keeps it from backing off.

It's pretty simple to install, let's go ahead and do it right now. A couple stipulations . Your spindle will have to be a D type spindle, also this is only going to work with a 1 inch spindle. To install it, the flat spot on the spindle, goes where the tangs are, you slide it in place. I'll install the casting nut and we'll go ahead and tighten it down. We'll run our casting nut on until it stops, then you can back it off just a little bit. Then we'll select 1 of the tangs to bend down. We'll use a flatblade screwdriver to bend down the tab over the tangs that fits in the notch, here, on the casting nut.

Get it started, then push down on it and you see, our casting nut is locked into place. It still has movement, like it should, and you're good to go. And that will finish it for the tang type replacement spindle washer from True Ride, part number 5-101.

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Replacement Spindle Washer - Tang Type for E-Z Lube - 5-101

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (635 Customer Reviews)


These replacement spindle washer were the correct size and worked perfect.


All of the parts I ordered arrived together and nothing was damaged, so that’s a plus. Ordering the seal puller and 7 piece installation set was definitely a good investment, because it definitely made everything that much easier to install!


Please see the attached picture of the broken parts I found when inspecting the wheel bearing on my boat trailer.
I was unaware of the tang wheel bearing washer assembly until I visited your website and watched the installation video.
I had never seen any other method than the cotter pin assembly to retain the bearing on the axle.
I was glad to see the the actual way the washer was manufactured. It didn't seem right that the small tab alone cold retain the bearing.
Thank you for the video and the prompt delivery of the needed parts.


After being in storage, in a field, for more than 2 years, Water had contaminated the original hub, pitting the bearings and races and they had not been serviced since, at least 1999. I polished up the EZ lube spindles, flushed out the old grease and I was ready. Everything fit perfectly. It was aa perfect match. Used new Nuts and Washers. re-installed the Wheels and Tires, Torqued to 90-10lb. The old 6 x 4 Wells Cargo trailer is once again Ready for the coming rendezvous season.


All products were shipped quickly, packaged well and all fit as expected


When replacing the wheel bearings there was no cotter key like most trailers have . Broke off the tab on the washer and contacted E Trailer and the had the right part . Ordered the part and it was delivered right away . Excellent communication via the email . Followed up after the parts were delivered . Also had a video on how to install . Wish I would have watched that video before I broke off the tab on the original washers !!!!!


Exactly as described fast shipping to Canada will buy again


Perfect! Couldn't find these locally. I have an "old school" boat trailer that needed some repair.


I bought this for a spare as prefer the other style of retainer. I can not find this locally and like to keep an extra set of bearings & retainer on hand, just in case.


Perfect Fit.. exactly what I was looking for


I purchased 2 galvanized wheels and 2 galvanized hubs. The box they shipped the items in was sealed well with staples and was robust, but the items weren't separate well at all. Whomever packaged the order placed a few pieces of packing paper inside. All the items were tossed around and dinged up. The threaded wheel lugs on the hub were dented and needed to be filed and thread chased. Other than that, the products seem nice, but time will tell.


Part fit as designed.


has performed as expected would buy aga in

Tom C.


part is working as expected would buy again


Locking washer did the job.


Easy replacement. Tabs broke on the old washer while removing to perform brake job. Washers were packaged individually and shipped in the box with the 4 brake assemblies I ordered. No damage to any componenets during shipping and parts were a direct replacement.


When repacking the bearings on my trailer, the lock rings were damaged. Unable to find them locally, I checked etrailer and there they were! I submitted my order, which was received in record time, and with the correct item. I do a fair amount of ordering online, and etrailer sets the standard in my opinion. Communication and follow-up from etrailer is excellent. Have recommended etrailer to my friends, and will continue to do so. A+++++!!!!!



Very happy. My parts requirement was very small, but not available around here. Although this part doesnt generally wear in normal use, it has done the exact job so far, and the service/shipping were extraordinary. Next time I need trailer parts, will be where I go!


An odd, yet necessary, item when doing bearings on a boat trailer (it locks the castle nut in place). I live in an "inland" area and while local bearing providers stocked the bearings, they didn't stock the lock washer. Fortunately etrailer did and they were inexpensive and promptly shipped.



The product is one of those place and forget things. Having been installed, it has never given me any problems which is the nature of such place and forget things. So, still pleased.


These tanged washer were replacements for my camper trailer hubs. I wanted to place new tang washers on my spindles because the old ones had be removed and reinstalled several times. Didn't want to take a chance of tab breaking off on the road.

Jerry J.


My wheels are still on the camper and we have traveled more than 7,000 miles since.


clear description of parts,good price and fast delivery.


Perfect fit. My trailer was borrowed and came back with a replaced hub - while servicing the hubs I noticed that the replaced hub did not have one of these installed. Scary. Ordered one from Etrailer and had it a few days later, shipping was cheaper than running all over town trying to run this part down.

Wt H.


Thanks for taking the time to follow up with me. Ive only put a few hundred miles of use on the trailer but everything is working great. Ive actually recommended etrailer to my father, a friend of mine and anyone at work who would listen made easier by the fact that I had everything I ordered shipped to my job instead of home. Barring an emergency situation that requires an immediate solution you have my business in the future.


Fast shipping, good customer service. Not the cheapest but a fair value for your money,plus no one around me had them in stock


Website was quite easy to navigate. Parts arrived quickly and undamaged. I haven't gotten to install them yet, but they appear to be the proper ones. These are parts I will NOT reuse, so I was glad to get the new ones.


Replacement Spindle Washer - Tang Type for E-Z Lube

The small parts can often be a real pain to find and shipping costs ...........
etrailer made it painless and shipping was really fast.

Thanks, this was much appreciated.



Excellent. So nice to have the exact parts to do the job right the first time.


There was no invoice in the package. Shipping was prompt.

Thank you.


This boat trailer came with Tie-Down brake components, and I believe they were bought out by Dexter.
Trying to find these specific part numbers on-line was virtually impossible.
Thanks to bits and pieces I could glean from this website I made a calculated guess for proper replacement components -- including these clips and grease seals.

Most of my applications used cotter pins, so this configuration is a little more involved if you suddenly find the old part no longer is functional.

Best I can tell everything seems to be working correctly.

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  • Tang Washer for E-Z Lube
    From my research it looks like the Dexter 005-101-00 are tang washers for E-Z lube spindles before 2002. While that's not the specific application of Replacement Spindle Washer - Tang Type for E-Z Lube # 5-101, this part may still work for you. The # 5-101 washer has a 1" inner diameter and will fit on 1" diameter spindles. I've added a link to a video review of this part for you to check out as well.
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  • Tang Washer Recommendation for Use on Trailer Spindle with L44649 Bearings
    We currently offer several different spindle washers and I have included a link to them for you. However, none of then have an inner diameter of 1-1/16 inches. I recommend using a set of digital calipers to take the measurement because it needs to be as accurate as possible and traditional measuring devices are not quite accurate enough. You mentioned that the trailer takes L44649 bearings. If both the bearings are the same size then the washer associated with the size spindle that takes...
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  • Does Tang Washer Go Between Spindle Nut and Hub Washer
    You'd want the tang washer like the # 5-101 that you referenced between the washer and the nut.
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  • Installing TruRyde Replacement Tang Type Spindle Washer
    The Replacement Spindle Washer # 5-101 referenced in your question is designed for 1 inch, D type spindles. The washer will install right between the castle nut and outer bearing, and the tang on the washer is bent up to prevent the nut from turning. There is not an additional washer between this and the outer bearing on the hub. I have attached an installation video that you can also check out.
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  • How Many Tang Washers Comes In Part Number 5-101
    The Replacement Tang Washer # 5-101 comes with 1 washer with an inner diameter of 1 inch and has a width of 1/32 inches.
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  • Method for removing and Installing Tang-Style Spindles Washers
    A replacement tang-style spindle washer like part # 5-101 is intended to be installed behind the castle nut and have its prongs bent down so that they prevent the castle nut from rotating on an E-Z Lube type spindle. The castle nut holds the washer in place, of course, and the washer's prongs fold down into the gaps in the nut to prevent it from loosening on the spindle. The removal and re-installation processes are shown for you in the linked video.
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  • Are D-Washers and Tang Washers Both Necessary on Trailer Spindle
    Whatever bearing kit you got likely came with both to give you options. Since you already had a tang washer on your spindle you can stick with the tang washer. Using the tang washer like the # 5-101 with a D washer like the # 5-23 would give you no advantage.
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  • Tang Spindle Washer With 1 inch Diameter
    The only tang spindle washer we offer with a 1 inch diameter is TruRyde part # 5-101 for an E-Z lube spindle. It does have two prongs to bend down over the castle nut. The Redline washer part # 5-71 is 1-1/2 inches in diameter. I have attached a video for your reference.
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  • Replacement Spindle Washer for an EZ Lube Spindle
    We have several styles of spindle washers available. To see them all check out the link I attached to the right. You will need to pick the style that's as close to yours as possible.
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  • Replacement D Tang Spindle Washer for E-Z Lube Spindle on 3500-lb Axle
    The TruRyde Replacement D Tang Spindle Washer # 5-101 that you referenced has a 1-inch inner diameter to fit on 1-inch diameter spindles. All such items that we offer share this same 1-inch inner diameter, such as parts # 5-23 and # 5-57. The points on your spindles where the bearings ride can have a larger diameter than the exterior point where you will apply the D-washer. Please refer to the linked photo.
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  • Fit of D Washer and Tang Washer for 1-1/16 Inch Spindle
    The washer # 5-101 is the 1 inch diameter standard size and there is not anything that is 1-1/16 inches as you stated. This washer will work well along with the D Washer for EZ Lube Spindles # 5-23 for your spindle and bearings.
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  • Replacement Spindle Washer Recommendation for a Trailer Spindle
    Sounds like you have a 1 inch diameter spindle and would need the part # SW1000 as this washer has an inner diameter of 1 inch. There is no specific torque rating for the castle nut that holds your hub in place. We recommend tightening the castle nut down until it stops, and then backing it off slightly. Having it too tight would prevent the hub from spinning.
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  • Tang Washer for 1-1/6 Inch Spindle
    We do not have tang washers for 1-1/6" spindles, however, it is possible you might need a washer for a 1" diameter spindle, because 1-1/6" is the same diameter as bearing # L44649, which goes to 1" spindles. I recommend double checking with a digital caliper just to make sure you don't need a 1" washer such as Replacement Spindle Washer - Tang Type # 5-101. I've added a link to our page with each of our spindle washers for you as well.
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  • Wheel Bearings for Old Moore Sled Trailer
    I don't have any information available that would tell me which bearings your trailer used, but I can certainly help you figure it our for yourself. Closely examine the old bearings, looking for a part number engraved on the bearing cage. Get the numbers off both the inner and outer bearing. If you can't read the reference number, you can use an accurate measuring device like a digital caliper to measure the diameter of the spindle where the inner and outer bearings ride, as well as the...
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  • Tang Style Washer for Trailer Spindle with Castle Nut
    It sounds like you are looking for the Replacement Spindle Washer - Tang Type for E-Z Lube # 5-101 if you have the D shaped spindle. If you don't then you will want the Tang Replacement Spindle Washer # 5-71 which has a 1-1/2 inch inner diameter or the Dexter Tang Washer - Type B # 5-59 which has a 1-3/4 inch inner diameter.
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  • Availability of 1 Inch Keyed Spindle Washer
    We have a few washers that would work for you. If you want the tang style that can be bent over the notch in the castle nut, go with # 5-101. If you're looking for the D washer used on EZ lube spindles, use part # 5-23. For a spindle with the grooved keyway in it, use part # 165863.
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  • Causes for Hub Castle Nut to Come Loose After Installing and Using Hubs
    A tang washer like # 5-101 or # 5-71 has a tab to secure the castle nut on the spindle so that it cannot rotate or back off on the threads. If the tang washer tab (or a cotter pin) is still in place in the notch on the castle nut (as in the linked photo) the nut should not be able to move. The only other place where slack in the hub's fit could develop is at the back side where the grease seal installs. This is the portion of the spindle noted by the arrow in the linked diagram. If the...
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  • Type of Spindle Washer Used on Boat Trailer Spindle with a Notch/Slot on Spindle
    Actually what you have is pretty standard. It's a tang washer setup. We have the part # 5-101 or part # 5-71 which are similar styles. I attached a picture of what the part # 5-101 is designed to fit.
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  • Washers Compatible With 7/8 Inch Castle Nut
    For castle nut # 165931, for a D washer use part # 5-23 or round washer use part # SW1000. These are both for 1 inch spindles but are compatible with the 7/8 inch castle nut assemblies. You can also use the Replacement Spindle Washer - Tang Type for E-Z Lube # 5-101.
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  • Replacement Spindle Washer for a Trailer that Uses L44649 Inner and Outer Bearings
    We currently offer several different spindle washers and I have included a link to them for you. However, none of then have an inner diameter of 1-1/16 inches. I recommend using a set of digital calipers to take the measurement because it needs to be as accurate as possible and traditional measuring devices are not quite accurate enough. You mentioned that the trailer takes L44649 bearings. If both the bearings are the same size then the washer associated with the size spindle that takes...
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  • Replacement Bearing Kit for a 2,200 Pound EZ Lube Axle
    The Bearing Kit, L44649 Inner/Outer Bearings, 10-60 Seal # BK1-150 will actually be the correct one. The included seal will have an outer diameter of 1.987 inches and an inner diameter of 1.50 inches. This also includes the TruRyde Spindle Washer - Tang Type for E-Z Lube # 5-101 and should get you completely taken care of.
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  • Spindle Nut Kit # RG05-100 Recommendation for an Older Style EZ Lube Spindle
    I spoke with my contact at Redneck and he informed me that yes, the Spindle Nut Kit # RG05-100 should work well on your trailer that the Tang Washer part # 5-101 is recommended for.
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  • Bearing Kit and Tang Washers for Dexter 3,500 lb Axle
    Thanks for the picture of the plate on your axle. Based on that I was able to determine you have a Dexter 3,500 lb axle and the correct bearing kit is the # BK2-100 that you referenced. For additional tang washers you'd need the part # 5-101.
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  • How to Choose Replacement Spindle Washers
    You can identify the correct D-washer for your spindles by confirming the axle capacity on the axle's identification sticker or plate. If you have a 3500-lb to 5200-lb axle (or a regular duty 6000-lb axle) you can use # 5-23. If your axle is rated for 6000-lbs (heavy duty), 7000-lbs or 8000-lbs or is a pre-1989 9000-lb axle) you can use part # 5-57. If you have E-Z Lube spindles you can use tang washer # 5-101. All of these have a 1-inch inner diameter.
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