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Installing Bearing Buddys on EZ Lube Spindle

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had a wheel bearing failure on my boat trailer. I removed the hub and took it to the nearest town and luckily found a guy that had parts. He talked me into a new hub, bearings and Bearing Buddy assembly. installed the new hub and bearings. have EZ Lube spindle until I tried to install the Bearing Buddy. The Bearing Buddy wouldnt go on all the way. need to replace the bearings on the other side and decide if I should convert to Bearing Buddy or keep the EZ Lube as it is. The guy only have one bearing buddy

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If you wanted to install a bearing buddy like part # BB1980A-SS on a EZ lube spindle you will first need to remove the zerk fitting.

To choose the right bearing kit you will need to remove your hub, remove the seal and get the bearing numbers and seal numbers from what you have right now.

I attached a picture that shows bearings, races, and seals where you can see the numbers stamped on them as well as see the dimensions needed for seal replacement. I also attached a video on bearing, inspection and replacement for you to check out.

Once you know what you have check out the link I provided that shows all of the bearing kits we offer.

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