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Old 09-11-2008, 04:32 AM
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Dually Disc Brake Change

Im putting new breaks on my dually at all 4 corners. After several trips to Napa last night we finally got the correct front rotors and finished the front.

When I moved out back I pulled the wheels off, removed the axle shaft and found the spanner style spindle nut. Before I go and buy the socket to get this off let me make sure I will be correctly tearing this apart.

Once I get the spindle nut off, will the whole dually assembly slide off the spindle with the disk?? It looks this way, but I dont want to beat it and mess something up.

It looks like once I get the whole unit off I will be able to seperate the disc from the dually unit from the inside of the housing.

Please tell me if I have this correct? Thanks in advance
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:58 AM
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Also on another note, while doing the front brakes we were turning the wheels on the truck side to side to get a good working location.

While turning the steering wheel (Truck not running) I noticed alot (half a quart) of power steering fluid pooring out of the truck and onto the floor. Is this normal?? Will the pump, box or reservoir blow fluid out when the truck isnt running??

This has happened 1 other time during same style situation. But I dont loose power steering fluid any other time.

The truck is on a lift without pressure on the wheels, if it matters.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:20 AM
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I installed the brakes and got the dually setup all done. It was actually quite easy once you have the correct tool.

Put everything together and brakes work great.

Driving to work this morning I smell something burning, I hop out of the truck to see gear lube running down the inside of the back tire.

I replaced the seals, cleaned the spindle, repacked the bearings. I just dont know how gear lube is running out the seal??

So I get to tear it all apart again tonight, Im leaving in the morning to tow for a small trip. I just hope I dont have any other problems.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:24 AM
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Also on another note, while doing the front brakes we were turning the wheels on the truck side to side to get a good working location.

While turning the steering wheel (Truck not running) I noticed alot (half a quart) of power steering fluid pooring out of the truck and onto the floor. Is this normal?? Will the pump, box or reservoir blow fluid out when the truck isnt running??

This has happened 1 other time during same style situation. But I dont loose power steering fluid any other time.

The truck is on a lift without pressure on the wheels, if it matters.
It is normal to get power steering fluid out of the reservoir when the truck isn't running. Don't worry about it. Sorry to hear about the leak. Hope you get it fixed.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:27 AM
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Thanks for the info on the power steering fluid.

When we lowered the truck off the rack last night I noticed that the cap had popped off. The pressure from the pump must have blown it off.
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