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    Yes that inner grease seal can leak. No special tools to install a new one just a hammer and tap in straight.
    Setting the hub back up with be the hardest thing. If you lived in the US I could send you my cut off hub tool and socket so you can set the gear lash. You will need a shim kit most likely to set up one hub.
    Meritor shim kit #4715 https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...r+hub+shim+kit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridianson View Post
    Yes that inner grease seal can leak. No special tools to install a new one just a hammer and tap in straight.
    Setting the hub back up with be the hardest thing. If you lived in the US I could send you my cut off hub tool and socket so you can set the gear lash. You will need a shim kit most likely to set up one hub.
    Meritor shim kit #4715 https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...r+hub+shim+kit
    I DO live in the US. Not in the continental US, but in the US.

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    Tech 2nd Update! - Possible not a brake issue?!

    Hi folks!
    Thanks to help of a lot of members, I have gotten very far and been able to eliminate a number of questions.
    On the flip-side, I have created more questions.

    Quick re-cap:

    Air lines are free and sealed;
    Brake pads are free to move;
    Plungers move free;
    Wedge movement undetermined, but assumed to be working;
    Rear facing pad is moving and retrieving when applying brakes;
    Front facing pad is not moving at all;
    Oil (or grease) is seeping from the area around the hub behind the wheel;
    Truck is moving slowly backwards without throttle;
    Truck is NOT moving forward in Drive, only with plenty of throttle application;
    Steering is pulling to the left hard when driving forward;

    Thoughts!

    Could it be an issue with the hub and it's internals?
    Could a too tight adjusted brake pad be the issue? As one member already pointed out!


    Before I am going into taking the hub apart and have to deal with special tools, as mentioned - I would like to ask one more time for inputs.

    So sorry this is taking up so much time/space here but I really want to finally drive it somewhere!

    Thanks everyone for chiming in,

    Andy

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    Well with the brake drum off, you should be able to observe on the actuator end, that both brake shoes(pushed by their plungers)move equal distances when the brakes are applied. If this is not happening then you need to remove the air actuator and the wedge and inspect how the wedge and rollers are interfacing with the insides of the plungers...

    truck is moving slowly backwards without throttle? That's in reverse right? A hung up brake pad like you are experiencing on that front wheel could cause this(need to use throttle to overcome the brake drag), you may have others that are too tight. You should have to actively restrain the truck with the brake pedal when you shift into D or R. These things WANT to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronmar View Post
    Well with the brake drum off, you should be able to observe on the actuator end, that both brake shoes(pushed by their plungers)move equal distances when the brakes are applied. If this is not happening then you need to remove the air actuator and the wedge and inspect how the wedge and rollers are interfacing with the insides of the plungers...

    truck is moving slowly backwards without throttle? That's in reverse right? A hung up brake pad like you are experiencing on that front wheel could cause this(need to use throttle to overcome the brake drag), you may have others that are too tight. You should have to actively restrain the truck with the brake pedal when you shift into D or R. These things WANT to go
    My assumption was, if one plunger moves, the wedge SHOULD be working by looking at the drawings.
    Yes! Moving backwards when in Reverse.

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    The wedge pushes between two rollers that spread apart. the rollers act as bearings between wedge and plunger. The rollers roll on the back of the plungers and push them outward as they are pushed outward. There may be a little slop in there that would allow one to move farther than the other but all things being equal, both shoes should be subject to about the same spring force and they should move equally. if you restrain the shoe that moves while you apply the brakes, the shoe that dosnt move should move just as far as the one that moved in the first place... They share the load, they shoud move equally...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronmar View Post
    The wedge pushes between two rollers that spread apart. the rollers act as bearings between wedge and plunger. The rollers roll on the back of the plungers and push them outward as they are pushed outward. There may be a little slop in there that would allow one to move farther than the other but all things being equal, both shoes should be subject to about the same spring force and they should move equally. if you restrain the shoe that moves while you apply the brakes, the shoe that dosnt move should move just as far as the one that moved in the first place... They share the load, they shoud move equally...
    I completely agree! Yes! I came to the same conclusion, hence I didn't see the need to dig into the air chamber and pull the wedge.
    I am happy to be confirmed on that. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKAustria View Post
    I completely agree! Yes! I came to the same conclusion, hence I didn't see the need to dig into the air chamber and pull the wedge.
    I am happy to be confirmed on that. Thank you!
    No, I dont think we came to the same conclusion... From what you have posted, I concluded that you DO need to dig into the air actuator and you DO need to pull the wedge because I dont think you have yet seen that forward shoe move and it should move... look at any of the other brake shoes from the axle side of the tire, easilly observed as they dont have covers, while someone steps on the brakes. Front or rear, both shoes move on mine...

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    Your knee deep in it now and the water is not over you head on this one I promise. I looked for replacement parts on the bay sight and they had some and even had small parts kits for what they call the seal anchor plunger. You might even get way using the old seal but myself I would replace. As for the hub set up it to is not that bad of a job. You can make the deep well socket to reach over the long spindle if you can not find the correct one. Then just need a way to pin down the cross to check the lash. There is a member that is making one injected molded. Being the inner bearing is grease every military axle I have serviced needed the bearing repacked. https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...+and+gear+lash
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    Here is the axle tech grease seal # and link. I have loaned my hub tool out before if you want and we could talk about deposit. Yea Alaska is part of the U.S. and beautiful but to far to go looking for a tool. Utah is about my limit at my age. LOL
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