Originally Posted by dave186
What kind of axle are we talking here? 7000lb or so? The spindle could be bent, but you should be able to tell with your eye. What seal are you using and how are you installing it?
I would replace the shoes, they arent expensive and you will never get all the grease out of them with solvent..
I'm using the grease seal from Etrailer catalog. it's an exact fit for 6,000lb axle.
You might be right on just going ahead on swapping the linings out, maybe after being soaked with grease a few times it will be impossible to get it all out.Even using Gumout and brake cleaner I noticed it difficult to clean out on the hub and other metal parts.