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We are headed east on I-70 traveling from Denver to Pa. and are in need of someone to look at the bird. The front passenger stemco hub seal inspection plate is distorted at the opening where the cap goes and is allowing fluid to leak out. My concern is that it is heating up and caused the distortion of the opening. I have an EZ Tire TPMS and it is not showing a difference from the front driver side but I don't trust that to measure the heat at the hub. Any referrals or suggestions as to what would be the cause would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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The temperature indication you are getting is basically ambient temp, do not believe it. If you have an infrared temp gun use that to spot check your tire temps and the hub bearing, you will be amazed at the difference. I would monitor the leak closely and make-up the hub oil until you find a service center, don't depend on the TPMS temp reading.
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Thank you Andy, I will definitely not trust a wireless tpms for true temp. I need to get myself a infrared temp gun as I would like to be able to check the temp as an indicator to other problems.
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We are headed east on I-70 traveling from Denver to Pa. and are in need of someone to look at the bird. The front passenger stemco hub seal inspection plate is distorted at the opening where the cap goes and is allowing fluid to leak out. My concern is that it is heating up and caused the distortion of the opening. I have an EZ Tire TPMS and it is not showing a difference from the front driver side but I don't trust that to measure the heat at the hub. Any referrals or suggestions as to what would be the cause would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

You have a wheel bearing getting hot! If the stemco hub is leaking is there any oil left in the hub? This is something you must fix now. Where are you? Don't just keep driving you could have a very serious problem. Call me at 870 715 nine six three 9.
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Rob,
If you're still near Denver, I would recommend these guys:

JECO Equipment
1247 E 68th Ave, Denver, CO 80229
303-623-7049

Shop managers name was Jason Duncan the last time I was in. They used to run at least 2 shifts and have weekend service.

They are a truck shop but they will work on motorcoaches. I have seen entertainer coach's in their shop for emergency service.

They've done a couple of wheel seals for me in the past, and they've worked on at least 2 other wanderlodges besides mine.
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dip your finger in what grease is still in the hub,reach way down into the bottom of the grease and wipe up whatevers on the bottom,bring your finger out and look at the sludge on your finger,any metal flakes on your finger?
Metal means bad bearings.
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I had a tight bearing after it had been replaced by a shop. Here is what it looked like when I discovered all the oil on the wheel;



Lucky it did not damage the axel
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Thanks for all the advice. It is late now so I will place some calls in the morning to Rick and to JECO in Denver. We are at a campground just east of Denver so it would not be far to backtrack. Randy I dug my finger deep as I could get it and could find no metal. And Gardner glad you caught yours luckily for me mine in not nearly that bad and is still holding oil. Thanks again for all the help, and I will keep you updated.
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if you have oil in there I think your fine . I have replace the hub cap on the 2 front wheels over the years , and those little Red, Black caps do shrink . Any TA truck stop sells them and it is a easy repair, buy the whole hub cap , as they call them . There are 2 sizes so don't drive away till you know you have the correct one . . Good luck , and I hope this is your problem
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Thanks Al, it seems to be holding oil fine. my concern is it is the clear view plate opening that has become distorted allowing the oil out and I am worried heat caused it. My mechanic at home agrees with you that I should be ok because it is still holding oil but also wants me to get it checked out asap. So glad I bought a Wanderlodge with all this help and support, thanks again to all.
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