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7114 rear axle lube

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DMKNLD
I was doing a pre-winter lube on my Simplicity 7114H and snow blower, and I noticed that the rear axle zirk fitting apparently vibrated out since my summer mowing lube job. I put a new 11/32" zirk fitting in and pushed three 3 oz tubes of lithium grease through it, which went from rust colored and watery grease output to pretty much fresh looking grease after the 3rd tube. Am I OK w/ doing that, with an extra lube flush or 2 over the winter snow blowing season, or do I need to split the axle apart and clean it out more thoroughly?

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OrangeMetalGuy
I think you're fine. I doubt any moisture would have run up the axle shaft. And pushing fresh grease out will remove any moisture in the tube. You could drain and refill the transaxle but I don't think you need to worry about it. Though, if the trans filter and fluid haven't been changed in a while you may want to just go ahead and get it done.

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