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Cleaning and Replacing Hubs and Bearings – etrailer.com

Posted Posted by Peter Armstrong in Trailer Bearings     Comments No comments
Jan
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Created by: etrailertv


www.etrailer.com Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. First off we will go ahead and take off the dust cap. In this case it is a bearing buddy. Next is taking out the locking pin, the cotter pin that goes through the center here. Once you have that lock washer off, just go ahead and take off the nut and pull your whole hub off. Now we are going to go ahead and inspect the hub and bearings here. Take off the bearings on the outside and just wipe them down really good to clean them up. When you get down the the rollers here you want to make sure there are not any chips or discoloration. Wear marks are fine as long as they are slight, but you do not want any discoloration what so ever. When that is all good take a look at the outside cage itself, make sure it is not dented up or anything like that. When you them they can get dented up pretty easy and you will need to get a new bearing. Clean them up really good, get all the grease out of it, you do not want to mix two different types of greases together. What happens is that the grease can deteriorate faster than normal or not have the same wear properties as pure grease, so it is always good idea to get as much out of there and start with fresh grease. As you can see all the rollers are nice and shiny with hardly any wear marks so that means it has been sitting there just fine, had plenty of grease so we will go ahead and put some more




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