As one of Australia’s premium suppliers of trailer, camper and caravan parts and accessories, we’re well placed to offer some advice on minor repairs and here’s some …

Our Active Fabrications quick guide to changing a wheel bearing …

Changing a wheel bearing isn’t super involved or particularly difficult if you’ve got the space and a couple of basic tools / materials – you’ll need:

• Jack
• Wheel-brace
• Hammer
• Flat-head screw driver (for hard to remove bearings)
• Pair of decent plyers
• Grease
• New wheel bearing kit

    Ok, now we’re ready to get started …

    Jacking your trailer up

    1: Very slightly loosen your wheel-nuts, then jack your trailer up, so the wheel in question is off the ground

    2: Remove wheel, dust cap, split pin, nut and washer

    3: Remove hub from axle

    4: Knock out seal and large bearing from hub

    5: Knock or press out the cones that are in the hub

    6: Replace cones with new ones into hub until they sit on shoulder

    7: Pack new bearings with suitable grease, ensuring grease is into the rollers

    8: Place hub back onto axle with washer and nut

    9: Adjust nut until tight, back off just enough to get split pin into the nearest hole in axle

    10: Hub should be able to be spun by hand, ensuring there is enough pre load on the bearings with no movement forward or backward

    11: Ensure split pin is bent around the axle nut to prevent the nut coming loose.

    12: Replace dust cap and wheel, tighten your wheel-nuts and you’re done!

    Remove the dust cap on your trailer's hub

    trailer Split Pin

    Bearing change

    If you find you’re stuck at any stage of the process, give our showroom a call on 1800 35 15 75  and chat with one of our trained crew – we’ll get you out of trouble.

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