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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
Ok, now we’re ready to get started …
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!
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.