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Posted: 11/08/19 02:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We recently experienced a broken right side spring shackle. We actually drove about 500 miles on it before we discovered the problem. The trailer was sagging on the right side. The spring shackles were resting against the trailer frame. My question is do you think that would have caused any damage to the wheel bearings. The service guy that is repairing the suspension is recommending repacking the bearings due to our towing the trailer in that condition. What are your opinions. Thanks.


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Repack & inspect


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can,t hurt and should not be a big expense. p.s a new seal also and no china bearings put back in.

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Doubt it caused any issue but if it makes you warm n fuzzy have at it.


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What difference does it make if the trailer was leaning a little to the wheel bearings??? Pull the caps and if the grease is soft put the cap back on. If hard, put 90 weight oil in the cap and put back on.


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Posted: 11/08/19 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My opinion? Next he will sell you brakes and turn the drums.


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There's no connection but if it hasn't been done in a long time and you want to spring for it, get them all packed.


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90 wt oil in the cap? That’s a new one.

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Pretty much a temporary fix, after all grease is just basically oil in suspension.


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Posted: 11/09/19 12:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The wheel probably was severely out of alignment and was operating with a side load on the bearings. The mechanic understands this and gave reasonable advice.





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