Thread: Axle grease question
09-20-2010, 09:07 AM #1
Axle grease question
I went home to visit my family and took the skis with me (200 miles each way). I wanted to add some trailer grease to the bearings so I did before I left. I noticed when I got home that on one of the trailer wheels there was grease on the inside of it. Do think I could of over serviced it and blew a seal or is this just the old grease working its way out? The trailer is a 2 place 2007 Triton. Thanks for your help. I sprayed some degreaser and cleaned up all the grease. Took the skis out again yesterday and didnt notice anymore grease. Just wondering if this is something to be concerned with.
09-20-2010, 09:32 AM #2
Prob just pushed a little of the old grease out. I would keep an eye on it, but I dont think you messed anything up.
09-20-2010, 06:23 PM #3
Yep, if you have or added bearing buddies, they will push grease out and it makes a mess of the wheels. That is why you really cannot use them on trailers that have brakes on them. It's probably good to keep your wheels from rusting out too!
09-20-2010, 08:12 PM #4
09-21-2010, 12:32 AM #5
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Triton has two different wheel bearing grease systems;
Sure Lubeģ grease system
Some of the torsion models have a feature where the old grease gets pushed out the back side of the suspension arm (under the trailer frame) through a small hole. You can see the hole if you clean off the backside of the arm.
Some leaf spring models have a similar feature, but the old grease actually ends up inside the hollow axle, where it stays forever. If you have a non-torsion axle and are getting grease coming out around the back side of the axle seal, then the inner seal is leaking grease.
On other Triton axles, the old grease comes back out around the perimeter where the grease nipple is. You force fresh grease in the center, and the old stuff gets pushed out around the edges on the same side.
More info can be found here
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