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    I hate trailers ( bearing help )

    So I'm going through my pre-move checklist, and today's agenda was to check the trailer bearings... This is what I got.

    Ok, so.. I'm confused now. I have 3 different colors of bearing grease.

    Picture number one is driver side rear axle, and looks great, So, i expect the others to at least resemble that bearing.

    Pic 2 (middle pic) is front left bearing, also the disc brake bearing...

    Pic 3 is passenger side rear axle.

    Now here is where I'm lost. I have 3 dif colors or bearing grease, I think i need to replace passenger side rear axle, as it seems to be dirty grease, where as drivers side rear is fine. Yes? no?

    Now.. front bearings... is that simply the color of a different style bearing grease since the disc brakes are there, or should I yank and repack them as well?

    anyway help me out here i hate trailers and trailering, but need to haul 1300 miles....
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    you need to jack up the axle and see how much play you have in bearings

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    Quote Originally Posted by superduty View Post
    you need to jack up the axle and see how much play you have in bearings
    I did, Zilch.... Hence the super confusion haha

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    i would say they just soaked up mostiure is all, you can clean it all out and start with new grease clean the most you can and pump new in

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    Quote Originally Posted by superduty View Post
    i would say they just soaked up mostiure is all, you can clean it all out and start with new grease clean the most you can and pump new in
    I agree with Superduty.Looks like the grease has had its match against the water and is time to be replaced...As long as there is no play in the bearings you should be fine with just a good cleaning and repacking...

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    Just to be safe and not to be sorry later on down the road I personally would take them all apart to check the bearings, repack them and replace the seals
    Like you said 1300 miles you wouldnt want to loose an axle or anything else go wrong on the road where it would cost you more to repair! Sitting on the shoulder of the road isnt where you want to be let me tell you!
    JMO

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    I think that # 2 picture that is the brake spindle has seen some heat not water because it would be milky and lighter in color if it was water. If there is no grease splatter on the inboard side of the wheels, the grease seals are fine. I don't see any issues myself and just pack the hubs with grease. But I would install pressurised grease caps called buddy bearings which only cost about 20.00 per axle in the future, this cuts down bearing maint. by 90%. This is what works for Us in So.Fl. in the saltwater.

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    Thanks guys, Im going to repack al of them. Just finished the front drivers side axle. It's my first time doing it, way easy, but before I do all 4 Im going to take a ride on the repacked 1st one. Seemed to easy....makes me think haha

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    when u leaving? i am rollling out 4 am next thrusday morning

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    230 AM next friday mornin.

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