Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
mroyten

trailer bearing seal problem

9 posts in this topic

A while back I repacked by bearings and replaced the seals on my trailer. After the first time out noticed one of the inner bearing seals to be pushed out a little and stayed stationary as the wheel turned, while the other one didn't. Figured that wasn't good so went back in there and replaced that seal again, hoping that would solve the problem.

Not the case. Same thing, the seal is pushed out a little and stays put when I lift up the trailer and roll the wheel (with boat off the trailer).

I am certain that it was functioning normal before I packed the seals.

Very frustrated, don't know what to do next? Anyone have any ideas?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

make sure it is the right size seal, you could always try a new hub to see if the hub might be the problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you have bearing buddies and did you push to much grease in them?

Is it the whole seal thats backing out of the hub or is it just the rubber ring?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have bearing buddies but didn't overkill the amount of grease. And the whole seal is backing out.

I am thinking about replacing the hub, just hope same problem won't occur with new hub.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How did the seal fit when you put it in? A new hub may fix the problem. I'd re-pack the bearings, put some extra grease under the bearing buddy and not put any grease in through the bearing buddy and take it for a spin and see what the result is.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the buddy doesn't have a bra the spring will hang up from dirt. Any grease you push in will push on the seal.

Theres also a relieve valve that bleeds air out as you push grease in. If that isn't working you can build up pressure and pop out a seal.

I'd do as M&M said and press the seal back in. It should take considerable force to press it in. It could be possible that the seal was pressed in at an angle and has been distorted, in which case it won't stay in. Since you'll have the hub off inspect the seal first.

Wouldn't hurt to take the buddy off and clean it. Wait to push grease in till you find out if that was the problem.

Let us know how it goes.

Good Luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, I'll repack the bearings (I don't need to repack them again do I?) and replace the seal again and not pump in any grease with the gun.

I do recall the seal being a pain to pound it in too, that's what's so odd. I'd place a block of wood over the seal and pound it in with a hammer. It seemed to get in there good but I remember the seal on occasion getting off balance, that could be the problem as well.

Any other methods of pounding in the seal without damaging it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A press would be ideal but the wood block will do. Go a little at a time and check checking its alignment. It should go in a little easier the second time but not easy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, I put this problem off to the spring. Took off the hub again and examined the bearings, noticed corrosion and it that didn't spin correctly - that is the inner bearing next the seal that was giving me problems. Replaced bearings and now that seal isn't coming out anymore!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Hey @rl_sd who had the meat on sale? Looks great btw
    • chicks maybe exploring what the beak is for
    •   You can also be a little creative with the leftover meat.  For example: The wife and I will whip up a spanish rice mixed in with the pork and make Enchiladas or heat the pork on the stove top, mix in some BBQ sauce and make quesadillas (the grandkids love them).   There's more to pulled pork than sandwiches.  
    • that is great!!!!   good for you guys!!!!
    • Your right rs_ld,  a full smoker is the way to go, leftovers can always be frozen and re heated..good eats.
    • 195 degrees on these butts. Like they say, if you are going to spend 9 hrs smoking 5# of meat, you just as well spend the same amount of time smoking 45#. The local grocery had these on sale so had a few friends take the offer to throw a roast on for them. Took two off early for slicing  Pulling the rest cost them each a beer though!
    • Very good stuff, kinda tasted like ribs with this recipe,  I'll keep at it til I find the right one!! Good luck moon lake!!
    • It will be interesting to see how the Warriors react in free agency.  Will they be able to keep the team together?  It seems like all these guys value winning above a paycheck so they might be willing to sign deals that will still allow the team flexibility to keep good role players around them.    
    • That's too bad.  The fish were ON FIRE up there.  I went out with my dad and uncle with our tiller walleye boat, and hardly a clue what we were doing, and we crushed them!  Ended up with 118 pounds of packaged salmon fillets.  I think I can honestly say it was the most fun fishing trip I've had in my life.  Here's my biggest of the trip, 25 pounds.    
    •   It's amazing to see a thoroughly talented team like Cleveland just get dissected like a back alley pick up team. I agree--GS will be THE team to beat for several more years if they keep their nucleus. I think we can make them sweat a little bit now, though, so that's pretty exciting for a change! 
  • Our Sponsors