How to Repack Trailer Bearing and Seals (Part 1 of 2)

July 16th, 2013 by admin

How to repack the wheel bearings on a trailer and replace the grease seals. This method applies to automotive wheel bearings as well.



  1. TheWreckingYard . says:

    Thanks, I need to repack the wheel bearings in the horse trailer and wasn’t sure what the torque was, now I know there isn’t necessarily one

  2. Robert Gwinn says:

    nice vid…ty

  3. AlchemistLair says:

    No torque on the spindle nut. Simply tighten the nut so that it is tight enough to seat the bearings into their races (not too tight!) and then back off the nut so you can get the cotter pin through the spindle and secure. Check for play in the hub.
    As far wheel torque goes, I always torque tire lugs to manufacturer specs (90 ft lbs for my trailer) and re-check the torque every 400 miles or so.

  4. AlchemistLair says:

    I appreciate the support!!

  5. somejazzguy says:

    From 2:50 to 3:50: To get the pin out: once you can grab it with the pliers, hit the *pliers* with the hammer, not the tip of the pin. So the pin won’t bend, you can hit as hard as the pliers will hold, and the pin will come right off. 🙂

  6. Al Underwood says:

    you can alway use wire cutters to grab the cotter pin, and you will get it out a lot easier.

  7. geodavky1 says:

    Drive the seal and bearing  out from the other side. Is your vise mounted on a card table?