Should there be any play in trailer wheel bearings?

Should there be any play in trailer wheel bearings?

For adequate trailer wheel bearing maintenance, you need to check your bearings on a regular basis. Check wheels for side-to-side looseness – There should be a very slight amount of play in the wheel, typically 1/8-inch or less. If the wheels are loose or spin with a wobble, the bearings must be serviced or replaced.

How much does it cost to fix a left wheel bearing?

The national average is about $350 to fix the wheel bearings at one wheel. As you might imagine, however, luxury brands cost more. Please note: If the wheel bearings need replacing at one wheel, you don’t necessary need to replace the bearings at the other wheel on the same axle. It’s not like matching a pair of tires.

How do I know what bearings my trailer has?

Remove the hub and look for the reference numbers stamped into the metal of both inner and outer bearings. Once you have the numbers, it will be easy to work out the correct replacements. If you can’t read the numbers stamped on the metal, take measurements of both bearings and the spindle.

Where are the bearings located on a trailer?

Trailer bearings are located at each wheel of a trailer, and allow the wheel to spin freely around the axle with minimum friction.

How can I tell if my trailer wheel bearings are defective?

To assess their condition, tow the trailer for ten miles on the highway then check the temperature of the wheel hubs. If they’re too warm to touch, the hub bearing may be defective. O’Reilly Auto Parts carries wheel bearings and seals, as well as hub assemblies, trailer brake assemblies, and more for most trailers on the road.

What do you need for a trailer bearing repair kit?

This Trailer Bearing Repair Kit includes everything you need to replace the wheel bearings on one trailer hub. This kit is for axles with a 1-3/8 to 1-1/16″ tapered spindle and includes 2 bearings, 2 bearing races, grease seal, cotter pin and dust cap. One Of Our Best Sellers…

What kind of wheel bearing do I need for 6, 000 pound trailer?

The inner bearing for a 6,000 pound axle is the same as that for a 5,200 pound axle, the 25580 bearing. For the outer bearing on this size axle, the most commonly used size is 15123.