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Old 26 September 2009, 16:33   #1
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Alko Sealed Bearing replacement

Jut did the brake shoes on my Dixon Bate.

I have sealed bearings (so far these have been great ) however when I had the drums off today I wondered how they are changed.

There is a circlip that looks like it holds the bearing on and it look slike the bearing is in tow halves. On both sides the bearing looked quite loose and moves up and down behind the circlip so I wondered if they were pressed in or just dropped in?

Once the centre nut is tight however the hub shows no sign of movement so I think they are meant to be like this.
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Chris as far as I lmow sealed bearings are one piece certainly the ones I have been involved with are. Having said that I havent worked on one that was post 2005 so things may have changed

this thread might be of interest

http://rib.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-4660.html

PS I think it is probably appropriate that your trailer bearing is available in " Tow Halves"
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Mine were in a single unit about 1and a half inch across
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PS I think it is probably appropriate that your trailer bearing is available in " Tow Halves"
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Having looked at the info on here and on Western Towing it appears that the bearing inner race is split however the amount of movement I am seeing is a bit worrying so I may just replace them both.

Can't really work it out as they do not rumble and appear to be smooth running when the hubs are fitted and the one shot nuts are tightened.
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Can't really work it out as they do not rumble and appear to be smooth running when the hubs are fitted and the one shot nuts are tightened.
they do go like that, they are effectively 2 bearings back to back you have no adjustment like you do with taper roller bearings, if you suspect they are knackered they probably are
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