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Old 16 October 2013, 02:25   #1
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Trailer hub bearing question

Hi all,

I am new to this and first time cleaning my hub/bearings. Please see the photos, am i supposed to be able to take the ring out of the hub??
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Old 16 October 2013, 02:36   #2
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Only if you are replacing the bearing.

Otherwise leave and repack with good grease.

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Old 16 October 2013, 03:00   #3
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Anyway, How do I remove it? It's stucked inside.
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Old 16 October 2013, 03:03   #4
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If you do need to remove it you hit it from behind using a suitable drift.

It will be very tight.

You are very unlikely to be able to re-use it. You shouldn't anyway, even if you could!

It only needs to come out if you are replacing it.
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Thanks J.I.Wilson.

Why does it need replacing when i use a new bearing?

Since it is so tight, how do i put/push on a new ring? Do i have to force it in?
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tbh i would take it to someone who knows what they are doing, do difficult to explain..take it to a garage and watch them do one...
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Old 16 October 2013, 04:35   #7
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tbh i would take it to someone who knows what they are doing, do difficult to explain..take it to a garage and watch them do one...
+1 for that, remember if the bearing screw up, you probably will not get to your destination !!
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The ring as the main bearing surface. The 'bearing' you speek of is only half the story.

Its not rocket science, but ring needs to be seated correctly and not chipped or over stressed....
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If you are replacing - just replace everything (ie hub & bearing) its often cheaper & easier!
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YouTube has videos showing how to do it. A race install kit should be used and they are pretty cheap.

If you do replace the hub carry an old one in case of a bearing problem.
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