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Old 09-02-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
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Wheel bearing rear seal

Hi All,

Well, I made a newbie mistake. I was greasing my 1993 Jayco Eagle 806 wheel bearings today and pumped too much grease into them, the back seal popped off one of the bearings (they have the bearing buddy style grease-able hubs). Now grease just pumps out. How tough is this to fix and does anyone have some tips? I guess I need to pull apart the hub/bearing and replace the seal.

Thanks for any help!


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Old 09-02-2015, 09:25 PM   #2
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If you have breaks on the trailer the grease could be inside the drum.

You may need to remove the wheel and break drum and degrease everything when you replace the seal.

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Old 09-03-2015, 07:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Luckily no brakes on this PUP, it's a small 8'box
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:18 AM   #4
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Not a big deal to replace the seal. While you're at it, you might want to install a new bearing set and front seal too. Not very expensive and if the current ones are originals a replacement on both sides should be considered. Bearings will last forever if properly greased and tightened, but you'll have to pull the wheel and existing set so its a good time to swap them out. When you get the hang of it on the problem side, its a good time to use that experience and go ahead and do the other side. The ugliest part of the process is repacking the new bearings. Not hard, just messy. Most prefer to do it by hand rather than use a packer.

You can also take it to a service center and have it done professionally as the cost depending where you live should be less than $100.
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