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Old 07-17-2019, 02:17 PM   #21
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So I just watched the video on packing wheelbearings, that was a good educational experience.


It looks like I need to order new seals and brakes to do this project.


I found the right seals, any idea how to figure out what brakes to get? Do I have to remove the tires to figure it out?

I might have missed something in the thread but you shouldn't need brakes to repack your wheel bearings. Seals yes, brakes no.
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I might have missed something in the thread but you shouldn't need brakes to repack your wheel bearings. Seals yes, brakes no.
When repacking the bearings it is a good time to check the brakes for wear and replace if necessary.
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How many tubes of grease

Donít buy the tubes. Buy a can of bearing grease. I use Mobil 1. 2 cans will be plenty with some for next time.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:17 PM   #24
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I have this Lisle bearing packer, and use it with an air grease gun. It goes fairly fast....when it's warm out. https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-65250-B...00501999&psc=1
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OK I am still at it. Finished the passenger side brakes and greasing bearings. Would have preferred doing all 4 at the same time but was not comfortable jacking up both sides at the same time. When I pulled the drums on the driver side, there was NO brake lining left and the drums were severely scored. So 2 new drums on the way. I CANNOT overemphasize how important it is to NOT rely on just using the EZ-Lube system. If you must use the EZ-Lube system, please take the extra step and pull the drums and do an examination of the brakes, bearings and drums, then do EZ-LUBE, if you must. Lesson learned.
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I have this Lisle bearing packer, and use it with an air grease gun. It goes fairly fast....when it's warm out. https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-65250-B...00501999&psc=1
It's exactly what I use.
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I am planning to repack my bearings by hand. How many tubes of bearing grease would I need.
x2 on the 16 oz tub. If you are doing by hand, you wont use one tube per hub. If you want to fill the hub full of grease using the zerk, then you will pack each bearing, then fill the hub which will take close to a full tube of grease. Filling the hub with grease is not necessary and I'm not sure it really has much advantage. Unless your maintenance plan is to periodically pump grease through the hub instead of repacking.
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OK I am still at it. Finished the passenger side brakes and greasing bearings. Would have preferred doing all 4 at the same time but was not comfortable jacking up both sides at the same time. When I pulled the drums on the driver side, there was NO brake lining left and the drums were severely scored. So 2 new drums on the way. I CANNOT overemphasize how important it is to NOT rely on just using the EZ-Lube system. If you must use the EZ-Lube system, please take the extra step and pull the drums and do an examination of the brakes, bearings and drums, then do EZ-LUBE, if you must. Lesson learned.
How many miles were on the trailer? If the mileage was fairly low I'd be looking for a reason for the brakes to wear so quickly.
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How many miles were on the trailer? If the mileage was fairly low I'd be looking for a reason for the brakes to wear so quickly.
I am thinking about 10-12k. I don't have a hubometer so I approximate. I stated in an earlier post that I did a 10K trip from Texas to NJ then through the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver then diagonally back home to Texas. Then 2 trips to the Gulf Coast. Brakes were supposed to have been changed on warranty before the long trip, for blown seals. Now I am thinking they were not.
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That may be enough miles to wear them considering the mountain runs. Downhill grades keep your foot on the brakes quite a bit. I doubt I've ever put that many miles on a trailer.
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I am thinking about 10-12k. I don't have a hubometer so I approximate. I stated in an earlier post that I did a 10K trip from Texas to NJ then through the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver then diagonally back home to Texas. Then 2 trips to the Gulf Coast. Brakes were supposed to have been changed on warranty before the long trip, for blown seals. Now I am thinking they were not.
Your RAM should be tracking the miles when the trailer is attached in the EVIC. It did on my 2014 RAM. When you go into the trailer setup in the EVIC there should be two screens for the selected trailer. One shows the brake gain setting and I think that one is the default displayed when you enter. If you use the right arrow to move to the second screen it should display miles accumulated with the trailer attached.
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Your RAM should be tracking the miles when the trailer is attached in the EVIC. It did on my 2014 RAM. When you go into the trailer setup in the EVIC there should be two screens for the selected trailer. One shows the brake gain setting and I think that one is the default displayed when you enter. If you use the right arrow to move to the second screen it should display miles accumulated with the trailer attached.
I never knew that. Thank you for that. I will check it out.
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Your RAM should be tracking the miles when the trailer is attached in the EVIC. It did on my 2014 RAM. When you go into the trailer setup in the EVIC there should be two screens for the selected trailer. One shows the brake gain setting and I think that one is the default displayed when you enter. If you use the right arrow to move to the second screen it should display miles accumulated with the trailer attached.
I didn't know that either. I'll have to try it on my Ram.
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I didn't know that either. I'll have to try it on my Ram.
On my RAM you can track up to 3 different trailers. For example if you had a RV & a utility trailer.
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Well I checked it and by gosh it does. It shows 1211.7 miles. That's from a trip from Southeast Texas to Carthage, MO. The GPS showed 600 miles each way so it sure looks right.

Thanks for the info.
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On my RAM you can track up to 3 different trailers. For example if you had a RV & a utility trailer.
It looks like mine can setup 4 trailers. 2017 2500.
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It looks like mine can setup 4 trailers. 2017 2500.
Just checked and mine can track 10 trailers
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SON OF A .....


So I had this funny picture in my head as about a hundred RV'ers around the country dropped everything and ran to their trucks and set off local siesmometers.


I took the bait and checked my Ford. Took some digging around in the menus but there it was. 1287 miles!!!


Thank you TTAVASC


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SON OF A .....


So I had this funny picture in my head as about a hundred RV'ers around the country dropped everything and ran to their trucks and set off local siesmometers.


I took the bait and checked my Ford. Took some digging around in the menus but there it was. 1287 miles!!!


Thank you TTAVASC


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Still figuring out my new F-250 as well. One thing I did notice on the F-250 is that under certain conditions the mileage for the trailer would continue to accumulate after it was disconnected. I've made it a habit to ensure that there is no active trailer once I disconnect it.

There are also a few more settings associated with my F-250 trailer setup than my '14 RAM had. Not sure how the new RAM's are, though when I was looking at the all-new 2500's I did note their disclaimer that blind spot detection was for truck only. That is one of the things I like about my F-250 - blind spot detection is available when towing with trailers up to 33' in length.
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Repacking Bearing Video

This is from Lippert and it should help:
https://support.lci1.com/axles-chass...-torsion-axles

several videos showing brakes, bearings etc

Bearing Grease listed on Pg 10 of the Lippert axle manual shows:
Mobilgrease HP
Ronex MP
Kendall L-427
Valvoline ValPlex EP Grease
Penzoil Premium Wheel Bearing Grease 707L

Hope it helps, if it's a duplicate post of someone else's ... sorry
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