View Full Version : tandem axel problem?

01-16-2008, 01:29 PM
why does my rear axle (dual axle trailer) raise and lock when i go over anything uneven. When i jack the whole trailer up with both axles off of the ground the rear axle will drop back into place. i dont know what enough about it. help me out!

01-16-2008, 05:24 PM
sounds like the equalizers are probably siezing up. try spraying all the pivots with a good peratrating oil and after the free up use a penatrating GREASE once in a while to keep them lubed up.

01-16-2008, 05:40 PM
Thank you. I will try that.

Jason Rose
01-16-2008, 05:46 PM
The nuts could be a little too tight on those as well. I replaced all of mine this last fall (bolts, bushings, straps, and the Y peice.) and I'm not sure they were sticking, but they sure were creaking and popping!

Iv'e never seen what the proper torque for those is though. I just know they shouldn't be 100% tight.