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Raven386
01-16-2008, 05:41 PM
the driver side, rear tire on my carry-on tandem axle is knocking, it happens while driving. also when you push on the tire it moves slightly. Any ideas? hopefully something simple like re-greasing of the axles?

MuleCutter
01-16-2008, 06:32 PM
the driver side, rear tire on my carry-on tandem axle is knocking, it happens while driving. also when you push on the tire it moves slightly. Any ideas? hopefully something simple like re-greasing of the axles?

did you make sure the lugs were tight???

DFLS
01-16-2008, 11:09 PM
Yes check the lugs - I lost a wheel last year on the driver's side it came off the trailer while going about 35 mph crossed the yellow line and hit an Audi Quattro in the left front and bounced up in the air back onto my side of the road and rolled down the hill. Did about $3500.00 damage to the Audi ( fender, headlight, hood, radiator, windshield washer system, power steering system) , it was a pretty big dent for only a wheel but wheel + tire is heavy and it was going 35 mph and the Audi probably 40 mph in opposite direction. VERY loud bang sounded like tire exploded. There was no damage to my tire though I put it back on, luckily the lug nuts from my lazer fit my trailer. Could also be the nut that holds the hub on the axle ( the one with the cotter pin) it should have a little play but not enough to make noise.

2k1yzfr1
01-16-2008, 11:22 PM
You are way past just greasing your axles (via the grease zerk if you have one.) Your hubs need to be pulled off and the bearings need to be repacked or replaced. If it is that loose I wouldn't pull it another mile until you get it fixed or it will be alot more costly.

Raven386
01-16-2008, 11:36 PM
yea it just started happening the last clean-up then it got put away for the winter. so it hasnt been driven, all the lugs are tight too. I guess i will be pulling the hubs off this week. maybe tomorrow. Where can i get them and how much are bearings? unfortunetley this trailer does not have fittings, they have to be re-packed. i suppose it is about time for that anyways.

Raven386
01-17-2008, 12:24 AM
okay i found the bearings... how the heck do i find out what size i need? i looked at carry-on's website and couldnt find anything. its a 6x14 carry-on tandem with 3500# axles.

MHM
01-17-2008, 12:55 AM
most bearings have numbers on them. Take a set to a good parts store. Also look at the races.

grass_cuttin_fool
01-17-2008, 08:36 AM
yes if you replace the bearing then replace the race also. I would add a set of bearing buddys to the axle also so you can grease them from time to time....its not a cure for re-packing bearings but it does make the interval go longer between re-packs

wayne

Raven386
01-17-2008, 09:35 AM
okay.... whats the "race"?

MarcSmith
01-17-2008, 09:48 AM
a race is the part the bearing rollers rests on. you will also need to press in/out the old/new bearings.

http://www.rverscorner.com/bearing1.html

it almost sound like the castle nut loosened up a bit on you...

Landrus2
01-17-2008, 09:50 AM
OK first I would check your castle nut then I would move to your bearings most likely your problem lies here :drinkup:

Raven386
01-17-2008, 09:56 AM
so i would need to pick up something like this? http://www.etrailer.com/p-BK1-100.htm

Raven386
01-17-2008, 09:57 AM
thanks for that link Marc i was looking for something like that!

Raven386
01-17-2008, 09:58 AM
thank you joesimoes2 !! and everyone else for all your help!

Landrus2
01-17-2008, 09:59 AM
Was it that bad?:drinkup:

MarcSmith
01-17-2008, 10:33 AM
you coudl to any car place. Pep boys, ect. and pick up a set of tapered roller bearings that match.....and a new cotter pin for about 15-20 bucks. you'll need to grease the bearings and such...

But check the castle nut first, and if you put the new bearing on, the castle nut is not supposed to be "gorilla tight".

Raven386
01-17-2008, 10:36 AM
thanks! i think i will go out there in a bit and take a look at it. any special tools i should bring with me? any tips or tricks anyone knows of to get it done?

Raven386
01-17-2008, 05:16 PM
ended up being the castle nut was really loose.

Raven386
01-17-2008, 05:17 PM
thanks for everyones help!!

MarcSmith
01-17-2008, 05:37 PM
did you put a new cotter pin in place...the castle nut wont' "work itself" loose with a cotter pin in place and I have seen plenty of old reused cotter pins break.

Its possible you still could have damaged the bearings....Its still may not be a bad idea to swap out the bearing on that wheel...

Raven386
01-17-2008, 05:50 PM
:hammerhead:dang it ! i put it all back together ! :laugh:

Raven386
01-17-2008, 05:52 PM
there was plenty of grease in there. i guess i have a project for next week.

Raven386
01-18-2008, 01:35 AM
how many miles until they suggest to change bearings?

Raven386
01-19-2008, 01:20 AM
how about a quick bump...

grass_cuttin_fool
01-19-2008, 11:33 AM
Hard to say....I replace bearings when they are clean you can see the metal flaking from the rollers or pits in the bearings....also if they have been hot they will be dicolored and streaked looking

wayne