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Old 08-04-2016   #1
 
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Trailer hub question

I have bearing buddies on my hubs and just greased them. I have one side that looks perfect but one side that "spins" out the grease onto the rim. Both wheels freely spin and there is almost no play in either one as well. There's still grease in the hub of the one that spins it out but I'm thinking there's some issue.

Anyone have this problem? Guidance? Pull it all apart and repack it by hand?

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The inner seal is bad.


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Yep. If you posted a pic I would probably say ..... " it looks like you blew a seal"
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The inner seal is bad.
Ok - thanks. How does grease get to the outside of the rim from a bad inner seal?

Also - I assume I can replace just the inner seal without replacing the entire bearing or is it best to just replace the whole shebang?
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So is this on the outside of the wheel or inside? Outside of the wheel it's likely that the bearing buddy it'self isn't sealing tightly into the hub. It's either loose or there is a defect/ding/etc on either the hub or the bearing buddy. If the greese is on the inside of the wheel, I'd agree you blew a seal.
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These can help stop grease on the outside of wheels.


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Grease in on the outside of the wheel (rim). There is no grease leaking from the bearing buddy or on the shaft what so ever. I'll take a better look tonight and see if I can see where it's leaking from.
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These can help stop grease on the outside of wheels.


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Already installed on both wheels. Still grease on outside of wheel rim.
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Heh. Blew a seal. Said the walrus.
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Heh. Blew a seal. Said the walrus.
No, it was just mayonaise.
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