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    Go learn things, Well I learned things, The tracker trailer that came with the boat does not have a seal on the berings, After replacing the hub,and beirings on the right side I pulled the left side, and no seal holding in the berings, just a big flat washer, humm guess that is how they do it, anyway it was fine, lost of grease. go figure

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    The seal goes in the back side of the hub.
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    My tracker toon trailer has rear seals. In the hub as "G" said.

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    the new bering kit had two seals. now what

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    Seals are good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beagle man View Post
    the new bering kit had two seals. now what
    Probably a extra one in case you buggared one up installing.

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    G two seals, one big for the back, one small for the front.

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    You should have a cup washer with rubber ring "seal" for the side that goes toward the boat. The place it "rides" on the axle must be smooth so it does not damage the rubber. The other side just has a washer. It's the cap thats driven on the hub that provides the water seal on that side. It should be full of grease but not so much it fills the cap completely full. If it does when you drive on the cap it will build enough pressure to push out the seal or the cap will push off when it expands some.

    If you need too sand the spot with some 400 to 600 grit wet dry paper where the rubber sets on the metal axle. That rubber is spinning on the spindle shaft and must be smooth.

    When your wheels are under water hopefully no or very little water will enter the bearing housing. But we use waterproof grease to help with a little water intrusion. But too much water can wash out the bearings.The water and heat and rust can cause the grease to lose its stability and properties.

    Many times the bearing can start to go bad...builds heat...softens seal maybe makes it tear or wear lose..when you back in water hole thing cools causing a bit of a vacuum in the hub taking in more water than we want. Since the seal is damaged the now somewhat thin grease gets slung out.

    So sometimes it's not the seal goes bad but bearing goes bad and damages seal and its all bad from there.

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    Tighten the assembly a little and spin the wheel...continue to tighten the assembly until the wheel does not spin freely...this is "loading the bearing". Now...back off just enough to free it and find the spot the pin will fit a hole in the spindle. Not to tight...not too loose...just right.

    Tap on your dust cap to get it started and then use a 2x4 and place it on the cap or bearing buddy and drive it on with a big rubber mallet or heavy hammer with light blows until it seats. It's more technique than anything I can drive one on with about anything ...I like a board and a heavy rubber mallet. The board spreads out the force of the blow. It should be pretty tight to drive on so it will stay and seal out water.


    Pardon me if you have some unusual setup I don't want to mislead you. But I have fixed hundreds of these things and everyone I ever worked on was basically like shown and used the same basic procedure. With the exception of the ones with holes in the spindle that allow you to pump grease inside the spindle to the bearing filling it from back to front

    They do make a seal called "double lipped"...I always try to buy one of those when I can. They just seal better with two lips. I usually have to order them...

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