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High-quality, tapered roller bearing is designed for high-speed use. Replacement part uses industry-standard number.
Video of Replacement Trailer Hub Bearing - L68149
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Today on This Old Trailer were going to show you how to repack the wheel bearings on a disc brake set-up. We have already gone ahead and removed our wheel and tire from the trailer. We began by removing the dust cap off the end of the axle. We will need to remove our caliper bracket. We will undo the two bolts here on the back side, where we can then undo the bracket and set it off to the side. We will also go ahead and remove the outside brake pad.
Now here in the center of the axle, where we removed the dust cap, we will need to clean the grease off so that we can see the cotter pin. We will then remove the cotter pin and the nut stop where we can now undo the nut with a pair of channel locks. This nut should not be very tight. After removing the nut, we can go ahead and pull the hub of our axle off. Now you will notice with the hub off that our spindle is exposed.
We can go ahead and clean the spindle off and make sure that its in good working order. We will make sure that it does not have any scratches or nicks in the seal surfaces as well as on the bearing surfaces. With that done we will move over here to our hub where we can remove the bearing from the outside. Now when removing the bearing we will also be pulling out the flat washer. We can go ahead and set them off to the side.
Leave the flat washer with the bearing just to indicate which side that bearing came from. We will now flip the hub over where you will notice there is a seal. This grease seal will need to be removed. Now when removing the seal you will probably damage it, but its a good idea to go ahead and replace them anyway. There are several ways to remove a grease seal. You can use a large screwdriver or pry bar.
You can use a seal remover tool or you can use a hammer and a punch. Now these seals are a tight fit so they will require some work to get them out. Once the seals removed we can go ahead and remove the bearing and set it off to the side. We will now clean all the grease out of our hub. We will be using Brake-Clean to help break down the grease so that we can remove it from the hub. We will also want to inspect the bearing races here and on the other side here. Again we will want to make sure that the races are in one piece without any cracks, chips, or scars in them. Now that we have confirmed our races are good, we will set our hub off to the side. We will now take the bearings and clean each individual bearing using Brake-Clean and some shop towels. We will go ahead and clean up the nut and the nut stop as well, getting as much of the old grease out of the way as possible. Now we have got both bearings, the flat washer, our nut, and nut stop all cleaned up. We have got our new seal. We will begin by repacking the wheel bearings. Now there are several ways to repack wheel bearings. We are going to go ahead and use a bearing repack tool, as this does seem to get the job done the best. Now to use a bearing repacker, we will go ahead and place the bearing into the tool and bring the cone down over the bearing. Well then apply pressure and allow the grease to come out the backside of the bearing. We can then remove the cone and the bearing and make sure that the grease surrounds all bearing surfaces. We can then drop it into our hub here on the backside. With that done were ready to install our new grease seal. We will place the seal into position and using a ball-peen hammer well lightly tap it into place. Now that the seal is in place well flip our hub over and repack the outside bearing and install it into the hub. With that done well take our hub assembly and slide it over the spindle of our axle into place. We can then install our flat washer and our nut using the channel locks to lightly snug the nut down. We will put the nut stop on and using a new cotter pin well slide it into place and bend it around. With that done we can reinstall our bearing cap dust cover. We will now reinstall our brake caliper. That will complete the process of repacking wheel bearings on a trailer with disc brakes.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (51 Customer Reviews)High-quality, tapered roller bearing is designed for high-speed use. Replacement part uses industry-standard number.
by: Steve S.02/09/2014
Product arrived faster than anticipated. Haven't actually installed yet, but quality looks good. They are Chinese but what isn't. I could have paid three times the price for the same thing locally. I've already recommended Etrailer to a friend. Thanks. 116120
by: Martin J.08/12/2016
Want to help out the next customer looking for the bearing, cups, and seals for 2000-01 tracker trailstar trailer. 1st you have to dismantle one of the hubs and see what trailstar decided to put in there the day they built it. You will find the rear cups and seals are considered "Special for some reason". Not a problem for etrailer, they have them in stock and the quality is excellent and are exact replacements. The parts I had to order were cup L68110, cup L44610, seal 168233, bearing L68149 and bearing L44649. Oh yeah, customer service should get a 10 star review. I had an issue with shipping co. because of new driver in my area. Etrailer got all up in their business for me and I didn't have to do anything. Customer service also called me the next day to see if everything was delivered and satisfactory. We need more companys like etrailer.com . Excellent!! 282938
by: Martin J.06/27/2015
Want to help out the next customer looking for the bearing, cups, and seals for 2000-01 tracker trailstar trailer. 1st you have to dismantle one of the hubs and see what trailstar decided to put in there the day they built it. You will find the rear cups and seals are considered "Special for some reason". Not a problem for etrailer, they have them in stock and the quality is excellent and are exact replacements. The parts I had to order were cup L68110, cup L44610, seal 168233, bearing L68149 and bearing L44649. Oh yeah, customer service should get a 10 star review. I had an issue with shipping co. because of new driver in my area. Etrailer got all up in their business for me and I didn't have to do anything. Customer service also called me the next day to see if everything was delivered and satisfactory. We need more companys like etrailer.com . Excellent!! 207787
by: Glen C.05/01/2014
Ordered trailer bearings and bearing buddies for RV. Fast shipping, items priced below anything retail nearby, looked to be good quality. Bearing buddies install went smoothly. Definitely will be repeat customer! Thanks! 128465
Bearings and seals in stock, delivered fast and exactly what I needed. Thank You for your great customer service..... ready to transport my boat 1000 miles to Florida....Jim 87065
Low price and fast delivery. My local auto parts store quoted $115 for one of these $2.95 bearings! 107535
by: Rusty O.07/21/2013
Good product - quick shipping - great pricing and customer service! 90713
by: Scott F.06/10/2014
The right part the first time. Need time to rate the bearings. 134880
Bearings are equivalent to the ones that you'll buy at any local trailer shop, however they were included with the specific brake drums that I purchased from etrailer so it was a no brainer! I needed them and they did the trick. I have done many bearing repacking jobs, however for the first timer, etrailer offers great videos on how to pack, install and tighten bearings. I watched the videos just for the heck of it and I can say they offer good solid advice. 279387
by: Howard A.09/10/2016
I have received another great product form etrailer. The product was exactly what was needed and the delivery time was great. The price on these bearings was the best I found and because of the low price I was able to change out both inner and outer bearings on my car hauler trailer. Will definetly use them again. 293404
Product worked great, just returned home from a 600 mile trip and the bearings worked great. This was my first time doing a bearing replacement and the website videos made the job easy for me. As long as I own a travel trailer, I will be shopping here.?? 177765
Ordered and received bearing with seals. Upon delivery and thorough inspection before install I found a bearing lip slightly crushed. Appeared to still work. Be sure to inspect before installation. Other than this all else was ok. 308705
by: Art M10/17/2016
I got exactly what I needed,.... (as opposed to what I originally wanted!....; ) Thanks to a knowledgeable agent......... All parts are perfect replacements to the originals......Thank You Emily..... U R The BEST! 308889
by: Roger F.10/12/2016
I gave 4 stars only because not part was not US manufactured unlike OEM part. eTrailer.com carried parts for my old 1992 Rangertrail boat trailer that I was not able to easily purchase. 305846
All the bearings, races, and seals I have purchased from etrailer have been good quality and have never failed. I have used them in my travel trailer for many years. 301537
by: Dale W.08/03/2015
Excellent quick problem free parts at a very good price. Repacked wheel bearings on a boat trailer with no problems. Received order quick! 216372
by: Robert H10/06/2016
Still going strong. Was the right part. Took a long time to install the first time since I was a newbie but should be faster from now on. 303731
by: Patrick P10/06/2016
Product arrived as promised. Prefit to make sure item was proper fit. Applied grease and installed. Working great so far. 304077
Quick delivery..... kit convenient and gives you everything. If replacing one bearing , do it right and replace them all. 129484
by: Hugh J.09/04/2016
My order was delivered complete and actually sooner than expected. Products, service, and prices all excellent. 291627
by: JIM E06/18/2015
Wheel bearings and grease seals more than met my expectations for use in conjunction with our Airstream trailer 204381
by: Mark S06/22/2015
Just what I needed. Easy ordering, fast shipping,great product. I would recommend etrailer to everyone. 206193
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Shipping was exactly as promised. Thank you for a great experience. 253365
by: dave allen11/17/2014
everything was right and kim was very helpful . I will keep u in mind for all my needs 161318
What I needed. Easy to find by matching number off of one I replaced. 219463
timely service . Product delivered as ordered. Easy installation. 103012
The products I received worked as promised, at a great price. 146933
by: john weicki07/08/2016
I got it on time and it fit good I would buy it agan. 269619
Was as described happy with order and shipment time 218114
Part was as good as the Originals I was replacing. 292014
by: Carl m03/17/2015
Bought as spare so have not installed this yet. 178892
by: rob b07/12/2012
got just what i needed in great time. well done 47694
Good quality and correct part. Fast shi pping. 220782
Exactly what I ordered. Very quick deli very. 79325
by: Bill H.10/04/2013
bearing matches original and fits perfe ctly 102615
Had products in stock at reasonable pri ce. 285625
by: Mike M11/04/2013
Perfect replacement for my bad bearing 106244
by: richard allen04/09/2014
product performs as it was intended. 124417
by: Bob S09/01/2016
Great to deal with fast shopping 290485
by: Joe T11/06/2014
Fits perfect. Quality product 159635
Perfect fit, great product. 212809
Perfect fit, great product. 212808
by: Eric G.09/25/2016
Fit perfect. Great price. 299765
by: gary d.09/14/2016
bearing is ok-fits race ok 294697
by: john c05/08/2013
seem to be good bearings. 79353
Works good, price great 247547
by: Mark L07/15/2014
Great for the price 141319
by: Paul c04/24/2014
Just what I needed 127208
by: Mark P08/09/2016
As advertised 281786
by: steve w.02/01/2016
perfect fit 236736
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