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How to Remove Bearing Races on a Trailer Hub


I removed the hub from the spindle, removed the bearings but the races seem to be built into the hub. Are they?

asked by: Jerry

Expert Reply:

The bearing races on a trailer hub, like the Trailer Hub Assembly, part # 8-258-5UC1, are removable, they are not built into the hub. I am including a link to a FAQ page on wheel bearings, races, and seals. Also, a link to a video of removing and reinstalling bearings, races, and seals. It will show, starting at the 2 minute and 5 second mark, how to remove a bearing race.

You might also try to rent from an auto parts store a bearing/race removal and installation tool, or you might see if the auto parts store can remove the races for you.

expert reply by: Jeff D

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