check out the new remote control Jockey Wheel SmartBar Canegrowers rearview170 Cobb Grill Skid Row Recovery Gear Caravan Industry Association of Australia
Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Repacking the axles on the van.


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 1769
Date:
Repacking the axles on the van.


As we are about to depart on our winter journey north, I have just had the cruiser serviced.

I am now going to repack/grease the 4 hugs bearings on our van.

When did you last have your wheel bearings on the van serviced.??

Check for gas leaks and make sure all 12 volt and electrical are still in good working order.

Jay&Dee



__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 7640
Date:

The main thing is theres grease around the bearings . Tighten up . Loosen off 1/2 a turn pin and cap . Done !!

__________________
Whats out there


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 71
Date:

Whilst your in there inspect brake shoe linings for wear and grease contamination, electric brake shoe wear and drum scoring. If your repacking bearings replace axle seals. Other critical function is to check is operation of the break away coupling, the age of the coupling battery and its condition of charge. I would also be lubricating the electric brake shoe lever pivot and the points of contact for the brake shoes on the backing plate. After reassembly check hand brake operation paying attention to condition of cable and the brakes releasing.

Reassembly should involve torqueing the wheel nuts to spec and correct tyre pressures.

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
Purchase Grey Nomad bumper stickers Read our daily column, the Nomad News The Grey Nomad's Guidebook