Originally Posted by precorguy
ok, picked up a grease gun, a few tubes of grease, jacked the trailer up and greased away - i had no idea how easy that was --- drove around and when i came back, i had one wheel that was very warm --- regreased it --- and after my second drive --- everything was cool and fine.
You may have found your warmer hub problem or not.
Check and if everything stays cool on all 4 hubs, then OK all is fine.
However, if there was grease in there to start with, you added more, drove around the block, (maybe a few miles) one hub was warmer then there rest does not seem to fit the normal pattern.
If all continues to come up A OK and the same temps on all 4 hubs, then all is good.
However the trick in hub temps is to figure out what is bearing heat and what is brake heat. It is very difficult some times to sort out.
1 brake being adjusted tighter then the other 3 will brake first as it will grab first and work harder then the rest. It will then create more heat then the other 3 and heat up the hub and drum.
The best way I have found to sort out brake heat from bearing heat is on a highway trip. Towing down the highway at 50 mph or so for about 20 miles and then on purpose gently pulling into a rest stop and not doing a lot of TT braking, get out and check hubs for heat. If all 4 are even and do not burn up your handÖ. then good, the bearings are doing well.
Driving in stop and go traffic or even around the block several times doing stops and starts works the brakes and creates heat. What you feel after this, may be more brake heat then bearing heat.
If you find you have a hot drum or need more on this, let us know. Glad to help
And congrats on the grease job. Good work and good for you.
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