How to Change Bearings on a Triton Trailerby Cameron Easey
When the bearing on one of the wheels of your Triton trailer wears out, you will need to replace it. You will usually need to do this when the bearing wears out or has not been properly lubricated. You will need to remove its protective cap or cover to access the bearing.
Remove the grease cap from the hub by using a flat blade screwdriver to pry off the cap. You may need to place the screwdriver on the lip of the cap and tap on it with a hammer to create a gap.
Pull off the nut retainer that covers the spindle nut.
Remove the spindle nut with the socket wrench. Turn the wrench to the left to loosen the nut. Continue turning the nut to the left to remove it from the spindle.
Pull off the spindle washer located behind the spindle nut. Use the ends of your fingers to pull the washer off of the spindle.
Pull the old bearing out from the inside of the hub.
Place a small amount of grease in the palm of your hand. Press the new bearing down into the grease to force the grease into the bearing.
Repeat step 6 while rotating the bearing until the bearing has been completely filled with grease. Add more grease to your hand as needed.
Insert the greased bearing back into the hub.
Set the spindle washer back in place and then replace the spindle nut. Tighten the spindle nut with the socket wrench.
Replace the retainer nut and then set the grease cap back on the hub and use a hammer to tap it back in place.
Things You'll Need
- Flat blade screwdriver
- Socket wrench
- If you do not completely cover the bearing with grease, it will wear out sooner and need to be replaced again.
Cameron Easey has over 15 years customer service experience, with eight of those years in the insurance industry. He has earned various designations from organizations like the Insurance Institute of America and LOMA. Easey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Western Michigan University.