What kind of grease should be used for wheel bearings repacking?
Our top pick for the best wheel bearing grease is the Royal Purple Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease. It’s a general-purpose grease with a high-temperature tolerance and water resistance properties. It can be used on boat trailers, motor vehicles, and household appliances.
Do you need to pack wheel bearings with grease?
Properly greased bearings dissipate heat, alleviate the friction and weight on your wheels, and enable smooth motion over thousands of miles. But that grease eventually breaks down or dries up — and does so faster in dry or dirty conditions — so it’s necessary to repack your bearings every so often.
Is EP2 grease OK for wheel bearings?
EP2 lithium grease is best used for applications that involve a wide range of temperatures and high/extreme pressure conditions. It is also great for the wheel bearings of conventional and disc brakes where conventional grease can and will usually melt.
How do you repack bearings with bearing grease?
Repack bearings with bearing grease, install rear hub bearing and rear seal, along with generous amount of bearing grease in hub and a little on spindle until hub is back on then you can apply some more. Continue assembling front greased/packed bearing, etc., reverse order as came apart.
How to repack wheel bearings for drum brakes?
Follow these steps to repack the wheel bearings for drum brakes: 1 Jack up the car and remove a wheel. Use jack stands for safety! 2 If you have a hubbed drum, pry the grease cap off the end of the hub, remove the cotter pin, and slide the castellated nut or nut-lock-and-nut combination off the spindle. Skip this step if you have a floating drum.
Do you put Lube on rear axle bearings?
Rear axle bearing grease or gear lube??? No. Most people call them the wheel bearings, and they should be repacked with wheel bearing grease every two or three years. If you repack them yourself, then you can tell if they are loosey-goosey and need replacing.
How to clean and repack wheel bearings and lug nuts?
Step 3: Remove the wheel from the hub. After the vehicle is raised, start on one side and complete the side before moving onto the other. The first step here is to remove the wheel from the hub. Use an impact wrench and socket or a star wrench to remove the lug nuts from the wheel.
Can you clean and repack wheel bearings at the same time?
In order to remove the wheel bearings, clean them, and repack them with grease, you’ll have to make sure the vehicle is raised and that you have plenty of room to work under and around the entire wheel hub. It’s always a good idea to clean and repack wheel bearings on the same axle the same day or during the same service.
Is the rear axle bearing grease or gear Lube?
If your new grease is white, the old grease will be black, so it’s easy to tell when all the old black grease is outta there. Smokey, according to my service manual, the rear wheel bearings are lubed by gear oil from the axle, NOT by grease.
How do you get grease out of wheel bearings?
To do a good job repacking the wheel bearings, you must force new greese up inside the bearings, which forces out the old grease. You can do it by hand, but using a simple wheel bearing packer tool makes it a relatively easy job.
What kind of bearings did Harley Davidson use?
Up until 1999, the motor company used conventional, serviceable Harley wheel bearings. These were high quality bearings made by Timken. They were packed with grease and set against a bearing race with a wheel bearing seal on the outside end of the wheel hub to block out the elements and seal in grease.