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Old 06-02-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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Major help needed , wheels seized while driving!!

Hi guys

62 globetrotter had a heart attack today lol. I don't know where to start.
Was towing it... Started to hear grinding... Obviously thinking bearings right away.
Then I heard what sounded like a bar drop on the ground (nothing dropped on the ground, just what it sounded like)
My wheels locked up, had
To get it on dollies and tow it back to the place. I haven't gotten into it yet, but when I jacked it up, something is seriously wrong... As I'm jacking it, inside the big hub, that sound keeps coming as it's going up, sounding like a bar dropping on the floor.

Can someone tell me about these axles? Obviously that hub needs to come off...is it just those rusty 4 bolts that hold the cover on? I'm guessing needing a nice sledge to break it as there's a lot of rust on there.

Any and I mean ANY help would be great. The tires will not soon at all in either direction.


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Old 06-02-2015, 09:44 PM   #2
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Wheels plural?

Or one wheel?

If plural, it is almost certain that your brakes locked. (Breakaway switch?)

It would be extraordinary odds for two wheels to fail at the same time.

The magnets clanking on the drum surface can make a clang of sorts, but not something you would hear from the drivers seat.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:51 PM   #3
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I jacked up the one side that I know was really messing up, and she's locked.... Haven't jacked up the other side yet....

Isn't the leaf spring style it's got the dura torque, I think it's the first year??

What would you start with? Take off the big hub cover and have a peak? Is there any tension type stuff in there to be aware of? I haven't opened up the axle housing on her before. Any ideas where to start? Got too dark out, will give her all day tomorrow.





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Old 06-02-2015, 09:57 PM   #4
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Forgot to add this is def the original axle has not been updated or replaced


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Old 06-02-2015, 10:01 PM   #5
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You must pull the hub.. place a big pan underneath to catch all the junk that falls out.

No way to 'know' but sounds to me like either a 'brake' locked up or came loose inside the brake drum.... but, as you pull off the hub I bet you will find the bearings loose and dropping into the pan you thoughtfully placed underneath.
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As J Morgan said check the breakaway first.
Jack it up and start removing the hubs. You may have to back off the brake shoes to remove the hub. Also watch to see how much the axle drops when jacking.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:09 PM   #7
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Ahhhh man
Sounding like a job I haven't tackled before

In good with tools. Anybody have a link on these old assemblies and how they are put together?

I'm guessing needing to pack new bearings. Just not sure how to check these brakes etc. would like to read up on them to understand them a bit.

Thanks for all the quick responses!!


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Sounds like long past new axle time. I used Colin Hyde in New York for my new Bambi II axle.
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As far as the breakaway switch goes, I don't have a controller. Just pulled it with my big truck.... No electric breakers or controller. Is that what's being referred to?


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Hahaha except I'm in Vancouver Canada!!


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The breakaway switch is a totally different thing. It sets the brakes if the hitch fails. Jim
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Time for new axle

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Sounds like long past new axle time. I used Colin Hyde in New York for my new Bambi II axle.
Me too. He will drop ship the axle to you.
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Colin can send you a new axel assembly anywhere. You will get brakes, bearings, drums and new axle for less trouble then trying to fix what's wrong with yours.
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Sounds like long past new axle time. I used Colin Hyde in New York for my new Bambi II axle.
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Colin can send you a new axel assembly anywhere. You will get brakes, bearings, drums and new axle for less trouble then trying to fix what's wrong with yours.
Agree 100%
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