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Old 09-18-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Wheel Bearings: max mileage?

How often or how many miles should be put on before you need to pack your wheel berrings. I have a 96 Excella. Packed them about 3,500 miles ago.
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Steve,
We have ours repacked each Spring. I, too, will be interested in the responses from the veterans and pros here.
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I am glad I decided to pack them. I have one side off right now and have found that the bottom return spring on each wheel I have off is broken. I called Airstream and they gave me the Dexter part number for them, as I could not wait for them to come to my dealer. We are going to Canada this Saturday. So NAPA has them, and they are only $1.49 each. I bought 4 anticipating the other side to be broken as well. I suppose an inspection once a year would be a good thing if you use it on the road.

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Just what I do....

.....inspect brakes, wheel bearing, (incl end play) every year. Re-pack at 10k.

Do the preventative maintenance, that should help you determine when bearing service/replacement is needed.

These are OEM bearings...


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How often or how many miles should be put on before you need to pack your wheel berrings. I have a 96 Excella. Packed them about 3,500 miles ago.
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Bearings should be repacked and the grease seals replaced every 10,000 miles, or once a year.

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