Bearings on '97 25' Safari
Possible problem on the driver side front axle spindle as bearings were close to seizing. The same bearings caught fire 2 years ago.
The bearings were supposedly greased, why would they lie (? haha), about 7-10,000 thousand miles prior to the fire. It's been about the same or 8-10,000 miles since the last grease before today. The mechanic said they were near blowing out.
I saw the little bearings lying on the ground and he also took a picture to show me the worn spindle someone tried to fix smooth out with sand paper.
The left side or passenger side was fine. He says check them for play every 5,000 miles.
Does this sound familiar to anyone???
He also must have a college tuition payment due, as he suggested going from the 14" rims to 15" rims. I always wanted more clearance anyway, so good timing. After checking older rim threads it sounds like it's possible on this trailer. Does anyone agree or dis-agree.
Plus the mechanic recommends Goodyear Endurance. The online reviews seem to also agree.
Thanks for all input,
Quote: "I'M AGAINST THE MAN WHO SKINS THE LAND"