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Trailer Safety Instructions: Axles & Suspensions Mobile App

The Trailer Safety Instructions: Axles & Suspensions mobile app provides detailed checklists for bearing adjustment and wheel hubs & seals maintenance as well as check end play. The app is designed to be used by experienced professionals. Give yourself access to this critical safety information - right from your smartphone or tablet.

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    The goal is to achieve proper end play in the wheel-end equipment.

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    On trailers with manual bearing adjustment, end play is done by tightening, then backing off the ...

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    End play must be between 0.

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    If end play is incorrect after following these procedures, corrections must be made by backing th...

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    Note: If tires are mounted on the wheels, wedge a pry bar under the tire to make the following pr...

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    To check end play:

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    D.

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    Double Nut Manual Bearing Adjustment Procedure

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    Install the adjusting nut so that the pin on the nut faces away from the wheel-end equipment.

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    Completely loosen the nut, then tighten it to 50 lb-ft (68 N•m) while rotating the hub or spoke ...

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    Loosen the nut ¼ turn.

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    Install the lockwasher.

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    If the pin and hole are still not aligned, slightly adjust the parts to align them.

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    Install the jam nut.

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    Check the end play as noted above.

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    Install the lockwasher and jam nut.

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    Install the setscrew in the lockwasher.

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    Oil-Lubricated Wheel Ends

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    Rockwell trailer axle wheel ends most commonly have a designation of APIGL-5 (American Petroleum...

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    Along with the GL-5 oils listed, oils with API grades GL-1, GL-2, GL-3 and GL-4 can also be used...

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    Oil viscosity should be appropriate for the climate in which the axle is used.

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    B.

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    Do not use thinning agents such as kerosene, gasoline, or other solvents that will lower the vis...

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    Because contaminated lubricants can quickly wear internal wheel components, clean lubricants mus...

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