Trailer wheel bearing changes made easy with this simple and free tooll

Handy wheel bearing tool

Regular trailer maintenance is a must if you want to avoid getting stuck on the side of the road with a breakdown.

Launch and boat retrieval in and out of saltwater causes all sorts of damage over time and wheel bearings must be checked and changed regularly.

One of the trickiest parts of changing your wheel bearings is getting the race (or sleeve) back into the hub without damaging it.

For most home handymen like myself without a ton of expensive equipment, this is usually done with a punch – gingerly bashing it in via the very small lip.

Unfortunately you can slip and damage/scratch your brand new bearing sleeve.

In fact it’s virtually impossible not to.

BUT… I’ve got a simple virtually free tool that will make wheel bearing changes a breeze.

And I’ll show you how to make one (and use it) in this video.

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Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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  • John beasy

    Reply Reply February 9, 2018

    Hi Ryan
    Just watched your video on wheel bearing replacement
    As a mechanic I’ve done countless bearing replacements I use a bearing cup that has been cut with a a grinder which allows easy installation & then removal of the split cup easy , your method is also a easy way of installation as well
    On repacking the bearing with grease I have put a small amount of grease in the palm of my hand and wiped the bearing side sideways through the greased , which forces the grease in to the bearing do this all around the bearing & it is done then smear a small amount of grease on all internal hub surfaces and it’s done .
    For info only ,your method does the job just as well .

  • Robert Johnson

    Reply Reply February 9, 2018

    Hi Ryan, great little youtube video on how to change wheel bearings, well especially getting the sleeve back in, but l was just wondering how do you get the sleeve out in the first place.
    Thanks mate keep up the good work.

    Rob

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