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Old 08-07-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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Noise from axles on Primetime LaCrosse

I have a squealing noise coming from my 2013 Lacrosse. Sounds like a wheel bearing. Check the temperature by hand and one is extremely hot. It's not locked up. Whether I am on my brakes or not the noise is the same.


Can I get away with greasing it? Or seek a professional?

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Old 08-07-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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Jack it up and pop the wheel an see if it is loose. Maybe you can just tighten the hub, but I doubt it. if it heated up a lot, you'd be better off pulling the hub and inspecting the bearings and brakes to see whats wrong. OR let a professional do it. I would not go very far in that condition.


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Old 08-07-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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Thanks. I have called a mobile rv tech for tomorrow. We are at a campground without the correct tools to disassemble.

I am surprised that 2013 model having bearing issues. I doubt I have ever traveled more than 3000 miles total.

But I guess we will see.


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Old 08-07-2014, 09:29 PM   #4
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I'm not surprised by anything with an RV any more. You might have gotten a drum with extremely little grease packed in it or a bad bearing\incorrectly seated right from assembly. It's smart to have it addressed right at the campground. I'm hoping for your sake the squealing wasn't a result of a seized bearing and a spun bearing race. That would gouge the axle surface, possibly requiring replacement.
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It wasn't a constant noise or squealing . And I was only 3 miles from the campground when I heard it, so hopefully all is well.

Best have them all checked while the tech is looking.


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Then maybe you have a pebble jammed up there between the brake linings and the drum. Inspection will reveal.
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Well good news not a bearing. The spring adjuster broke then grenaded everything inside, adjuster and all.

So new brakes and repack fixed it.
Just a one in a million chance I guess.


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Old 08-08-2014, 10:05 AM   #8
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Glad to see it's a (relatively) easy fix for ya...but dang that was a NEAT mechanic!

LOL, looks like a surgical unit.

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Yes happy it's all good.!!!
Now back to camping.


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No kidding it's clean. Not a dab of grease anywhere. When I do brakes\bearings I have grease, dust, rust everywhere.
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