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Old 09-03-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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Packed Wheel Bearings .. now weak brakes..

This morning I towed my TT .5 miles to a facility to have all 4 wheel bearings repacked. The brakes worked fine with the Curt Discovery Controller set at 2.5. I watched the entire repacking process to make sure that no brake magnet wires were damaged or that grease was accidentally placed on brake shoe faces.. all was fine.. Brake shous had plenty of material left as did magnet...Once reassembled I returned to the storage lot (.5 mile) but on the return, I had no or very little trailer braking at the 2.5 setting... Once in the storage lot I manually applied the brakes using the controller numerous times with very little impact.. As I gradually up'd the controller I began to feel brakes when manually applying them but no where near as positive as before. When the contoller output was set to max (10.0) the truck had a hard time moving the trailer from a stopped position when the brakes were manually applied.. BUT THIS IS AT 10 which is not normal... My thoughts are either (1), the brakes have to reseat themselves after the hubs had been removed and this could be done on a back road at speeds around 20 mph, and applying the brakes numerous times or (2), the solvent used to clean the hubs had not totally dried and will evaporate eventually and return the brakes to normal??? Just my thoughts but am looking for comments from others who might have experienced something similar... comments
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:09 PM   #2
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Sounds like your brakes need adjusted. Tightend up. Just a thought.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:20 PM   #3
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Sounds like your brakes need adjusted. Tightend up. Just a thought.
Agreed, I guess they had to back the brakes off in order to get the drum off and forgot to snug them back up.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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X3 brakes need adjusted.

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:33 PM   #5
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I'll x4 that, just for good measure.


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Old 09-04-2014, 11:27 AM   #6
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:00 PM   #7
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Did they replace the seals? Always recommended with a repack. Could possibly have leaked grease onto the pads.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:00 PM   #8
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Had to take my 5r back for brake adjustment, they would not self adjust.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:12 PM   #9
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New seals installed

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Did they replace the seals? Always recommended with a repack. Could possibly have leaked grease onto the pads.
New seals installed... am going to adjust the brakes this weekend..
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