I can't see the bearing getting tighter, will they ? .... in my previous checks they were all same temperature, well more or less, nothing to alarm me ...
I guess it is one of these three :
Lack of grease ....
Brakes started to stick and are dragging ...
Bearings are shot for some reason .....(lack of grease most probably)
My plan of action is,
Grease the heck out of all four ....
Take her for a 15 minute ride and stop without using brakes
Measure the temperature and make comparisons ... (I purchased a temperature reader)
- if the front temperatures are higher, take apart the front bearing and do whatever is needed.
- if the temperature is more or less same for all four, it is not bearings
take her for another ride and use the brakes liberally and take a temperature
- if the front temperature is higher it is the brakes, take care of it.
- if the temperature is more or less the same, all it needed was some grease.
Of course latest next spring I have to take the whole thing apart and check regardless because of this ...
How does it sound ?
Originally Posted by herk7769
The bearings may be "over tight" or you could have dragging brakes on that axle.