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Old 07-26-2020, 06:44 PM   #1
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Wheel bearings

So I have a 274 dbh. And I was thinking that this summer I should re- grease or re pack the wheel bearings. I don't move it much, just down the mountain in the fall and up on the spring. I'll be shocked if I have put more than 1000-2000 miles total on it. Anyways I hate working on cold ground so I want to do it while it's still warm.
So my question is does anyone know what the part number for the bearings and seals. I'm pretty sure they are Dexter 3500 axles, please correct me if I'm wrong. I also believe they are easy lube axles being that they have a rubber boots at the end and a grease zerk behind the rubber boots.
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:05 PM   #2
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Lots of resources here...
https://www.dexteraxle.com/

clcik on top for RESOURCES like service manuals with part numbers... those bearings can be found on amazon among other places
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Why replace the bearings?
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:10 PM   #4
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Why replace the bearings?
doesn't everyone care a spare set in case of on-the-road middle of nowhere axle problems?

I don't believe the OP stated he was replacing his...
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If your 3,500lb axle takes the same set as most of the others, Amazon has the Timken grease seal and bearing/raceway sets (also Timken). Grease seal is #473336, and bearing sets are #17 and #4 (one is inner and the other is outer set, I forget which one is which). You will need one of all 3 for each wheel hub. All sold and shipped by Amazon, mine were all genuine Temkin when received.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001544U88

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X3EPWS

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IX99RO
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doesn't everyone care a spare set in case of on-the-road middle of nowhere axle problems?
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I do just cause..........
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Why replace the bearings?
Not necessarily replacing them but whenever I do bearings on my truck I like to have a set on hand because you never know what it's going to look like when you open up a hub. Also it's not like you will never use them at some point you will have to replace them.
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If your 3,500lb axle takes the same set as most of the others, Amazon has the Timken grease seal and bearing/raceway sets (also Timken). Grease seal is #473336, and bearing sets are #17 and #4 (one is inner and the other is outer set, I forget which one is which). You will need one of all 3 for each wheel hub. All sold and shipped by Amazon, mine were all genuine Temkin when received.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001544U88

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X3EPWS

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IX99RO
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K. I just didn't realize trailer bearings failed at that much higher rate than vehicle bearings.
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K. I just didn't realize trailer bearings failed at that much higher rate than vehicle bearings.
You still have a vehicle with tapered roller bearings in it?

Personally, first thing I did after I bought my trailer was replace all the chinese bearings and races with US made Timkens.
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You still have a vehicle with tapered roller bearings in it?

Personally, first thing I did after I bought my trailer was replace all the chinese bearings and races with US made Timkens.
I do I have at least 3 vehicles with tapered bearings, not sure if one is still considered a vehicle though....

No I do not carry spare beairnigs for our trailers. 35 plus years of plulling trailers never had one go bad on the road.

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I found them cheaper at rockauto.com. I do carry a set bearings with me.
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If your 3,500lb axle takes the same set as most of the others, Amazon has the Timken grease seal and bearing/raceway sets (also Timken). Grease seal is #473336, and bearing sets are #17 and #4 (one is inner and the other is outer set, I forget which one is which). You will need one of all 3 for each wheel hub. All sold and shipped by Amazon, mine were all genuine Temkin when received.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001544U88

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X3EPWS

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IX99RO
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I found them cheaper at rockauto.com. I do carry a set bearings with me.
Yep...me too.
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