Trailer axle spindle / hub?

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  1. Marmon110P

    Marmon110P Light Load Member

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    Hey fellas, I just bought a 2005 GD reefer that has a hub missing. By looking at it, the bearings didnt burn out as the inner races are still there and look to be in descent shape. Im looking to replace the hub, but how would I know what I need, of is there a standard on these? Its the newer style axle with the welded on trunions instead of the ubolt ones.
     
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  3. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Call the dealer with vin. They can tell you what you need. A parts house might ask for the number of the ID tag on the axle.
    Good luck
     
  4. Coal Region Deplorable

    Coal Region Deplorable Light Load Member

    If the inner races are still on the spindle that would indicate that the bearings came apart and they lost a wheel. The inner races should be part of an assembly including rollers and the cage.

    You need to get those races off of the spindle and inspect for damage to the spindle before you know what all you will need to fix it
     
  5. AModelCat

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    Nailed it
     
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  6. Coal Region Deplorable

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    I guarantee they ain't going to come off easy either. He's going to need either a cutting torch or an angle grinder, a big hammer and a punch, and some skill
     
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  7. AModelCat

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    If you're good with a torch, 2 quick cuts on each and they'll fall right off.
     
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  8. Coal Region Deplorable

    Coal Region Deplorable Light Load Member

    Yeah well with enough skill it's an easy 10 or 15 minute job to get them off. The problem is they don't sell big boxes of skill at the truck parts place.
     
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  9. Marmon110P

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    Ive been working on my own stuff for years and replaced many a wheel seal. Zip disk to get the sleeve off, no different then cutting the bearing races off with a disk. Im gonna get it all cleaned up today and see what we got. The odd part is that some of the rollers and outer bearing outside race are still there, the jam nut looks good and the threads on the end are not all mashed...
     
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  10. Coal Region Deplorable

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    I had a trash truck come in the shop one time for brakes. It had Dayton wheels so I had to pull axles and take the wheel bearings apart to get the drums off. I got the one wheel and the bearing nuts were welded to the spindle. Apparently at some point it had lost a bearing and really tore things up. You should have seen The butchery in that one once I got it apart.

    Funny thing was it belonged to a regular customer of mine, he bought the truck used and ran it for a couple years having no idea what type of butchery was inside that wheel
     
  11. Old Man

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    Might need the axle surgeon. they can put a whole new spindle on, then buy a pre loaded hub.
     
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