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Old 01-07-2011, 02:29 PM
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Wheel bearings??

well i have an ancient 1976 circle j horse trailer, still rolls n pulls nice, but im pretty sure i have a wheel bearing going out, when im driving it'll make this terrible grinding screech noise for a few seconds then stop, then today when i was nearly home(horse in trailer) it literally hopped off the ground like the wheel had seized for a second and then started turning again. it scared the hell outta me. just making sure im on the right track... what ya'll think?
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:09 PM
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Take that sucker apart!

It would be scary to think it actually "welded" to the axle for a second and broke loose. I use one of those non-contact pyrometer laser thingys to get an idea what's going on with my trailer. After driving for a bit I point it and compare wheel/hub temps to get an early idea of trouble.

It's also a Great way to adjust trailer brakes. I put a "click" or two ON the coldest and OFF the hottest 'till they're all within 10 degrees of each other
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:21 PM
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oh i didnt mention the wiring is jacked up so most of the time my controller wont even read connected... its such a tiny trailer i dont need brakes anyway honestly..
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