How to Repack Wheel Bearings

Simple maintenance prevents the No. 1 cause of trailer breakdowns

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Slip joint pliers
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Hammer
  • Parts cleaning brush

You'll also need a seal puller, washing tub, parts brush, floor jack, jack stands, side cutters and plastic gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Marine wheel bearing grease
  • Grease seals
  • Cotter pins
  • Degreaser solution