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Identifying Nature of Damage to Trailer Spindle


I just need to know if the damaged ring on spindle is part of spindle or part of bearing seat see pics. how to fix.


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Thank you for providing the clear photo of your trailer spindle. Based on the picture it appears that the race for the inner bearing is still stuck on the spindle and shows some signs of scoring damage.
Perhaps the inner bearing was damaged and the heat created caused the race to become fused to the spindle.

I do not recommend trying to repair this spindle. The effort needed to remove that race will likely cause more damage. It will be safer to replace the spindle.

Spindles should be installed by a qualified welder or trailer specialist since they must be welded on perfectly straight.

You'll need to know the bearings used on your spindle in order to select replacement spindles, bearing, races, seals, etc. If your bearings are the same L44649/L68149 as used in the kit # BK2-100 that you referenced you can use round spindle # TRU84FR.

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