United Axle spindles are threaded into the axle tube allowing spindles to be easily installed and removed – making them replaceable and serviceable! United Axle is leading the axle industry in the this cutting-edge technology. UA Service Centers like Trailer Services of West Texas offer truck owners the best when it comes to spindle replacement. The innovative proprietary United Axle process for spindle replacement is not only affordable but, also quickly completed on-site in under three hours.
The majority of roadside breakdowns are tire related. Properly identifying bad spindles can help prevent you from becoming part of this statistic. Red flags to watch out for include: metal shavings in hub oil, wheel seal leaking, or hub hot to the touch after driving distances. Running a truck on bad bearings increases the chance of damaging the spindle. Once damage has occurred options are limited. Either entire axle will need replaced or spindle replacement. United Axle has revolutionized the replacement spindles and process.
The first step in the replacement process is the remove the old damaged spindle. We can then smooth and clean up the axle tube in preparation for the new threaded spindle.
After axle tube is prepared, the bushing is machined to custom fit the axle tube. Once the precise size has been achieved, the axle tube can now be threaded to accept the new spindle replacement. It is then threaded into the axle tube and torqued down to specifications.
Once the spindle is threaded in and torqued down, our technician can make the final weld. This will seal the axle housing for drives and air suppression systems. Once our spindle technician has completed the spindle replacement, the vehicle is ready for wheel assembly.