Last updated on August 23rd, 2019 at 01:02 pm
3.2mm x 25mm axle split pin to suit all axles up to 1450kg. Bend half of the split pin forward across the end of the axle. The other half or shorter half should be bend back towards the bearing.
Ensure when bending 1/2 pins back towards the bearing, the pin is flat on the axle nut and not sticking into the bearing itself.
Axle split pins are an essential part of the axle assembly. Without the humble split pin, the entire hub assembly and wheel will detach from your trailer or caravan.
Where to insert the split pin is a common question. Tighten the axle nut until it can be tightened no more, then back of the axle nut to the 1st castellation and insert the split pin.