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10 bolt bearing spindle question - please provide assistance!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by IGOR, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm putting my front 3/4 ton 10 bolt back together (from an 85 K20) and decided to replace the inner spindle bearing - how in the heck do I get this bearing out without destroying it -

    And also...

    How do you get the outer piece of one of these bearings out of the spindle after you've already destroyed one? /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    leadfoot067 1/2 ton status

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    to remove the inner bearing and seal without hurting it most of the time...remove the outer bearing,then put the rotor back on and one spindle nut threaded on just a bit,pull hard on the rotor,the spindle nut will hold the bearing and the inner seal on the spindle /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif then just lay the rotor on a flat surface get a long punch or drift and then u can pound out the races...i usually hurt the races when removing them...hope this helps /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    That's not the bearing I'm talking about -

    I'm not talking about the bearings in the hub -

    This particular bearing is in the backside of the inside of the spindle - right where the axleshaft goes through the spindle...

    This is my first 10 bolt rebuild - I don't think Dana 44s have this bearing...
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Use a blind end puller, then you can either slide hammer it out or flip the spindle over and use a punch to drive it out.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I just took a piece of 3/8" bar stock i had laying around, bend the last 2" or 3" at about a 10* to 15* angle and tapped it out /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    This is my first 10 bolt rebuild - I don't think Dana 44s have this bearing...

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    44's have the bearing.
    The spindles are interchangable between 10 bolt and D44- As long as you have the correct bearing hub to match the spindle.
     
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    leadfoot067 1/2 ton status

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    ohh my bad /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif.....ya my 44 has those little bearings,hehe the one i pay no attention to at all /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif...
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I just did this on my Jeep with a Dana 30 front. (the spindle looked very similar to my 10 bolt) I used a slide hammer. I took the axleshaft out of the rig. Then I put the spindle back on its bolt, but I installed 180* backward. I put the 6 spindle nuts on the studs but didn't tighten them all the way down. Just enough to get good thread contact. Then I used the 3 jaw puller on the slide hammer and they popped right out. They were 30 year old bearings and were shot, but they came right out without problem.

    Harley
     

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