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10 bolt inner bearing shot, rotor will not come off, what to do?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sample, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. Sample

    Sample 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, the inner bearing is toast. I cannot get the rotor off. I tried pounding, prying , both at the same time, and wd 40. What can I do to get it off?

    I am on a tight budget, so an axle swap is out of the question..


    Chris
     
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    white-rhyno 1/2 ton status

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    I had the outside bearing freeze on me. Had a guy at work cut it out with torches. Had to replace the spindle, hub and both bearings. But sence it is on the inside, i dunno if torches will reach back there.
     
  3. Sample

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    Yeah, I don't think a torch will help in my situation. There is no way to remove the entire spindle with rotor and all attached is there?
     
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    Nope. I'd torch the whole hub and rotor off, then unbolt the spindle.
     
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    I don't want to sound like I'm doubting you, but I would think that you should be able to get the rotor off since it is the inner bearing. Maybe try something like a heavy weight and a piece of chain fastened to the lugs and give it a big jerk. Of course, everything might be junk anyway, but since you are on a tight budget, it might be nice to see if anything was salvageable.
     
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    Does the hub spin at all or is it welded to the spindle?
    Something should let go, the seal may be holding it in.
    I have had to rig up a puller to get hubs off.
     
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    Are you supposed to take the brake caliper off before removing the rotor?















    J/K


    Th rotor does move, I can actually pull it out about 2 inches before it won't move any further. All locknuts, snap rings an other locking devices have been removed. Everytime I hit it with the hammer a ton of metal powder falls to the garage floor.
     
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    If it moves it should come off. Just keep beating it or something. I thought it locked up and welded itself to the spindle.
     
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    The only thing keeping the rotor on at this point would be the seal. It'll be a bitch. Try putting a 2 arm gear puller on and center it on the axle shaft and pull on the hub. I bet just a couple turns after you get it snug will release it. good luck. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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