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14 bolt FF axle 'plates'- use RTV?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudstud, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. Mudstud

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    14 bolt FF axle \'plates\'- use RTV?

    You know the metal plates that act like a gasket at the ends of the axle? Bolt between the hub and shaft? Are you supposed to replace these each time you take an axle out or what? Should I use some silicone or RTV to help seal them?

    Also, how do you get the outter bearings out of the hub/new ones in? They don't fit through the hole in the hub.
     
  2. 2Dogs

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    Re: 14 bolt FF axle \'plates\'- use RTV?

    I used silicone since those gaskets were hard to find. Put a little on the bolts also.

    All the bearings come out the big end of the hub /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: 14 bolt FF axle \'plates\'- use RTV?

    My metal gaskets on mine were a little beat up so I got them as straight as possible and coated both sides with RTV. It has held fine for over 9 months now so I can't complain.
     
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    Re: 14 bolt FF axle \'plates\'- use RTV?

    Those little metal gaskets are a dime a dozen and very available here in Sac. I think any local NAPA should have them for a buck or so.
     
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    Re: 14 bolt FF axle \'plates\'- use RTV?

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    Also, how do you get the outter bearings out of the hub/new ones in? They don't fit through the hole in the hub.

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    Look closely inside there is a snap ring. Pull it out then you can get the bearing out. Then you can tap out the race. I said the same thing last week /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif How the hell does this come out??

    -Brian
     

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