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14 bolt ff questions??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90blzr, Apr 2, 2001.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to start checking out my 14 bolt that I picked up a couple weeks ago for my '90 blazer (14boltff, Dana 44, & 75blazer for $400... good deal?). I've only taken apart a 12 bolt from another car before. I want to replace the seals, brakes, etc. A friend is going to do the gears and stuff, but I wanted to do the brakes and drums before I take it ot him. Does the drum come off when you remove the hub bolts and remove the axle? Any other guidelines would be helpful.
     
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    Yes, you got a good deal. Yes, in order to take off the drum you have to remove the axle. other than that it's pretty easy to work on. Hopefully there is enough meat on the drums to have them turned. Otherwise get ready to spend some cash cause these drums aren't cheap.
     
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    Is there a seal where the axle shaft bolts to the hub? Do you happen to know if all these seals come in an install kit or I guess I would need to buy what they call the overhaul kit...duh.
     
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    No, when the axle drive flange bolts are removed, you will have some gear lube running out and you will be able to slide out the axle shafts. You will then have to pry up the "tangs" of the locking washer. Using a punch and a hammer, back off the outer nut, remove the locking washer, then remove the inner nut. At this time, the hub/drum combo will slide off. Be prepared for a heavy lift. BTW, in my opinion, it would be utterly absurd to repair/rebuild the drum brakes. Order the TSM backing plates and go 4 wheel disc. It was one of the easiest yet most beneficial mods I have done. todd
     
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    Ya, I would do the rear discs if you can afford it... Much better stopping power!

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    I will soon be doing the same deal. This TSM place - how much does the disc conversion cost? I would be interested, but the cost would be the final decision maker for me...

    Also, what other items should be considered for replacement when servicing a 14FF rear diff? Seals, bearings?, what else??? Any help is appreciated. Also, what kind of vehicle can I tell the parts shop this diff came from? No one around here seems to know the 14FF at all... GEE... can you tell I am a city folk??? DAMN those city folk!

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    When I order parts for my 14 bolt I usually tell them its for a '77 3/4 ton 4x4. Same for my Dana 44 parts...

    Rene

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    Give TSM a call, (303) 688-6882. I believe the kit would be around $300 without the Caddy calipers.

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    That sounds too cheap to be true... The calipers must be where they make the money. I will call and clarify...

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