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14bff bearings

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5freak44, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys,

    if my 14bff came out of a running pickup, do you think i need to replace the bearings?

    how many of you replaced them before you did the 14bff swap?

    i havent done any kind of bearing on my k5 before, so what are good brands?

    how do i get the hub open to replace them?

    thanks alot :laugh:
     
  2. 86chevybanshee

    86chevybanshee 1/2 ton status

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    it wouldnt hurt to look at/replace them, gm uses timken or whatever it is for bearings.

    i replaced all the bearing in my 14b before i put it in

    to take the hub off to inspect/replace the bearings just take the 8 bolts out that hold the axle shaft in, then remove the first spindle nut (you can buy a special socket or use a screw driver and hammer) remove the lock washer thing, then the other spindle nut. then you have to remove the drum/hub assembly and i think thats it
     
  3. k5freak44

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    yea i have already gotten all of that off and my rotors mounted.

    thanks i guess ill go find some bearings
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    im looking at this seal on the back of the hub...

    how do i remove it correctly?

    i dont wana tear it up but it kinda seems frozen in the hub
     
  6. k5freak44

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    i just read your post mechted, any way i can do this w.o a puller
     
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    just replace the seal. It is only like $5 at Pep-Boys
     

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