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14bff brakes help needed(asap)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PsychoticDeadGuy, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    I have read around and i printed out the 14bff bible off of pirate but i have one question...how do i get the bearings out of the rear drums? i even got a GM rear axle book but there isnt any real instructions in there. how is it done?

    also, how would i get my e-brake to hook up again? or just forget about it?
     
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    Pull the seal out and then the large inner bearing will come out. After that there is a snap ring that holds the outer bearing/race in. Pull that snap ring out, and then press the bearing and race out.

    If you're doing the disc swap, you'll need cadillac calipers with the e-brake setup, or else run a driveline e-brake. Do a search on 14 bolt disc swap and you'll come up with a ton of information on this.
     
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    the seal is just the little rubber piece? or is it that whole metal piece thats pressed in?
     
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    If you don't have a press then use a brass drift (punch) and a BFH and work around the races pushing them out of the hub from the middle out. get lots of rags, it's really greasy. you can get a decent set of brass drifts from sears for around $15 here in Arizona.

    this is only for the races, bearings are as stated above
     
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    seals are rubber and metal
     
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    so how could i just pull the seals out? arent they pressed in? this is my only real concern...
     
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    i checked mine out today, and i dint have to replace anything.

    all i did was hit the seal out from the back side, by tapping on the back of the bearing with a stout piece of wood.

    once the seal is out the bearing falls out too

    to put it back in, you just flip the hub over, put the bearing in, then coat the outer edge of the seal with grease, then tap that bad boy back in there with a piece of wood or a brass punch or what not.


    i got a brass drift punch for 10 bux
     
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    ok, so i just knock it out...thanx...
     
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    there is a seal puller for this. looks like a bar with a hook. they have cheapos at checker, harbor freight, autozone......etc. You can also use a big screwdriver if you are carefull to pry it out. it is not reuseable so don't sweat if you mangle it up
     
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    The harbor freight seal pullers aren't very good for anything bigger than the size of a half-dollar. I've destroyed 2 of them so far and they just aren't worth the trouble. Best way I found to pull the seals on the 14bff so far is a regular old claw hammer to pry them out. The back side claws fit perfectly within the seal and then it just prys out.
     

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