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14bff brakes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by punchdrunk, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. punchdrunk

    punchdrunk Registered Member

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    can anyone tell me the socket or sockets needed to remove the rear hubs on my 14 bolt?also,whats the torque specs and is there anything special about changing these brakes?
    thanks, Doug

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    Big Nuts! Ha. I think I have the socket - we will see if someone can tell us what size they are.

    If no one answers fire a PM to thatK30guy.

    Dave

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    The socket I have is 2.5" - dont remember what diff it was for tho. Big fukr from one of my Motorhomes.

    Dave

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    The one that I have that fits all 3 of mine is..
    KD tool #2770. I got it at NAPA for around $30.
    The brakes on a FF is the same as doing the brakes on a 1/2 ton once the hub assy is removed.
    The hole for backing the brakes off may or may not be in the backing plate.
    If it is not in the backing plate it will be on the outside of the drum. locate the indentation and using a chisle and hammer knock out the tab.
    Your best bet is to get a manual and follow the directions to adjust the bearing. The Haynes I have explains it pretty good.
    AFAIK there are two different typs of adjusting nut and lock nut set ups.
    The one on my 73 has a square key and a keeper ring.
    The one on the K5 has a lock ring that you bend a tab over to lock it all down.
    It is a pretty easy job, just do one side at a time so you have one complete side for reference.

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    Powermad,
    Thanks. The diff he has is a 91 - do you know what type of retainer is on that?

    That 91 14FF has all sorts of webbing on it. Looks wild and cool!

    Dave

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    It depends on the year of the axle. The one for my '74 14-bolt FF takes a spanner socket, similar to the front axle, except it's slightly larger in diameter and has 6 pins instead of 4. I've got a socket that I got from Mac Tools that actually fits both. It has an inner ring with 4-pins for the front axle and an outer ring with 6 pins for the rear axle. Pretty handy tool to keep in the trail box! [​IMG]

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    WEEEELLLLL???? Didja pull the axle??

    Is your driveline being shipped yet?

    You need to get that piece rolling for Hollister on the 12th...

    Dave

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    thanks ron,i'm going to napa tommorow.I called around and got the torque specs today, so everything looks good
    Doug

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    Reading a POR post and someone mentioned that the 86 and up 14s have drums that are seperate from the hubs. They smokin crack?

    Pull the wheel and check first - I'll 'search' here and on the net for 14 bolt specs/schematics for the different years.

    Dave

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    all of them are seperate arent they?
    held by the studs

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    OK let me make sure I'm not f'd in the head. I have the disks on mine so I am no authority fer sure. My motorhome had the 1 piece drum and hub - and it was a heavy POS!

    You need to pull the axle out to get the drum and hub assembly off, correct? Is that one pieceor 2? The post I was reading made it sound like the drum slid over the hub (and I guess the studs).

    I think you posted in that topic - the 14 FF disk brake post...?

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