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14bFF hub removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 87GMC, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. 87GMC

    87GMC 1/2 ton status

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    How hard should these be to remove and install? When I got the axle, I had to use the BFH to get the hubs off. Just assumed the shoes where sticking. I did the disk brake thing and replaced the bearings and seals. Now I'm having trouble getting them back on. Any ideas? I have a slide hammer, should I be using that?
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    No slide hammers should be employed here. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    If you have new bearings and seals installed, you may have to persuade the bearing hubs to go back onto the spindles. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif Just work with them by turning and twisting them slightly. Chances are the seal may be tight since it's new. Did you dab some grease on the seal to help it slide over the spindle easier? If not, dab some on there. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  3. fulltopblazer

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    Mine were hard to remove. The rear end had been setting on the groung for several years. I acutualy broke alot of the cooling fins off the drums beating them off. Once I did the disc brake swap they went back on with no problems.
     

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