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14ff hub/bearings ?'s

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TrcksR4ME, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. TrcksR4ME

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    14ff hub/bearings ?\'s

    I am new so forgive me...the bearing races that are in the hub of the 14 bolt...how do you remove and then reinstall new ones? The Haynes Tech book kinda says how to take them out and continues with take to shop to have new races installed. Is this necessary? Also, to remove the retaining clips, do you need a special tool?

    If nothing else, the existing bearings should be cleaned and then reinstalled...is that correct?

    I am 100% new to the world of axles and wheel bearings, and all that goes with them...any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Re: 14ff hub/bearings ?\'s

    First always replace bearings and races in sets, I do not like to just replace one.
    A big chisle and a BFG is what ya need to knock out the races, or if ya have acces to a welder run a bead around the inside of the race and they will practicly fall out.
    At work I have a handy dandy race driver that installs them,
    But you can use the old one to pound in the new one.
    A pick is all it takes to remove the retainer and you will need the socket, KD# 2770.


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    Re: 14ff hub/bearings ?\'s

    "race and seal driver set" is the handy tool for the job
    I have a special snap on race removing punch. it has a 'football' shaped head.

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
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    Re: 14ff hub/bearings ?\'s

    I have that driver also, the only bad thing is that it could be alot bigger on the end.
    Not alot of force gets transfered.
    I cut the end off an s-cam and use that to pound them out.
    I can get in nice solid hits and it pushes them right out.


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    Re: 14ff hub/bearings ?\'s

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    run a bead around the inside of the race and they will practicly fall out

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    Hmmm, never thought of that, I like it...

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    Re: 14ff hub/bearings ?\'s

    well I got em out with a BFH and a flat head screw driver...not as hard as I was thinking. Now I have to put the new ones in, but I have a few other things to do first...thanks all
     

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