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85 Blazer front brakes, which locknut tool?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sniperd, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. sniperd

    sniperd Registered Member

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    The front left rotor on my 85 K5 blazer is totally shot and while trying to remove the router i could not for the life of me find a shop (NAPA, Autozone, checker, local shop) with the right lock-nut removal tool to get the rotor off, The ones at az & checker were about 2/8th inch too small, The OD of locknut im trying to remove is 2 - 7/8th ".

    Anyone know where i can get the right tool online? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. tarussell

    tarussell 1/2 ton status

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    Are your lock/jam nuts the four prong type ?

    Tom
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    the only ones im aware of are the 4 prong and the 6 prong. your's should be the 4 prong. the one i got from carquest is smaller than the od of the nut, but it works. it just has to lockin to the notches
     
  4. sniperd

    sniperd Registered Member

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    No it's definately 6 prong...

    Im 99.9% sure these are the stock axle's, any ideas?


    No the knotchs dont match up at all w/ the 6 prong type i got from checker, it's too small.
     
  5. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    sounds like you need the 4 prong type. try a different parts store, im preaty sure napa stocks the 4 prong socket.
     
  6. sniperd

    sniperd Registered Member

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    sorry i wasnt clear, I mean the knotchs dont line up with the 6 prong tool because the tool was too small in diameter to even reach the slots.


    It's definately 6 prong though
     
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    sniperd Registered Member

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    Anyone, please?!?
     
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    I allwase get mine @ NAPA, they have them in the "HELP" racks. The "fitment guide" on the back of the thing is wrong alot of the time so I just look at it to see if it's the right one.
    Don't know if that helps or not:o
     
  9. sniperd

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    Did the one you get from NAPA have a long tube sticking out of the middle? Because thats the only one they had for me.. Plus it was 70$(OUCH) so im sure they would all be around that range.


    No online tool shop puts the diameter of their tools, they all have the same generic descriptions :mad:
     
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    I have an 89 k5 and bought my socket at advance auto parts. 4 prong 1/2" drive $10 not sure of part nmber but its at my in laws across town if you want i could get it and pm you


    rich
     
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    Be nice to know what *axle* you have:

    http://coloradok5.com/axleguide.shtml

    Your truck should have a 10-bolt front, which should have a four prong socket nut. If it has a six prong, that is weird, weird, weird... unless you have a D60, in which case you should know about it!

    I fear a previous owner replaced parts willy-nilly on your truck.

    -- A
     

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