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ARE WHEEL BEARING RACES SUPPOSED TO MOVE?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by purple89jimmy, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. purple89jimmy

    purple89jimmy Registered Member

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    Please help. I am repacking my front wheel bearings when I noticed that the inner race on the front driver side spins inside the wheel, but the outer one does not. I tapped it out and looked at it, but it doesn't appear to be damged or worn in any way. Please respond, my buddy said that I would have to but a new rotor. I have my front tore apart and I am awaiting your guy's input before I make any decisions to buy a new rotor or put in a new race. We measured the outside of the old race and a new one and they are the same, ie no wear on the outside of the old race. It is an 89 10 bolt
     
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    no they are not supoesed to move replace it.
     
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    No they are not suppose to move. You can try to make the race stick by taking a punch and hitting the rotor where the race is suppose to stick. The punch marks wil make little high spots so the race can grab onto them. Make between 10 and 15 all the way around. If that doesnt work then you will have to buy a new rotor.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    if the rotor surface is not damaged, you dont need to replace the entire rotor , what u need to do is replace the race they are sold induvidualy. please do not use a punch to put " high spots" this will only cause u probs down the road.




    " use the right tool for the job"
     
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    Using a punch is no problem. Go take a look at any of the shops out there. Thats what they do to make sure the races stick. But I personally wouldn't do it if the race can spin. That is too loose. But it would get you by in a pinch. You can try a new race, but if that doent work then you need a new rotor.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
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    desert,


    you are 110% corect :))

    darn were good :))

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    i must be slow
    what kind of vehicle are we working on?
    if it is a 4x4 the rotor should be fine.
    the HUB sounds pooched
     
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    The races are in the hub, the rotor goes on the hub. Buy a new hub or pick one up at a salvge yard. The rotor is held to the hub by the wheel studs, if you buy a rotor it won't solve your problem. Absolutely replace, it is not safe driving with that race spinning in the hub!

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    The races are in the hub, the rotor goes on the hub. Buy a new hub or pick one up at a salvge yard. The rotor is held to the hub by the wheel studs, if you buy a rotor it won't solve your problem. Absolutely replace, it is not safe driving with that race spinning in the hub!

    78-K5 4"Lift 35"Tires 400SB TH350 NP205
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  10. purple89jimmy

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    Well I punched the race race journals and the races seemed to stick. I just put in timken bearings and races so maybe that will hold me till somebody sells me a 14bff/D60 combo. Thanks for your advice you guys are great.
     

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