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Axle guru's please help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kiley, May 7, 2003.

  1. kiley

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    Axle guru\'s please help

    I've got a 71 c20. Doin' a brake job and can't figure out which axle I've got. It's got 10 bolts on the diff cover, which is about 12" across. Not that it matters much but it's coil sprung. I'm definantly no expert but I know it's not a 14ff and I don't think its a dana 60 /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif but I'm not sure. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    B.T.W. 3/4 ton brakes jobs are LOTS more time consuming than 1/2 ton stuff! Shesh!
     
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    Re: Axle guru\'s please help

    Is the cover round? If it is, You've got an Eaton axle. Found under, 1960-1972 Chevy's, and GMC's. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    Re: Axle guru\'s please help

    if it looks like a big ford 9 inch (pic in the tech section) basically a basketball with axeltubes out the sides. it could be the old eaton style. its a 2wd is why it has the coil springs. somebody correct me if im wrong. if its the eaton style good luck they are apin to get parts for.

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    Re: Axle guru\'s please help

    Shoe's, seal's, wheel cylinder's, bearing's etc. are easy to find, however, brake drum's, and backing plate's are a "pain" to find. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    Re: Axle guru\'s please help

    YES /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif It is almost perfectly round. I thought it might be an Eaton. Any recommendations on where to find drums, pads and seals. My bearings seem to be fine. Got a pretty good leak on the right side from the axle.
     
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    Napa can handle the Shoe's, Seal's, Wheel Cylinder's, and they even turn drum's, if they're not to far gone already. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: Axle guru\'s please help

    kiley
    like don said napa can handle the parts. also oreillys and autozone but its like pullin teeth. i would go with napa they are my personal choice. hope the drums can be turned b/c new ones are expensive.

    nathan
     
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    Re: Axle guru\'s please help

    Drums @ Napa are $122, Autozone $100 in case anyone was wondering. Nobody has them in stock and has to order them. The shoes are running from $15 to $34.

    Thanks soooo much for all you guy's help, couldn't have figured it out so fast without your expertise.
     
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    Re: Axle guru\'s please help

    When putting the rear axle back together can I use RTV to seal the hubs? There was some type of gasket/sealant on the bolt that came out of the hub. Can I seal these with RTV as well?
     

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