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Axle Repair

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Smitty, Sep 12, 2000.

  1. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

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    Installed a "Speedi Sleeve" on my 14 bolt FF last Saturday to repair a leak at one of the axle seals. It was a tight fit so I soaked the sleeve in hot water before putting it on the housing. The sleeve covered the grooved wear surface on the housing perfectly. I've driven for the past 2 days and haven't seen a drop of oil seeping from the backing plate yet (still looking). The sleeve is made by National under a 99282 part number. Now I just need to figure what to fix next.......
     
  2. 79Guy

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    Great. I'm glad it worked.

    Now what the heck is a SpeediSleeve. I haven't heard of that one before.

    '79 Guy
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  3. Smitty

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    It's thin metal collar that fits between the lip of a seal and the area the seal usually rides on. It is used when the seal has worn a groove in the machined surface. You need to install one if the groove is deep enough to cause a leak and a new seal can't stop the leak. The collar will give you a new smooth surface on your axle housing, harmonic balancer, crankshaft or whatever you're trying to repair.
     

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