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axle woes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RAY, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. RAY

    RAY 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I bought a 12 bolt axle without popping the cover, taking the guy's word that the axle was good since he said it was fine when he toook it out of his blazer. BIG MISTAKE! Turns out that the axle needs a complete rebuild. We're talking everything bearings, seals, ring and pinion. I was wondering if I would be better off selling it, cutting my loses and looking for a 12 bolt that is in good working order or rebuilding this one at a cost of $500-700. I didn't pay alot for my blazer and I'm on a tight budget. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    RAY
     
  2. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    yah, get a 14 bolt from the boneyard.
     
  3. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeh, Find the guy that sold it to you and give him a new hood orniment. Hope he's not on this site![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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