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axle ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by baldbandit, Jan 4, 2001.

  1. baldbandit

    baldbandit 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 3/4 ton Dana 44 and 14ff that has been sitting for a LONG time. What do i need to do/replace before putting them in service? I know i need to change diff fluid and i need new lockers (the old one are dry rotted). Anything else?

    thanks
    baldbandit
     
  2. Brians 60s

    Brians 60s 1/2 ton status

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    What the beeeeep. Is a dry rotted locker. Never heard that one before.

    "IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN STUCK.....YOU'VE NEVER BEEN WHEELIN"!!!
     
  3. baldbandit

    baldbandit 1/2 ton status

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    I meant dry rotted locking hub. The factory hubs had plastic centers that dry rot over time.

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  4. rock.monkey

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    I'd say repace every thing from brakes to seals. If it's been sitting awhile the seals dry up and allow moisture to get in.

    my .02

    Bill Innes
    88' Jimmy
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  5. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    When I plucked my axles from the jyard, I put them on with only replacing the seals that were bovioulsy bad or the ones I messed up. They don't leak at all.
    I DID replace the fluid, obviously. Cheap insurance.
    I went through the brakes. Converted the rear to disc and put on four new rotors, four new calipers, and all new brake lines. It was a little pricey, but so is my truck insurance, so I do what I can to avoid running over imports.
    --- Mike
     

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