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Axleshaft questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hossbaby50, Dec 29, 2001.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I just got spare axleshafts for the front 10 bolt. They have this small backing plate on the stub shaft. They are pretty beat up, so what are they, do I need them, and where do I get them? Also are there any bearings that are supposed to be on the shafts?

    I am getting spare axleshafts for the rear also, and was wondering if there are any bearings or backing plates, etc that need to be pressed on or is the shaft all I need? Thanks

    Harley

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  2. m j

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    "They have this small backing plate on the stub shaft"
    it is a seal surface, I would say you need to find some.

    "are there any bearings that are supposed to be on the shafts?"
    Nope, the forgotten bearing is inside the spindle.

    for the rear I am thinking just the shaft

    formerly 77chev
     
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    Those dust shields are still available from Spicer. They are lightly pressed on and really easy to change.

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    Unless they are really trashed, they can usually be straightened after removing them. Or just take the ones off the blown shaft when putting in the spares. Makes them easier to store sometimes, too.

    Pete

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    on the front those are dust shields and no bearings go on there. the bearings are on the spindle inside your discs. on the rear there no bearings also. the bearings are on the axle housing. I have an extra set of rear axle shafts im gonna get rid of if you interested let me know.
     

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