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blown rear

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MA87K5, May 16, 2004.

  1. MA87K5

    MA87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I blew the rear in my k5 last thursday with my 9 month old daughter in the truck. I was turning onto a street. No one was hurt. She slept through the whole thing. Luckly I still had the rear and front from my dads old truck he gave me. But when I was setting the stands up I squashed my pinky at the tip. Big ouch. Put me out of commishion for about 2 hours. Still needed to swap rears. Anyways, I swapped the rears. I took a look at the blown rear and found a whole bunch of teeth. Along with the teeth was a broken end cap bolt. Which is what I think caused the breakage. When I put the rear together the pattern on the gears on both drive and cruise was perfect. In the end everything worked out. Just glad only the rear broke.
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Well, good to hear you didnt lose a tire. That happened to me once. Not fun.
     
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    just something to make sure of, be sure gear ratios are same in your front and rear end, or dont put it in 4wd.
     
  4. MA87K5

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    I am aware of the gear differences, the front is going in this weekend if it dosn't rain. Thanks anyway.
     
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    Sorry to hear about that. Last month the rear end in my company 01 Silverado 2WD grenaded. The spider gears sheared on the left side. Not cool. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif 3 years old and 128,000 mostly LA freeway miles. Actually, many things on this pick up have gone kaput. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Wish I could call up the 1967 Chevy pickup factory and order one of those. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    The breakage came from a broken carrier bearing bolt. Would the dents and scrapes in the carrier make the carrier useless? There is no cracks or break throughs. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    moving to top
     
  8. MA87K5

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    Any help?
     
  9. TruckNutzDude

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    I think the carrier is okay to use. But I'm still urging you to upgrade /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I know where there's a set of 3/4 tons with 3.73's and a rear detroit for $450 if you're interested.
     
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    Thanks, but when I do upgrade it will be at least 4.10. Also, I think I might stay with the 10 bolt. I only have a daily driver. I would like to go offroading more but the places are few and far between.
     

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