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cant get spindles off?!?!?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mxrcr589, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. mxrcr589

    mxrcr589 1/2 ton status

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    alright im trying to replace my ball joints and u joints and i cant get the spindles off???? I got the six retainer studs and lock nuts off, and have beaten the crap out of it and i cant seen to get them off, does anyone know any good tricks, i only have a little torch, which isnt working.

    also after i get the spindles off, the axle shafts should come right out right? or is there a c clip i have to take off?
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I had the same problem on a buddies of mines truck. Ended up having to take a punch, and pound out the 6 pressed in studs, then hit the spindle with a rubber hammer really good and they popped off. Worth a try /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Confedneck

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    smack the spindle where they sit up against the knuckle on the flat mounting edge, some pblaster, maybe a small chisel to wedge between the knuckle and spindle to move them apart..
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Look closely at the knuckle itself and you'll see a notch at the outer edge that provides a place to smack the back of the spindle flange with a large punch. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    What they said...just keep pounding on it. I used a wood block and hit it with a 3 pound hammer. They were free after a couple of whacks.

    And yes, once the spindle is off, the axleshaft will slide out. No c-clips in the front axle.
     
  6. mxrcr589

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    got em off thanks for all the help
     
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    berg76 1/2 ton status

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    Get a slide hammer with the spindle adapter. They will come off in a few seconds. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Get a slide hammer with the spindle adapter. They will come off in a few seconds. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Rent it at Autozone if you want to do it that way. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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