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Changing out outter axle shaft seal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HispanicPanic, Oct 12, 2001.

  1. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    the reason im changing them is cuz my rear drum is full of grease and well i know i have the take my axles out and all that fun stuff, but my question is how hard is it to change out my outter bearings, since im already gonna get dirty. do i need special tools to install it i know what i need to take it out its the install im not to sure about thanx for any help

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  2. 84_Chevy_K10

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    A shop manual can really help here, and a slide hammer, and quite a bit of patience.

    Tim
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  3. Grim-Reaper

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    If the surface that the axle shaft rides on the bearings is in good shape then no need to change the bearings. If the bearings are bad it will eat the axle shaft.

    I don't need no damn shop manual, I got a pornographic memory.
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  4. HispanicPanic

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    yea thats what i figured grim just thought i could get a 2nd opinion thanx guys

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    It would be nice to have a bearing installer that will push the bearings to the right depth, but you can just use the old hammer and socket routine. Make sure you seat it to the original depth.

    I have not found it necessary to replace any of my axle bearings though I have done several seals.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     

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