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Drum from hub removal question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazbrnc, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. blazbrnc

    blazbrnc 1/2 ton status

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    I'm in the middle of a disc swap on a 14 bolt ff. Is it possible to seperate the drum from the hub by myself? The local brake shop wants $40 per side and I am cheap.

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  2. HarryH3

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    $40 each!?!?!?!? Holy crap! All you do is press out the studs and the 2 fall apart from each other. If you don't have a press, sacrifice a lug nut by screwing it part way onto each stud, then pounding on the nut to drive the stud out. This way you won't mess up the threads on the studs. [​IMG] Feel free to send me the $80 you'll save. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Also give the studs a dose of PB Blaster/Zep/Liquid Wrench/Penetrant of your choice a little bit beforehand - makes the job much easier.

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    PB blaster for sure and the lugs will set you up. Man my shop only charged $4 for both sides to swap out the rotors. $80??? Man I need to get into that line of work!!![​IMG]

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    And that was the cheapest quote I got. Michigan roads like to cause any steel parts that are bolted or pressed together become one. But you gotta love that orange tint. I soaked them last night with some PB so with a little persuading they should fall right apart, right?

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    The old hammer down phrase will bring you home. You may have to cuss it just a bit![​IMG]

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    Thanks for the help, sounds like I better put some earplugs in for this.

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    I have done this twice in two weeks...Easiest thing i have ever done...

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