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dry axle

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by OFFRDK5, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Looking at at 14 ff and pulled the cover off and found no fluid in it. Rust was found on the carrier and a bit on the R&P. Is this axle safe to use or should I look elsewhere? Can i just clean it ut real good and it be fine?
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    if you clean it off and its not pitted it should be fine...stick the parts in a bead blaster and you should be back in buss. but if there are pits in it...you might want to look into a new set of gears for it...but more than likly its just serface rust.


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    The biggest problem will be the bearings, be sure to check them real good. Also check the gears for any major rust. The pitting can cause the gears to weaken and can chip the teeth.

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    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thank you for the help. I think they will be fine. It really wasn't any major rust, as in teeeth missing, but I am going to run some fluid thought it on the ground and then change it and dump syntheic through it.


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