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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by stimpy, Nov 26, 2000.

  1. stimpy

    stimpy Registered Member

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    Hey All,
    I just had a four hour reminder on how much I hate changing the rear brakes, the front disk brake take under a hour, why can't the back be the same. Anyways my rear right brake was grabbing on me alot so I went to replace the shoes and found out why that side was grabbing. The seals on my axle were shot and the fluid was getting all over the shoes. So now I have a nother thing to fix. YEA HAW!!!!!

    talk to you all soon.......
    Todd Miller

    love my blazer, and 43 Dodge Carryall
    IF IT'S SNOWING AND IT'S DEEP. I'LL BE OUT IN IT!!!!!!
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    sorry to hear about that i hate changing rear brakes too that's why i am going to do a rear disk conversion:)

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud
     
  3. jcg

    jcg 1/2 ton status

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    Mine did the same thing but since I haven't had time to pull the axle apart, the other side blew out too. Now they alternate back and forth, it makes stopping quickly on wet pavement pretty interesting. To make things worse, the filler plug is siezed in the axle so I can't fill up the diff and I know it's pretty low. It's a good thing I have the next three days off, hopefully it will get above 35 out so I can work on it without going numb.

    Joe
    RIT Mini-Baja http://www.rit.edu/~bajawww
    Team Mudnuts http://www.mudnuts.org
     
  4. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    jcg,
    I couldn't get my filler plug out either so I just used an Easy out on it. You just drill a hole through the middle of the plug(not easy with cheap bits) and jam the easy out through it. Then get a wrench on the end of the Easy out and turn it so the edges dig into the plug and it will turn. Then throw that plug away and get a new one.
    here's a pic:

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    [​IMG]FUN WITH 31's![​IMG]
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hmmmmmm....seen that pic somewhere before! Kinda like deja-vu all over again.[​IMG]
    Now I know where you go to test your pics![​IMG][​IMG]
    'Veteran' now too!!!
    Just buggin ya Corby!

    Rene

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  6. BlazerGuy

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