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Found metal in rear end.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gokartergo, May 9, 2001.

  1. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    We started our gear swap on my 10 bolts. Going from 3.08"s to 4.56"s. The guy that owned the blazer before me said he had the rear end done about 6 months before I bought it. But he replaced them back with the 3.08"s. Any way we get in there and find a big chunk of metal about a inch long and 1/2 inch wide. It was from a pinion gear but not the one that was in there right now. It was fine. So the guy that did the rear end before didn't even clean it out before he put the new gears in. I have this guys reciepts and I have the phone # of his company. I was thinking about giving him a call and letting him know what he did.......
     
  2. solowookie

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    I'd wager you he probably know's and doesn't care... If somebody is doing a job like that and doesn't clean it out...

    well I'd hope we all take more pride in our work then that! [​IMG]

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  3. surg82k5

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    damn that happened to me as well. I bought my Blazer from a good friend of mine so I know all the work he had done on the Blazer. I was going through some mud one day and I am hopping around and "crunch" something sounded like it popped in the rear end. Nothing went out so I drove back home. Maybe the next day I opened up my 10 bolt to check everything out. And sure enough there is a big tooth from a pinion gear. I inspect ever last inch of mine and well no teeth are missing from it. So I get the ph# for the guys that rebuilt it and I call them up. They say well the job had a 60 day warrenty and basically there is nothing they could do. I was pissed. It hadn't been opened since they worked it over which was about 6 months earlier. I hadn't been through any high water so no reason to go changing fluid. Well come to find out I think that big crunch broke one of the pinion bearings so i had to get it rebuilt. Just thought I would let you know your not the only one. I need to learn how to do gears my self!! Any one know a good way to learn??
    Sergio
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I bought the gears fairly cheap. Then I couldn't find anybody to do them. The three places in this area that would do them wanted around $800.00 to do them. And that is just labor. My brother is a mechanic but doesn't do gears. He talked to a guy that he works with and I am paying him $400.00 to do them with me. This way I save $400.00 and I also am learning how to do them. We just got it torn apart the rest of the way tonight. And we are putting them back together on Saturday. I can't wait. I might actually get to use the overdrive know LOL
     
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    I was able to get mine rebuilt here in Texas for $300, That wasn't putting in a ring and pinion just all new bearings seals ect.
    sergio
     
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    I dont understand where all these rates are coming from. It should take 4-5 hours labor to setup new gears and that is if you are taking your time. And @ 50hr that adds up to 250 per axle. Which is the going rate per axle minus the time to take all the other stuff apart up front to get the axles out. But hell that doesn't take but 30 minutes.
    It just sucks that people are out there taking advantage of people like that.

    Will work for beer, parts and tools.
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    SEE I KNEW IT!!!!
    I freaken HATE other people working on my rig!!!! For that VERY reason! Damn that make my blood boil, all the time,blood,$$,sweat, etc.... that is put into our addiction and then some hungover dork is gonna do a half ass job on my rig.......NOT!! Freakin basterds[​IMG]

    Ya the quote I got for front and rear swap was 500 and a full day to doit(rear end shop). One place quoted me 850(local Jeep builders shop)........

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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    The guy that replaced my rear end only charges $125 per axle to regear. Those other rates sound waaay too much.

    89 K5 Silverado
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  9. gokartergo

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    That is the going rate around here. I called a few other places a little farther north and that is the rate. $450.00 for the front and $350.00 for the rear. The labor rate is at $85.00 Hr. I wanted to learn how to do it. So this worked out for me......Dan
     
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    I concur on the prices...friend was quoted over $800 to fix the rear axle/carrier in his S-10 over 2 years ago. Bought a whole axle for less than $300 and hes been driving on it ever since.

    I don't let other people work on my vehicle. (one because I am cheap, but increasingly because I don't trust any of them, even though i guess I *could* afford it)

    Kinda like the SM465/automatic argument, but how many people that you know, that do none of their own work on their vehicles have gotten screwed, even while paying good money??? I mean things as stupid as not filling it up with oil, not tightening the oil filter, not installing the drain plug, leaving bolts out, etc.! There just is no way anymore (was there ever?) that i would feel comfortable walking into any old shop, however nice or expensive, and expect to get the problem fixed right.

    Dorian
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