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front 10 bolt probs.. huge probs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85burbanator, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. 85burbanator

    85burbanator 1/2 ton status

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    ok here is whats wrong. i did some very very light wheeling today, one smal hill climb and spun my tires in 4lo trying to get up a slippery slope. well every thing was fine until i get out of school and start driving home when all of a sudden there was a large poping noise. it hapened every time the tire rotated once. it stopped once i got past around 40mph and was terrible under 20 mph. it felt like my brakes were locking up and realeasing or something. im pissed cause im not going to drive it till i know whats wrong with it. also it could be my hubs since they are automatic locking. any help is greatly apprecieated.
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    my friends 84 3/4 ton pickup does this when he is in 4wd. He has manual hubs and it started after he hit a ditch pretty hard going in someones driveway. I have followed him in the snow and I swear that every once and a while the tire actually does lock up. It looks that way anyway.
     
  3. txbluethunder

    txbluethunder 1/2 ton status

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    check to see if you snapped a front stub joint. last time i went bouncing up a hill i toasted mine along with the ears of the stub.
     
  4. K5thatShmobs

    K5thatShmobs 1/2 ton status

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    I would second checking your front spicer also... (stub joint). Thats the weakest link for sure... I hate 10 bolts.
     
  5. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Did you unlock your autohubs? To unluck them you drive in reverse for about 10 feet or so.
     
  6. txbluethunder

    txbluethunder 1/2 ton status

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    bouncing up hills + 10 bolts equals

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  7. outsider223

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    This may sound stupid, but if you can't find anything, check your lug nuts and studs. I had this problem after some yahoo messed with my lug nuts and loosened them on me. I looked at everything else until my friend looked at the wheel and pointed out that I was missing 3 lug studs.
     
  8. txbartman

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    Auto hubs are also pretty darn easy to take apart. I would open them up as well to see if you may have broken something inside. Be sure to let us know what you find out.
     

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