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front wheel bearings *FIXED*

Discussion in '1983-2005 S-Series models' started by COCHEV, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. COCHEV

    COCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    my nephew has a 83 s-10 blazer and his front bearings are trashed on the drivers side. how big of a pain are these to do on the ifs stuff? napa wants $200+ for what they call a whole new "front assembly" my nephew is poor so we are thinking of hitting the junkyard saturday. any info on this would be great. thanks,

    jason
     
  2. Confedneck

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    Re: front wheel bearings

    never having worked on one myself.. but looking at our 99.. im imagining that 200 bucks is for a knuckle that includes pressed in sealed for life nonchangeable bearings..
     
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    Re: front wheel bearings

    Is it 2wd or 4wd? My 2wd stuff for my 87 was cheep. I would think you could replace all the bearings, seals, calipers, pads, brak lines, and maybe some other stuff for $200. If the spindles are toast I have a set with good bearings, new but now rusted rotors, new pads, etc...sitting in my driveway. I just took the whole spindle off and converted to 12" brakes /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: front wheel bearings

    its 4x4. no spindle, have to buy a new hub assembly. the bearings are pressed into the knuckles and the cv runs through that. damm ifs anyways! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    looks like i know what i'm doing this weekend. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  5. COCHEV

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    New hub assembley from the junk yard for 35 bucks. take off the tire, caliper, rotor. remove the lock nut and large (1 5/16") nut behind it, then remove the three bolts that hold the hub assem. in. remove and replace. walla! fixed. if anyone cares /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Sweet! That's WAY cheaper. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    They fit right up until they switched to the dual-piston caliper (97-98 or so) even if it has ABS - so there's lots in the junkyard to choose from /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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