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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blueblazes, Jan 14, 2001.

  1. blueblazes

    blueblazes Registered Member

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    While replacing the balljoints on my 89 K5, I have found the need for a good manual that explains in detail the rebuilding of the hubs, spindle, and overall balljoint area. My Haynes manual just isn't cutting it. Their favorite line is "Installation is opposite of removal". Please let me know of any manuals, websites, etc that might be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. DMK

    DMK 1/2 ton status

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    Try a shop manual for your year truck. I bought mine off of e-bay. Or you can try a chevy dealer.
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Some of the factory manuals are available from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.helm.com/>http://www.helm.com/</A>. The ones from older years are usually quite thorough and detailed. The newer ones assume that you are already an experienced mechanic. For example, my 1974 Chevy truck shop manual is excellent, with lots of details. My 1987 Chevy truck shop manual isn't quite as detailed, while my 1991 Chevy truck manual is rather cryptic, but does have good exploded diagrams.

    In the past I've had Helm reps tell me (for months on end) that a particular manual is out of stock, but should be available within 30 days. They never becamse available. I found the 1974 manual in a little shop in Framingham, Mass that specialized in old automotive literature. I really wanted the 1975 version, but figured that the 1974 version was probably close enough.

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://ThunderTruck.ColoradoK5.com>http://ThunderTruck.ColoradoK5.com</A>
     

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