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Help?! *Anyone who's installed manual hubs* Help!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sax Art, Apr 2, 2001.

  1. Sax Art

    Sax Art Registered Member

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    Help?! *Anyone who\'s installed manual hubs* Help!!

    I just got my new Milemarker hubs from J.C. Whip-me last week. When I tried to install them, the directions looked pretty straight forward, but when I took the cover off of my hubs, they didn't look like what milemarker showed they should look like. Here's what I saw, and where I'm having problems:

    When I opened the hub, I saw a large spring that was around the hub/axle shaft. This spring was held on with a wire "C" clip which clipped into a grove on the end of the axle shaft. I took the "C" clip out, and the spring came off easily. At this point, I figured the body of the hub should slide out, so I screwed a couple of screws back into the body of the hub to use as handles, but the hub seemed as though it was still held in place by something else else. It would come out maybe 1/16" and then "clunk" to a stop as if there was something else that held it in.

    I called milemarker this morning, and the lady said to put pull harder, and it should come out. (I was gonna do that, but didn't want to wreck anything)

    Is this right?????

    Would it help to have the front wheel off the ground?

    Help!!!!!
     
  2. jimmyjack

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    Re: Help?! *Anyone who\'s installed manual hubs* Help!!

    Its been a loooong time since I did my hubs, but I think in addition to the smaller c clip you mentioned there is also a large ring that fits just inside the wheel hub. You have to use a dental pick to remove it. And when you install the new hubs DO NOT replace the smaller c clip. I did, forcefully, and destryoed the new hubs. All you need to hold those in are the big rings. If I'm wrong someone will correct me. Good luck!

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    Re: Help?! *Anyone who\'s installed manual hubs* Help!!

    Jimmyjack's got it. Just push in on the old hubs and there is a spring clip (about the diameter of a coat hanger) that retains the main part of the hub assembly in the housing. If you try to pull this out, you'll probably end up breaking something. Pull the spring clip out using a pick or a small screwdriver. Once it's out of the way, the hub should pull out.
     
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    Re: Help?! *Anyone who\'s installed manual hubs* Help!!

    I think I see what Milemarker was getting at. If you already removed the Large clip ring on hub, I noticed that my hubs will stick in the grooves of the hub... Sometimes I really have to yank on the suckers to get them out..

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    Re: Help?! *Anyone who\'s installed manual hubs* Help!!

    there was a little metal piece that looked like the end of a female electrical connector on the outer edge of my old auto's. Rip it out with needle nose pliers, and there are 2 tabs there from the ends of the snap ring, now seperate them and it shouls slide out.

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  6. Sax Art

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    Re: Help?! *Anyone who\'s installed manual hubs* Help!!

    THANK YOU!!!!! That was the reply I was looking for!!!!! I saw those two little tabs, but didn't know what they did!!

    Thanks again!
     
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    Re: Help?! *Anyone who\'s installed manual hubs* Help!!

    I think the little tabs have little holes in them where you can use snap ring pliers to get them out in a "snap". Is that what ya'll are talking about?

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