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Help me BABY JESUS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mollyman, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. mollyman

    mollyman 1/2 ton status

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    Could somebody help me (before I go insane)???? I've got a 10blt and all I want to do is change the rotors. I got the hubs out, I got the snap ring and washer out, I got the spindle nut out (the one that takes the special socket), now the hub/rotor should come off rite????????? I can't get them to budge! They do have rust on them could they just be all rusted up or what because I beat the hell out of the rotor from behing with a mini sledge and that didn't do anything. When I look in at where the hub used to be I can a silver "thing" it is round with four evenly spaced teeth sticking out and small holes evenly spaced around it??? Any body got any ideas or did I do something wrong.:mad:
     
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    That part that you see with the evenly spaced holes in it is a locking washer it needs to be removed then you will see that there is another spindle nut behind it that has to come out then you can remove the hub & rotor assembly :D
     
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    The locking washer does it pull out or does it get screwed out?? And the secound spindle nut does it take the same special socket or do I need a different one??? Thanks for all the info

    P.S. I was almost hoping something was wrong so I could just buy a whole new front axle assembly but I will keep going I guess!!!!
     
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    it just slides straight out. If you look close there is a groove about half an inch wide in the spindle, and the washer has a little.....fang that slides in that groove. May need a pair of needle nose to grab it, probably stuck to the inner nut by the grease.
     
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    It slides out like k20 said & yes the second nut uses the same socket.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys!! I will give it a try.

    P.S. does anybody know the name and address of the guy that designed it so I can go give him a kick in the ass, it sure would make me feel better!
     
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    me first!..

    If I could face the guys responsible for designing many of the retarted setups on vehicles I've had to repair over the years,I'd kick them squarely in the NUTS!...and make THEM fix it!..:p: ..then maybe they'ed start desinging vehicles that can actually BE fixed,without having to just about pull the motor to put spark plugs in,or tear the entire dash out from one side to the other,just to install a 20 dollar heater core!..:mad:
     
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    Actually, that design is pretty clever. Not bending of tabs down in a deep, dark hole. No adjuster nuts that back off frequently and for no appearent reason. No tiny parts to get lost in the dirt.
     
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    Yeah...that design seems like a major pita when you first start messing with it. Once you do it once or twice its cake. I can tear it down and take the axle shaft off of one side in probably about 10-15 minutes. Not too bad really.
    -Harrison
     

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