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How do I know when automatic hubs are going bad?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sax Art, Jan 29, 2001.

  1. Sax Art

    Sax Art Registered Member

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    My 1991 has auto hubs. How can I tell when they're going bad? I can't wait, cause I want to put on the manual style soon! I've got 141,000 miles on my rig.

    Thanks!
     
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    Just replace them anyways!! I'll sell ya a new set of Superwinch locking hubs, new in the box, for $40 plus shipping.

    ken
     
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    Just change them. It is an easy thing to do and you will be alot happier. Just my $.02

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  4. Sax Art

    Sax Art Registered Member

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    What's involved in changing these out to manual hubs?

    I have always been afraid to touch them for fear of opening them up and a million little parts come springing out at me! (boing!)

    Are anybrands of manual hubs better than others? I see they're fairly inexpensive.
     
  5. riz

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    <font color=purple>They're so cheap and easy you should do it as soon as possible ! If you can wait, you'll know they're going bad cause they'll clatter like a henhouse at sunrise ! I'd do it now , better to do it before they decide to go out and leave you stranded somewhere.</font color=purple>

    <font color=purple>L8r,

    .Riz.<font color=purple>

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    <font color=purple>Good point BlazerBoy !!! Truer words have never been spoken.

    <font color=purple>L8r,

    .Riz.<font color=purple>

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