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How do you pull the rear drums off the FF?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chvyhs, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    It's a 14 bolt FF and I need to pull the drums off to check the wheel cyclinder. Do I just pull out the axle and the drum will come off like a regular axle? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    you have to take the axel out then take the wheel hub out. the drum comes out with it. you'll see it when you get there. it's similar to the front 4x4 hub setup.

    ARQ.
     
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    So I guess I need to go out and buy a hub socket for the rear?

    Thanks Arq
     
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    Does anyone know the torque specs for this thing too?
     
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    Tighten the adjusting nut to 50 Lbs while rotating the hub to seat the bearing.back off the nut and retighten to 35ft.lbs then back off a 1/4 turn. install the tanged retainer against the adjusting nut. install outer nut and tighten to 65 ft.lbs. bend the tang of the retainer into the slot of the outer nut....... end play should be 0.001 to 0.010
     
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    i have an electronic copy (pdf) of the army's technical / shop maintenance manual for the modal 1008 chevy pickup which has the d60 and 14 bolt ff. this manual is authorized for public release. it is a great maintenance manual and has a lot of applicable info to include detailed maintenance and repair procedures. send me a pm and i will email you a copy...
     
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    Thanks, I found my copy of the Army TM. We use it on the Marine Corps side too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Follow the above procedure and torque specs for disassembly/assembly.

    As for the wheel cylinders. I replaced both of mine. Easy job (don't even have to take the drums apart, just unbolt the wheel cylinder and you can pull it out) and each one was about $15.
     
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    make sure you get the right socket- one for a 76-80 JB7 brakes won't fit a 87-present. . . and maybe not others, that just one that didn't work for me.
     

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