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how do you take out the rear axles?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blzn1, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. blzn1

    blzn1 Registered Member

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    i have a 78 w/ 12B & locker. How the hell do axle shafts come out? Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    whoops You ask why I am doing this:
    My wheel studs are loose and I cant take off the lug nuts to get my rims off. I was told this is the best way to go about getting those cheesy wheel studs. If somebody has a better idea, I'm listening /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    To pull out your axle shafts you need to take the diff cover off and pull this pin out
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    Then have somebody push in on the axles and pull out the c-clips. It helps to use a little magnet so you don't damage them.
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    I believe that is all you have to do. If your wheel studs spin then you will probably need to replace your hubs as well. Hope this helps hope it all works out for ya.

    -Brian
     
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    if that thing has a govlock... how does he do it? i think i remember a 14bff gov lock being closed to the point where you couldnt get a cclip out if it had one.. are all govlocks like that?
     
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    there is a pin, but I cant pull it out. There is no screw to undo to get the pin out
     
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    there's not a 5/16 headed bolt to take out?
     
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    nope
     
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    Re: how do you take out the rear axles? *DELETED*

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    whats the weight on your hammer? LOL.. never had a 12 bolt apart.. sorry

    try going to autozone.com, on their main page they have a service manual link... it might have some info..
     
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    its about to come to that LOL thanks for your help though
     
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    <font color="green"> That's a pickle, because in my experience the drums and wheels need to be off to get the shafts out. The shafts need to be pushed in a little in order to get the c-clips off of the ends of them, and you can't push them in with the wheels and drums bolted on... </font>
     
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    On some axles it's a rolled pin instead of the bolt.
    And as far as having the wheels on, like shaggy said I don't think you can push them in but you can try and if that doesn't work then break the stud or grind the nuts off even if you damage the studs, since you are replacing them anyway.
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