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How hard is it to swap the front wheel bearings

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sammy, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    And do I need special tools?

    And by any chance, does somebody know the part numbers from Timken or anything for them? I want to do this job at once.

    BTW It is a 10bolter.



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  2. Triaged

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    It is not too hard. You will need a spindle nut socket and a torque wrench.

    Tips.........
    After you get the nut off take the outer bearing out and put the nut back on. Than pull the rotor off quickly cetching the inner bearing on the nut to remove the bearing and seal. Be carefull nocking out the old races (I use a brass drift) so as not to mess up the hub. If you play in water now would be a good time to pack the bearings with waterproof grease. You also mite as well replace the seal because it is cheep and you will probally jack it up when you take it out.

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