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Hub nut socket size...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burbinator, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. Burbinator

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    Can someone refresh my memory on the size of that special socket for the front hub nuts? It seems mine was left on my back bumper when I was over at my buddies helping him with ball joints, so I have to get a new one. Is it 2-3/8" or is my memory going?

    Thanks in advance!

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    All of mine take a 4-pin spanner socket. Available at about any parts store.

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    Thanks...I know what it is, but the parts store has 2 different sizes: 2-3/8" and 2-3/4"...which one?

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    I've never seen them in different sizes. The only larger one I've ever seen has 6 pins, instead of 4. [​IMG]

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    Went to Napa at lunch and found the correct one (2-3/8" for future reference). Don't know why I bother with Checker...

    Thanks for the help, Harry!

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    Did they happen to tell ya what the larger one fits? I'm curious now! [​IMG]

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    No, they didn't, although I was more focused on getting the right one rather than what the other one was for!

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