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Hub & Rotor Removal?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by conv76jimmy, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. conv76jimmy

    conv76jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I was trying to change my Rotors on my 81 Chevy Blazer with manual locking Hubs, I got as far as removing the Locking & Unlocking mechanism then after that I didn't know what to do. I am used to working on my 2wd so this looked alot different. So my question is what do i need to do to get the Hub off, After I removed it all I could see was a Gear and nothing else. Any help would be Greatly Appreciated!!!

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    You need a pair of snap ring pliers, and a spindle nut socket (about 15 bucks or so at the auto parts) There's a snap ring that holds the gear in place, once it's out, you can pull the gear, and you'll be looking right at the spindle nuts - from there on, it's pretty much the same as a 2wd, but bigger.

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    Sorry to sound so dumb, But where would this snap ring be at. Is it right in front of the Gear?

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    Yeah, usually caked with grease so you can't see it very well.

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    Thanks!!!!

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    Yeah, there is a big lock ring and a little snap ring. I have found that a scribe works best for getting the large lock ring out. A pair of needle nose pliers will come in handy too.

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