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Locking bolt on axle shaft broken

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jackson 88K5, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. Jackson 88K5

    Jackson 88K5 1/2 ton status

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    On my buddies 10 bolt the axle shaft locking bolt broke. He is unable to get the shaft out to release the "C" clips on the axles. Is there a fix? Thanks.
     
  2. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    Are you referring to the small bolt that holds the pin in the carrier???? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif


    Mike
     
  3. Jackson 88K5

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    Yes. It broke when taking it out. One thread is on the pin in the carrier.
     
  4. OFFRDK5

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    I saw it done. Get a Dremel tool and grind the center part of the big pin out till there is nothing left holding the bolt in. Don't get into the other parts of the diff, just the nice gold center pin!!
     
  5. scrappyk5

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    i blew my spiders once and when i went to change
    them , the little bolt holding the pin in snapped on me.
    i unbolted the bearing caps and moved the carrier out about a half inch , which was enough to drill the center of what was left of the bolt. i used a very tiny easy-out to
    unscrew the rest of the bolt out. pulled the pin, put new spiders in ( replaced the axle seals while i was at it.),
    put everything back together and was rolling again /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    There is a kit you can buy relatively cheap from any big tool truck like Snap-On, Mac, Matco. A friend of mine is the one who invented this item and holds the patent on it. It is easy to make one yourself if you wanted too but they are only like $25.00 so not really worth the effort to make one.
     

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