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Locking hubs

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Stroked72Blazer, Nov 18, 2002.

  1. Stroked72Blazer

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    Does anyone know where and how much new lockin hubs cost? Warn, Mile Marker, stock. Can I just buy new o-rings for mine? Thats really all I need, I want to be sure they don't leak through the dial.

    Also, is there sapposed to be a seal at the end of the axle tube. If not what keeps water and mud out of the differential?

    What about the bearing inside the spindal can that be replaced or do you have to replace the whole spindal?
     
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    You should be able to go to any hardware store and get the o-rings to fix up your stock hubs. I like the stock hubs better then the aftermarket ones anyway.

    I use marine grease in the hubs to make sure that if a bit of water gets in it won't destroy the bearings.

    There is no seal in the axle tube. The seals are in the pumpkin on either side of the carrier. I have heard of some people finding a seal that will fit there but I don't have any part #'s for you.

    You can replace the needle bearing in the spindle. SKF # CR BK1 is the kit that comes with new seals and the bearing for the spindle. Good luck getting the old one out.
     
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    Thanks, but why dou you not like after market lockouts. I have been looking at some Warn lockouts and was wondering if anyone has any experience with them.
     
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    All the aftermarket ones are of the same design. The patent is held by Warn. Alot of the aftermarket ones are made with cheep metal. From all I have heard the spicer ones are stronger (and cheeper because they are already there)...but if your are busted there ain't much you can do.
     
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    You can definately get new O-rings at Lowes. That's where I got them for my hubs. I spent a long time searching for the seals at the ends of the axel tubes and I ruined a few from the parts store before someone on this site told me there weren't any there. Felt kinda stupid. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    i think i seen them from fwpw for 89 dollars.or you can get a rebuild kit from the parts store that comes with new orings and bolts and stuff for 24 dollars.you have to break the bearing in order to get it out and replace the spindle bearing.there is no seal at the end of the axle tube just a dust cover that sits on the axle shaft itself
     

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