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locking hubs ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by joe7965, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. joe7965

    joe7965 Newbie

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    I have an 84 K5 blazer and I want to install manual locking hubs. What do I need to buy and how do install them?? I am fairly mechanically inclined, but I would like some well explained directions. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    The hubs, a hub socket, and a Haynes manual.
     
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    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    someone do a write up on this
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    The hubs, a hub socket, and a Haynes manual.

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    Why would you need a hub socket?
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Haynes manual

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    Buy one, do it, and write it up. Or do a search.
     
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    If you don't have a hub socket yet, now would be a good time to get one. While installing the lockouts, it might be a good time to freshen up the grease and or bearings.

    A set of snap ring pliers would be helpful too.

    I cannot describe the procedure in enough detail that would make me happy sorry....Not to difficult of a job though....
     
  7. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    If you are going to remove rotors or bearings anytime during your truck ownership, you will need a hub socket, as you cant just pull a cotter pin and use a crescent wrench, the nut is 2 inches into the center. Now if everythings ok and you want to change hubs do this :

    1. Put in park and apply rear parking brake.
    2. Jack up the front axle put jackstands under axle tubes.
    3. use an allen wrench or torx socket, whatever your auto hubs had and remove the screws holding the piece that says 4x4 on.
    4.Remove any springs or clips that you can see right away ( Goodness its been 2 years since I yanked mine ).
    5. Using a snap ring plier remove the factory snap ring.
    6. Take a screw you removed earlier and thread it into the hub and use it like a handle to remove the inner locking hub.
    7. Install Warn, Superwinch or Milemarker ( Stick to brand names with lifetime warranty ) hubs according to INSTUCTIONS IN THE BOX.

    Hope this helps. We were all newbies once.
    By the way, using the search function remember the box that says how far back to search. I beleive this was covered a long time ago.
     
  8. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    1.Remove the 5 allen screws holding in the old hub cover.
    2.If there is a snap ring on the end of the shaft remove it.
    3.There is a large snap ring around the outside edge. Use a small pick or screwdriver to remove this.
    4.Put two of the allen screws back into the hub body and pull it out.
    5.There may be another sanp ring on the axle shaft behind the hub body.(THIS HAS TO BE REMOVED)
    6.Install new hub body in place of old one.
    7.Reinstall large snap ring.
    8.If there is a groove on the end of the axle shaft mentioned in step 2 reinstall small snap ring here. (May have to push shaft out from the knuckle)
    9.Install locking hub cap with 6 new allen screws.

    I think I got it all if not somebody will correct me /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. joe7965

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    Thank alot guys this looks like it will be a good site for me to visit more often.
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Got that right /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif welcome to CK5
     

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