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Loose Hub???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Truckfan2, Sep 20, 2000.

  1. Truckfan2

    Truckfan2 1/2 ton status

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    Just this past weekend I was home and noticed that my right Warn Premium hub was loose (I could move the whole body of it up and down & side to side) It wasn't terrible but I'm worried 'cause it used to be a pain in the butt to engage but now it's much easier... any ideas? Should I pop it off and check the retaining rings?

    Have been stuck (once) as of 8/12/00
    "(2H) Where's all the mud?.(4H)...(4L)..(4H)... oh crap"
     
  2. Jason73K5

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    Try tightening the bolts first, if you haven't already.
     
  3. Kyle89K5

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    Mine are the same way. Don't overtighten the bolts on the hubs, they can be a bear to get back out. You're prb. gonna leak a little fluid out around the hub so keep an eye on your diff fluid level. Mine are like that because the frontend is in need of a rebuild and there's a lot of slop in the front axles, seals, and bearings. I'm not overly concearned with mine, I just keep an eye on things for now, I'm planning a swap soon.



    Kyle
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  4. Executioner

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    If you really have diff. fluid in your hub area you got real problems.
    You better do that swap now !
    Good luck
     
  5. shaggyk5

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    dude, ive never seen diff fluid in a front hub before...
    i hope you haven't either.

    shaggyk5

    aint nuthin in the world like a heavy chevy!!
     
  6. Kyle89K5

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    mine was leaking out around the axleshaft U-joints. The seals are bad. Mine didn't get loose till the seals finally started to go in the housing. Guess they were the last thing holding it even a little snug. The bearings and seals at the spindle. I've tightened the hub and rotor(not the locking hub) as tight as I can (or dare) and still have slop. I have movement in the whole axle not to mention that the splines on the axle are a little gone. Guess my wording starts to suck when it's early and I'm trying to type as fast as I talk. Sorry about the confusion. My bad.

    BTW, I don't have the dual seal setup on my dual frontend with dual locking hubs (right executioner [​IMG])

    Kyle
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  7. shaggyk5

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    oh man, not you too....

    shaggyk5

    aint nuthin in the world like a heavy chevy!!
     
  8. pr1aw

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    If its the bolts/screws holding the hubs on use some loctight blue on the threads. That kept them tight on my j### and To****. I'm now K5 and full sized and starting to build.
     
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