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Manual HUB Removal HELL!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieBlazer, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I am having major problems removing my hubs from the rotor. You see last time I removed them the hex heads on those long skinny bolts that hold the hubs on were beginning to strip....now it seems beyond hope to get them out. Any ideas? Whats your trick?
     
  2. KRAZIE87K5

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    Easy outs? That sucks though... maybe you should have replaced them before, huh?!!! Good luck! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    -Dan
     
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    cut a straight line throught the head with a dremel and use a flat head screwdriver ??
     
  4. ChevyCaGal

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    Hmmmm I'm thinking BFH time! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Last time someone had this problem, I suggested they use a large drill bit to drill the heads completely off, then pull the hub "ring" off, and turn the remaining length out with Vise Grips.

    I think Torx would be good replacement bolts for those..
     
  6. BowtieBlazer

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    any idea where to find replacement hex heads?
     
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    Hit up the hardware store with part in hand..
     
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    That length, probably only at a nut and bolt supply house, or GM. GM probably no more expensive. Still think Torx is the best replacement.
     
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    Tractor supply....? They seem to have parts and things like that I can't find at the hardware store but they got em! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Manual HUB Removal HELL! *Update*

    Thanks all....I am gonna drill the remaining ones out and then worry about replacing them.... I figure hardware store or junkyard at worst case go pull some off another trucks hubs...
    ******Update*******
    Drilling them out worked like a charm. Its alright about the hub bolts for now I expect down time atleaset through monday anyway as I tear apart my rear axle and replace berings and seals and such.
     
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    isnt Warn the OEM supplier?
    if you have no luck at a industrial parts supply house, and you should be able to get those screws there, try a Warn $mall part$ kit
     
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    They are actually Mile Marker Hubs...which suck...I need to go ahead and invest in some WARN hubs!
     
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    You should be able to go to any 4x4 shop or diff shop and they'll have the "bolt" kit. I bought some replacement screws/bolts from Ace hardware. Good Luck.
     

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