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Manual Hubs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 89njK5, Apr 25, 2001.

  1. 89njK5

    89njK5 Registered Member

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    One of my hubs will not lock. I'm assuming this is why it will not go into 4 wheel drive. How expensive are they to replace? Where can I get it? R&S, Pep Boys or the Stealership?

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    Check your shift linkage or try shifting while slowly rolling in forward or reverse. As for the hubs try Jegs, Summit or 4wheel parts. Good luck.
     
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    Have you tried to fix it yet? Maybe just stuck. Take it apart and check, could be the grease is old an needs cleaned out. I did this and used some litihum and haven't had a brob since then...

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    What was that bump?
     
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    You can get hubs for about $60 or so from Pep Boys if you go that route. They are either Superwinch or Warns I think. If you want premium hubs then order from Summit or Jegs or somewhere like that....

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  5. 89njK5

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    I just bought the K5 a month ago and have been fixing it up. The guy I bought it from told me he was driving around in 4 wheel drive and heard a bang. Hasn't worked since then. I was looking over the linkage everything is fine. The only thing I noticed that the one hub would not lock. I'll clean both of them out and see how it goes. What kind of grease do I buy? How do I clean the grease out is there some type of grease remover? Or just a little elbow grease? Sorry about all the questions I'm new at this. Thanks for the quick respones and all the help

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    The "bang" could have been an axle snapping. You'll need to pull the hub off on that side and see if the hub is broken or if the axle stub is still connected to the rest of the axle. [​IMG]

    To check for a broken axle, jack up only the side that isn't working and then rotate the front driveshaft while someone looks to see if the end of the axle shaft is turning. You'll need to have the hub removed to see the end of the shaft. Even with the hub still installed you will be able to see the axle u-joint to see if it's turning. If either one isn't turning, then you've got a broken axle. If everything turns like it should, then the hub itself has a problem.

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    Thanks Again, that's a great tip

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