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MmmmK... removing the lower races in the 60?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Before I go taking the MFH (medium) to the knuckles to remove the race inside, I figured I would ask out here first! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Basically, check out the pics so you can see what I've got on my hands, and tell me whether all I need to do is to pound out the race from the top. Just wanted to be sure! Check these pics particularly:

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    Check the pics here!

    Thanks all! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    -Dan
     
  2. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    My '79 Chevy truck factory service manual has a beautiful cross-section of the K30 front knuckle assembly - but I don't have a scanner /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    The race is pressed in from the bottom. You would drive it out from the top.

    Before you get smack-happy with that MFH, measure the opening top and bottom just to make sure - it comes out the bigger side. One side will be smaller, since the race has a shoulder that it seats against.
     
  3. Blazer1970

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    Logic says it has to press out the bottom, just like a ball joint. Otherwise the weight of the vehicle would press it apart during normal (or abnormal!) operation.
     
  4. m j

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    I have a word file that I copied from P4x4 with good info and p#s on this subject
     

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