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Need hub info quick-like (updated)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ArrowheadK5, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. ArrowheadK5

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    I have a few free hours this afternoon, so I'm gonna take the bad hub off of my truck so I can put the new ones in tonite.
    What kinds of things should I do when pulling this hub out? I have not done it before, but have been told it's easy. Do I have to jack up the wheel?
    Any other help, step by step ;) , etc greatly appreciated...
    Thanks a lot
    Tom

    OK... The hub is off...along with anything else that was loose in there... about 15 pop-can shaped cylanders, about 1/2" long, were jumbled in there. What are they and what are they supposed to be like? Those things were swimming n grease along with a ton of shredded metal. This thing committed hari-kari all the way...
    What needs to go back in there before the new hub goes in?
    Any info anybody has, please post, it's getting cold outside...
    --Tom<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by ArrowheadK5 on 10/19/01 02:02 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Re: Need hub info quick-like

    No need to jack it up - it's pretty simple and straightforward - you should only need a T30 Torx, and a pair of snap ring pliers, or a sharp scratch awl to get it off.

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  3. ArrowheadK5

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    back to the top, please...

    Four wheel drive, four wheel expenses...
     
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    Sounds like the remains of a wheel bearing...good thing you tore it apart when you did.


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    What do you mean??
    Sorry, buy I don't know that much about this aspect of the sport yet...

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    When you say hub are you talking about a locking hub or a wheel hub that houses the wheel bearings and races and spindle nuts and such?

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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    they were Warn Standard Locking hubs. I now got them off and have the new ones, but I need to clean out the one bad side. It is full of grease that is gritty with chunks of shredded metal. Any suggestions for that?
    PS--I think that the bearings that I found were from inside the hub--it was worn down about 1/2" shorter than it should be...you guys have no idea how wrecked this thing is! I wish I had a camera to upload some pics...

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    I do too! In order to clean out all that garbage you need to remove the whole rotor. In order to do that you need to remove to caliper, the big nut on the spindle, the second nut on the spindle. The first bearing should fall out. Then the rotor will come off. In order to remove the inner bearing you can put the rotor back on the spindle, replace one of your spindle nuts, not really too far, then tug the rotor off with a hard yank. Your seal will pop off the back and release your bearing. Be sure and clean the wheel hub out completely before replacing the bearings and grease. If its not spotless it'll happen again before you know it!!! Good luck.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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