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Packing the front bearings when you put in new hubs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bone85K5, Dec 13, 2000.

  1. Bone85K5

    Bone85K5 1/2 ton status

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    Is this standard when your taking out old auto hubs and putting in new manual hubs?

    Ben
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  2. HarryH3

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    You don't have to re-pack the bearings. But I usually pull mine apart and repack them anytime I have the front end apart for anything. I figure that too much preventative maintenance is way better than not enough. [​IMG] If you do any deep water crossings in your rig, it's a good idea to repack often anyway. You don't want water getting into the bearings and staying there.

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  3. Emmettology 101

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    Just make sure you dont get a lot of grease on the hubs as most just call for motor oil for lube!

    Mike [​IMG]
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    If you have never had the hubs/bearings repacked I would highly recommend doing that. There is quite a bit more work required to get to the bearings as compared to just changing hubs but it's still fairly easy and straightforward.
     
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    Does this also hold true when repacking bearings on auto hubs? I just did mine yesterday and I greased up my auto hubs pretty good. I hope I don't have to take them apart again.
     
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    I am not sure. I know with Warn or aftermarket hubs, they say this in the instructions. I kno I used to "grease" my auto hubs when i had them and they worked fine until the crapped out.

    Mike [​IMG]
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    How long do the bearings last? I usually replace them instead of just repacking them, is this overkill?
     
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    You will probably get around 60K - 100K miles oput of them if taken care of. But hell, they are not that expensive and if y ou like changing them, I dont see that being too overkill. It would be a preventitive maintenance type of thing! [​IMG]

    Mike [​IMG]
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    When I pack mine I use Blue Boat trailer grease. I smear that stuff everywere. For the hubs I just smear a light coat on all the moving parts and gears. I have the Warn Prem. type and have had no issues with the way I doit.
    I don't see any harm in using a LIGHT amount of grease on the hubs and it's moving parts.

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