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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **b**, Mar 7, 2000.

  1. **b**

    **b** 1/2 ton status

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    i still need a hand here fellow k5 bros...

    iam looking on a ballpark $$$ on replacing an inner axel
    seal front drivers on my 87.. the leak is comming from the tube i can see it. but ive also been told that there is a breather valve that may be the cause????

    to make things worse i drove (short distance) and am now noticing when i turn the steering wheel to the right and
    then back straight i get a banging noise from what feels to be the same area where my leak problem. ball joint?????
    looks like i know where my tax returns are going this year?

    please advise...
     
  2. Texan

    Texan 1/2 ton status

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    May be a shot in the dark but check your frame directly behind the steering box for cracks. My '89 would "bang" every now and then when I turned full-lock to the right and then started to straighten out. I assumed it to be a ball-joint for several months until I found the busted frame last month. Just welded in the patch kit from ORD this weekend and my popping noise is gone (not to mention I can jump on the breaks without having to white-knuckle the steering wheel because of wandering[​IMG])...

    Just Something To Check,

    <font color=orange>STEVE<font color=orange>[​IMG]
    89 Blazer
    67 Camaro 468
    68 CamaroSS 327
    98 GTP
     
  3. 6.2 man

    6.2 man 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I was getting a bang from my Blazer when I also turned . Drove me crazy for awhile . The left front spring the leaf under the main one shifted to the drag link . Yes , the drag link kept hitting that leaf .You might also check to see if maybe the draglink isn't loose.
     
  4. K5 NUTT

    K5 NUTT 1/2 ton status

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    Shop labor to R&R the balljoints is 8 Hrs for both sides...the inner wheel seals are around 3.8 hrs...plus parts of course...this info is in my Snap-On 98 flat rate manual.

    AZBLAZER

    1979 K5
    1976 K5 Chalet
    1972 K10 Suburban
     

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