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Pulling the drums off of a 14FF

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Jul 9, 2000.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I am overhauling my 14FF and I cant get the drums off. I rember reading where there is a key that needs to be take out and a special nut taken off. However Chiltons guide says to beat on it with a rubber mallett and it will pop right off. I am sure there is a nut there that needs to be taken off.
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    Never ever saw a drum with a nut outside.
    What you mean maybe is a little hole backside of the drum you just open to get a screw-driver in to remove the breakpads from the drum.
    Not sure the 14bolt is equipped with this, but it is something you can do easily by yourself for easier drum removal next time.

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    After the axle shafts are removed you will need a special 6 prong tool to get the retaining nuts off, you can get one at most auto parts store. There will be a inner and outer one, after you remove the retaining nuts the hub/drum will slide off. As you pull the nuts and washers off, set them aside making note of how they go back in.

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    The drums on my 14 bolts(3) were attached to the hub and you can't get them off until you remove the axle shaft and remove the hub.
     
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    No I took the axels out and it is a special looking nut inside of the drum...I read in a 4 wheeler when they did a disc brake swap where there was a key in there and a special socket is needed to get the drum off...
     
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    Hey that was easy! Had to buy the tool 11$ no biggie!
    Thanks again
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    Hhhhmmmmm, funny US stuff...
    What about 12bolt, will have to pull the drum soon???

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    The 12 bolts have nothing to hold them. The only problem you could find is if the break pads are adjusted too tight. You just turn the adjusting nut until the pads aren't breaking anymore and tap it with a mallet. Piece of cake.

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