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Question about swapping to manual hubs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85blazerk5, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. 85blazerk5

    85blazerk5 Registered Member

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    Hey all, I have auto hubs in my 85 and I was wondering how much trouble it is to swap them to manual ones? Is it something I can figure out even though I'm no mechanic or never done much work on trucks? I think mine are bad and from what I read, the autos are crap anyway. Thanks in advance, any help is appreciated.
     
  2. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    yes you can do it, its very easy (once you know what you're doing).. may be worth it buy a chilton/haynes manual for your truck, they have exploded diagrams of the hub that will help a lot
    about the only "special" tool would be a set of snap-ring pliers, but it can be done without them
     
  3. 85blazerk5

    85blazerk5 Registered Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate the help. I have snap ring pliers, so no big deal, I will order me some and go to town.
     
  4. 85burbanator

    85burbanator 1/2 ton status

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    they are very easy. once you get them apart youll see that they arent difficult at all. just be carefull with the bolts that hold the outer cap on. theres 5 or 6 of em. there tiny and might break due to corrosion.
     

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