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Rear Axle Bearings

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87gmcsuburban6_2, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. 87gmcsuburban6_2

    87gmcsuburban6_2 Registered Member

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    How do you remove rear axle bearings in a 88 GMC suburban 2wd w/8.5 rear???

    Thanks in advanced
    Stan
     
  2. dave_90_blazer

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    remove the alxe shafts and use a slide hammer
     
  3. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Yep, pop the seals out and use a slide hammer. You need the correct size wnd, otherwise itll break, and could be harder to get out.
     
  4. 89GMCSuburban

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    Have fun those tend to get stuck in there pretty hard. Try to have a propane torch in case you need the heat.
     
  5. 87gmcsuburban6_2

    87gmcsuburban6_2 Registered Member

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    thanks all
    after the first reply i went to autozone and rented the puller came home and popped it out (15 to 20 pulls) and installed the new bearing.the repair bearings are cool,it relocated the bearings on the axle and had a new seal already in it :grin:

    Thanks again everyone
    Stan
     
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