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Rear Axle Bearings

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by clarkekent, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. clarkekent

    clarkekent Registered Member

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    The left rear axle bearings are shot in my '72 blazer 12 -bolt. Anybody have any tips / info for replacing them before I start?
     
  2. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Because the bearing rides on the axle shaft when the bearing goes out it often takes out the axle shaft with it. Now might be a good time to look into chromoly axleshafts if the stock ones are messed up.

    Also the 12bolt cener pin retaining bolts like to break [​IMG]. If that has happened you will need to take off one of the bearing caps so you can drill a hole in the part that is left and use a ez-out to remove the rest of the bolt...than you need to find a new bolt (which none of the dealships even had in there books for mine).

    Bottom line: Make sure you can be w/o your truck for a while just in case.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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