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Rear axle seals

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shawnboy, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. shawnboy

    shawnboy 1/2 ton status

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    Wanted to go hunting this weekend but will be changing axle seals instead. Of course they weren't leaking a week ago when I changed the diff fluid and did the rear brakes. WTF? It's amazing how fast you stop when you have 80w on your brake shoes.
    Shawnboy.

    <font color=red>If you are having too much fun it's probably illegal.</font color=red>
     
  2. dogman

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    When axles seals start to leaking, usually points at bad bearings.
    now you get to change that fluid again, when you pull your c'clips.
    time to order that new chrome cover.
    have a turkey sandwich and a beer and go to it.
     
  3. shawnboy

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    Hey Dogman, I rebuilt the diffs last year and put an Auburn out back. I just got back 2 weeks ago from a hardcore mudfest up in northern Ontario. Good chance the damage was done then. I would rather be eating turkey and having a beer though.
    Shawnboy.

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  4. dogman

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    I have an auburn posi in my 77K10. I was quite impressed with the way it worked in the sand. with a full camper, pulling a trailer, loaded w/ Jeep,500quad,firewood. I didn't have to unload to get through the soft sand; in and out without getting stuck. air pressure is the key.
    so check the bearing out, plus enjoy the holiday.
    do you Have a turkey day up there?

    I ain't stupid, just old.
     

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