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rear bearings

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Tonka, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. Tonka

    Tonka Registered Member

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    Thanks to all who helped me with my ball joint issues. Now I'm getting ready to tackle the rear wheel bearings. Another task I have never tried. Does anyone have any hints or suggestions. I understand it takes a slide hammer or some kind of bearing puller to get them out. Is this another autozone rental thing or something I have to buy? Anything else to look out for or prepare for?
     
  2. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    What axle do you have? Advice depends on whether it's full floating type or semi-floating. Mine's a dana60 which is full floating and replacing the wheel bearings is straight forward.
     
  3. Tonka

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    Mine is not a full floater. I believe it is a corp. 12 bolt.
     
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    12 bolts are simple. pull the spider gears then the c-clips, and remove the axle. Then you borrow the bearing puller from auto zone, remove old and tap in the new ones.

    peice of cake

    have fun
     
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    it goes without saying, but just in case, replace the seals at the same time.
     

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