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Replacing rotors...quick ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burbinator, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. Burbinator

    Burbinator 1/2 ton status

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    Someone refresh my memory...are the inner wheel bearings pressed in, or do the fall out after removing the spindle seal like my F-150?

    I am sure I could answer my own question when I take the truck apart, but I want to be armed prior to that so it goes smoothly.

    Also, anyone know where to get replacements for the "magic nuts", specifically the one with the nipple on it?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Rob 85K5

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    They fall out after you take the grease seal out.
     
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    Thanks, Rob...

    ...that's what I thought.
     
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    If the F-150 is similar to the C/K series the bearing will fall out once the seal is removed, but the race will remain (the race is pressed in, or at least supposed to be). If using a new bearing, I would highly suggest replacing the race as well.
     
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    napa i know carries the "magic nuts"
     
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    I am replacing my rotors with new units, as my old ones mic just a little too thin for my comfort. My truck carries my wife and three sons often and I don't skimp on safety elements.

    Thanks for the input!
     
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    Stumbled across them this weekend at NAPA...

    Thanks!
     

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