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Replacing the bearings should I do the races too?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Oct 25, 2000.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

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    I am replacing the bearings in my 14FF and the races are sold separate. Mine look ok they are not burnt or anything should I replace them too? Of course the machine shop says for goodness sakes I have to replace them...but I figure thats because they have to press them in and charge me for it. What do you folks think?
     
  2. keith

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    I would
     
  3. archer

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    The additional cost is worth it, especially if you're replacing damaged bearings. Just be careful when you knock the little buggers out, and be sure they seat evenly when the new ones go in. Just about all the parts for the Blazers are so cheap, I replace stuff that's just not shiny anymore.

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    Also vote yes.
     
  5. blazen91

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    Would you replace a crank and not do the the main bearings? The bearings and races have a very intimate relationship. The old races are worn to match the old bearings.Just my $.02 worth.

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    blazen91 hit it on the head. Those parts wear together over time, they are happy with eachother. Put new bearings with the old races and anger is ahead. Just my thoughts.
    Good luck.

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