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Rotor removal on a full floating axle

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by aksidentproan, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. aksidentproan

    aksidentproan 1/2 ton status

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    I was working on a Chevy dump truck at work today with a full floating rear axle under it. The axle is some sort of dana. The truck needs new rotors and I was wondering how to remove the rotor. A little help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    If it has "outboard" brakes it just slides off. If it has "inboard" brakes you have to pull the hub off and drive the studs out to remove the rotor. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Like bruce said, some of the newer axles are designed so the drun/rotor just slides off...Some of the older full-floating axles, like the 14bolt full floater, you must remove the 8-bolts that hold the axle to the hub...Then pull out the axle... then you need a special hub nut socket (usually a 6-prong on the bigger stuff) to remove the outer wheel lock-nut...The remove the lock "ring" or lock washer and then remove the inner wheelnut...The the entire hub just slides off the spindle...It is VERY similar to removing the brakes on a front axle, save the axle removal...

    Chris
     

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