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Spindle Bearing Placement?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Me89'Jimmy, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Me89'Jimmy

    Me89'Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I noticed as i hammered in the new spindle bearings that there is a lot more room for the bearing to go into, dept wise i mean, than there is bearing, the spindle tapers about an 1 or two in, my question is do i get that bearing in there to the point where the spindle tapers or does it matter at all as long as the entire bearing is the spindle? Their warn hubs and a ten bolt axle
     
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    I push mine down the same as they come stock. About 1/8" below the face, just enough to leave room for the seal to go over top of it.
     
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    Sorry to highjack the post, but how do you get the old bearing out?
     
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    i just took a piece of spare round tubing i had lying around and pounded it out with a hammer from the other end, it came out pretty easily
     
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    Is there really any reason to replace spindle bearings? I have never touched mine!
     
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    I have tried a brass drift and the bearing just brakes into pieces.
     
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    ya the only reason i replaced them was because the actual spinning things inside the bearing, rollers i guess you could call them all fell out when i washed the inside of the spindle, i wouldnt replace something that wasnt broken /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    a 2 jaw puller works very nicely
     

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