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Spindle nut socket size & type?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Alex, May 6, 2002.

  1. Alex

    Alex Registered Member

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    Hi all, can anyone tell me the size & type of socket I need to remove the nut (spindle nut?) in order to take out the front disc rotors on my ’91? My manual is pretty much useless. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. any decent parts store should have one. they have 4 prongs on them and run around 12 bucks or so if i remember right. same size works for 1/2 and 3/4 ton. a definate must for any chevy truck guy/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  3. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Snap On #S8695C and I think it was around $30 /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  4. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    I got a really tight one off eBay for $2 (no lie)

    It is extra thick, and the lock pin fits up inside so it sits flat on the inner nut (the other ones don't).
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I would have bought that style if I knew it existed.
    I still want that spindle removing tool you found
     
  6. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    m_j, I've got one that fits over the front nuts like that. The cool part is that it also has an outer ring with 6-pins that fits the bearing nuts on my 14-bolt FF rear axle. 2 tools in one! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif It's made by Mac Tools.
     
  7. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    sweet, I guess I will have to run down a Mac truck to get a catalogue.
    have you seen Red's cool spindle removal slide hammer attachment?
     
  8. BadDog

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    I was trying to find that socket a while back. Finally gave up and bought 2 for around $45 total. Christ, $45 for 2 sockets... At least the front does have the locating ring and sits down on the nut. Got mine at Checker. Had to file just a bit on the C14FF sockets tits to make it fit, but they seem quite sturdy.
     
  9. Ryan88Jimmy

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    heh I ended up making my own with some left over pipe and some tabs that I welded onto the pipe. Just eyeballed the tabs on there and it fit like a glove [=

    Ryan
     
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    I've got the same. O'reillys carries it.
     
  11. RedDwarf

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    Yeah, I found the spindle puller at the local flea market for 14 bucks. It has 3 sets of threads, for Dana 30, 44, and 60, and the other end just threads onto your slide hammer.

    3 whacks will remove any spindle, and 1 or 2 will take those that have been coated in anti-sieze. Try that with a rubber mallet! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Mac, Matco, and I think Snap On offer these, though they are considerably more $$$ than the $14 steal I found...check flea markets and eBay
     

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