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Spindle washer/spacers???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Emmettology 101, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    My friend and I were tearing apart that 87 Jimmy I borught home from NJ the other day and were putting in a new ball joint... When we yanking the spindle off, there was a thin washer/spacer behind it. I never seen this before.. Has anyone else??? This washer/spacer goes between the spindle and the knuckle......

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    Its a camber adjustment shim.

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    I didn't mic it, but it looked like all the same thickness....

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    There should only be a couple thou difference to make up a degree or two in camber...

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    True, i should have mic'd it..... But I have had close to 10+ of these axles apart and this is the first spacer/washer i have come across.. Are these only on the newer axles?

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    I've only heard of them...never actually saw one.

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    Check out your Haynes Book, they mention a thrust washer which is bronze, that goes up against the knuckle. My 89' didn't have one when I changed out the upper and lower ball joints. Good Luck!
     

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