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taking out auto hubs *WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Lotsa_Faith, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. Lotsa_Faith

    Lotsa_Faith 1/2 ton status

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    i am having a 24-hour brainfart and I don't know how to get the auto hubs out to replace them with some warn hubs. I took off the cover, took off a rubber o-ring along the outside that was held in place by a little clip, now how do i get the auto hub body out? /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Look closely near the outer edge of the hub body. You'll see two little pieces of steel peeking out of a notch in the hub body, perhaps 1/2-inch away from each other. Those are the ends of the 3-inch diameter wire ring that holds the hub assembly in place. Squeeze 'em together with a needle nose pliers and the hub body will slide right out. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. K5on38s

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    after you take the little clip out there are 2 little eneds sticking out where it was push em together and pull it out (i just did this a few days ago....but no my hubs sound like ratches so i donno) /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    I feel your pain I spent a ton of time trying to find mine and when I found the ring I thought that would be it but it was some aftermarket piece of junk I bought the small pliers kit from sears no good a $2.00 pick did the job /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  5. Hossbaby50

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    You will also have another snap ring behind the hub body you will need to take out to put in manual hubs. just FYI. It is just like the first small one on the axle shaft.
     
  6. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Auto hub exploded view
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    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    yea i could see a problem if you've never done hubs, i took out and installed my friends New warn lockouts for him in 40 minutes /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif.

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  8. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Part number 9 in the exploded view is the ring I was talking about. You can't see it very well in the pic, but on auto hubs the ends of that ring are bent 90 degrees so they stick out where they're easy to grab with the needle nose pliers. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  9. CHEVY 4WD

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    You dont have a picture of warn/locking hubs like the one you have with auto hubs do you?
     
  10. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nope.
    After the lock nut is torqued correctly, then insert the hub, Install hub ring #9 in the pic, install the axle snap ring if required or possible(can't in an '85), install hub face and install allen head bolts.
     
  11. 89GMCSuburban

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    I had never done hubs, replaced mine in a little under an hour...
     

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