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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieBlazer, Sep 2, 2001.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    My front wheel bearings are shot so i purchased all 6 of them? Atleast 4 inner & outter.... and a steel sheath looking sleve they call a bearing i guess.....In the Chilton's manual they say a special spanner may be required for 4x4's...anyone done this? Sound like i got the right parts? and did you have to use a spanner?

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  2. Pugsley

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    Sounds like you got everything you need - I'm not sure what the little sleeve deal is though, I know I've never seen one.

    The only thing you'll need special is a hub socket - it looks like a large socket with 4 little ears on it.

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  3. BowtieBlazer

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    Rental tool I assume? Or cheap as a regular socket?

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    i think it's the race, where the bering rests and spins on, i usually dont change them but check the old ones, if you need to change it get a thick flathead screwdriver and hammer it out but dont throw it away, put the new one in and slightly hammer it in, once you cant get the hammer on it anymore, flip the old race on top of the new one (thick side of old one one on top of thin side of new one)and hammer it down on top of it. you will hammer it down into the hub but since you flipped the old one you can turn the hub over and hammer it out w/ the screwdriver. hope this helps

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    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

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    The other bearing should be a spindle bearing. Does it have the needle rollers in it?
     
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    It's good to get your own - Mine cost $15.00 and change at Big A. It's one of those things that you'll find you always use, and it'll make you actually pack your bearings regularly.

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  7. the special 4 prong socket is around 12 bucks. should buy it and always have it in your tool box in your truck.

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    cool deal thanks all for all the info...yeah that's it a "race"

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    well you are 2 races short then. if you like buying tools you can get a special punch with a football shaped head for races. as no one would ever use a screwdriver as a punch or prybar right fellas?
     
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    OK - I've got it now[​IMG] I was thinking like a speedy sleeve.

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    Hell - I've got an old set of screwdrivers especially for that purpose[​IMG]

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    thats what Ive always done. every thing still works

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    Thats what craftsmans are for. Beat them up, destroy yhem, then return them.

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    Should there be some sort of locking plate or washer under the nut?I just took apart my trucks right front because there was quite much play on the bearings and I just wondered that will it stay tight without lockwasher.
     

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