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wheel bearings....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Mar 20, 2001.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    I have been going through water lately and havent noticed any problems but want to take care of things before bad things happen... I want to check my wheel bearings and repack them if needed... the local shop wants nearly 350 to redo the bearings in the front and 300 for the back... this is new bearings... Can i do the bearing packing myself? How involved is this???

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     
  2. Blazer79

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    Bearing packing/replacing is very simple. I won't need to explain this because ColoradoK5 is very complete. Go to the main page and read Waxer's 8 lug conversion page. The conversion goes deeper than you'll need. Just follow steps 1-4 for removal, pack bearings and then reinstall everything in the reverse order. Follow step 11 for an explanation on how to tighten the lock nuts.

    Good luck.

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  3. LittleJimmy

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    What blazer79 said?
     
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    Good God! 300 for the front??? Wha'da rip-off!!! Get a wheel bearing packing tool thinga magig (the parts man will know what you're talking about). It makes it easier, simplier and it gets grease in a lot better then you could with your hands. I got one for $15. It's great especially if you go mudding alot and have to repack them often.

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    damn 300, does that come with the reach-around and a KISS?

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