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Two different hub sockets needed?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FL84K5, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. FL84K5

    FL84K5 1/2 ton status

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    On my Blazer, the outer wheel nut uses a regular hub socket. It has slots for the tabs on the socket. The inner wheel nut however, is different. Instead of having slots, it has tabs that stick out to the sides. Is this normal? What type of socket do I need for the inner? Thanks
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

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    Really? I have had apart a bunch of 10b's and D44's and I have not run accross an inner nut like that. Does it still have the locking pin and ring?
     
  3. HarryH3

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    There's a washer that goes between the nuts on the spindle. Have you removed that? You can't see the spanner slots in the 2nd lock nut until that washer is taken out.
     
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    The inner hub nut has more slots than the outer...be sure to remove the lock washer/ring/whatever.

    ...just line up the slots at 0, 90, 180 and 270 with the hub socket.

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  5. FL84K5

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    I'll have to get a picture one day when I can.
     

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