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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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K2500 Suburban ?\'s

Hey folks...
My '93 burb 4x4 which is my tow vehicle needs some basic work. The front rotors need replacing - is there any magic way to get them off or will the truck have to go to a shop to have them pressed off the hubs?

Next ? - the rear cover on the 14 bolt is welded on (it's a used truck I bought some time ago) - are the axles true Semi floaters or does it have c-clips? I have a leak on the passenger rear axle seal at the wheel - it appears that the oil seal is at the end of the axle tube and there is no bearing retainer plate...is that correct? The bearings are pressed into the housing and ride on the axle shaft directly - right?
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The only magic I know of to get the front rotors off using a BFH. The right size hammer usually fixes everything. Just pull the calipers off and tie them up with some wire or rope to keep the bind off the brake lines, and tap the rotors off. They should come off pretty easily after a few good taps to the studs and sides.

As to your question about the 14-bolt. I'm pretty sure that those axles still had c-clips. But someone who knows more should answer that one definitively.

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Re: K2500 Suburban ?\'s

Do a search on google or somewhere for what a 14 bolt looks like. The SF and FF have very different covers. If you have 4wd you should have a FF and no c clip. Do a search for my build up and you will see what a SF looks like. As for the cover being welded on. If this is true that is f'ed. That sounds like some kind of joke kids would do when they learned how to weld. Id your axle and then research how to take it a part.
Check out the 14 bolt FF bible on Pirate 4x4. It should tell you everything you need to know.
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Re: K2500 Suburban ?\'s

Like he said....they should tap right off....no problem.
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Re: K2500 Suburban ?\'s

fullfloater will have large hubs sticking out through the rim. the c-cliped semi-floater will not.
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