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Hank 05-07-2005 09:23 PM

tow vehicle ?\'s
Hey guys...
I posted this on the Chevy board, but no luck.

My '93 Suburban K2500 4x4 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 that correct? The bearings are pressed into the housing and ride on the axle shaft directly - right? One seal is leaking bad(!!) and I need to change it out and check the bearings while I'm in there.

Jeeper99xj 05-07-2005 11:25 PM

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I think the rotors just pound off and i believe it's a c-clip axle, havn't had to pull my rotors off yet. I tow with a '90 3/4 ton pickup and love it, good tow rig choice.

zdpzimmer68 05-08-2005 01:22 PM

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The rear axle has C clips, who the hell welded on the cover? Not a good move. If you do get in there, check the pinion shaft retainer bolt, as a matter of fact replace it. these break and let the pinion cross shaft come out and cause a whole lotta damage.

Hank 05-08-2005 04:41 PM

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I couldn't pound off the rotors - I'll work on that later. Got the cover off (destroyed it). Got the axle out, and the seal only to have the wheel bearings come apart - nice eh?

Broke out the slide hammer - I pounded that frickin' bearing for 15 minutes - it didn't move a mm. Now what!!!? Never had a problem like this before...

mav750 05-08-2005 05:15 PM

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if i remember right you unbolt the bearing, then you can knock out the studs to get the rotor off.

Hank 05-08-2005 06:22 PM

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I'll try that on the rotors. But now I've got to get the rear wheel bearing race out of the rear end!!! I broke my three jaw puller trying to get the bearing out - so off to rent a tool I guess.

Any secrets to getting the bearing to budge?

z50k2 05-08-2005 06:39 PM

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My last 2 suburbans that needed the rotors turned, there wasn't a place to turn them on the truck.I had to do this twice, and it ain't no fun. It is a pain, but it can be done. I pushed out the lug nuts, and then used a puller to get the rotor off. Be patient, and it will come off. Now, when I need my rotors turned there is a place where they turn them while on the truck.
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Hank 05-08-2005 07:00 PM

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Well I'm back from O'Reillys with a slide hammer with a new three jaw puller. Time to start pounding again. This rear wheel bearing is surely going to piss me off!!!

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