Author Topic: Locking Hubs  (Read 1450 times)

Offline scott75k20

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Locking Hubs
« on: October 29, 2017, 10:58:29 PM »
I have a 1982 GM 10 bolt 4x4 front axle that I pulled out the driveshafts and replaced the wheel bearings and seals, when I put it back together the locking hubs will not slide in enough that I can get the retaining clip on it. I can't figure out where the problem is. Any ideas?

Offline jetman

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Re: Locking Hubs
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 09:09:29 AM »
Not sure if you have auto or manual hubs, or exactly what the problem may be.  But I do know of that clip, I always put a slight bend into one end to make it easier the next time I need to take it out.  There is full tech info (factory drawings and shop manual R&R) at http://www.bacliffrv.com/Truck .

Offline scott75k20

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Re: Locking Hubs
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 08:08:49 PM »
It has manual locking hubs. Its like both spindles need to be moved inward or both axle shafts need to extend outward and 1/8 to 1/4 inch to expose the grove in the end of the axle shaft that the snap ring fits into.

Offline Captain Swampy

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Re: Locking Hubs
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 11:41:12 PM »
Push the axle shaft out  with a screw driver or pry bar.  You get at it by the ball joints.
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