David Rubio: Hey what size is your different? Is it an 8.5
Sam Wright: Where do you pack the grease
ra777wow: Well done. I might add some of that gear oil to the bearings ,as it could be a little slow for it to get there :)
ruger111dog: Or you can go to just about any auto parts store and get a loaner puller set.
DillysADV: not on this one. you have to pull the spider gears and the pin to pull the axle.
SickenedSparrow: So you can't take axel out without taking rear end apart?
DillysADV: Thanks for watching, yes, as I have mentioned before, this is for those that may not have access to loner tools like most of us.
DillysADV: that is a good idea, I'll have to try that next time I'm into it.
Emt Scythe: If you don't have a "long bar" you can rent the proper tool for free at most parts stores.
T S Mcraedy: You might try a short piece of heater hose to wedge you socket. That will keep the wood splinters out of the axle housing. Full redneck points for ingenuity. Unfortunately your man card is revoked for worrying about your wife's anger about some oil on the driveway.
DillysADV: Thanks for the tip.. I did use synthetic but I like the idea of the grease as well.
heavymechanic2: I just did the same seal job on a similar truck, I never messed with the bearings because they looked OK. That was a great tip on knocking out the old bearings, I used to do this type of work before there was a loan-a-tool program. BTW: you should push a little wheel bearing grease in the rollers before putting in the axle because the oil can be slow to get there. I prefer synthetic oil, fewer problems and less maintenance.
DillysADV: Good to know! glad to have been of help!
MrBowNaxe: Just what I was looking for! Thanks for the video...worked like a champ on my '97 Suburban.
DillysADV: Glad the hear!
DillysADV: I know but this is a option if you don't have access.. because I didn't at the time and this was just an example of thinking out of the box with things you have laying around.
DillysADV: That sounds right to me. as you can see it is not hard to get to them to inspect and could save a lot of money if you get to them soon.
Curt8153: I have a 96 Blazer with 156K miles. I hear a hummming noise from the rear end, I guess it's my wheel bearings going bad.
DillysADV: always glad to help. thanks!
Larry Elford: thanks for a very clear video, and great explanation of everything. The home grown, money saving ingenuity were a highlight. Much appreciated. Canada.