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Username Post: K20 Spindle Axle Bearing        (Topic#346018)
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Loc: Odessa, Florida
Reg: 06-09-12
07-13-17 07:44 PM - Post#2700018    

I’m normally hanging out in the 60-66 truck section but need to jump over here for a quick question.
I have a 1972 K20 with a Dana 44 front axle. I’m attempting to replace the axle spindle bearings. When removing the old ones, there was a lip in the back of the spindle that holds the rubber seal in. The only way I saw to get this bearing out was to shave that lip down, not so much to get the old one out but to press the new one in since it’s smaller in diameter than the bearing. Now the new bearing is in, see picture, there is nothing to hold the new seal in. Or is there another type of seal that’s is used when replacing the bearing? I could probably glue it in with a good rubber to metal glue or sealant but that doesn’t sound right. Or, did I go about this wrong from the beginning? Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

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07-17-17 04:54 PM - Post#2700384    
    In response to Gremlin

I don't have a K-20 spindle to look at but the K-10 spindles that I have use the large ID for the spindle seal. Your picture looks a lot like the K-10 spindles that I have.

My K-10 has the Dana 44 in it, also.

What does your axle look like?


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07-31-17 05:44 AM - Post#2702127    
    In response to JimKshortstep4x4

my 1972 chevy k20 has 8 lugs yours looks like 5 or 6 which would make it a k10 you may have gotten the wrong bearing and seal kit check the numbers on the old bearing and have parts dealer match up a seal and bearing set

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