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1989 4X4 SUBURBAN FRONT ROTORS

Do I have to remove the hubs and expose the bearings before I can remove the front rotors and is there somewhere on the net I can go to find a diagram for this job.

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I have had a similar problem on my 82 Jimmy when I wanted to replace my 6 lugs (bolts) on the wheel. I guess, you have to remove the hubs to bring out the rotors. I myself searched on the net for a detailed pic, but did not succeed. I however saw my mechanic do it on mine. You need to carefully remove the pins, sleeves, springs etc. in the hub. Some clippings / locks / pins might seem hard to take out, but little inspection would make it easier. Some special tools such as a pointed tip plier might be required to release certain pins.

Anyway, best of luck :-)


By the way, I am having problems with my 4X4 lately. I got the lugs changed and the mechanic seems to have mis installed the hubs. Now I sometimes have a grinding sound underneath, a couple of times (even when 2 wheeling and hubs released), Today the wheels did not lock and I could not get out of sand. To my embarrassment, a land cruiser had to pull me out. Can some one help ?

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Throw stupid autolok hubs away they will strand or kill u replace with real hubs ya get out and lock MANUALLY...auto loks are for housewives in shopping center parking lots. warn makes good CHEAP lokkerz that all the big kids use out in the dirt and mud...

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  • hix7 Feb 26, 2009

    the hubs ARE the rotors ,...buy new bearings seals and grease and throw out everything but the spindle and maybe yer calipers, yer new hub/rotor should already have new races pressed into it , the job is easy and fun!BTW if yer rotors are shot yer calipers are probably shot too...throw in flex brake lines and everything is new and minty fresh.....

  • hix7 Feb 28, 2009

    detailed diagram...haynes chapter 8 section 25for hubs........rotor/hub chapter1 section 39.10 manual24064(420) full size pickups 67-87,blazer/suburban67-91

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