GM Truck Club
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Default need help with wheel bearings

    i have an 81 k-20 scottsdale i need to replace the front wheel bearings, and the problem i'm having is inside the manual locking hub the chiltons manual says remove the large snapring and the outer clutch (i think is what it's called) should just slide out problem is it seems to be hanging up on the groove for the snap ring and won't come out,anyone have any idea what to do??
    I didn't do it. nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything

  2. #2


    Small regular screwdriver should do the trick. Just slip it under the snap ring when it’s in the groove.

    There are sets of hooks, for removing these things but I have had better luck with the screwdriver. About a ¼” flat blade sometimes 2 make the job easier.

    Good luck I have always had a hard time with these myself.


    I love your signature.

    But you need to add to it. Put your vehicle info under that so we know what you are talking about. Makes life easier for those trying to help. We have gotten so many new members that it’s hard to remember them all and what they drive.

    Technology is great, when it Works,
    And one Big Pain in the Ass When it Doesn’t.
    Detroit Iron Rules, All the Rest are Just Toys.
    94 GMC Burban, 5.7L (350), 4X4, Auto
    86 GMC Burban, 350, 2 WD, Auto
    79 GMC pickup plow truck, 400, Full time 4X4, Auto
    86 Pontiac Fiero SE, 2.8L, Auto, only mid engine American car
    See a Pattern yet?

    15 year GM assembly line worker.

  3. #3


    thats the problem, i got the snap ring out ,what i'm having trouble with is the outer clutch assembly(i think is what it's called) the piece that the large snap ring holds in place and that the locking hub cover bolts to with the 6 allan head screws . i can't get that piece out of the housing to get to the nut that holds the rotor on.
    I didn't do it. nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything

Similar Threads

  1. How to change wheel bearings/hubs 2500HD
    By cappyd892 in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-11-2010, 07:44 AM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-20-2008, 11:50 PM
  3. Bearings Pressed?
    By loshan in forum Chevy Tahoe Forum (GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-10-2008, 02:22 PM
  4. front wheel bearings keep going bad
    By chutton87 in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-04-2008, 01:41 PM
  5. Rear Wheel Bearings....DIY job?
    By ag90fox in forum Lifted & Offroad Suspension
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-27-2008, 06:36 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts