Having problems with your 1984 Chevrolet C1500 ?
1984 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe rear hub service
\015 I have a 1984 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe that I'm working on. I removed the rear axles and hubs. I want to replace the wheel bearing and wheel seals. I drained the rear diff and the gear oil looked like chocolate pudding. So I have a few questions. \012\012A. Do the bearings require bearing grease or do they need some type of fluid lubricant?\012\012B. What is a safe cleaner I can buy at the parts store to clean the the nastiness out of the rear diff?\012\012C. As far as the hub seal and axle seal go, is there a type or brand that seals best? \012\012Any info you guys have on this would be a HUGE help! I tried just looking the stuff up on google, but its harder to find than one would think. Thanks in advance!!\015
If you can see inside the wheel bearings then they require lubrication from the differential. If they are sealed then no. You don't say if the rear axles are 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton. No brand of seal will seal better than any other. Spray engine degreaser in the rear end and flush out with water. You may need to do that more than once.
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