Chevrolet Blazer/Jimmy 1969-1982 Repair Guide

Axle Shaft

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The front spindles and universal joints were changed during the 1972 model year. You have to know which one you have to order the correct parts. The early design is stamped 603351 or 603352 on the front of the left axle tube; the later design is 603333 or 603334. The only interchangeable part is the inner hub seal.

  1. Follow Steps 1-6 of the front wheel bearing lubrication and adjustment procedure outlined in .
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  3. Pull out the axle shaft and universal joint assembly.
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  5. When installing the axle shaft, turn the shaft slowly to align the splines with the differential.
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  7. Reassemble everything and adjust the wheel bearings following Steps 7-15 of the front wheel bearing lubrication and adjustment procedure outlined in .
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