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Old March 22nd, 2012, 02:02 PM   #21
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hahaha i wish.
Actually I would say its more of wrong info, wrong part everytime.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 06:06 PM   #22
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So the wrong part was INSTALLED and the parts guy is to blame?
yes, when the two parts are almost identical and its on a newer model vehicle that and nobody has had a whole lot of experience on them.

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Actually I would say its more of wrong info, wrong part everytime.
Still not true. When you have parts guys that dont know their @ss from the elbow. yes you will still get wrong parts.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 06:42 PM   #23
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 08:42 PM   #24
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I've came across it before, only reason I know, after 6+ years in parts I know shit I wish i didnt
No shit!

Wait until you have been in it for nearly 20.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 08:55 PM   #25
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The right info gets the right parts every time.
you'd think that wouldn't you?

buddy of mine has a honda 350x 3wheeler, it has an aftermarket bearing carrier in it, he needed new bearings so he pulled the old bearings out and brought them to cedar cycle in cedar springs, mi.

the guy at the counter gave him 2 of the wrong size bearings and told him to double them up and it will work...

well, it didn't and they won't let him return the parts.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 09:00 PM   #26
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you'd think that wouldn't you?

buddy of mine has a honda 350x 3wheeler, it has an aftermarket bearing carrier in it, he needed new bearings so he pulled the old bearings out and brought them to cedar cycle in cedar springs, mi.

the guy at the counter gave him 2 of the wrong size bearings and told him to double them up and it will work...

well, it didn't and they won't let him return the parts.
I've done the double bearing thing in carriers a few times. If the o.d. is the same and the total width of the 2 is the same as 1 its good.
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4. 94 up 2wd S-10 and blazer front wheel unit bearings are usually priced twice what 4x4 ones are. 4x4 ones are essentially identical, but have splines. They will bolt on 2wd just fine.
2wd S-10s dont have unit bearings, they use tapered roller bearings that are part of the brake rotor.

98+ 2wd blazers DO have unit bearings.

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2wd S-10s dont have unit bearings, they use tapered roller bearings that are part of the brake rotor.

98+ 2wd blazers DO have unit bearings.
Was 98 first year? All the ones I've seen with 4x4 hubs on 2wd have been 98-00ish. I wasn't aware 94-97 used the old rebuildable design.
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Tip#1 find a store you trust, with non idiots working there and develop a good relationship with them, trust them and your life goes smooth. Hell I can call my guy at night and he will meet me there if its an emergency.
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yes, when the two parts are almost identical and its on a newer model vehicle that and nobody has had a whole lot of experience on them.
Not that its a good excuse, but how is it different then the parts guy saying the same thing? Sounds to me like a piss poor parts guy, and a piss poor tech.
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Not that its a good excuse, but how is it different then the parts guy saying the same thing? Sounds to me like a piss poor parts guy, and a piss poor tech.
no just a piss poor parts guy. he no longer works there though. lol
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Any tech that blindly trusts the parts guy, especially while bitching about the parts guy being piss poor, is a piss poor tech.

Rule number 1: never trust the parts guy, make sure you have the right part before installing it.
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Was 98 first year? All the ones I've seen with 4x4 hubs on 2wd have been 98-00ish. I wasn't aware 94-97 used the old rebuildable design.
In 98 they switched to larger dual piston calipers on blazers. On the 2wd blazers, they also switched to the unit bearing design. Before 98, the 2wd blazers used the serviceable design with an inner and outer tapered roller bearing, just like all 2wd S10s.
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Any tech that blindly trusts the parts guy, especially while bitching about the parts guy being piss poor, is a piss poor tech.

Rule number 1: never trust the parts guy, make sure you have the right part before installing it.
i am not the tech that did it. plus its hard to know you have the right part if you have never seen one before for that vehicle
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Rule number 1: never trust the parts guy, make sure you have the right part before installing it.
That's the truth.

I can't count how many times I've ordered something, only to bring it home and find out it's the wrong part. Or worse, it's the correct part box with the wrong part.
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I've done the double bearing thing in carriers a few times. If the o.d. is the same and the total width of the 2 is the same as 1 its good.
but it wasn't it was a really weird sized bearing.

he ended up taking the bearing to napa, there is a guy there that def needs a raise, he found the bearings.. they fit in A/C compressers
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i am not the tech that did it. plus its hard to know you have the right part if you have never seen one before for that vehicle
If you're working on the vehicle, you would have seen the old part since it should be in your hand to compare with the new part.
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If you're working on the vehicle, you would have seen the old part since it should be in your hand to compare with the new part.
The tech in this discussion sounds like a parts changer, not a tech.

If you pull one part off and the replacement is not the same, a good tech would know better, hell even most mediocre techs would know better than to just bolt it on.

Too many people out there can pass a test to get certified, then they change parts and take shots in the dark. One of the main reasons auto repair has such a unsavory view by the general public and are considered shady or not trustworthy.

Unfortunately there are too many repair shops that have people working in them that have not been to training in 20 years, good thing nothing has changed in the automobiles in 20 years right.
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My input is probably worthless.

I try not to buy a part that is >$50. without calling at-least 3 places. I have seen prices that are twice the price at one place vs. another.
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In 98 they switched to larger dual piston calipers on blazers. On the 2wd blazers, they also switched to the unit bearing design. Before 98, the 2wd blazers used the serviceable design with an inner and outer tapered roller bearing, just like all 2wd S10s.
absolutely correct. all s10s 2wd from 94-2002 as far as i know use the tapered inner and outter bearing, and not the hub unit. as least all 6 of my 2wd s10s have used that setup.
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