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08-09-2013, 10:48 AM #1
Replacing hubs and bearings - any advice?
In a couple of weeks I'll be replacing all my hubs and bearings on my 2001 Silverado 1500 2WD. Are there any tips or tricks I should know and, more specifically, are there any special tools I'll need? Everything is stock/OE.Clint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
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08-09-2013, 11:59 AM #2
08-11-2013, 10:15 AM #3
With all-due-respect to what's been previously recommended ~ Look a little deeper and You will find yourself weighing the cost-difference between those brands mentioned and what's being offered from the likes of "China", etc., @ sometimes more than 1/2 to even less-than 1/3 the cost...
I've asked Parts Suppliers what the failure/return-rate is between "brands" and -- at least according to those I've spoken with -- "It's really not that much different..."
That said, I'd rather support Our "American Made" economy over those of foreign Nations ~ but I also have to pay-the-bills at the end of the month, including those incurred for keepin' My wheels rolling...sometimes that's what I have to do in-order remain around to "Fight another day" ; )
Perhaps Others here will chime-in with Their perspective(s)... : ?
BTW ~ Be SURE to use a drop of RED "Lock-Tite" on the first few bolt-threads AND a known-accurate Torque Wrench on assembly ~ to insure BOTH: The recommended tightness of those bolts keepin' the Hub stayin' ON until the next time YOU want it off ; )"Impossible" is a degree of difficulty ~ set by imagination for lack of motivation.
08-11-2013, 10:52 AM #4
08-16-2013, 09:48 PM #5
been there on my truck, make sure you either have access to power tools, OR have a nice cheater/breaker bar handy, that was a huge workout for me when i did it.... leverage makes all the difference...
oh and need i say..... dont strip the bolt heads
scale of 1 to 10 difficulty of your project (10 being impossible)
i respectfully rate this as a 3-4, even with no power tools...
and somebody remind me to help this guy out... the GM brake caliper bolt is a T-55 correct? make sure you get that one torx socket, everything else is HEX head2000 Chevrolet Silverado
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