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Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Jeff Dodson, Oct 13, 2013.

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  1. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 2 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Change the shaft. They are around $65 each. On my 95 4x4 the tops were rivets and the bottoms were pressed in. On my 2002 2wd the bottoms were riveted and the tops pressed. Looking at the replacement parts on autozone's site for your 1999, The uppers are rivets and the bottoms are pressed
  2. Jeff Dodson

    Jeff Dodson Member

    Man I have a delema.... I went and bought ball joints uppers and lowers... The MOOG, what I usually buy, ( made in the USA ) were about three times the price of the MASTERPRO. I bought the master pro but I don't feel comfortable buying Chinese parts... Yes my wife says I'm a PATRIOTIC @55. I told the kid behind the counter that if I lose sleep behind buying these Chinese parts, it's his fault and I will probably be returning them for MOOG... he got a kick out that after he figured out I was joking about blaming him... Anyway, what's y'all's opinions on MASTERPRO....I HATE TO PUT THESE IN MY AMERICAN TRUCK.

    disclaimer : if I offended anyone with my above statement, I apoligize but it's my opinion and I like to voice my opinion
  3. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    I try to buy American as much as I can. That being said in my truck I tend to go heavy duty on suspension stuff. So moog and napa HD. So I spend a little more. On my cars I will go maybe middle of the road as they won't require quite the load the truck does.

    Now my guns are another story, nothing but made in the US:lol:
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2013
  4. Jeff Dodson

    Jeff Dodson Member

    Well the wife kinda chewed me out for going cheap, especially the way I am about my truck and the MADE IN USA label... I guess I am returning them and getting the MOOG
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 2 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    If you go to advance auto parts website and order them. Then google advance coupon codes (something like TRT30) you will find like 30% off max $30 dollars, sometimes I find max $50. Then I just pick them up at my local store. I have been know to place multiple orders so I can save money. After discounts I got my moog front wheel hub assembly for the same price that they wanted for their house brand. I am not advertising or promoting advance in any way. I am just telling a fellow member how I save money buying the parts I want.
  6. Jeff Dodson

    Jeff Dodson Member

    Well I took the O'Rielly's parts back because they were all mis-matched. Went to Napa and got there, same price and they were all the same... Anyway go it done, replaced the the passenger side hub bearing assemble and both CV shafts. The noise I thought was either in the the CV shaft or the Hub bearing, IS STILL THERE.... I have no idea what it is now. Sounds like the tire is hitting the inner plastic wheel well... It's not, and now I have no idea what it is..... But it drives great now
  7. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 2 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Could be a front diff issue. I would find a dirt road, drive about 15-20 mph and engage the 4x4. See if you notice any difference in the sound.
  8. Jeff Dodson

    Jeff Dodson Member

    That's kinda what I was thinking.... The 4x4 was never used. When I had the guy fix the switch, ( I was thinking it was something worse) he said it was just the switch and he had to remove the actuate rand clean it, said he could see it had never been used.... I blonder is something is dirty inside, maybe change the oil in there , I'm sure it has not been done....BTW, what oils goes in the front differential. I do not have the owners manual.
  9. j cat

    j cat Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    the front diff uses 80-90wt gl5 gear oil. oil should be a light brown,,, not gray. fill to 1/2 inch below the fill hole. if the gear oil is dirty replace after you run it a week to get out the contamination.

    run the vehicle for a few miles to heat up the gear oil.

    I would also do the rear diff at this time . rear uses 75-90 wt synthetic gear oil . this is with the g80 eaton locker diff. remove the rear cover and clean out the diff box ... also the internal magnet.

    get a qt bottle hand pump to pump in the gear lube....
  10. Jeff Dodson

    Jeff Dodson Member

    Well new CV shafts and new HUB bearing and noise is still there, sounds almost like it sip under the passenger side at the feet. Is there anything with the torsion bars that can cause this kind of noise.

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