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    Snow plow on 2005 Envoy question

    My understanding after reading threads that popped over a few years ago, this platform isn't equipped/built for using a plow. There is one TB I've seen around my area with a plow, and lets just say I'm not sure how it even does its job when the front end is damn near collapsed. I honestly don't...
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    Alright alignment is fixed! Don't have to keep the steering wheel turned a few degrees to the left for it to stay straight, so that's plus. Now the bad, the steering wheel is still wanting/needing to be turned a bit to the left in order to brake straight without going to the right lane. So it...
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    Its from my understanding, after meeting an old buddy while shopping earlier (who was a lead tech at Firestone once upon a time, and what a coincidence I might add) they work off commission. They were similar to dealerships, getting a flat rate for the work they completed. Once the new CEO...
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    Well the issues were at other shops that messed up our company vehicles. This was one of the better, ones or used to be. They pretty much want me to bring it back to "prove" there is an issue with my bushings and ball joints. I'd rather just get the money back and move on.
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    I called corporate to complain about the store and to see if its possible to get the refund. I would keep it if I could trust the stores around me, but that makes 3 nearby that are terrible to deal with and driving an hour away to get to a "decent" one just isn't worth the hassle. I know the...
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    I'm going to push for getting a refund on the alignment. After this fiasco, I'd rather wash my hands of them. I guess I'm more mind boggled at them being so inept, there's so many 360s around here, its hard to imagine that given the trucks age and how plentiful that its even a problem to do an...
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    2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    Would be nice to see the 5.3 find a home in the Colorado, at the very least it would be nice to have a mid-size pick up truck with decent power. Ford seems to be getting their head in the game with the new Explorer. The RWD config caught my eye.
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    Yeah so far the shop is telling me that there's nothing wrong with my LCA or LBJ's, and its just Firestone trying to make me pay for something I don't need. But so far, it seems like Firestone either doesn't know how to do the alignment or they won't uphold the lifetime alignment I have. Once...
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    Well some good news. Ma and Pa shop was able to take it in today, they threw it on the lift and everything checks out. LCA are good, the bushings are stiff with no play and same goes with the LBJ. They test drove it and found everything to be solid as well. I also have a printout (they're ASE...
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    I'm taking the truck back to the shop that installed the LCA. Firestone is telling me there's nothing wrong with the alignment. Here's the kicker, they claimed the driver side LCA bushing is bad, and the passenger side ball joint is lose in its socket. They handed me an invoice for $800 to do my...
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    2019 Chevrolet Blazer

    I see 0 reason to even buy one. After driving both the 19 Acadia, and the Blazer I see no point in going for it. It pretty much felt like the same crossover, no difference in how the suspension felt either. The V6 wasn't bad, but didn't feel much faster, maybe it was the gearing but it felt a...
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! The truck is going in tomorrow. I'm going to make sure they put her on the lift and first check to make sure EVERYTHING is tight and how it should be. Before they even touch the alignment, and the truck isn't leaving until it's been driven before and...
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    Cardone Select CV Axle Quality Gone Bad??

    I just ordered a pair for my Avalanche now that the factory ones are shot. There hasn't been too many complaints or anything bad about Detroits parts, but given they have a good reputation I feel comfortable with giving them a shot and the warranty isn't too bad either.
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    Brake hoses look intact, and appear to be attached in their original mounting points. I ordered a set of Delco ones for both fronts, should be here tomorrow to install them. Just seems bizarre that this is happening/worse after the LCA were replaced. Would that also affect the steering? It...
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    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    The steering wheel has never been taken apart, at least as far as I know. When I bought the truck 2 years ago, it did have a pull to the right. Replacing the driver side brake caliper fixed most of it, but the pull was VERY faint when doing heavy braking. At the time I had Firestone do an...

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