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    What did you do to your GMT today? [Part II]

    Like Flyboy2610 trying to take advantage of the weather in the Midwest. Changed oil and lubed chassis on both my son's 05 TB and my wife's Envoy Denail. Had to buy the ProTec filters by Wix. Now have 11 of each on the shelf. Notice that the passenger CV boot was spraying grease on my son's TB...
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    What did you do to your GMT today? [Part II]

    Got the damage from when my son backed his 2005 TB into the wife's 2006 Envoy Denali. Getting an intermittent C0035 code for the driver's side front ABS circuit. Will try to look for wire damage before I replace the hubs. Any suggestions on good hubs for these trucks?
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    What did you do to your GMT today? [Part II]

    Replaced the front struts on the wife's 2006 Envoy but have to start the replacement of thermostat and sensor on my son's 2005 TB next.
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    What did you do to your GMT today? [Part II]

    I changed out the rear shocks in the wife's 06 Envoy Denali over the weekend . The back bounces once now but the front is now very bouncy by comparison. Maybe next week to change the front struts out. Used the 4600 Bilsteins which are noticeably bigger diamater tubes than the stockers.
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    What did you do to your GMT today? [Part II]

    Bought a battery at O'Reilly Auto online for my son's 2005 TB. Doesn't hold a charge and drives fine after a jump. He says the voltage is good when driving. The battery is 4 years old this month.
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    What did you do to your GMT today? [Part II]

    My trucks have had a rough summer. Went on vacation and told my son he could park on the driveway. Big Mistake his Trailblazer tried to hump my wife's Envoy Denali. Doing the self insurance thing and when taking his truck to get fixed my wife dropped the passenger side tie rod. Waiting on the...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Been a while but today I changed out the Air Springs on the Wife's Envoy Denali. They weren't leaking yet but had the top layer of rubber de laminating and weather cracking. Rather do today when it's 60 instead of when it's 0 F and I have no choice
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    eBay Listing AUTO HVAC R-134A Hard-line Schrader Valve Core Ball Valve R&R Tool Set: $22.00 FREE S&H

    I used one of those to replace a messed up Schrader valve on my son's ZR2.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Washed the wife's Envoy Denali and changed the oil and filter. Now to see why the oil level drops seeing oil in rear part of the engine on the drivers side.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    The issue was found...damage to the CV shaft was the noise.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Finally finished replacing the UCA, Spindle,. Ball Joints and LCA on my son's truck after the wreck. Still have a noise when driving which I am thinking might be the wheel hub or the CV shaft. Did find the tie rod attachment point on the spindle between the two was different. The one that...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Got my son’s Trailblazer up and started looking for damage in the drivers side steering. It won’t meet the spec for caster and camber. Wheel hub is still tight and no noise. UCA and LCA match up well with the replacements. The spindle come off with the nut on the lower ball joint. The cotter pin...
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    What are you doing today?

    Today I will finish the plug and wire replacement on the Suburban. Cleaned the throttle body last night and will pull the EGR today. Never had done the throttle body in 308k so it was a chore. Then this afternoon I will set up my work from home area and break down the parts from pick and pull...
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    NEED HELP Just put $3k into my 2006 54k mile original TB, it will crank and run dies minute, die, repeat

    I had a truck that ran fine on only 38 psi fuel pressure. Chased my trail for about a week then did the fuel pressure test. Replaced the fuel pump and the check engine light that had been one went out. Previous owners drove it for 2 years went that code.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Got 2005 Trailblazer back from the body shop and it looks good. Now to fix the driver side control arms so it can be aligned within spec
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    Bad grounds and broken wires

    The best one was the suitcase connector on the purge solenoid on my wife's 2006 Envoy. The previous owner bypassed the wiring harness for some reason. Soldered both ends correctly and the P0446 code went away.
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    What are you doing today?

    Ok you have specific purpose for location so I understand now.
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    Front End Work Both Sides

    I have rebuilt two front ends in this platform in the last 2 years and will do my son's again after a wreck. It is physically taxing to do in a day but over a week not too bad. I hope my son's can help me when I am in my 70's and need to do this. My guess is that they are doing everything ball...
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    What are you doing today?

    I prefer the vise to be so it can clamp to something that hangs below the work surface and having the vise back an inch or so makes this harder. Oh I forgot the word jaw so I set the vise so the rear jaw is even or overhanging the edge of the bench I am tired after an afternoon at the pick...
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    What are you doing today?

    Looks nice but can I offer a suggestion? I usually mount a vice with rear even or hanging over the edge of bench slightly. Maybe I not seeing the picture right
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    Fuel Pump Replacement Video

    The 1st tank I ever pulled to replace a pump was on a 2005 Trailblazer last July. It was easier than my 2001 Blazer and if you want to see what PITA try pulling a tank on a 3rd Gen Camaro. Had to cut the exhaust and remove the panhard bars.
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    What are you doing today?

    I got my son's wrecked Trailblazer to the body shop yesterday. Learned more about the platform from their tech. The frame is much stronger than the control arms in a wreck so it is very seldom hurt but the control arms bend like "butter". The truck will line up the toe with the new tie rod...
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    I can't believe I'm sharing this...

    My latest was working on the front end of my Suburban. It fills the garage have not one but two bolts strip out. I can't get to my torch because the truck is on jack stands with the front torn apart and the rear bumper is about an inch from the drawer with the torch. Drop the steering knuckle...
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    What are you doing today?

    The Trailblazer is home. Averaged about 10 mpg round trip which is impressively bad. I will unload it today and with a broken tie rod that will be fun. I still don't understand why the body shop wouldn't put one on or let me do it. They insist that the lower control arm is bent which it may be...
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    What are you doing today?

    Phase one of mission to recover my son's wrecked 2005 Trailbalzer is going this weekend. I am rebuilding the entire front end on my 1997 Suburban Assault Vehicle. When I replaced the tires nothing was too loose by itself but all together the alignment shop kicked it back. So new Tie Rod, Ball...
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    Recommendations for Body Shop in Lincoln Nebraska

    Phase one of mission to recover the truck is going this weekend. I am rebuilding the entire front end on my 1997 Suburban Assault Vehicle. When I replaced the tires nothing was too loose by itself but all together the alignment shop kicked it back. So new Tie Rod, Ball Joints, idler arm, and...
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    Recommendations for Body Shop in Lincoln Nebraska

    Hey just a quick update. First thank you for letting think out loud on the board and working thru the decision process. I am keeping the truck as I have too much sweat equity in it along with a S*** ton of new parts. I will drag it back home so I can be involved in the repair either by...
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    Recommendations for Body Shop in Lincoln Nebraska

    The insurance company is going to total out the vehicle as the cost of the repairs are 84% of the actual cash value. I can make the repairs and the truck would be on a salvage title. The highway patrol has to inspect the vehicle before an on road title can be issued. I am thinking about my...
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    Recommendations for Body Shop in Lincoln Nebraska

    I am in KC area and it's a graphite gray. I do have insurance on it so I can get out for the $500 deductible.

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