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  1. Mike534x

    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Finally found and eliminated a squeak from my rear I've been trying to find for the past 2 years. Lower control arm bushings were shot and dry rotted, passenger side bolts leading to the frame were not even hand tight when putting a wrench to it. Picked up a pair of Moog "R" series, took her on...
  2. Mike534x

    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...
  3. Mike534x

    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...
  4. Mike534x

    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...
  5. Mike534x

    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.
  6. Mike534x

    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...
  7. Mike534x

    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...
  8. Mike534x

    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.
  9. Mike534x

    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...
  10. Mike534x

    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...
  11. Mike534x

    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...
  12. Mike534x

    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...
  13. Mike534x

    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...
  14. Mike534x

    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.
  15. Mike534x

    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...
  16. Mike534x

    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...
  17. Mike534x

    A rare sighting: '06 TB EXT LT

    I've seen a few of them around my area or whenever I visit downtown Chicago. I have yet to see one that didn't have either the; front bumper missing/pushed in, damaged fenders/doors, smashed rear bumper or the tailgate glass duck taped with plastic. NWI/Chicago is awful for finding a "semi"...
  18. Mike534x

    Replaced LCA and balljoints, truck pulls to the right when braking

    Hi all, having an issue that I can't seem to figure out. I couldn't get the lower ballpoints out of the lower control arms, so I bought a new set from Advanced (Moog), and had a shop down the street replace them. Took it to Firestone Friday for a new alignment, noticed that when I'm braking the...
  19. Mike534x

    Oil leak

    Only way to tell for sure what your oil pressure is, would be to hook up a mechanical gauge. Above the oil filter, you'll find the oil pressure switch, remove it and hook up the gauge in that port and you'll get the reading your looking for. That's pretty bizarre, I don't think I've ever heard...
  20. Mike534x

    REP

    Probably a long shot, but the MAF sensor is lined up with the small arrows on the intake tubing and the sensor itself? I cleaned my MAF over the summer and forgot to do it, caused a code to pop up and not running too well. If it lags and goes into REP after stepping on it, I think its a good...
  21. Mike534x

    87 Octane not getting it done

    ^ I vote manifold bolts as well. When mine went last year, the ones between #4 and 6 were gone and stuck in the head. I couldn't get them out, but found a nice "shop" in the nice part of town who did it cheap ontop of a six pack. If they couldn't be extracted, I was up for trying out the...
  22. Mike534x

    P0332 - Knock Sensor 2 Circuit Low Input (Bank 2)

    Sorry, don't mean to bump my old thread here, but everything turned out great! Thanks @Mounce. We managed to finish the job over the weekend. Wasn't too bad honestly, the injectors pretty much fought us tooth and nail but we got them to release. The rear knock sensor was indeed the cause. It...
  23. Mike534x

    Transmission feels like it is slipping.

    Does the fluid still have that red color, or is it brown and burnt? How many miles are on your Envoy? If you could post a video of what its doing that would be great too. The last time I drove a car with a slipping trans the RPM would climb or the shifts would be pretty rough. The solenoids...
  24. Mike534x

    03 to 06 Engine Swap

    They used a 24 up until then? Wow. Thought they did the change around the time the 5.3 was changed to 58.
  25. Mike534x

    03 to 06 Engine Swap

    It'll be a complicated mission and a pain if you think the hassle is worth it. The biggest hurtle is that the reluctor is a 58x in 06 while 02-05 were 24x. Heads are a little bit different on the 06 as well. Not including that you need an 02-05 wiring harness + TCM+ PCM to make the engine work...
  26. Mike534x

    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Took my truck for an alignment, had the place down the street from me replace the lower control arms and ball joints. They were running a special on fuel injector cleaning so I splurged. I normally don't buy into these, but I figured since they'll pull the injectors whats the worse that can...
  27. Mike534x

    NEED HELP 04 Envoy XUV Key locked in Ign.

    I was going to say the ignition switch is sometimes the culprit. Though its rare but sometimes the Park/Neutral switch in the shifter assembly goes bad, and the only way to replace it is to swap out the entire assembly.
  28. Mike534x

    My 2004 Olds Bravada book value is...$795...LOL

    Sadly its a bit of a curse I've seen with anything GM. I was mostly shocked by much the value of a GM tanks over the years, even a low mileage Envoy/Trailblazer from 08-09 is not much more valuable then one from 04-05. Unless its a TB SS then of course, its supremely overpriced. I guess if you...
  29. Mike534x

    Capote's 4.2L Turbo Build (ᴩʀᴏᴊᴇᴄᴛ ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ)

    Thanks for posting the link! I have to say, congrats on being one of the very few to complete this swap. After seeing all the threads over the years from those attempting it, and most either not finishing or just plain disappearing is such a breath of fresh air to say the least. Now you'll be...
  30. Mike534x

    Capote's 4.2L Turbo Build (ᴩʀᴏᴊᴇᴄᴛ ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ)

    Since its a teaser, which 5.3? LH6 or L59?

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