Thanks Guys! suspension work done
So a big thank you to all who answered my total basic questions!
I have just finished changing front shocks, rear shocks to air shocks (so far so good), wheel bearing, lower ball joints & upper control arms!
I did tear up one lower ball joint boot, trying to figure out how to use that stupid press tool. Never did get it to push it in, I finally resorted to baby sledge to get it 90% in, then finally put the jack under it (with the press cup) and jacked it up, sledged the control arm down onto it! Sheesh! (Of course I find the message/video that shows how to use it (remove the boot) after I finished!)
The tiny bit of wiggle the dr wheel has is gone (it was the bearings), the squeaks seem to be gone, altho I suspect the lower control arm will be back before long.
The Air shocks brought the bed back up; give a good ride, and now that I loaded sand in the bed again for upcoming snow, I raised them up a bit so its not sagging!
Can't believe how easy overall things went, I'm the person with the black cloud over their head, nothing seems to go right, or a 5 min job takes 3 days!
The truck seems to be driving the same/normal, tracking straigt, no pulling, so how critical/quickly is it needed to get an alignment? ( I did not change tire rods, them seem to be OK). While the tires have good tread on them, I"m going to swap out 16's when I can find a match to the 3 I have.
Guess next project will be to see why it leaves a 4-6" puddle of oil, regardless of how long it sits (1-2 hrs, or 3-4 days)... It's not enough to change the level, still mid-stick.
Last edited by 08hybridok; 01-31-2014 at 05:01 PM.