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Old 03-31-2019, 10:45 AM   #11
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I need to do the brakes on my camo van. One of the rear ones just started squealing today but it has been wreaking for a couple weeks, I am sure the caliper is sticking. I have new front and rear pads but I am waiting till my parts van gets towed away and I have the scrap cash to buy new calipers too.


Then theres my pickup leaking brake fluid and the ebrake cable rotted out. The wife hates having to drive the van.






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I did the ebrakes on the van last summer, everything was rotted out and everything else was seized from corrosion.

I had to replace the rear axle bearings too. Stupid GM! You have to remove parts in the diff to take the axles out Unlike Toyota which is only 4 nuts by the drum, The diff cover bolts were corroded so it took several hours to baby them out with a torch and socket for rounded off bolts. I replaced them with toyota bolts.

There was a hole under the bearing in the axle tube so I had to weld it real nice. 2 weeks after that the new bearing failed and had to redo that ordeal once again. Another week went by and the axle seals pulled out. The way GM makes their vans is really stupid. The good thing is that parts are cheaper than Toyota and readily accessible.
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I did the ebrakes on the van last summer, everything was rotted out and everything else was seized from corrosion.

I had to replace the rear axle bearings too. Stupid GM! You have to remove parts in the diff to take the axles out Unlike Toyota which is only 4 nuts by the drum, The diff cover bolts were corroded so it took several hours to baby them out with a torch and socket for rounded off bolts. I replaced them with toyota bolts.

There was a hole under the bearing in the axle tube so I had to weld it real nice. 2 weeks after that the new bearing failed and had to redo that ordeal once again. Another week went by and the axle seals pulled out. The way GM makes their vans is really stupid. The good thing is that parts are cheaper than Toyota and readily accessible.

are you using GM OEM parts or after market garbage? I try to use OEM as your bearing failure shows it doesnt pay to skimp in certain areas..
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Old 03-31-2019, 12:38 PM   #13
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are you using GM OEM parts or after market garbage? I try to use OEM as your bearing failure shows it doesnt pay to skimp in certain areas..
I buy after market. I went to GM once and the price for an O-ring was something like 60$ or something. I usually buy aftermarket or from the scrapyard. As last resort its from the dealer.
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I buy after market. I went to GM once and the price for an O-ring was something like 60$ or something. I usually buy aftermarket or from the scrapyard. As last resort its from the dealer.

if they are ac/delco amazon sells alot much cheaper..
not for nothing but it seems your just fuked in canada across the board in pricing and availability of stuff....
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if they are ac/delco amazon sells alot much cheaper..
not for nothing but it seems your just fuked in canada across the board in pricing and availability of stuff....
You got that right. I read a report a few years back and it stated we pay between 50 to 80% more than Americans. Also like you say getting things aren't readily available and it's a constant struggle.

For example I needed a crush sleeve to rebuild my diff in my 4runner. So the dealer had to order it from California have it shipped to Vancouver and transported across the country! I couldn't drive my truck for 2 weeks!

You need a ridgid drain 3800 machine, none in Canada. Heck I just ordered a spare foot pedal from hong kong because amazon sells them 2-3 times as much as their US counterparts and if I need one in a hurry it'll take 4 months or more to get one from ridgid. Thank g.o.d people started to act as resellers on ebay.
Over half of my plumbing tools I had to search heaven and earth to get them from the US, or my ropump direct from Germany.
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