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Best Selling Genuine Gmc Shocks

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KYB
1977 GMC Sprint Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-Just

P311-424FCA7    KG4513  New

5840 , 69600

Qty:
38.09
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK FOR CARS AND TRUCKS
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 8.58
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 13.03
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Components And Valving Designed Specifically For Classic Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E3(46.6x82x20)
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 4.45
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1977 - GMC Sprint Front
KYB
2003 GMC Envoy Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-5436BE9    343395  New

37241 , G63842

Qty:
39.56
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 23.22
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Kyb Recommended Oem Replacement Shock For Suvs And Crossovers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Gm Suvs
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12.8x62)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 9.05
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(12.8x42.5)
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2003 - GMC Envoy Rear
KYB
1998 GMC C3500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-Just

P311-38AE958    KG5478  New

911513 , 77489

Qty:
44.08
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Heavy Duty-Series)
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 9.57
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 14.09
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Gas-a-just Reacts To Load Changes And Adds Instant Responsiveness On Gm Trucks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E3(55x77x10)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.53
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1998 - GMC C3500 RWD Front
KYB
2009 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Shock Absorber - Front KYB - MonoMax

P311-1662EC6    565102  New

911501 , 77817

Qty:
61.48
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 11.06
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Maximum Performance Upgrade With Up To 40% More Damping Performance Than Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Perfect Solution When You Need To Upgrade Suspension Performance On Your Gm Truck
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Truck Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Zinc-coated, Stainless Steel Piston Ring Provides A Positive Seal In The Most Extreme Conditions
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Rubber Boot To Protect The Shaft And Keep Dirt And Debris Away From The Seals
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(14.6x34)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.53
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Tough conditions demand tough truck shocks. The large bore KYB MonoMax provides the additional stability that heavier, more powerful or high center of gravity vehicles demand. The KYB MonoMax is a heavy duty monotube shock absorber that provides the most handling, control and durability of any KYB shock; and its just for trucks. The MonoMaxs tough design automatically adjusts to driving conditions with fade-free performance. The KYB MonoMax has an outstanding reputation for vehicles that do real work, go off-road, tow a trailer or haul heavy loads. It uses a work-ready, zinc-coated steel piston ring and includes an off-road dust boot.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2009 - GMC Sierra 3500 HD 4WD Front
KYB
1995 GMC C1500 Suburban Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-Just

P311-38AE958    KG5478  New

911513 , 77489

Qty:
44.08
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 9.57
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 14.09
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Gas-a-just Reacts To Load Changes And Adds Instant Responsiveness On Gm Trucks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E3(55x77x10)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.53
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1995 - GMC C1500 Suburban RWD Front
KYB
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-1FBC471    344385  New

G63662 , 52855791AC , 37164 , 52853460AE

Qty:
42.31
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; Optional Twin Tube Replacement with Coil Spring Front Suspension (Excludes Electronic Suspension and Quadrasteer)
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 26.18
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Kyb Recommended Oem Replacement Shock
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Full-size Gm Trucks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(14.6x42)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 10.43
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(14.6x42)
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Drive Type Position
2006 - GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Pickup RWD Rear
KYB
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 HD Shock Absorber - Front KYB - MonoMax

P311-1662EC6    565102  New

911501 , 77817

Qty:
61.48
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Electronic Suspension and Quadrasteer)
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 11.06
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Maximum Performance Upgrade With Up To 40% More Damping Performance Than Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Perfect Solution When You Need To Upgrade Suspension Performance On Your Gm Truck
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Truck Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Zinc-coated, Stainless Steel Piston Ring Provides A Positive Seal In The Most Extreme Conditions
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Rubber Boot To Protect The Shaft And Keep Dirt And Debris Away From The Seals
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(14.6x34)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.53
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Tough conditions demand tough truck shocks. The large bore KYB MonoMax provides the additional stability that heavier, more powerful or high center of gravity vehicles demand. The KYB MonoMax is a heavy duty monotube shock absorber that provides the most handling, control and durability of any KYB shock; and its just for trucks. The MonoMaxs tough design automatically adjusts to driving conditions with fade-free performance. The KYB MonoMax has an outstanding reputation for vehicles that do real work, go off-road, tow a trailer or haul heavy loads. It uses a work-ready, zinc-coated steel piston ring and includes an off-road dust boot.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2006 - GMC Sierra 1500 HD 4WD Front
KYB
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 HD Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-1FBC471    344385  New

G63662 , 52855791AC , 37164 , 52853460AE

Qty:
42.31
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; Optional Twin Tube Replacement (Excludes Electronic Suspension and Quadrasteer)
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 26.18
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Kyb Recommended Oem Replacement Shock
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Full-size Gm Trucks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(14.6x42)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 10.43
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(14.6x42)
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2006 - GMC Sierra 1500 HD 4WD Rear
KYB
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-1FBC471    344385  New

G63662 , 52855791AC , 37164 , 52853460AE

Qty:
42.31
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 26.18
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Kyb Recommended Oem Replacement Shock
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Full-size Gm Trucks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(14.6x42)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 10.43
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(14.6x42)
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2007 - GMC Sierra 2500 HD RWD Rear
KYB
2004 GMC Envoy XUV Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-5436BE9    343395  New

37241 , G63842

Qty:
39.56
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; Optional Twin Tube Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 23.22
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Kyb Recommended Oem Replacement Shock For Suvs And Crossovers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Gm Suvs
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12.8x62)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 9.05
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(12.8x42.5)
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2004 - GMC Envoy XUV Rear
KYB
2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Classic Shock Absorber - Front KYB - MonoMax

P311-1662EC6    565102  New

911501 , 77817

Qty:
61.48
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade (11400 GVW)
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 11.06
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Maximum Performance Upgrade With Up To 40% More Damping Performance Than Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Perfect Solution When You Need To Upgrade Suspension Performance On Your Gm Truck
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Truck Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Zinc-coated, Stainless Steel Piston Ring Provides A Positive Seal In The Most Extreme Conditions
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Rubber Boot To Protect The Shaft And Keep Dirt And Debris Away From The Seals
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(14.6x34)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.53
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Tough conditions demand tough truck shocks. The large bore KYB MonoMax provides the additional stability that heavier, more powerful or high center of gravity vehicles demand. The KYB MonoMax is a heavy duty monotube shock absorber that provides the most handling, control and durability of any KYB shock; and its just for trucks. The MonoMaxs tough design automatically adjusts to driving conditions with fade-free performance. The KYB MonoMax has an outstanding reputation for vehicles that do real work, go off-road, tow a trailer or haul heavy loads. It uses a work-ready, zinc-coated steel piston ring and includes an off-road dust boot.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2007 - GMC Sierra 3500 Classic 4WD Front
KYB
2000 GMC C3500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-38AE958    KG5478  New

911513 , 77489

Qty:
44.08
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; (Excludes Heavy Duty-Series) Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 9.57
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 14.09
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Gas-a-just Reacts To Load Changes And Adds Instant Responsiveness On Gm Trucks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E3(55x77x10)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.53
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2000 - GMC C3500 RWD Front
KYB
1999 GMC Savana 2500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-Just

P311-38AE958    KG5478  New

911513 , 77489

Qty:
44.08
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade (Including 8600 GVW)
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 9.57
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 14.09
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Gas-a-just Reacts To Load Changes And Adds Instant Responsiveness On Gm Trucks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E3(55x77x10)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.53
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1999 - GMC Savana 2500 Front
KYB
1982 GMC Caballero Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-424FCA7    KG4513  New

5840 , 69600

Qty:
38.09
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK FOR CARS AND TRUCKS
  • ; Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 8.58
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 13.03
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Components And Valving Designed Specifically For Classic Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E3(46.6x82x20)
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 4.45
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1982 - GMC Caballero Front
KYB
2003 GMC Yukon Shock Absorber - Front KYB - MonoMax

P311-0249252    565067  New

911505 , 77803

Qty:
60.88
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Z55 Autoride Susp. or ZW7 Premium Smooth Ride Susp.)
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 10.83
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Maximum Performance Upgrade With Up To 40% More Damping Performance Than Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Perfect Solution When You Need To Upgrade Suspension Performance On Your Gm Truck
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Truck Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Zinc-coated, Stainless Steel Piston Ring Provides A Positive Seal In The Most Extreme Conditions
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Rubber Boot To Protect The Shaft And Keep Dirt And Debris Away From The Seals
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: Special
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.09
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Tough conditions demand tough truck shocks. The large bore KYB MonoMax provides the additional stability that heavier, more powerful or high center of gravity vehicles demand. The KYB MonoMax is a heavy duty monotube shock absorber that provides the most handling, control and durability of any KYB shock; and its just for trucks. The MonoMaxs tough design automatically adjusts to driving conditions with fade-free performance. The KYB MonoMax has an outstanding reputation for vehicles that do real work, go off-road, tow a trailer or haul heavy loads. It uses a work-ready, zinc-coated steel piston ring and includes an off-road dust boot.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2003 - GMC Yukon RWD Front
KYB
2005 GMC Yukon Shock Absorber - Front KYB - MonoMax

P311-0249252    565067  New

911505 , 77803

Qty:
60.88
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Z55 Autoride Susp. or ZW7 Premium Smooth Ride Susp.) Standard Non-Lifted Suspensions
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 10.83
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Maximum Performance Upgrade With Up To 40% More Damping Performance Than Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Perfect Solution When You Need To Upgrade Suspension Performance On Your Gm Truck
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Truck Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Zinc-coated, Stainless Steel Piston Ring Provides A Positive Seal In The Most Extreme Conditions
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Rubber Boot To Protect The Shaft And Keep Dirt And Debris Away From The Seals
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: Special
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.09
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Tough conditions demand tough truck shocks. The large bore KYB MonoMax provides the additional stability that heavier, more powerful or high center of gravity vehicles demand. The KYB MonoMax is a heavy duty monotube shock absorber that provides the most handling, control and durability of any KYB shock; and its just for trucks. The MonoMaxs tough design automatically adjusts to driving conditions with fade-free performance. The KYB MonoMax has an outstanding reputation for vehicles that do real work, go off-road, tow a trailer or haul heavy loads. It uses a work-ready, zinc-coated steel piston ring and includes an off-road dust boot.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2005 - GMC Yukon 4WD Front
KYB
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic Shock Absorber - Front KYB - MonoMax

P311-0249252    565067  New

911505 , 77803

Qty:
60.88
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade with Torsion Bar Front Susp. (Excludes Electronic Suspension and Quadrasteer)
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 10.83
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Maximum Performance Upgrade With Up To 40% More Damping Performance Than Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Perfect Solution When You Need To Upgrade Suspension Performance On Your Gm Truck
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Truck Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Zinc-coated, Stainless Steel Piston Ring Provides A Positive Seal In The Most Extreme Conditions
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Rubber Boot To Protect The Shaft And Keep Dirt And Debris Away From The Seals
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: Special
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.09
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Tough conditions demand tough truck shocks. The large bore KYB MonoMax provides the additional stability that heavier, more powerful or high center of gravity vehicles demand. The KYB MonoMax is a heavy duty monotube shock absorber that provides the most handling, control and durability of any KYB shock; and its just for trucks. The MonoMaxs tough design automatically adjusts to driving conditions with fade-free performance. The KYB MonoMax has an outstanding reputation for vehicles that do real work, go off-road, tow a trailer or haul heavy loads. It uses a work-ready, zinc-coated steel piston ring and includes an off-road dust boot.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Drive Type Position
2007 - GMC Sierra 1500 Classic Crew Cab Pickup RWD Front
KYB
2000 GMC C2500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-38AE958    KG5478  New

911513 , 77489

Qty:
44.08
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 9.57
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 14.09
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adds Up To 25% More Damping Performance Over Original Equipment Shocks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Gas-a-just Reacts To Load Changes And Adds Instant Responsiveness On Gm Trucks
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E3(55x77x10)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.53
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2000 - GMC C2500 RWD Front
KYB
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB - MonoMax

P311-0249252    565067  New

911505 , 77803

Qty:
60.88
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Electronic Suspension and Quadrasteer) Standard Non-Lifted Suspensions
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 10.83
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Maximum Performance Upgrade With Up To 40% More Damping Performance Than Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Perfect Solution When You Need To Upgrade Suspension Performance On Your Gm Truck
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Truck Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Zinc-coated, Stainless Steel Piston Ring Provides A Positive Seal In The Most Extreme Conditions
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Rubber Boot To Protect The Shaft And Keep Dirt And Debris Away From The Seals
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: Special
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.09
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Tough conditions demand tough truck shocks. The large bore KYB MonoMax provides the additional stability that heavier, more powerful or high center of gravity vehicles demand. The KYB MonoMax is a heavy duty monotube shock absorber that provides the most handling, control and durability of any KYB shock; and its just for trucks. The MonoMaxs tough design automatically adjusts to driving conditions with fade-free performance. The KYB MonoMax has an outstanding reputation for vehicles that do real work, go off-road, tow a trailer or haul heavy loads. It uses a work-ready, zinc-coated steel piston ring and includes an off-road dust boot.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2006 - GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Front
KYB
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB - MonoMax

P311-0249252    565067  New

911505 , 77803

Qty:
60.88
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Electronic Suspension & Quadrasteer) Standard Non-Lifted Suspensions
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 10.83
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Maximum Performance Upgrade With Up To 40% More Damping Performance Than Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Perfect Solution When You Need To Upgrade Suspension Performance On Your Gm Truck
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Truck Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Zinc-coated, Stainless Steel Piston Ring Provides A Positive Seal In The Most Extreme Conditions
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Rubber Boot To Protect The Shaft And Keep Dirt And Debris Away From The Seals
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: Special
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.09
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Tough conditions demand tough truck shocks. The large bore KYB MonoMax provides the additional stability that heavier, more powerful or high center of gravity vehicles demand. The KYB MonoMax is a heavy duty monotube shock absorber that provides the most handling, control and durability of any KYB shock; and its just for trucks. The MonoMaxs tough design automatically adjusts to driving conditions with fade-free performance. The KYB MonoMax has an outstanding reputation for vehicles that do real work, go off-road, tow a trailer or haul heavy loads. It uses a work-ready, zinc-coated steel piston ring and includes an off-road dust boot.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2000 - GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Front

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change struts 2003 GMC Envoy XL

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Question From geojo on change struts 2003 GMC Envoy XL

Procedure for strut change on 2003 GMC Envoy xl 4wd 4.2L

Response From Hammer Time

That vehicle doesn't have struts.

Response From geojo

If my GMC Envoy xl doesnt have struts why does Monroe sell one part number 171341 for this vechical?

Response From MarineGrunt

Alldata calls them shocks. I have a 2005 but I assume it's the same procedure. Let me know if this isn't what you're looking for.



Shock, Shock Component, and/or Spring Replacement

Tools Required

  • J45400 Strut Spring Compressor

  • Removal Procedure
    1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
    2. Remove the tire and wheel.
    3. Remove the shock module from the vehicle.

    http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldatadiy/DIY~V37200949~C40270~R0~OB0~P3R0H~N/0/108596970/110536467/110536845/110536849/34853741/34864218/34864722/34865296/34865313/116734247/116734237/158363240/120395940



    1. Remove the shock module yoke to shock absorber pinch bolt and nut.

    http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldatadiy/DIY~V37200949~C40270~R0~OB0~P3R0H~N/0/108596970/110536467/110536845/110536849/34853741/34864218/34864722/34865296/34865313/116734247/116734237/158363240/120395941



    1. Spread the shock module yoke at the pinch bolt using a flat-bladed tool.
    2. Remove the shock module yoke from the shock absorber.

    http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldatadiy/DIY~V37200949~C40270~R0~OB0~P3R0H~N/0/108596970/110536467/110536845/110536849/34853741/34864218/34864722/34865296/34865313/116734247/116734237/158363240/117410438



    1. Install pieces of heater hose to the shock module spring where J45400 contacts lower part of spring.
    2. Install the shock module (2) into the J45400 (1).

    http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldatadiy/DIY~V37200949~C40270~R0~OB0~P3R0H~N/0/108596970/110536467/110536845/110536849/34853741/34864218/34864722/34865296/34865313/116734247/116734237/158363240/117410439



    1. Turn the spring compressor forcing screw (1) until the coil spring (2) is compressed.

    Important: The spring is compressed when the shock absorber moves freely.

    http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldatadiy/DIY~V37200949~C40270~R0~OB0~P3R0H~N/0/108596970/110536467/110536845/110536849/34853741/34864218/34864722/34865296/34865313/116734247/116734237/158363240/120404231



    1. Remove the shock absorber upper retaining nut.
    2. Remove the shock absorber from the shock module.
    3. Loosen the compressor forcing screw until the upper mounting plate and coil spring may be removed.
    4. Remove the upper mounting plate and coil spring from the J45400.

    Installation Procedure

    http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldatadiy/DIY~V37200949~C40270~R0~OB0~P3R0H~N/0/108596970/110536467/110536845/110536849/34853741/34864218/34864722/34865296/34865313/116734247/116734237/158363240/117410439



    1. Install the coil spring and upper mounting plate to the J45400.
    2. Turn the spring compressor forcing screw (1) until the coil spring is compressed.
    3. Install the shock absorber to the shock module.

    http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldatadiy/DIY~V37200949~C40270~R0~OB0~P3R0H~N/0/108596970/110536467/110536845/110536849/34853741/34864218/34864722/34865296/34865313/116734247/116734237/158363240/120404231



    1. Install the shock absorber retaining nut.

    Tighten
    Tighten the shock absorber retaining nut to 45 Nm (33 ft. lbs.) .

    Notice: Refer to Fastener in Service Precautions.

    http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldatadiy/DIY~V37200949~C40270~R0~OB0~P3R0H~N/0/108596970/110536467/110536845/110536849/34853741/34864218/34864722/34865296/34865313/116734247/116734237/158363240/117410438



    1. Remove the shock module (2) from the J45400 (1).
    2. Remove the pieces of heater hose from the shock module spring.

    http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldatadiy/DIY~V37200949~C40270~R0~OB0~P3R0H~N/0/108596970/110536467/110536845/110536849/34853741/34864218/34864722/34865296/34865313/116734247/116734237/158363240/120395940



    1. Install the shock module yoke to the shock absorber.
    2. Install the shock module yoke to shock absorber pinch bolt and nut.

    Tighten
    Tighten the shock module yoke to shock absorber pinch bolt to 70 Nm (52 ft. lbs.) .

    1. Install the shock module to the vehicle.
    2. Install the tire and wheel.
    3. Lower the vehicle.

    Response From Hammer Time

    Those are great instructions but this is a 4WD and doesn't even have coil springs or struts in the front.



    Response From MarineGrunt

    We have a 2005 XL XLT and is a 4WD too. That's what alldatadiy has for ours. I just kind of figured it would be the same.

    Response From Hammer Time

    That picture came from Alldata for this exact vehicle.

    I just looked at a 2005 and it shows the exact same suspension.


    Response From MarineGrunt

    I looked under our vehicle and it definitely has the springs. I also looked at a parts explosion on alldatadiy and it shows the same image as the one you posted. But, looking under our vehicle, it seems to match up with the replacement instructions I posted above.

    Response From Hammer Time

    I don't know what the deal is. Something is wrong here because Alldata usually isn't.

    Response From MarineGrunt

    I have no idea. If we didn't have an Envoy I wouldn't have been able to add to this thread at all. You would know well before I would. Maybe alldata just has the wrong parts explosion or left out the springs.

    I'm glad I looked at this thread. From the looks of my front tires I noticed it has a negative camber. They looked fine last fall. The wife probably drilled a curb or something and didn't tell me.


    Response From Hammer Time

    No, I suspect there are different suspensions within the same year and Alldata just didn't cover one of them.

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    Guess we need to know which type or correct data on this thing. I dare say we've all run into conflicting data from parts outlets to whatever up to a mid year odd ball.

    OP - can you send a pic?

    T

    Response From MarineGrunt

    That makes sense. There are quite a few different trim packages.

    Response From Discretesignals

    That is a diagram of an S-10 blazer or Jimmy's front suspension... someone goofed.

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    Somethings all wrong with this. Either named wrong vehicle, year, 4 wheeler or not. Original poster, you have to know what you have as the two shown are approached all differently as the guys showed,

    T

    Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

    It seems like this is a name game for what you are after. If what I would call just a strut you can replace just the "shock" part inside while compressing spring which isn't all that DIY friendly or safe with junky spring re-tractors/compressor. Strong bolts at bottom would alter or could the alignment so could new "shocks" anyway if pressurized with gas (many are) the vehicle height would be altered and hence alignment.

    If bouncing too much or leaking that indicates replacement needed.

    I'll try to look up the # you posted to see if what I would call only a shock but bet not at the moment,

    T

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    You part # thru Monroe if correct I would only call a strut........ Shown here...........



    Reason that doesn't say shock is that one is whole and pre installed in spring assy. I would still be asking for a strut cartridge which does act as a shock if all this is correct,

    T

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    No telling Hammer where you know I look things up. This apparently calls them either and I would call those a strut but that info could be all wet!

    Showed this......... Gabriel Ultra/Shock/Strut - Front / Part Number: G51718 Warranty: Limited Lifetime
    Notes: Strut must be rotated to align notch with lower control arm. Quantity per car: 2. Shock/Strut should always be replaced in pairs





    Yes - inside the set up or available all ready for lots more if that type at all??

    T

    Removing Rivets to Replace parking Lens/Bulbs

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    Question From GMC dude on Removing Rivets to Replace parking Lens/Bulbs

    Hw do you take the rivets off of the 1972 GMC 1500 lens on the (front) parking lights so you can change the bulb and replace worn amber lens with clear?

    Response From chickenhouse

    1972 should have phillips head screws. If rivited, someone has stripped the screw holes out.

    Response From GMC dude

    Thanks for the reply, but the screws are the only parts that attach to the lower front of the truck; the rivets is what keeps the lens and housing unit together. This is for my 1972 GMC (parts for 67-72 GMC), NOT for a 71-72 Chevy! These parts are not interchangeable and are completely different. Sorry,m but ur answer is wrong. if it were Chevy parts then yes, ud be correct and then id be able to take it a part. They are completely different lens and diff parking lights. My question was how to remove the rivets... Thanks anyhow!

    Response From Sidom

    CH is my older car, truck & best route thru a dry county expert I always defer to.

    But to answer your rivet question. With any rivet there is 2 basic ways to remove them.

    1. If you have the space, it to get a sharp chisel & cut the end off it.

    2. If you don't have the room on either end, you drill the center out of it, pilot it with a small bit and then use one the size of the tube. Once that is drill out, both heads will fall off.....

    Response From GMC dude

    Fantastic! Thank yo so much! I had no clue as to what to do.Couldnt pry it and from the looks of it, when it does come apart...cant reuse rivets, so i will definitely drill then out. Thanks again.

    Response From chickenhouse

    OMG! Thanks Sidom! I made a MISTAKE! I did not know that Chevy & GMC did not share screws! Some had rivits! Sorry, guess I didn't do my homework. I apologise.

    Response From Sidom

    You know Ch I've never seen it factory either but I don't work on the older stuff.... Your range is way better than mine in that area...

    Between the 2 of us we worked it out..... You're buying the 1st round....

    Response From chickenhouse

    Gotcha covered buddy, you name it- it's here!! Come take a 2 minute tour & see what I'm all about!! (Heh Heh- some may think it would only take 1 1/2 min to figure me out!)

    Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer


    Response From GMC dude

    Actually it was I... GMC dude whom shedded the light. Thanks guys! LOL

    Need help with an old GMC

    Showing 4 out of 5 Posts | Show 1 Hidden Posts
    Question From ballgame on Need help with an old GMC

    Year 2000
    Make: GMC Sierra 1500
    Mileage: over 200,000

    This was my son's college truck and when he bought a new vehicle the truck became mine. When my son had the truck he added larger wheels and for the most part it has not been a problem until recently. The speed odometer runs behind fives mph (going 75mph on odometer will be 70mph on radar) and when you get between 60-75 mph the entire truck starts shaking. Once you get to 75mph it levels off and drives smoother.
    Here's the question: is it the wheels/tires or after 200,000+ miles should I have the shocks replaced?
    Please help - I do not know anything about vehicles.
    Coach Williams

    Response From kev2

    just got this SO lets
    Have the system checked for codes- yes even if light is off. ITS FREE easy fast- most auto parts stores do it FREE!
    Different size tires can be a problem, is the yellow brake ABS light on? Also when you start vehicle you should see a BULB check of the lamp.
    The shaking coming then smoothing out is suggesting a balance issue- sometimes you have steering wheel shake - other times its more a rear end whole vehicle feeling.
    Now 200k if original shocks there due. Unlikely the cause of shake.

    BUT lets work the shaking and wheel issues first...See if the code check adds any issues.
    Hopefully this is NOT 4wd.
    tell us what wheels were STOCK and what is there now- driver door has a decal for stock wheel size.

    Response From ballgame

    kev2 - the STOCK decal states FRT & BK: P255/70R16 rim: 16x6.5J - the tires on the truck now are 225/R16 and I think the rim is a 20 (?)
    truck model # C15703

    Response From kev2 Top Rated Answer

    on the tire you have on rear, you are missing a number, 225 - xx- R16. That xx is a ratio we need to look at for dimensions. Your requirement is 255-70-R16.
    Baring a wild ass ratio number something crazy - I still would say start with a wheel balance..
    The R16 tells us the rim is a 16" diameter so they are NOT 20's.

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    That's a total change for the truck and should have been if it could when changed aligned for the new size. Probably couldn't or didn't try so tires all worn oddly a reason now you'll never win. At times and this was front end and all parts checked? It has to be greased a lot or tons of items would just be plain worn to dangerous but generally this has nothing to do with vibrations, balance or shaking nor do shocks as said.
    Any will make existing balance and shaking worse not the cause first.
    Smart kid - gave the truck to you. Now I suggest finding correct wheels and tires for it if you plan to keep it. IMO enough miles unless cared for to the letter.
    Do you really want those at all - tires and wheels? That doesn't help at all to go outside of OE suggestions if not thought out some and aligned for it. Yes - tire size totally changes alignment including those that trash tires.
    The speed and when balance appears and can go away is somewhat common but doesn't address the possible total incompatibility of those for the truck.
    Miles - lots less than that total front and rear end items to do with steering and suspension should all be checked out. All worn items are a bit costly if 4X4 that much more.
    IDK - Alignment check should include all wearing suspension parts so if you can check only first now to know if it's even safe do so and suggest correct wheels and tires possible to get all at once with OK tires then get the alignment and parts fixed unless some found not safe upon initial inspection.
    If wheels are in good shape see if a junkyard would make a credit toward a swap of nice even matched wheels and hope for tires already to go as well - a chance of that.
    All that if you are going to keep this at all. It could easily get real costly and the miles kills the value even if put back to just safe it's personal to me but wouldn't look at a vehicle with those miles,


    T

    2005 GMC Envoy Air suspension

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    Question From beardad65 on 2005 GMC Envoy Air suspension

    I have a 2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3 with 97,xxx miles that is having problems with the air suspension. I driving the SUV and parking, it will always settle on to the rear axle. Once we start it up, we need to sit a few minutes and allow the compressor time to inflate the system. If we do not give it the time needed, we have a very rough ride. I need to know the best way to trouble shoot this and what to look for. Is it the shocks or a problem with the air bladder? What can I expect in cost? I am pretty handy with the tools and know my way around the engine bay, but need so help with suspensions. Any advice would be welcome.

    Response From sctex

    Bought Arnott air springs via ebay for $90/each - followed instructions that can be found several places and included with the springs. My 2005 Envoy XL Denali had compressor on driver side. Raised the back end, removed left rear tire and lowered spare to access compressor. Lowered the compressor to disconnect air lines to deflate springs. To disconnect air line on the top of the air spring, use your fingernail and push down on metal fitting on old spring and pull tube out at the same time. Turned the springs counter clockwise to remove and disconnect air line. Reinstalled new one and push line in until it seats and metal o ring on air tube rests on metal Voss fitting. I did the right rear the same but I did remove the inner fender well to access the tube easier for removal but you might not have to do that - save time and try it first w/o removing the fender well. Should be done in 2 hrs or less and it will save you hundreds if you thought of taking it to a dealer.

    Response From Hammer Time

    It will also cost you hundreds if the problem happened to be elsewhere. I assume you confirmed the leak location before ordering these.

    Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

    Do you hear the compressor running? With the compressor running or when the suspension in the rear is at ride height take a squirt bottle filled with soapy water and spray the air lines, connections, air bags, and compressor head to see if you have any air leaks. The bubbles will show you any leaks.

    2003 GMC Sierra 1/2 ton

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    Question From MarineGrunt on 2003 GMC Sierra 1/2 ton

    Alright guys...when it rains it pours. We were heading to the pumpkin farm Got about 3 miles from home, went over a hill, and then the truck starting shaking. It almost felt like a flat tire. It's definitely coming from the front end. I looked underneath and didn't see anything obvious. Right when you take off the truck shakes and shudders pretty good. Once I got to about 30mph it just vibrates. When I slow down it does the hard shake again. I did notice one of the half shaft boots has a hole in it. It's the one on the passenger side and that seems to be the side I'm feeling it from. Is there anything else that could be causing it or do you think I found the problem?

    I was able to limp the truck back home. Gonna take the Envoy now and hopefully stop by the parts store while we're out.

    Like always, thanks for the help.

    Response From Hammer Time

    Spin the tires and look for a deformity.

    Response From MarineGrunt

    Will do...I just purchased new tires about a month ago and only have maybe 300 miles on them. I didn't hit any pothole or anything when it happened. Just went over one of those small hills that make your stomach feel funny. Just wondering if the up and down of the suspension caused it. The truck does have a leveling kit which I've heard can put stress on the cv shafts. I've thought about buying the stock keys and switching it back. It does look nice though. I realize even new tires can have issues though.

    I'll let you know the results when we get home and i'm able to check. I went ahead and picked up a cv shaft while we were out just in case that is the problem.

    Thanks HT

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    300 miles on new tires - hmmm? Wheel lug nuts tight? I know it sounds too stupid but that crap happens,

    T

    Response From MarineGrunt

    I hear ya Tom....I'll check that too. What got me thinking cv shaft is because the boot has a hole in it. I've had the truck about two months so I have no idea how long it has been like that. I'm sure no grease = problems. Could a bad cv assembly cause vibration? I always thought it was more of a clunk or pop when turning the wheel but maybe the guts fell apart or something?

    I need to get home and check the obvious before I start guessing and asking more questions so I can narrow it down.

    Response From Hammer Time

    Could a bad cv assembly cause vibration? I always thought it was more of a clunk or pop when turning the wheel but maybe the guts fell apart or something?

    So, apparently this is a 4WD. As a rule the inner can cause a vibration under acceleration and the outer will just click as you suggested.

    Your description doesn't really sound like an axle problem but a separated tire would act like that. So would a locked up caliper.

    Response From MarineGrunt

    Sorry I didn't specify HT. I guess that would be some important info. Yes, it is 4 wheel drive.

    Tom.....I went ahead and picked up a cv shaft. Brand new one only cost $60. I figured it would be twice that. I just wanted one on hand just in case since the parts store in my small town is closed til Monday.

    Just got home so getting ready to check it out. I'll post back with any findings.

    Response From MarineGrunt

    Okay, lugs are tight and the tire seems to be okay unless a belt is broke that I can see. When I spin the there is a little bit of resistance about half a revolution and then it spins easier the other half of a revolution.

    I think I'm going to go ahead and replace the cv shaft due to the ripped boot. Heck, a boot costs $20. Like Tom said, while I have it apart I might as well go ahead and replace it. It looks like that tear has been there for some time so who knows what kind of shape it's in. I just don't see anything else but doesn't mean there isn't. The ball joints feel okay and all suspension seems to be stout. Hopefully the the shaft swap out will take care of it. If not, keep those typing fingers warmed up!..lol...thanks for all the help.

    Response From MarineGrunt Top Rated Answer

    Well HT, like usual, you were right. I replaced the cv shaft and it's still doing it. I'm going to have to go over everything real good tomorrow. You mentioned the tires but they look fine. What are the chances of something still being wrong with a tire even if it's not noticeable? Like a belt? Is there anyway to confirm a bad tire without taking it back to the tire shop? With them having right around 300 miles you wouldn't think that would be it but it happens. The tires are BF Goodrich All Terrain. They haven't left the pavement, haven't hit a curb or anything, and haven't hot rodded the truck at all. I mentioned that the truck has a leveling kit. It looks as if it still has the OEM shocks. If happened right after we went over a small hill that really extends the shocks. What are the chances it could've over extended a shock? Could a broken shock cause the shuddering? Like I said before, it almost feels like a flat tire, not as bad as a flat, but similar.

    I mainly concentrated on the passenger side because that's where it felt like it was coming from. I'll have to take a closer look at the driver's side too. By the time I get this taken care of I won't remember crap about reassembling that tranny...lol

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    Half asleep and going blind doesn't help at this end. OK - half shaft is done and some are cheap as said. "Feels like flat tire" is the clue. Shock? Probably not but brake or tires could be. Move them and see if problem moves. Flaw of a tire may be unseen at the low miles on them separated inside making a soft spot.

    Some but older that did I could about look out a window if driver's front and see it not right or just reference the hood with an object on road and see it move like an untrue wheel/tire issue.

    Other is if you did just spin the wheel is it setting true on the hub? Said a few times out there that rust between rotor and bearing hub can be a problem but you've been there for CV joint haven't you? Only happens if rotors are not stuck to hub and flakes fall down unseen but would be obvious just spinning wheel while hoisted.

    This issue should be easier than this to figure out and back to the trans before you forget where you were with that,

    T

    Response From MarineGrunt

    Thanks Tom. Good idea on moving the tire. I'll swap it with a rear tire. I just find it odd that it happened right when we went over that small hill. Well, more of a hump. It's not a huge hump but does extend the shocks a little. That's what made me think of that. I've been over that hill plenty of times though. All it takes is once I guess.

    When I installed he cv joint I took off the caliper and rotor. The pads and rotor seem like they're somewhat new. The caliper seemed to be okay too.

    Hopefully it is just a tire. If so I sure hope the tire shop replaces it without issue. I'm not sure what the warrany is but I didn't pay over a grand to get a 300 mile warranty. At least the cv shaft is replaced. Due to the tear in the boot it needed done anyways.

    I'm off to bed. I'm gonna swap with a rear first thing in the morning and I'll report back. Thanks for always folliwng my posts to the end.

    Response From MarineGrunt

    Well, I can probably say with 100% certainty that I've found the problem. I just got around to swapping the front and rear tire. I took the rear tire off and took a look at the u-joint. One of the caps fell off. I checked the bolts and they were tight. Any idea of what could cause the u-joint cap to fall off? I sure felt like the front passenger side was shaking. I guess it was just the whole truck.

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    ! A U-Joint cap just up and fell off!! Was that a U-bolted one to yoke or a snap ring type OR did this use that plastic crap some OE ones used? If replacing rear into yoke you have to make sure it is exactly in that with almost unseen wedges that center it in and if it just butt ended a tad might feel like it tighten up and on properly. I can't say the exact way or one that specific joint is held but there are only a few ways.

    Vibrations like bearing noises can travel and you would swear it's one side or end and it seems like the other.

    Lucky you caught that as shaft was about to fall off and can't imagine why it didn't?

    T

    Response From MarineGrunt

    Okay, here's what I'm thinking might've caused it. When I first bought the truck it had that chirp/clunk thing going on. I replaced the u-joints. When I went to buy the u joints it was difficult finding one that matched the old. I finally found one. Fast forward to today. My wife went to a movie so I was going to call the parts store so she could pick one up on the way home. I got to looking online trying to find the right one. I decided to go ahead and measure the axis of the old one that I replaced a month or so ago. I matched it up to some I found online it says it's for a two wheel drive Sierra when I have a 4x4. Are the 4x4 u joints different than the 2 wheel drive? I'm wondering if someone replaced them in the past and put the wrong ones on? That could explain why it was so hard to find the right one the first time. If the axis was smaller than it should be that would explain why it fell off. It looks like 2 wheel drive use a u joint that where two of the caps are a little smaller. The 4 wheel drive have the same size caps all the way around and all 4 are bigger than the smaller two caps used on the 2 wheel drive.

    Do you have any idea what u joint a 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8 short bed ext. cab 4x4 would use? If not, could I just get the one where all 4 caps are the same size and see how it fits?

    *Edit*

    I think what I explained above is exactly what happened. If you hold the u joint strap retainer up to the smaller cap it just doesn't seem to fit right. If you hold it up to the larger cap it seems to be a much better fit. I think whoever replaced the original u joints put one on for a two wheel drive truck which has two smaller caps. I'll probably go to the dealership tomorrow and have them check it out through my VIN number just to be safe.

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    OK. These are totally not worth it if free on line. Under $20 ea. perhaps over that at real parts stores or dealers. Lots of choices for a 2003 GMC Sierra 5.3 4X4 - guess you need to know who was out sick the day it was made

    They are all the same idea - quality does vary. Here's a back one shown for this with what looks like inside clips and inside snap ring type retainers........
    / Part Number: 2-1569DG Alternate Part Number: 2-1569BF Warranty: Limited Lifetime Application: Extended cab
    Rear shaft
    2 wheel steering
    78.0 in. Bed

    Notes: Most common.
    *****************************
    Check that out - TWO WHEEL steering, length of bed and this was for the non HD version of the 1/2 ton = 1500. This from the site where they sell more air fresheners and neon lighted shifter balls but easy to get pic from - OMG they'll kill me. Press 1 for English or 2 if you don't know what you speak?

    Silliness aside you can find the exact right one with right caps and clips without bringing in the old one to match. They sure did make them with different size caps with the needles that you'll spend hours looking for if dropped (none of us have ever done that I'm sure) and yes I have and had to go get another whole joint or sometimes with real parts people buy two to get ones with odd caps on one type crap so have spares if only match up a lost needle or once in a blue moon broke one not noticing one fell over while pressing it in! DO NO HAMMER THEM IN! Hammer to get out based on what is in front of you and how you will support the shaft or a part using a u-joint. In my book OK to use sockets and creative things for general u-joints. Excessive force shouldn't be need but shouldn't just slide into full circle yokes - some you might need to XXXX fine wet/dry sandpaper, dah-de-dah. Point grease fitting (many aftermarket) towards shaft where you have the best chance of getting to it with grease gun or needle gun greaser if off set.

    SOME all GM so far to me OE ones were hot melt plastic and no clips which you heated - just propane till it was workable but never had to nor have that plastic stuff for a replacement.

    The clips when used shouldn't be stressed out but new joint will be snug to turn in many till in use for a few feet of driving the vehicle. If just the wrong damage has occurred to a yoke on shaft or what you may need to replace that part!

    Sorry for a long answer to a common u-joint but ways to hold them in place and hackery that might have come before you, you do need to know. If you had a yoke with no cap as said it might have damaged it beyond use and you have to look and decide. Whole redone and balanced shafts (used to be) available + core charge or exchange. Needed if shaft is damaged, rusted out (yup) or not yet but some use rubber inner/outer shell of shaft as a damper could be wrecked.

    Whether u-bolted to like a rear differential or a band clamp it must fit true and is actually one unmeasurable amount more into the receiving yoke than held by that clamp or u-bolt centered near always by small wedges that are made into the part not replaceable.

    I failed at "CONCISE" 101 on this topic. Most are not a big deal and exact fit replacements available with correct info at a parts outlet without needing the old one to match up.

    Look for a PM in a bit too...........

    Tom

    Response From MarineGrunt

    Thanks for all of the great tips Tom! Always appreciated.

    I ran to the parts store and picked up a new u joint. Seems to be the one I need. I used my vice and my ball joint clamp to install it. I haven't put the driveshaft back on the truck yet though. I didn't really think about it until after I had it on but it doesn't have a grease fitting. Is it possible to install a grease fitting on a u joint myself? If not, I might just wait awhile and replace it with one that does in a year or so. Or, do you think I should go ahead and get one that has the grease fitting now and be done with it?

    Well, I'm glad it ended up being the u joint. At least the ripped cv boot is taken care of since I replaced the cv shaft. Hopefully the test drive tomorrow proves there's nothing else wrong. It drove perfect before this so it should be fine. It will then be time to get back to the tranny.

    Thanks again for all of the help and advice.

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    Grease fitting: If it doesn't have a place for one it could have a spot to make one but I wouldn't. If your new part has a hole it should have come with a fitting to put in. If not it needs a plug of same thread or have to get a fitting. Just the grease that comes with it and add your own suited for it should do. It's not turning like a wheel bearing and most of those are sealed so just being as water tight as seals allow is best. Once told if you grease a u-joint to the point you see grease come out you just wrecked the seal! No more seal integrity from water so keep greasing those now and then and can still last ages.

    None want to be submerged in water,

    T

    Response From MarineGrunt

    It's a non serviceable u joint. Since I paid for and already installed it I'll just leave it be. I'll worry about it next time my driveshaft almost falls off!..lol... I never would've guessed that would've ended up being the problem. At least it was an easy fix and it didn't cause any other damage. The drive shaft had a couple of small wear marks where the bolt heads from the u joint retainer straps were rubbing but nothing bad. Such a small amount of wear where it wouldn't have thrown off the balance. Luckily it happened close to home and I was able to limb home without causing any damage.

    Response From Hammer Time

    This thread disappeared for a while so I'm testing it now.

    Response From MarineGrunt

    Well, it happened again. We were on our way to my grandma's visitation. It was about 70 miles away. I made it about 25 miles and then I felt it. I was able to slowly limp 3 miles to Orielly's and picked up a new u joint. All I needed was one cap. Didn't have time to turn back home and get another vehicle. You're going to love this. Well, not really. Once I put the new cap on I wrapped Gorilla Tape around the end of the driveshaft covering the caps. But hey, I wasn't going to miss grandma's visitation. We made it the rest of the way there and back home without incident. I had a dummy moment right after it happened. I sent a text asking if I could unhook the driveshaft and put it in 4 hi. Ha, I didn't even think of transfer case fluid leaking out. What a dummy! My excuse for that one is that my brain wasn't working quite right because I was too concerned about missing the visitation. What if I had a tennis ball to plug it though? Would it effect any components in the drivetrain? Although, I guess we had better not even go there because someone could see this and use it as what they think is a permanent fix! Alright alright, let me have it, I'm ready for it!

    What do you think....wrong size u joint? When I installed the u joint after purchasing the truck I matched the old up with the new so not sure on that one. New straps maybe? Maybe the old straps are worn some? Would it hurt to buy a u joint where the cap is a tad larger?

    When we did my stepdads t case I noticed the caps on his u joints had a small piece of flat stock covering the cap and then the tips of the flat stock had a tack weld on them. The weld isn't on the cap itself but on the yoke. Could I do this without harming anything?

    I've been trying to think of what else could've caused this. I was thinking that maybe the driveshaft is out of balance but when the u joint is attached I can do 70mph without any sort of vibration. Wouldn't I feel some sort of vibration if it was out of balance? There is not even the slightest bit of vibration.

    Any tips or advice is appreciated. It's really pissing me off. I was the only one at the visitation with mud and grass all over my dress clothes! If you would've seen me I would've made you mechanics proud!

    Response From Hammer Time

    If you actually just lost a cap, not wore it out, then the only thing it could possibly be is the fit of the old one. It had to be loose when it was installed.

    Response From MarineGrunt

    It was definitely not wore out since I just put another u joint on 3 weeks ago. Only one cap fell off so I still have the other cap. I took a micrometer to it and to the original one that was on it when I bought and they're within a 1/1000 of an inch of each other. When I replaced the u joint the first time I did wire wheel the rust off of the original straps. Do you think it's possible one of the straps could need replaced? Or, is that 1/1000 enough to make a difference? Is there a way to check the tightness of the fit once installed? I guess I could put the strap on while leaving the u joint off and measure the inside diameter. I could then measure the cap and see if there is a difference.

    Thanks HT.

    Response From Hammer Time

    There really isn't any way for a correct cap to just fall out if installed properly. There has to be some problem with the way it was clamped down. Depending which type of centering device that one uses, the strap may have been tightened against the centering device which later moved and caused the strap to be loose at that point.

    Response From MarineGrunt

    Thanks for sticking with me on this HT. Seems like it should be a simple problem to take care of but it's kicking my ass. When you say centering device are you talking about the little indentations that are normally on the yoke? Mine is smooth and doesn't have any. Is that normal? I use to have a 2004 silverado and it had little indentations or grooves so the caps couldn't slide out.

    Response From Hammer Time

    One type is the nipple on the yoke and in the absence of the nipple, there will be a "C" clip on the cap that sits inside the inner edge of the yoke. It has to have one or the other.

    Response From MarineGrunt

    Mine apparently requires the c clip. I had never seen one like that. It's not surprising but you guys are still 100% on fixing my vehicle issues. It was nice being able to get that duct tape off and fix it correctly...hana

    Thanks again HT. Now back to the transmission.

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    Hole in boot is a problem or will cause one. Yes - most CV joint give that "snap, crackle and pop" on turns but could fail to other symptoms. I would think just grabbing it or watching it while jockeying wheel would show. If you have to have it out to tell probably worth just getting another as the boot alone can be a PITA and some (check) rebuilt w exchange are not so pricey.

    Wheel lugs. Absolutely shocking that hand tight waiting to finish but left there they don't always give off any sign for a while. I find that happens when more than one person is working on a vehicle and it happened to me over the years. Everyone thinks it's done - NOT. Ever since my rule is NOTHING moves till I've checked myself (worked alone but some folks would help) right torque and all. None of that wild air wrench unless it is settable for exact torque or use of torque sticks. You don't see people (techs) using anything and it drives me nuts - short drive

    No harm in ruling that out. Wouldn't have thought of it except for the new tires and most people don't have tire machines sitting around so have that much done.

    Hoist while known tight and check for anything odd, free-play (none) and so on. Tire itself could have gone bad and would think you could see some problem just spinning it,

    Tom