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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-0249252    565067  New

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KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade with Torsion Bar Front Suspension (Excludes Electronic Suspension and Quadrasteer)
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 10.83
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 14.92
    • Lower Mount: Special
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.09
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
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Brand: KYB
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2004 - GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Pickup RWD Front
KYB
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-0249252    565067  New

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KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Electronic Suspension)
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 10.83
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 14.92
    • Lower Mount: Special
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.09
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
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2001 - GMC Sierra 1500 AWD Front C3
KYB
2001 GMC Yukon Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-0249252    565067  New

Qty:
$63.48
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:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 10.83
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 14.92
    • Lower Mount: Special
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.09
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
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2001 - GMC Yukon AWD Front
KYB
2001 GMC Yukon Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-0249252    565067  New

Qty:
$63.48
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:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 10.83
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 14.92
    • Lower Mount: Special
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.09
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
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Brand: KYB
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2001 - GMC Yukon 4WD Front
KYB
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-0249252    565067  New

Qty:
$63.48
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:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 10.83
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 14.92
    • Lower Mount: Special
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.09
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
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Brand: KYB
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2007 - GMC Sierra 1500 Classic Crew Cab Pickup RWD Front
KYB
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-0249252    565067  New

Qty:
$63.48
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:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 10.83
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 14.92
    • Lower Mount: Special
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.09
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
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Vehicle Drive Type Position
2007 - GMC Sierra 1500 Classic 4WD Front
KYB
2008 GMC Envoy Shock Absorber - Rear KYB

P311-5436BE9    343395  New

Qty:
$39.51
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Gas Shock
  • Recommended OE Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 14.17
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 23.22
    • Lower Mount: E2(12.8x62)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 9.05
    • Upper Mount: E2(12.8x42.5)
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
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Brand: KYB
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Vehicle Position
2008 - GMC Envoy Rear
KYB
2006 GMC Envoy XL Shock Absorber - Rear KYB

P311-5436BE9    343395  New

Qty:
$39.51
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Gas Shock
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 14.17
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 23.22
    • Lower Mount: E2(12.8x62)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 9.05
    • Upper Mount: E2(12.8x42.5)
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
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Brand: KYB
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Vehicle Position
2006 - GMC Envoy XL Rear
KYB
1978 GMC Caballero Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-424FCA7    KG4513  New

Qty:
$36.43
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock for Cars and Trucks
  • Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 8.58
    • Cover: No
    • Extended Length (in): 13.03
    • Lower Mount: E3(46.6x82x20)
    • Rebound Stop: No
    • Stroke (in): 4.45
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
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Vehicle Position
1978 - GMC Caballero Front
KYB
1988 GMC C3500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-38AE958    KG5478  New

Qty:
$42.65
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Heavy Duty-Series)
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 9.57
    • Cover: No
    • Extended Length (in): 14.09
    • Lower Mount: E3(55x77x10)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.53
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
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Vehicle Drive Type Position
1988 - GMC C3500 RWD Front
KYB
1998 GMC Yukon Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-38AE958    KG5478  New

Qty:
$42.65
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 9.57
    • Cover: No
    • Extended Length (in): 14.09
    • Lower Mount: E3(55x77x10)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.53
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1998 - GMC Yukon RWD Front
KYB
1999 GMC C3500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-38AE958    KG5478  New

Qty:
$42.65
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • (Excludes Heavy Duty-Series) Recommended OE Replacement
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 9.57
    • Cover: No
    • Extended Length (in): 14.09
    • Lower Mount: E3(55x77x10)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.53
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
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Vehicle Drive Type Position
1999 - GMC C3500 RWD Front
KYB
2000 GMC Savana 2500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-38AE958    KG5478  New

Qty:
$42.65
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • Monotube Performance Upgrade (Including 8600 GVW)
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 9.57
    • Cover: No
    • Extended Length (in): 14.09
    • Lower Mount: E3(55x77x10)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.53
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2000 - GMC Savana 2500 Front
KYB
1999 GMC C1500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-38AE958    KG5478  New

Qty:
$42.65
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • Recommended OE Replacement
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 9.57
    • Cover: No
    • Extended Length (in): 14.09
    • Lower Mount: E3(55x77x10)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.53
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1999 - GMC C1500 RWD Front
KYB
2007 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-1662EC6    565102  New

Qty:
$63.48
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 11.06
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 15.59
    • Lower Mount: E2(14.6x34)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.53
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
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Vehicle Drive Type Position
2007 - GMC Sierra 3500 HD RWD Front
KYB
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 HD Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-1662EC6    565102  New

Qty:
$63.48
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Electronic Suspension and Quadrasteer)
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 11.06
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 15.59
    • Lower Mount: E2(14.6x34)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.53
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2005 - GMC Sierra 1500 HD 4WD Front
KYB
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 HD Shock Absorber - Rear KYB

P311-1FBC471    344385  New

Qty:
$38.02
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Gas Shock
  • (Excludes Electronic Suspension and Quadrasteer)
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 15.75
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 26.18
    • Lower Mount: E2(14.6x42)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 10.43
    • Upper Mount: E2(14.6x42)
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
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Vehicle Drive Type Position
2005 - GMC Sierra 1500 HD 4WD Rear
KYB
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Shock Absorber - Rear KYB

P311-1FBC471    344385  New

Qty:
$38.02
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Gas Shock
  • Recommended OE Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 15.75
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 26.18
    • Lower Mount: E2(14.6x42)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 10.43
    • Upper Mount: E2(14.6x42)
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2005 - GMC Sierra 2500 HD RWD Rear
KYB
2001 GMC Sierra 3500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-1662EC6    565102  New

Qty:
$63.48
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade (11400 GVW)
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 11.06
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 15.59
    • Lower Mount: E2(14.6x34)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.53
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2001 - GMC Sierra 3500 RWD Front
KYB
2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500 Shock Absorber - Front KYB

P311-1662EC6    565102  New

Qty:
$63.48
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • High Pressure Monotube Gas Shock
  • Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade (Excludes Z55 Autoride Susp. or Quadrasteer)
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bump Stop: No
    • Compressed Length (in): 11.06
    • Cover: Yes
    • Extended Length (in): 15.59
    • Lower Mount: E2(14.6x34)
    • Rebound Stop: Yes
    • Stroke (in): 4.53
    • Upper Mount: S1
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2002 - GMC Yukon XL 2500 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

    Brake switch replacement on 94 GMC pickup

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    Question From MrJp32 on Brake switch replacement on 94 GMC pickup

    I recently had my brake booster replaced and noticed a couple weeks later my brake lights are not working. Bulbs, fuses and switch are all good. I bought a new switch because the old one seemed very loose and I thought it could be worn out. I put the new switch on and it is still very loose. When I press the brake pedal it should engage the little metal switch that is in the switch and turn the lights on but it is not moving and I can not find out why. Am I missing a spring that is suppose to hold the switch on the pedal firmer or is the clip that holds the switch on the pedal need to be replaced? I am out of ideas. Clearly the mechanic that changed my brake booster lost a piece or something.

    Response From Hammer Time

    Have you tested for power in and out of the switch with a test light?

    Response From MrJp32

    The switch works, I can hold the switch in my hand and turn the lights on and off. Even when the switch is attached to the pedal I can put pressure on the switch and turn the lights on. But for whatever reason when it is attached to the pedal and brake booster rod and I press the brake it does not come on.

    Response From Hammer Time

    You have to be installing it wrong. It reacts to pressure against the pushrod. Make sure the wires aren't pulling on it.

    Response From MrJp32

    Pretty easy install. Take clip off, unclip switch from brake boost rod, unplug wiring harness, reverse process to install. That is why I'm trying to ask if there is a spring missing or if a worn out clip will prevent the switch from being held firmly to the pedal, or if the guy who installed the booster forgot to tighten something down or lost a part. I'm going to buy a new clip today, I will let you know how it goes.

    Response From Hammer Time

    If you just had a booster replaced it could have the wrong push rod. I believe this one is supposed to have a flat, squared off end that triggers the switch when the angle changes.

    Response From MrJp32

    Stuck a pair of vice grips behind the switch....not pretty but it works and will keep me from getting pulled over.

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    Same truck I just posted on that had a whole laundry list of problems? The other problems were bad enough this may not have needed the booster in the first place but even so not installed properly such that brake lights don't work! Nice. Quit listening to suggestions from those people who've suggest so much that wasn't the problem.

    This job done by a real mechanic and left it like that? Not good,

    T

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    Response From Hammer Time

    That your truck DS?

    Response From Discretesignals

    If it was, I would probably forget to turn the switch on when coming to a stop.

    Response From GC Top Rated Answer

    ^ Havent seen that one before..

    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 Top Rated Answer

    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

    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.

    Need help with an old GMC

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    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 Top Rated Answer

    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

    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