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Rocket Man's 02 Denali Build Thread AKA "THE BEAST"

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by Rocket Man, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Dantheman1540

    Dantheman1540 Full Access Member

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    I don't ever see much about rear wheel bearings going out. But 170k is impressive especially with big wheels and big POWA!
     
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    on my 00 the rear bearings started going out probably around 260k, several attempts to replace them resulted in persistent leaks it was still leaking when I sold it at 312k I figured it just needed a new rear end housing at that point
     
  3. ivin74

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    It would be nice if you did a DIY on the bearings, I've been wanting to do them as well. I heard it's a lot of work.
     
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    labor wise in a shop yes because you have to take the wheels off, take the brakes off, drain and remove the rear diff fluid and cover, pull the carrier, remove the axle pins, remove the axles, then you can get to the bearings. PRAY the new seal's don't leak and put it all back together. (not sure if you can the leave the carrier and just pull the axles or not I haven't actually done it but that's basically how it goes) basically it's a bunch of labor and little parts.
     
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    I did one in my Silverado, it wasn’t too bad. Don’t need to pull the carrier, just axles. No need to pray the seals don’t leak just use an install tool or right size socket so they go in square. They’re not like the rear main- that’s the one you need to pray doesn’t leak since you have to install the transmission before you find out.
     
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    I say that because mine leaked and leaked again everytime I would have to go have it re-done, then of course it's warranty work so you have to wait a week to get scheduled in or drop it off and pick it up the next day or whatever.... I think the axle housing was worn because even with oem or very good aftermarket seals it still leaked, even tried new axles, still leaked. PIA
     
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    Took a little drive in the woods today. The Upper Clackamas River is less than an hours drive from my place and it’s always awesome up there. A nice place to unwind.:cool: 2A32BF13-3D71-4599-83E6-233C7E6E2AE7.jpeg EC833D5F-34FF-4DC9-B942-780A3CFA0076.jpeg 92733171-9198-496A-8012-624DADD88422.jpeg 2A32BF13-3D71-4599-83E6-233C7E6E2AE7.jpeg EC833D5F-34FF-4DC9-B942-780A3CFA0076.jpeg 95F341DB-37FA-4D3F-ACF0-8F4A986077C6.jpeg BEA0547B-F4CE-4006-8A3D-F922655174FB.jpeg
     
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    Need more pics!! That place seems nice and peaceful!


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    I finally got around to installing new rubber weatherstripping around my DS headlight. I took it off because the headlight was fogging so I needed to seal it with RTV last Winter. Anybody with a NBS Denali that hates the big gap around the headlights I highly suggest my mod. Here’s a link to the rubber. It just sticks on. I suggest marking the headlight where the hood line is with narrow masking tape so you know where you want the outside edge of the weatherstrip to end up and clean the area with alcohol before sticking it down.
    M-D Building Products 1033 M-D 0... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000I1QHA8?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

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