Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
My DMAX is stronger than Snap - On Tools.
So after 135K miles, the hub bearings on my driver's front were getting loose, so I decided to remedy the problem. I picked up a new hub assembly, gathered my tools and went to work. For those of you who have never done this particular job - be fore-warned: The two 21mm bolts that hold the brake caliper bracket in place do NOT want to come out. I think the factory torque spec is somewhere north of 230 ft. lbs. I didn't have a 21mm impact socket (I do now.) so I went to work with my standard Snap - On 6 -point shallow 1/2" drive socket on my Ingersol impact gun. (I know - non - impact sockets on an impact is a no - no, but it's all I had.) The socket held, the bolt wouldn't budge, not even with the torque turned all the way up on the Ingersol.
So... Plan B. I grabbed a breaker bar, and pulled the top half of the handle off my floor jack to use as a cheater pipe.....and broke the socket. Long story short, I sent my wife to Napa to pick up a 21mm Impact socket and was able to finish the job. Here's a pic of the carnage. Now I need to find a Snap - On dealer....
02 Silverado LT 2500 HD 4X4 Ext. cab.
EFI live ECM tuned by Bob with keyed DSP5,
Air Dog II 100 GPM, Autometer pyro and boost
gauges in the overhead console.