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post #41221 of 43506 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 01:03 AM
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Oiling the air gun just before you go at a tough bolt often helps.

There are a lot of things that make good sense once you get into a brake job. Let's see, now you have done a brake bleed, lube job, pads and rotors. You could check the fluid level in the differentials while you are in there. You may have lost a bit when you took the rear hubs off. Probably not enough to matter but now is the time to check. Have a look at the shocks. Pry on/wiggle all of the suspension and steering joints to see if any are bad. The list keeps going.
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Seriously, all my receiver hitch ball mounts were just 2” drop. This truck sits up way higher than the half tons I’ve had so I picked up two shiny new 6” drop bars
I'd suggest a picture but I don't think anyone here wants to see how low your balls are.
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I'd suggest a picture but I don't think anyone here wants to see how low your balls are.
Everything’s good and level now, let’s just leave it at that.
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Oiling the air gun just before you go at a tough bolt often helps.



There are a lot of things that make good sense once you get into a brake job. Let's see, now you have done a brake bleed, lube job, pads and rotors. You could check the fluid level in the differentials while you are in there. You may have lost a bit when you took the rear hubs off. Probably not enough to matter but now is the time to check. Have a look at the shocks. Pry on/wiggle all of the suspension and steering joints to see if any are bad. The list keeps going.

Yep, got to top off the rear diff when it’s back on its wheels and level.

I even taped a note to my mirror so I wouldn’t drive off and forget, lol.

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Nothing too exciting. Let it idle for an hour while I installed a 2019 Nav System Update. I haven't driven it yet to see if there are any changes other than maps.


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Yep, got to top off the rear diff when it’s back on its wheels and level.

I even taped a note to my mirror so I wouldn’t drive off and forget, lol.
Rereading my post it sounds like I was trying to tell you what to do. That wasn't my intent. I was just commenting on how a brake job tends to blossom into a much larger maintenance job since so many things are right there in front of you.
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Rereading my post it sounds like I was trying to tell you what to do. That wasn't my intent. I was just commenting on how a brake job tends to blossom into a much larger maintenance job since so many things are right there in front of you.

Oh no, ‘tis good advice. Lots of things are easier to do while it is in the air with the wheels off, and a good time to check things.

Have a seeping oil drain plug gasket I have to address with the upcoming oil change too.

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This solution is currently on probation but I'm optimistic. Rewired the 12V AUX trailer power supply to be ignition-switched (why the hell is it constant-hot from the factory?!). Once I get the trailer hooked up and verify all functionality I'll post a brief write-up.

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I wonder if the person who designed that circuit has ever owned a tow vehicle. I suppose it would make some sense to be able to boost the trailer battery but not as much sense as having a good battery in the truck when you go to start it.

There is a switch you can get to put on the truck or trailer that only powers the trailer when the voltage is above a certain level. Typically it triggers at 13 volts or so.

https://www.campingworld.com/battery...charging-relay
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