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by bgwolfpack » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:50 pm

For those of you who only care to watch. The pool is empty for a day or so. Jump in a play. :excited:
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by bgwolfpack » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:34 pm

johnburgelin join in! :thumright:
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by lil_freak_66 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:24 pm

im alive.
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by Trail X » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:06 am

Bringing this thread back and making it a sticky.... I always see a good number of guests running around on this site, don't be afraid to join and post up!
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by Bay Wolf » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:45 pm

Philberto wrote:...or how many people feel they have nothing to contribute.

:mrgreen:
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by Trail X » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:52 pm

Nice. Welcome Michael!
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by navigator » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:22 pm

and don't worry about asking noob questions, I do it all the time after searching and the folks are real patient with me!
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by Bay Wolf » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:41 am

JamesDowning wrote:Nice. Welcome Michael!

Thank you for this flow chart. I think my disconnect has bit the dust.
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by Trail X » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:32 am

Planning to rebuild it? That's always a fun endeavor. I've done mine twice so far.
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by Bay Wolf » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:30 pm

I want to, but I don't know if I'd be able to get it apart, figure out what parts I need, get them all, and put it back to together before a trip on Sunday (one where I'd like to have 4WD capabilities).
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by fishsticks » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:43 pm

Bay Wolf wrote:I want to, but I don't know if I'd be able to get it apart, figure out what parts I need, get them all, and put it back to together before a trip on Sunday (one where I'd like to have 4WD capabilities).



    Jack up truck.
    Remove right front tire.
    Unclip ABS wire and remove brake line bracket (2 10mm bolts).
    Unbolt swaybar endlink. (Use impact gun or 7mm allen inside stud)
    Remove bolt/nut from upper control arm pinch joint. (15mm)
    Tap UCA upwards with hammer to disconnect from hub assembly. Let hub assembly hang.
    Whack backside of CV axle tripod joint with drift and hammer to pop axle out of disconnect. A 2lb sledge gets it done in 2-3 whacks.
    Disconnect harness from splined disconnect.
    Unbolt 4 bolts holding disconnect to oil pan (leave the other 4).
    Lightly tap disconnect with hammer/drift to rotate it in the pan (to free it up if yours is stuck).


20 minutes to get it out if yours isn't stuck. If it is, unbolt the other 4 bolts on the disconnect, pull the guts out and replace parts as needed. The inner bearing/seal almost never sees much wear.
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by Trail X » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:47 pm

Bay Wolf wrote:I want to, but I don't know if I'd be able to get it apart, figure out what parts I need, get them all, and put it back to together before a trip on Sunday (one where I'd like to have 4WD capabilities).


I assume you've read through the how-to?

http://www.offroadtb.com/articles/tech- ... disconnect

The longest lead time is acquiring the parts you need... you'll probably have to take it apart to determine that. At a mimimum, 2 bearings and a seal are needed. But depending on the amount of wear and what broke, you may need more parts.
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by themightysteveo » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:41 pm

Hi... Still here. Just been slammed at work and school full time. That and I haven't lifted my trailblazer yet so, I don't feel like I have much to comment on. Got all the parts but was jipped one Z-71 rear spring(paid for 2 got one) but otherwise have everything. MarkMC has been a lot of help and is pointing me in a direction of assistance. Other than that, I've been researching Vermont... Looks like I may soon be a VT resident. That being said, I'm hoping to have the TB lifted before I move and anyone from VT feel free to PM me. I'll be moving to the Northern Kingdom around Dec '11 - Jan '12. This move is in no way associated with the "Z" day theory. I'm planning on moving to Sterling College in Craftsbury Common. I'll try and be more social Gordinho and JD.
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by bgwolfpack » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:33 pm

Calling out teebes! Even a founder can get lost it seems. :poke:
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by Mudwheelin » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:30 pm

Im alive...nice to meet all of you.
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by Trail X » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:14 pm

Good to see some lurkers coming out.
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by MrSmithsTB » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:17 pm

Sup, foos.
No longer a 360 owner, but you can't get rid of me "stranger in a strange land"
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by mikepeters1983 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:12 am

hows it going? lol i am always on just little busy
I REFUSE TO TIP TOE THROUGH LIFE TO ARRIVE SAFELY AT DEATH!!!
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by bgwolfpack » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:02 pm

MrSmithsTB wrote:Sup, foos.
foos went poof? :shock:
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by madmanvillain » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:44 pm

Im still around and kicking. Funds got tight for a while, so the lift got put on hold. Getting active again, just moved to Connecticut for a new job. Better pay, and i am in need of new shocks anyways, so in the next week or so the suspension lift will be bought and installed. After that is putting together a 3inch body lift and then building all my skids/bumper/sliders around that and some meats. Goal is 35s but well see. Using Fishsticks as a guide, just not doing the lockers anytime soon due to a decent commute to work.
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