Question about 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Need to change the output shaft bearing in the front differential in a 2001 silverado 1500 ext. cab.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
look in the manual in dash it has all capacities in it, i have a 2007, it holds 6 quart with filter change, tell you what, change the oil and filter ,add 5 quarts if its a v-8 crank for a min, shut off let sit a while check dip stick to see if you are full or quart low, best thing to do if you cant find in manual, hope to help you ,robert b.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
Worn side bearings is where the noise is coming from and might as well do both sides, I used replace them in about 2-4 hours, depending on where Murphy happened to be. Disconnect both side inner CV joint, front prop shaft and the 4X4 actuator line. If you want to drop the front pumpken. Not sure if you have enough room if you want to change the bearing without removing the pumpken from the frame. You should see when you disconnect the CV shaft.
The front diffs are toys compared to the rear, if you use auto4wd too much there are bearings in your tranfer case that are similar to the side bearings in the front diff. In both appearance and durability and soon you'll replace those too.
Good luck and keep me posted.
Posted on May 26, 2009
Changing Universal joints is an art. First, to make it easy, you need a pretty large vice. C-clamps can work if you are man enough to sqeeze them, sometimes a lot of pressure is involved and it gets hard to hold all parts in place. A vice is recommended, or a press of some sort.
You need a socket or pipe cap big enough to slide over the diameter of a single u-joint cap. Take the driveshaft and lay it in the jaws of the vice, so the U-joint is in the squeeze zone. take a socket smaller than the cup diameter and place it on one side. Take the large socket and place it on the other side of the u-joint. tighten vice. The small socket will push the U-joint through the yolk, and push the opposite cap into the empty space of the large socket. Once you bottom out, remove from the vice, and take off the cap you just pushed through. ( You may need a pair of vice grips to grab and twist the cap the rest of the way out.) Now, put giant socket over cap that is still in the yolk, place the small socket so it presses on the capless side of the U-joint Squeeze vice, so the existing cap gets pushed back through where it came from, but then keep squeezing until it is out of the yolk and pressed all the way to the large socket side. Once there, remove from vice, pull the now pressed out second cap out of the yolk hole. Now both caps are off, and you can just pull U-joint out of yolk.
Putting the new one back in is tricky too, you must remove both new caps and put capless U-joint back in hole of yolk, place a samall amount of fresh grease into caps to hold needle bearings in place. (if needle bearing falls out of place and you squeeze the U-joint back together, it will snap or bend bearing and U-join is no good, you must get another needle bearing to replace the damaged one, maybe salvage from old joint, but best to buy new joint if this happens, but if 11:00 pm and store is closed, you have to work next morning, then steal one from old joint) then slide both caps in from outside at same time, while twisting yolk squeeze in caps with vice. Once you bottom out on both sides, take small socket and press one side in until ring acan snap in, not too far, just enough to get ring in, then press in opposite side to same point. Put in rings clamps, then wiggle side to side for free movement. Then install back into truck.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
You need to disassemble the front diff as there is a clip that holds the shaft in the housing. You should just be able to remove the housing if it is the right side, whole diff for the left side.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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