Freddy wrote:Geeeze, gosh! You're lucky it wasn't your rib cages ripped open & your melon heads cracked!
Glad you're OK.
Thanks Freddy. Yeah I had a bad feeling so I threw the belt on, then my buddy says "oh yeah good idea!" and threw his on as well. We were playing around for a while before that vid with no helmets or seatbelts. Good thing we threw them on! I'd have been in the ER this morning for sure. My buddy was hanging over me by the seat belt - of course, it rolled on MY side ...
Rob R. wrote:Smitty, did you do some research to see if there was a TSB or anything on the balljoints? That sure seems like premature failure...but at least you have quality parts installed now. Hopefully you have an alignment scheduled? Looks like that axle seal has a small leak, but I wouldn't mess with it. Most of the Silverado's I've been under look the same.
Yeah I have no desire to tear out that front diff. Ever since it was brand new, I've been getting the "service 4x4" message in the DIC once in a blue moon. When that happens the 4x4 won't engage. I turn the key off, wait a few seconds, then restart, then everything's fine. Filled the front diff with Amsoil Severe Gear 75w-110 at 40k. I was thinking maybe that oil was too thick & trashed the bearing on that side. There's quite a bit of play in the axle where it enters the diff where that leak is. I figured the bearing wore out & took the seal with it. Gonna play the wait & see game on that one. Never bothered to check for any bulletins on any of it. I have no confidence in GM, their parts, or their dealers. As far as an alignment goes, being that I only did the lowers I didn't see the need. It tracks nice & straight down the road, but I'm watching the tires for any wear. Feels like new again. We'll see.
I like your buddy's observation "I've done that 1000 times!"
So know wonder he suggested you put on the seat belts