I paid about $200 for a replacement set from Lines To Go. Was going to do myself but heard its difficult to get the bracket off the top of the bell-housing. I'm also not sure if I can get the pre-bent lines around the ABS module and torsion tube crossmember (don't want to have to take those lose). It can also be difficult to get the connections at the fuel tank apart if they're really rusty (like mine). I'll be getting a quote for a mechanic to do soon.
When I did mine, I found that when I pounded the 6 point socket on them to get them off, they "cleaned up" fairly well and I ended up reusing them without any issues. You are replacing that cover right? What else you planning on doing?
Does it make noise (clicking/clunking) at low speed going around a sharp turn? That's usually how they sound when first starting to fail. Just a matter of time though with a cut boot. I dont think they are too expensive and not terribly hard to replace.
My 03 has a vibration at 65 and I too have already replaced hubs. Another thing I have not checked that supposedly can generate vibrations is U joints. Not sure the easiest way to check those, but they're relatively cheap so might just replace them for the heck of it. Glad to see you back on the forum Chris. You've been absent for awhile.
Just to update this thread, I did drain the case and sand/grind the area and applied epoxy (see first pic). It seems to have sealed the leak nicely. BUT! Now the very bottom case half bolt area is also corroded and leaking! This one won't be so easy since I won't be able to fully drain the case so there's no leaking fluid while I make the repair. What a PITA
PTXer replied to Quadrasteer's topic in 1999-2013 Silverado & Sierra 1500I have a set of replacement fuel lines ready to go too, but am not looking forward to that bellhousing nut. I supposedly have to remove the ABS module and torque tubes crossmember to get the back half of the set in. I have also read to remove the front driveshaft and use two 12" extensions and a swivel socket to get that thing off from the back. Also read that someone sat up on top of his engine and reached down around and got it off that way. Let us know how it goes....
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