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Hello everybody! Good day to you! Welcome back! We returned to our 2007 Chevrolet V8 powered Monte Carlo project vehicle. We last left off at the end or nearing the end of the disassembly phase. We've got a leaking power steering rack removed. Lincoln Power steering hoses have been removed.

There's the new or the old units right here on the floor. The leaking power steering pump has been removed. We've got a new pump right here waiting to be installed. I've got one of the lines run.

we have the large awkward cooler Line Assembly run and I think right about now I'm going to go ahead and start the reassembly phase. There is more to disassemble as we saw in the Uh the first video. but I don't want to pull the entire car into pieces before putting some new pieces back on. So we're going to go with what we know right now and get the easy stuff.

Kind of knocked out. Uh, once the steering system is put back together a little bit, we'll go ahead and toss in the Uh a new water pump. There's a new one. The old one had no impeller left over.

it was rusted to nothing. Once that thing is in, we can refill the coolant. I'll do an oil change on this thing and then we can move on to some of the other suspension work. So stay tuned because this is going to be a very good part too.

By the way, if you missed uh, the part one, or even the introduction video, uh to this particular Monte Carlo Just go down to this video's description and there will be Links at the top that will take you back in time to the previous versions or previous videos on this particular car. Crazy! Hood Yeah, heavy. Now we can see down here there is a new power steering line and I'd like to go ahead and get the pump on and then screw the line into the pump because that's going to kind of help reference the way this line is supposed to be routed. It's a very awkward.

it has many, many bends and there's almost no space down in there to maneuver this thing. So we're going to use the pump as a reference, bolt this thing on after we thread the line on and then we can move down and get the rest of the lines and everything reconnected. I'm going to skip around a lot through the line assembly part because it's uh, it's awkward and hard to see and not very entertaining. but once we get through all that stuff, we'll move back and get that steering rack reinstalled the new one.

Now the way I'm going to do this is we're going to get this broken plug out of there, see how it broke in half. We don't need that. Come here. Goodbye pump is going to sit on the bracket in a fashion, uh, right about here.

But first before I slip it in. I'm gonna go ahead and thread this line into the pump, but ah, my line has turned and Fallen hang on, hang on here. I'm I'm not prepared to begin what I was starting to begin There we go. Yeah, see, that's that's a real awkward tight squeeze down there.

Okay, crisis averted thread this thing on. We're not going to make it tight, just we're going to start the threads. It's easier to do that while I can manipulate the components instead of mounting them and then finding out that I can't wiggle this thing in position or or not get in there I'll hit you with a hammer and I will please come on. What is problem problem is there's no space because we stopped a V8 inside of a V6 engine compartment.
That is problem I'm You know what my plan is. Uh well. it's it's flawed. It's not gonna work I need to unbolt this I Love my job so much I'll do it.

uh I'll do it a bunch of times I Don't care. Yeah, let's try this. I Couldn't get the proper angle for this dangle here. So why it came out I know I got it I know it fits in there.

it came out. It'll go in, hang around here. the manipulating there we go got it all right. Uh, now let's see if my plan is gonna work or my revised plan I Don't like I don't like this.

It's not fun for me at the moment. we're getting somewhere I don't know where we're getting to, but we're getting there. Let's put a couple bolts in this so it can't rotate, needs to maintain its reference point and whatnot. There we go.

Now we're gonna thread. Yes, Yes, Yes Yes Yes. Good wiggle that sum. Yeah, all this stuff has to line up perfectly or it's not going to go together.

And if you bend any of those trying to get it in place, it's not going to go together. Okay and yes. uh. there is a new o-ring on the end of this line I did not neglect to install it.

It'll be horrible. You go through all this, put it all back together and then realize the the o-ring's not there I have to take it all apart and do it again. Not a fun time. Okay, that can stay there for now.

Okay, let's go ahead and get this pump bolted down. foreign. Number three. Put that one in there.

Good. Okay, well we're here. I'm gonna go ahead and get this Reservoir bolted into position. That's kind of awkward and I might actually have to disconnect that pump again.

It could have been a step ahead of myself. Maybe not. We'll see. Yeah, yeah.

I Have to unbolt the pump again. Epic fail. No worries. Love my job a lot.

So everything I just did was kind of wrong. That's cool. No worries. Shove it in there.

it'll fit. skin fitting now. Yeah, that's what we're looking for. Good.

Okay, Reservoir is in place. Bolt The thing back together again. Now it's a tight squeeze. That hose is putting forward pressure on this.

Oh no, you don't Next there, got it. Okay, super. And then our 10 mil goes over here to hold the reservoir to that little, uh, little flange bracket thing. Tight squeeze too.

Come on right there. Click. Okay, that's enough for uh up here on the top side. For right now, let's go ahead and lift this thing up some and we'll go ahead and prep the area down below for the new steering rack.

and uh, we'll get those lines kind of routed a little bit better and secured all right. Monte Carlo Moving back up Okie Dokes back down on the bottom side. Got to connect one rubber line over here to the steel line that goes up to the reservoir and then this line right here. this big one.
This one runs in and down over the Uh subframe and connects to the steering gear. So let's go ahead and get this one kind of fed into position here. It's awkward, but it'll fit. I've already got the hard line, finish the dip, or the difficult line.

rather that one's already been uh, been installed shoe. This one should be no problem. Sure, it goes very good. I Need to get a clamp on that return line there and then we can go ahead and feed that steering gear into position.

Okay, let's get that clamp before it becomes forgotten. Don't want to forget it. Plug that guy back in. Come on.

Oh, that's tight. What is this towel? Okay, let's beat this guy. back up and clamp that line. It's not gonna work.

Different pliers. Look at that guy in. Okay. clamp is secure.

This is good. Okay, let's go ahead. spin around here real quick and get this steering gear unboxed. I'm sure this thing's in good shape and looking good.

There's our bushings. There's our unit. Very good. Okay, let's fetch the old one real quick.

There's a couple parts that need to be transferred, not the tie rods. We're not transferring the rods flip now. we can compare and make sure this is all accurate. See, we don't need to transfer this knitted there.

Got the plugs, lines, heat shield. This needs to get transferred over and under and around and through. It's like tying your shoes. Get that guy on right there.

And of course the bushings are going to go in there. So yeah, this looks good. Okay, goodbye old unit. Let me throw this away.

Actually, no, no, there's a core on that I Have to send that back. All right. we're back in. The driver's side steering gear assembly is coming in.

We're gonna just slide it right down across the uh, the subframe there and rotate it so it fits and then I'll pull it through from the other side here. Let's scooch in a little bit. This is about to be a kind of a two-handed operation. Let me roll down over here and start to maneuver this thing in a little awkward.

Actually, very awkward. What's in the way? Oh, the everything's in the way. Ah, it doesn't fit that way. Come on.

get in there. There we go. rotate. Stopped on hoses.

hoses in the way. gotta go under the hose. the rack is over the hose. Hang on.

Doing it again. There good. Yeah. Okay.

okay. I had to let the subframe down some. So I got the jack stand back in position I pulled the bolts back out. so I think now.

I got in space to get this to slide in all the way. I gained about another maybe an inch or so just letting the thing down ever so it's nightly. Yep, here we go. Now it's uh, now it's going into play.
We're almost there. Please go in and slide. Awkward. What's in the way? Hang on something over here.

It's jamming me up. Oh, it's the shaft. I Think that's what it is. Just wiggle it.

So there we go. Okay, so this rack is now roughly in position. So what I'm going to do? We're going to start to couple start a couple of the bolts here. Uh, we'll run this one through first.

That side is the side that has the bushings which are not installed yet I Didn't want them to fall out so I did not put them in just yet. We're gonna put this thing in here. This bolt that's going to locate the steering gear keep it from moving left or right or falling out of where it's supposed to be. We get that thing started and then here you guys hold that hold that hole for me right right there.

Just don't let it turn. There we go. Okay, that one's threaded. Now let's get the bushings.

There they are. I See you bushings And what I can do is we'll pick this up some and stick the bushings in the hole. Oh, you can't see. So what we'll do is pick up the rack, expose that hole for the bushings, and then stick those things into place.

See if we can do this here. let's move the line out of the way. That's kind of messing me up. We'll do those last that didn't work I'm gonna stick that bushing through.

Yeah, that really didn't work. Get out of here line. we'll be with you later. On the back side, there's the second half of the bushing.

push that through and then the metal inserts so they don't crush. Do I Have to hammer you in? No. Slide this guy down right there. Beautiful.

Let's get the bolt through and then the nut on the other side. of course there. I'll use the threads to help there, that's through and on the other side. I've got the nut started and I think at this point we can go ahead and tighten down the two steering gear bolts.

Okie dokes Ranch Coming in on the back side here, impact coming in on the front side, let's begin tightening. Now that didn't work slippage. Oh, come on there we go. And of course the uh, driver's side tipped out real quick.

Like cool. Okay, steering gear is now bolted to the subframe assembly. Now we can work on getting these lines in position. So I need to reach up there and pull these caps off the steering gear.

I didn't remove those earlier because I didn't want fluid spilling out of them since I had to kind of twist and turn and invert this unit. Now I'm going to do I think this line is the farthest away one I believe. So let me try to get that one in first fits right in there. Good.

We'll get that one in first and then we'll get this other line over here that's kind of dangling down. We'll get that one second. All right lines are going in. Uh, this one right here.
that's the farthest away. When that was an absolute bear and it's been about 20 minutes of me fiddling with it to get it to go and line up with the threads and the in the steering gear. I Got it. But it was.

It was awkward and it hurt and fatiguing. Uh, this one. this line right here. the lower line.

That one's really easy, that one's going in no problem. So I need to tighten these guys down and then I'll I'll go ahead and raise the subframe back up and we'll get that thing bolted in. thank you. after that is in I Can get the steering shaft reconnected and I think I have outer tie rods here for this I don't know if they arrived yet or not.

if I do, we'll put those on next and then then maybe we can get to the water pump. Okay, getting ready to get the tie rods reinstalled. I've already unboxed them, installed the grease skirts. put that right there.

it's already got a new castle nut that goes with it. I have cotter pins over there on the rack arm. see to run these jam nuts down. I actually had to take these off of the old unit because replacing the tie rods do not come with Jam nuts.

it's just silliness. Yeah, it's whatever though. No worries. I'm gonna have to screw these guys on left side and then right side.

then. uh oh, you know what? I don't have bushings yet for my sway bar. those are missing. We'll get them later here.

Let's get this guy in position that's pretty close down there with that thing threaded like so and we will repeat on the other side. Let's wander on over to the passenger side here and again. One tie rod one Jam nut. There we go.

almost ready to get the Exposition but I don't have uh I don't have the bushings yet for it so it really can't do anything else. I can't put the uh the subframe back up into position with without the the sway bar in there because I'll have to take it back down to put sway bar back. That's unfortunate. Let's leave that thing right inside of there for now.

you stay. I'm not going to tighten any of this down in case. I've got to take it Loose again later on. Okay, we're about ready to uh, get this sway bar installed.

It's got a set of new bushings installed I Still do not have the end links yet, but that is of no matter because later on those control arms are going to be removed. so uh, I can put the sway bar links on when I get the sway bars or when I hit this way. but I'm gonna get the control arms reinstalled. So uh, that being said, let's go ahead and get uh, we'll get the sway bar in position behind the steering rack.

We'll slide this guy into its new home here. get her bolted in, and then, uh, we'll put the rack up permanently. At that point, we can move on and get these control arms replaced. So let's just slide this thing I forgot how I got this out of here.

Hard to do. Kind of awkward. um do I have space? It's upside down? I don't I don't know. Maybe I'm gonna try to raise this up a little bit more.
see if I can't get like another inch or so out of it. The back two bolts are removed. you know? I think holding it up is this jack? Stand here? let's see what this does. No more sketchy.

always sketch-o-matic That is the way. Okay, sway bar. Please go. This is awkward.

It's falling apart. Oh no. Oh no. it'll be okay.

Grab that piece almost. Come on there. We go see how we're right above the mount. same thing on this side.

We'll turn these little brackets and now we can get this unit bolted down and in position. Okay, let's get the bolts in this thing. We'll get this side started right here and then we'll move over to the passenger side. Look what I've done I put these tie rods on and now I can't get access to my Bolt Okay, let me untie Rod this tie rod down here.

just take the nut off and move it over there we go now. I can reach kinda. that'll work for now I need a low profile socket. kicks a little bit more there.

Okay, we have employed the ultra shallow loud noises Ultra shallow socket with a wobble that should get us in there. Very nice. Thank you. This clicks and it does get us in there very nicely.

There we go to the other side, we go. Let's get out of here. Okay, over on the passenger side we've got our strap in position. That thing kind of maneuvered down and we'll start to drop in our Fasteners here and again.

I've got to pull the tie rod back out because it's in the way. Leave that right there next bolt. Drop this guy in. Hear those slow motion slow motion impacts over there? I wonder what he's doing? All right.

Sway bar is now in position a little bit more. Come on a little more on that one. Very good. Let's uh, loud noises.

Let's go down, you know. I'm Gonna Leave This Off, let's go down below gravity, not gravity. Let's go back down below. Uh, get this.

uh, subframe bolted back up and secured. Then we'll let the car down. All right. let's get out of here.

get down below. let me find my chair, and we'll go ahead and get this subframe back up into position here and become attached to the car. Oh, that's bright in our face. That's not okay.

Terrible cameraman. So we'll raise this up with the pole. Jack One big bolt here. one big bolt here.

and then I can tighten the two up front and that will re-secure the subframe to the chassis. Close the gap. Yeah. Beautiful.

Okay. Big Bolt Coming in, Go Next Big Bolt Where are you over here on the floor? Let's get this guy in the thread. Yeah, yeah, we're going Perfect. Okay, let's get the uh, the post Jack out of the way right here right there up front.

Oh, that's a different size socket. Hang on. We'll just re-tighten these rear ones and then we'll do the front ones. Loud noises? Okay, we switched out to the 19.

that's the front and the other front. There we go. Oh, we can see. I got the front of the crossmember.
also nice and shiny. so we're de-oiling from all the leaks. all right up and off the locks. Monte Carlo coming down all the way down.

Alrighty Back up top we've got the new power steering pump on the cleaned up Reservoir is installed. We've got a new line, the cooler lines are done I Think next. we need to tighten up this line and then we can clean up that water pump area down there and get that new water pump installed next. Okay, let's go ahead and get this line tight.

It's still. uh, it's it's snug. but it's not. uh, super tight yet because there was still room for some motion.

Let me just get a couple good snugs on this. fitting here. clicks and we're good. That line is secure, we have clearance, everybody's on.

We need a pulley later on. We'll get that at another time. Let's go ahead and prepare that water pump surface for the new pump. and then we'll get that thing bolted into position here.

Okey dokey time to clean a bunch of this corrosion off this gasket sealing surface. I'm gonna go in there with a little bit of an abrasive wheel and a grinder. Just going to polish that stuff off additional light pressure. This is aluminum so it can be very easily damaged.

We're not gonna do this. It's gonna get really corrosive. All right, that's looking good. This gasket surface is, uh, clean.

It's free of any debris now. Really small particles. Yeah, how cool it. I Agree.

All right. All righty. the water pump is prepped, so I've got two bolts in it and those are in there to secure the gasket and keep the gasket from flopping, uh, out of position. So what we're going to need to do is get this thing lined up, make sure that gasket stays in, and then, uh, we'll get these two bolts threaded.

Then we'll go through it and get the remaining three bolts. So if we look closely, we can see this little Tang thing sticking out right there. and that will be lining up with the notch in the pump and the notch in the gasket. So this thing gets indexed in that direction.

Therefore, this bolt here is going to go in that bolt hole right there. So let's go ahead and get this thing in position here. Lower it down, slip it in, and I can see the top of this first bolt here. So I'm going to thread that one first and then with my right hand.

I'm kind of feeling for the position on that second. Bolt I think I've got it. Don't fall out, don't fall out there. we go.

Okay, second bolt is threaded. So now the pump is indexed and it's in position. The gasket's in position. None of it can fall out.

Where's my other bolts at? right in front of me? Of course they are. Next bolt right down here. I can't see the hole. I'm just kind of sticking it in there blind and hoping I make it.

Oh yeah, here. let's go. let's get that one. Just poke around until we find the end.
Edge Threads That's it. Threads we're looking for. Threads That one's in. Uh, next one is that one there and then the one at the bottom.

That should be fun poking it. There we go. Made it that one's in. Begin threading all the way down.

please. There we go. and one more and we can get these things uh, tightened down some. Yep This one is hard because there's not much space here to get in there.

Yeah, I know it's not working. Hang on. I Need a magnet? There we go. We'll try to get that thing in there with a magnet on a stick that, uh, that might work? Come on magnet.

Hang on to that fastener please. It's like surgery. Come on. poking around.

Nope. My pokes are off center. Yeah, there's the there's the hole. There's the threads.

Okay, please go here. Come on. Is that it? Yeah Yeah Yeah yeah. Don't fall out.

Stay there. I've lost sight a little bit Fastener here. come on you. please go in.

I Hope it's in I don't think it's in I think I missed the I think I missed the hole. Hang on. All right. We're gonna try a shorter socket with a little extension on it and I can go in there and maybe get a hold of that thing.

Come on. Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. it's going I think I hope I think I Hope Yep. Thread engagement beginning.

Yes Awesome. Okay torque time. Let's get in here on let's hide the hard one. First kickage star pattern.

Oh I Missed There we go Good All right. Water pump installed. All right. it is now.

Power Steering pump. Holy installation time. This is gonna be real easy. We take a bolt.

The inside of the shaft is threaded because that's how the pullers will install this, but we simply place our pulley over that, get the bolt threaded and I'll I'll run it on with a a little impact gun when it bottoms out at that washer that is the fully installed installed position and then we can move on and get the belt. Okay, miniature impacts coming in and then I take my bolt back. I'm gonna need to put a spacer in there because I think it bottomed out. we'll just use the socket actually I changed my mind I'll just use a uh, a nut for a spacer that will be selfishing nice.

So the snout of the pump is now flush with the edge of the pulley. Uh, one must be cautious to not install these pulleys backwards because they do have an offset and they can be installed backwards. If you install it backwards, you can't get it back off because the little lip right here for the puller is not existent and you'll probably break it trying to hammer it off or you'll rip the shaft out of the pump and break the pump. So if you put that on backwards, you're uh, you're up a creek.

Don't do that. In fact, you can ride on the front of it front that way. You definitely make sure you don't do that. Ah, also, we need to get this connector reconnected.
This is the one that had all the bare dangly wires here. Let's get this thing plugged back in otherwise we'll have a a no start condition later on. or at least, uh, some trouble codes. at the very least.

This is good cool. Next on the list, let's get A new belt installed. one that is not oil soaked. it's a micro V serpentine belt I think it's a Gates belt.

Yeah, it's Gates belt long one too. All right. let's uh, start with the hard part first and I think that was the tensioner way way out back so we'll slip that guy down over the tensioner I uh I've got a diagram in front of me here so I don't I don't have this memorized I just I'm looking at my diagram so we're gonna go under that smooth face pulley and then we're gonna go up and around the Nader squeeze that guy through there. it's it's a very tight squeeze between this engine and the and the body.

very tight. Anyway, after the Nader we're gonna go down under this smooth face pulley and then I need to unplug that connector that I just connected. the thing is in the wrong spot. Sure, let's try that again.

Love my job so much we'll release the clip, pull that guy out. I'll route that again later. Do that wrong. The belt will chop through the wires and that would be bad.

Very much so under there over the power steering and belt's Twisted Hang on here guys. Yeah, it came off. Come on, Stay okay. Bring It Forward here and we have to go around this.

uh, this next pulley in front of us, the smooth face pulley and that's gonna loop around and then it goes all the way around the crankshaft. This should be fun. We're getting a little low on space. I'll reach down from uh, the bottom and help guide that in I need to get it past the crank bolt though.

There we go coming in. Okay, it's around the crank. This is good. Let's get it around the AC compressor all the way down there.

around that pulley. this one here and we can finish it off around that, uh, that idler pulley right there. This is good. Everything seems to be clearing with the exception of that power steering line.

This is not good. See that power steering line. it's uh, interfering with the belt. It's not okay.

No worries, we can just Flex it some we Flex it a little bit we can get our necessary clearance. Here we go. Now we're looking good. That's what.

I wanted to see a straight line between the bottom of that pulley to the top of this pulley. and if I pull this thing tight. looks like we now have clearance. That's good.

Better than not having clearance installing a hole through the power steering line that I just installed. that would that would ruin my day. Easy to oversee too or Overlook or not notice especially if it's dark, can't see what you're doing. Oh come on, oh the pulleys.

it's off a couple teeth here and now it is not good. good, good, good. I Need your assistance to get this belt on. Um, let me drive the pry bar and you what you're gonna do? You're gonna take this belt right here and slip it under that smooth face pulley as soon as I give you some slack.
Okay, put some down pressure on that. you can let go of that one. Now keep down pressure there. That way, the belt does not come off of uh, any of the other pulleys and I'm going to untension your tensioner here.

There she is. There's our tensioning unit. This is not the proper way to do this, but it's highly effective. See that.

Hang on. don't put your fingers between the belt and anything in case my pry bar slips. If it slips, then you get caught and then that's gonna hurt. Okay, belt is on, it's tensioned, there's clearance everywhere.

it's not going to run into. uh, that power steering line which is fantastic. Let's start filling some fluids. I think we're good to go here.

Okay, I've dropped the battery back into position and we're fixing to get the fuse box back into place I had disassembled this earlier so I could separate the harness just to get a lot more clearance. It's got uh, four primary connectors. Once we, three and four and three of them are already installed. this is the top one here.

That's the one that runs into the body. Let's get that one on. Then we'll get the back cover back on the fuse box. plug in.

Uh, the extra little connectors here I Think one is for a load sensor. Um, this one. I Don't know where that one goes, but we'll plug it in anyway. It goes I Think it plugs in here and then once this thing is remounted, fill everything up, hit the key and to see if it runs and leaks and overheats and all that good stuff.

I Hope it doesn't overheat. This is this is a lot of work. Okay, fuse box is now reassembled, slip that thing back down and it's home. And then there's two bolts up here at the top of the strut.

Tower Actually there's one that's gonna bolt this thing to the strut Tower so it can't uh, fall into the engine. Cory Fish but that guy on like show. Okay, fuse box is in position. Let's get some connectors connected here and we'll tuck that all back underneath of everything and out of the way.

bend that back. This one goes to the load sensor on the battery cable right here. Snap that on, tuck that down below back behind here. It's good.

These are positive battery terminal right there. six and we'll get the negative hooked up later on when we're ready to start this thing. Okie Dokes coolant's full. It's got six quarts of oil in it I Think it needs another quart.

Power steering has been refilled, which will drop low as soon as we start. The engine belt is on, batteries in fuse box is reassembled. Moment of truth: Let's go around that corner, reach in, and stockings the auto. Let's see.

Well, let's just see. I'm sure it'll be fine. right? beginning engine stocking sequence. Now here we go the highest.
All right. Leak check time, Leak check time. Let's see nothing jumping out. This is good.

See, you need more to it. Any more power steering? I Probably needs more oil to get that in a minute. Uh, where is my power steering over there? The reservoir is gurgling. If it's gurgling.

Reservoir Awesome. This is good. Okay, let's recall some more to it. Well, it's got bubbles in it.

Okay, a little bit more energy through it. Clear that up. That's really annoying. I Really, just like power steering pump sound, more pouring things good.

Alrighty. our steering has shut up. some coolant starting to get a little warm. It's expanding.

so I'm gonna go ahead and cap this off right now. Engine sounds good. there's no misfires occurring, the belt is not sawing a hole through anything, and we have no leaks except for the stuff that's spilling out from. uh, that, uh, that coolant cap that was off.

So uh, so far I think we're in good shape here. It's coming together quite nicely. There is more work to do on this car because it's kind of getting a roadworthy restoration. so to speak.

But I'm going to save all that stuff for a later video. This one's running a little bit long. So that being said, let me go ahead and close this one out right now and it'll do that by thanking each and every one of you for watching this video As always I Hope you enjoyed this video. If you did enjoy this video, you know the drill.

Let me know about that by tapping that like button down below. Drop me a comment or two player down there. and most importantly, do not forget to have yourselves a great day! See you guys later in a transmission into Monte Carlo In a day.

97 thoughts on “Hanging subframe! assembly phase 2007 chevrolet monte carlo ss 5.3”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rwam chubb says:

    Wouldn't it been better to drop the engine and transmission from the bottom?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clever says:

    you forgot to put steering shaft back on

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hoot says:

    Crikeys! What the heck happened to this car?!? To create all the damage? It's as if it was driven through the intersection at the crossroads and got side swiped by the devil himself!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brad Kratz says:

    While he was feeding the new rack into position I felt like I should be wearing my 1980's style 3D glasses.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Throrky Olsen says:

    I noticed your struggle to enter the water pump fastener, and I have a tip for that. Use the same size socket, but with a small piece of paper between the socket and the fastener. Perhaps you're already aware of this trick, but if not it's handy to know 🙂 I've been following you for a while, and it's really cool to follow your continous success! Love your videos <3

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wakeup and Smell the Coffee says:

    Good grief, could they have figured out a more convoluted way to run that belt?

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mick Holcroft says:

    Always watch. . Why did someone cut a hole in the inner wing please Ray.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff B says:

    That’s what she said

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Artillerest 43rd VA says:

    it is nice to see the monty no longer dripping fluids! the belts are so crazy the way they are routed.
    it is good that you have a routing diagram for the belt. great job, good luck with the final fine tuning.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Connor McCartney says:

    Hey Ray, haven't checked in on you since few videos after you got the new shop.
    But I'm glad I did, really loving the new content keep it up man 🙂

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Underground Lair of the Squankum says:

    Definitely a job to do with eyes wide open.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Mendoza says:

    Ray, great video. One question. It's a 07 Monte Carlo and you did a lot of work on it. What was the total cost of repair for the owner. I'm very curious because, again, it's a 07. I hope you can elaborate on the cost of repair. Thanks Joe.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Underground Lair of the Squankum says:

    It's not a cure for "chunks o' impeller blade", but otherwise I Rx a treatment with ThermoCure, a product by the nice folks who brought us EvapoRust. Run it with water in your system for a week, drain and flush thoroughly, all the rust throughout your cooling system has been cleaned out.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars david granger says:

    A trip for installing nuts is plastic tube ,put a couple of inches on the nut part and feed it in ,better to use 1/2" hose pipes on spark plugs as well if you start to cross thread it the hose pipe slips so you don't mess up the threads ,safer than using sockets !
    Keep a selection of assorted inside diameter bits of tube for those out of sight applications you can start the bolt and easily pull the tube off then use the socket.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wakeup and Smell the Coffee says:

    If you reversed the steering gear hoses, would the steering have been opposite? Turn left, steer right, turn right, steer left.😮😊

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Orange chicken says:

    Always been a Monte Carlo fanatic. Now the wife and I are looking for one.
    Favorite years 72,79,and any 81 to 87. Looking for one like this currently. Dreaming of course 😂

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim John Un says:

    You've gotta hand it to those design engineers – the efforts they make, to ensure that everything is as hard to work on as humanly possible, is super impressive!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Kennedy says:

    👏👏👏👏👏for another great video Ray. The Monte Carlo SS is on the long road to recovery. Ray I’m glad that I got to see some Brake Clean active, a day without Brake Clean is like a day without Sunshine 🙂🙂. Keep’m coming

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Scott says:

    It seems that Creed is always playing in the background 😊

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joe brock says:

    Use A-line ranch brother works better

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bryan E. Ide says:

    I'm sure GM could have made that serpentine belt longer😅 what is it 125"

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jimmah3185 says:

    I am waiting for a "not now train".

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Wallerick says:

    Probably should have flushed the old rusty water out of the cooling system while the water pump was out before filling it with fresh coolant.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randi Schwarz says:

    Ray, question: If you fired this customer why did you accept to work on the Monte Carlo?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Del Antel says:

    Nice series, car is definitely worth the restoring

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jim says:

    Please show us how to de-glaze those headlights!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars oldbloke135 says:

    I'm obviously missing something. What is the point of putting a 5.3 liter V8 engine in a front wheel drive car? Where they just thinking, "Let's see them work on this!"?

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Шaтsои'š Щоґld Оf Шоиdєґš says:

    So is sneaky Pete your new apprentice?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nik0la says:

    Doodle doodle do, when?😂

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Douglas Burnside says:

    Impeller blades rusted away to nothing… How much extra would it have cost GM to make the impeller out of stainless steel?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Fletcher says:

    Ray, Been following you on youtube lately. I notice you were going to Sarasota Airport one day. Brought back so many years I was in that area like 1997 to 2006. Had a couple of Dump Trucks worked around that area for 32 years. Came back to my home 20. here in Bull Town, North Carolina. Take Care

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Quin says:

    Everything that you do is kind of awkward.Automobiles are designed to be awkward. Automotive engineers should have to work as mechanics for two years. Maybe they would have a bit more concern for those who have to work on them. LOL.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tex kissmyass says:

    I rally hope your business id doing well. You sure as hell work hard enough at it.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Potter says:

    That engine needs ALL the shiny you got ray

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don B says:

    I was ducking to avoid getting hit from steering arm.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Dasno says:

    Thanks Ray. I start every morning watching you to get me pumped up to go make repairs on other people's houses lol.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D Sloop says:

    The crankshaft on that engine is 5/8 of an inch shorter than other LS engines.
    The V6 Monte Carlos with supercharges are heavier than that car.
    Check the engine mounts, All 3 of them.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars monty man says:

    Wish you had cleaned all that leakage off it was all over the new belt that is poor

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NNA says:

    Top Clamp Steering Reservoir Hose….
    …. Still Loose?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kennth B says:

    Sorry not to sure what I thinking