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97 thoughts on “This is how it starts duramax 6.6 loose steering”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Pryce says:

    You should paint the frame on the truck

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Kucz says:

    f**k ……. mann……..you make it look easy breezy………

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raul Bermudez says:

    Mileage braggadocio

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stanley koziol says:

    its a reusable cotter pin

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John T. says:

    Been doing mechanic things since I was a youngster and never heard them called a Zerk before, they have always been called grease nipples or just nipples.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LORD, IT'S PROBING TIME 666 says:

    Whatever else, you must buy that Dodge! That thing would make a good series of videos as you go through it. They'd be interesting AND educational in showing people what sorts of unexpected issues you can run into by owning a flood affected vehicle. Those seat motors for starters, if it's only you driving it, set the position of the seat to suit you then leave them out, it'll be that much lighter = quicker and more fuel efficient plus save you work and expense and at the end, you've either got an awesome beastie for yourself or you can sell it and even if somehow you lost some money on it, you should have more than recouped that from the videos about it. I really hate the idea of writing an awesome muscle car that looks great just because a little water got in. I drove my old 1976 Ford wagon through floodwaters where it was waist deep inside the car and actually over the headlights for about 2 miles that deep to get home one night and only had to push it back into slightly shallower water once, sprayed in all plug and distributor leads with WD 40, under the distributor cap and all plug leads and somehow, even with the standard air filter arrangement that 302 V8 kept running the whole time, after the WD 40 treatment that is. I can't even understand how it didn't suck water in through the air intake. It was all very flat and level ground so being an automatic I just put it in drive and let the drag of the transmission gently pull it along at idle so not throwing too much water around. I may possibly have removed the fanbelt to stop the fan throwing around too much water but, I don't think so. It was quite a while back so memory isn't 100% about that bit. It's a very strange feeling seeing nothing but MORE water in front of you for miles then watching your headlights fade out and cause glowing muddy water in front while water is actually half covering the bonnet! How that kept going I'll never understand but, it was fine after all that too. I did clean out and change the diff oil since I figured there was a pretty good chance some water would have got in there, that's all, apart from the days it took to dry out and stop smelling like a swamp.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dbf Crell says:

    RAY… QUESTION; How come every time I get new tires that come with a "free" front-end alignment on any of my new fwd cars, the car steers and stops awesome for a few weeks, but as the tires settle in, the front end ALWAYS gets sloppy? What I mean by sloppy is for instance, when I'm driving on the crown of the highway, I have to make countless mini steering corrections as opposed to prior to the front end alignment, the car felt more stable and no steering corrections were necessary. My guess is that the free front alignment is set to 0º toe instead of the 2-4mm total toe in factory setting, so as soon as the new tread settles in, and the tires stop influencing the alignment, the car loses its precise and crisp steering. Am I on the right track?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rodster 13 says:

    Thats a nice duramax you have there! Hope to see more videos with it. Great video!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Comstock says:

    clevis pin

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars L.A. Commander says:

    I respect you Ray, you were saying that Floridians are always preparing for the next hurricane even when they are busy recovering from the current one. I only wish here in California, people would prepare for the next wildfire or earthquake, but they don't.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GARY OSBORNE says:

    Don’t worry about the color, Ray. It will be black in a week.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gwcracker says:

    Biden pin. More crooked than a Cotter pin.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean South says:

    using the pneumatic impact lately did your rigid uga it's last duga ?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Ring says:

    Another great video!! You make it look so easy! Thank you!!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David H Brown says:

    That looked like a LOT of grease in that ball joint. It seemed like it would bust when you put it back under a load. OR, squirt out anywhere it can. 🙂

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robert Granger says:

    Ray, you are a pretty eloquent cat… dampener or damper…always love your videos.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Ragland says:

    I am pretty sure it is called a Mr. Cotter pin cuase it's a fancy cotter pin.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Beilman says:

    Nice goose call

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wheat Ruzo says:

    No paper mat today?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars King tob says:

    Nice truck and great job again. Love watching your videos, big hey from panhandle (Bonifay)

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cap Stake says:

    Thank you for your wisdom. "Were already preparing for the next disaster before were done with this one"

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Hiskett says:

    If you're replacing the cv shafts check out TheRamManINC channel and the locking hub conversions so you can leave the hubs unlocked and save gas money by not turning the entire front drive train when its not needed during your daily commute.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars awstott says:

    Ray using an air impact? That might be the first time i've seen that on his channel

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pcs0snq says:

    Tricked us into watching maintenance on your Dirtymax Yep

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stanley Mcfalls The Southern Comedian says:

    Good evening friends as always a great video 😀

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Fellows says:

    oohwa 666 comments. is a clippy clipster.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Old Time Farm Boy says:

    They are called clip pins

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff D says:

    Ray says rust…

    [laughs in Pennsylvanian]

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Sanders says:

    It is good to see that you do the same work on your vehicles that you do for the customer!!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars XLAND101 says:

    Oh my!!!! You actually make it harder to install the 1st Control Arm by sticking the Ball Joint into the Spindle. Let that extra weight pull against you. Just pivot the Arm up and slide it in nicely, then install the Bolts / Adjusters with no effort. Do not Tighten them completely, Just let them pivot as they should. Then lower Ball Joint into the Spindle. You are not going to be fighting the Bushings if they are loose… I just can't watch any more. I tried to come back to see if you got any better, guess not.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Great video as always @Rainman Ray's Repairs

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris the plumber says:

    Good evening ! I'm curious who makes the 21mm ratchet box wrench you're using to take those UCA's loose with ?

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Schweitzer says:

    👍👍👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars XLAND101 says:

    Since you claim that you are going to Align it later, and also say you are going to put the Adjusters in the same spot. Did you take pictures??? 2 seconds with a Paint Pen would mark the original spots for the adjusters. By the way, since you have the Nuts loose, pull the Ball Joint out of the Spindle / Knuckle. No need at all to mess with a Pry Bar. Work smarter not harder…..

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jimbon88 says:

    It's so nice not to have rust like up north. Bolts and things come apart without much drama.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Loki Games says:

    Thx for reminding me I need to do the same on my Chevy I like those green ones I want some

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bardrick says:

    But the grease keeps the rust monster at bay! . . .

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    That control arm color is Ehh kinda reminds me of Pea Green.. I do like the color of the green on the ball joint boot though @Rainman Ray's Repairs

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geo Hodg says:

    How dare you not put the foot paper down in your own vehicle 😂

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jackhouston357 says:

    defect cotter pin

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hisashi Fujinaka says:

    Oh man, if you never mentioned the nitpicky people on here I never would've noticed that you didn't put the green cover on the second Zerk fitting.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    I would of marked the Cam lobes with white oil marker to put the new upper Control Arm back in orginal spot so Alignment wasn't needed @Rainman Ray's Repairs

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Wasylkewicz says:

    is the green color a anti-corrosion coating?

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Terry Robertson says:

    The push on clip used on the ball joint nut is called a Cotter Pin. The Cotter Key, also known as a split pin, is the one you put in and bend the ends.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    How you liking them Fox Shocks since you have had them for a few months? @Rainman Ray's Repairs

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Mevotech is who makes TTX and Are The ultra Premium Brand sold to napa and Moog @Rainman Ray's Repairs

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars XLAND101 says:

    What is with the lately change to an Air Impact for Lug Nuts?

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Ahh ray has sloppy bits on his truck Not good @Rainman Ray's Repairs

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cleto says:

    I know you're in Florida but being a mechanic in Buffalo, NY.. I'm jealous of seeing something with that mileage in such clean condition and no rust.

  50. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Desnoo says:

    In new York the upper bolts would never come out in an hour lunch 🥴