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This is part 1 of a 4 part series!
Part 2 is here! We moved around back to replace the rear shocks, we cracked open the rear axle cover for inspection and cleaning, plus a bonus freebie repair that could save someone's life. https://youtu.be/DyL5vAulC4w
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50 thoughts on “Total maintenance rebuild! customer states: fix everything! gmc 2500 savana”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve C says:

    I love how easily stuff comes apart in Florida, here in the Great White North Salt Belt there would be a whole lot of Heat and Beat involved in what you replaced. LOL

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Saylock says:

    If you can’t find that rattle, pump the tires up to 60 pounds and it will reveal itself.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xshanghu says:

    Van the Man.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Coons says:

    Oh I just want some angry pliers. Those things are just frigin awesome!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Elijen21 says:

    What is the the spay that you use to clean the oil off the parts

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Wilson says:

    Hope you got “rich” on this one Ray!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars buixote says:

    I'm thinking your shop might consider a 55 gal drum of acetone; put that in your Matco sprayer and you won't have to throw away so many empty brakecleen cans! Great stuff! Congrats on the fleet account !

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin Sero Sr says:

    what I want to know is if no one as a tech is answering the phone why the hell does it ring in the shop?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alex Warnock says:

    I'm sorry , but I need classical music while in warp speed .

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars samuel haynes says:

    Ow my shin

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Some times that top nut on the shock won't budge at all..torch maybe …yet danger poss. Nut splitter..yet slow…not always easy…was "really" crummy roads parts of San Diego.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Tutty says:

    Well done, Ray. Beautiful job done efficiently.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Quirijn Vermeulen says:

    May the torque be with you.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Lieman says:

    You beat tv shows.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Lupori says:

    Instant sub from me for having a link to the previous part on the 2nd

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xshanghu says:

    May be you were meant to be a space mechanic, where gravity is not a problem.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xshanghu says:

    A lot of variety in your work.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xshanghu says:

    Pitman arm solid.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nhzxboi says:

    I never owned a "separator". Hitting the boss of where whatever(tie rod or ball joint) always worked for me. "Okie Dokes" Damn if I ever said something like that or chirped every time the phone rang, I'd be considered an idiot. Amazing you have such freedom. Sort of a goober, IMO.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shelly103b says:

    I’m not a mechanic so I was hoping you could tell me what the blue lines on the wheel bearing’s are for.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Crane says:

    roger crane here, where are your safety stands?? that truck exceeds or near it for the lift, or in other words its straining to hold up all that weight.what would happen if the lift arms suddenly let go or come down. you know there is only one Rainman Ray to make all our videos to watch an enjoy and learn from. it would be an awful day if you weren't here as it would be a great loss for all of us including your immediate family.THINK SAFETY!!!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billy LeBlanc says:

    Am azing replace entire wheel hub. old school we use to pack bearings

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Diz Awn says:

    why did I just realize these are called saVANa's

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AusMac says:

    Recently started watch your channel, excellent channel. Thanks

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Estrada says:

    Why didn't you use a breaker bar ?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mathew Ferrari says:

    Do you need nuts on the sway bar link

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bowhunters says:

    You need a piece of pipe for a cheater bar!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars spelunkerd says:

    Your effort to prove the diagnosis and show it to us on record is gold. For some reason diagnostics have always been a weak point here on Youtube.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rocky Davies says:

    im looking past the control arm and you have a little helper in there with you LOL

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rocky Davies says:

    looks like the sway bar links are worn as well

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars adams77331 says:

    Wish we lived close enough to become buds.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Claeys says:

    The torque rod links are missing the fasteners on both sides. Have a great day!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Louis Frino says:

    Just did pads rotors calipers on a Chevy express 3500 thismorning those caliper bracket bolts are no joke to break loose lol.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathan Pope says:

    Hey I noticed no dust boot on new shocks ?

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Luis De La Torre says:

    Do u c the face of a guy in the caliper the nose is the hose,the green hook is a headphones,the eye and eyebrow!!! Hope u c it!!!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Overton says:

    Check the horizontal stabilizer bolts, the spacer is shot!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan's Learning Curve says:

    The way that rotor and bearing came off would make Eric O at SMA green with envy! No air hammer/torch required?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Naylor says:

    Need more movie credits,very professional. All you need is a cappuccino and crisps . Ready for the main feature. You are definitely underpaid for what you do.🇬🇷

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars littlegp18 says:

    To hold the shaft stationary ontop of the shock, you said you didn't have the socket for that. Couldn't you ask one of the other mechanics if you could borrow one for a few minutes? Just saying

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars littlegp18 says:

    You lucked out with that hub. Usually I have to beat those out

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dogs n Motorcycles says:

    Pretty sure that phone ringer would be gone or disabled if I worked there.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Dennis says:

    It's OK, Ray. When you forget the "Too-doo-doo-do", I do it for ya

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Clowes says:

    Do you not need the dust covers for new shocks to cover rams

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars T Smith says:

    You need some rubber knee guards you getting all greasy

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Erik Andreassen says:

    I'd love to do repairs at the fast forward speed but have found old age is slowing me down, what use to take an hour now takes the best part of a day and worse if it's too hot even for a siesta. Love the way you do things, so entertaining and you also have a very high win rate.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geoff Mower says:

    Thanks Ray for all your hard work and showing us how to DO IE DO DO DO DO this stuff in our own shops I've learnt so much watching your videos. 👍