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I have an 03 sierra 1500hd 4x4 and i want to replace wheel…

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I have an 03 sierra 1500hd 4x4 and i want to replace wheel bearing hub assy,uca, lower control arm ball joint and bushings and inner and outer tie rod ends.

Mechanic's Assistant: Besides this, what condition is the car in?

Very good

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sierra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes myself . havent startyed yet

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Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

the hub bearing and tie rod ends are easy it is the lower control arm that is time consuming as you need a torque bar tool to remove the torque bar key and remove the torque bar for the side you are removing to change the bushings

any assess to that tool ?

they do sell them online

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi Gary Ok.
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

any access to that tool ?

that is the biggest obstical you have to remove that lower control arm

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no access. im thinking about leaving the bushings out of the procedure
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

ok then what do you need to know ?

you will need a ball joint press tool to change the lower ball joint

the hub/bearing is just bolted into place and is very visual to change and so are the tie rods

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Can i rent one from auto parts store
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

yes most will rent them

here is a good video on the ball joint replacement for a 2002 - 2003 truck like yours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhwD4_c1iZ8

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I will rent one Then what would the procedure be to replace all these items?
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

remove the rotor and caliper and unbolt the 4 bolts from behind the hub to remove the hub/bearing

start there

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Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

how are you making out ?

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