This video tutorial covers the process of replacing OEM Rancho rear shock absorbers on a 2014 GMC Sierra or Chevy Silverado. The shock absorber replacement process covered in this video will be the same or very similar on many other vehicles. I installed a set of Bilstein 5100 Monotube Gas shock absorbers, replacing the factory set of Rancho shocks. there was some question as to which way I should install the shocks as it seems as though the shock should be installed with the rubber boot at the top of the shock. According to the Bilstein documentation, the shock should be installed with the label text in the correct position. Essentially, if the label is upsidedown, then so is your shock absorber!
This video covers the process of replacing a front wheel hub bearing assembly on most vehicles. In this video tutorial, I replace the front wheel hub on a 2014 GMC Sierra 4WD pickup truck. The process of replacing front wheel bearings will be exactly the same on a Chevy Silverado, Tahoe, Blazer, Jimmy, and many other Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Nissan, and GMC vehicles. I installed Moog 515160 bearing hub assemblies in this 2014 GMC Sierra but there are many options for this part including ACDelco FW435 GM Original Equipment Front Wheel Hub and Bearing Assembly with Wheel Speed Sensor and Wheel Studs, Detroit Axle, and more. Most front wheel bearing hub assemblies do include new ABS sensors as well.
Chilton manual torque specs for 1500 series.
1500 Series Front Caliper Bracket Bolts – 170 ft-lb
1500 Series Front Hub Bolts – 133 ft-lb
1500 1500 Series Front Hub Nut – 188 ft-lb
This video provides a practical understanding of how a single pole double throw switch (3-way switch) works. I also provide instructions on how to wire three-way switches. When wired correctly, (2) 3-way switches can be used to control a single light fixture, outlet, or ceiling fan. By toggling power over the transport wires, current can be provided in both switch positions on a single pole double throw switch (3 way switch). I’ll be adding a 4way electrical switch to this circuit in the coming weeks. Adding a double pole, double throw switch to this circuit will allow the ability to control a single light fixture with 3 switches.