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by ifixalot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Re: Front hub fail

I too soaked my assembly with penetrating oil and took several hours/tries to get it all apart. At one point, I bolted a brake drum on and tried pounding it with a soft mallet but that didn't work. I got my new hub and it took no time to install. ABS works fine now. I took a look at the other side i...
by ifixalot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Diagnostic Help
Topic: Ignition switch/starter not engaging/intermittent charging
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: Ignition switch/starter not engaging/intermittent charging

On some of my cars, there is a junction bolt where the battery is connected with a heavy wire, (10 gauge) on the firewall. But on my 96, I think there is a wire coming off the post on the starter in addition to the very large wire from the battery. These wires power the accessories. It sounds like m...
by ifixalot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Re: Front hub fail

Yup, I have a rotary convertor which is wired up to power all the machines but not all at the same time.
I had heard the capacitor type convertors are ok but the motor will run at a lot less than full power.
by ifixalot
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 95 or 96 Z26!
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: 95 or 96 Z26!

What condition and price are you looking for?
by ifixalot
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Re: Front hub fail

Wow! Good you found it. Looks like our enemy road salt strikes again. Was the bearing assy rusted in to the axle, or did it come out OK? It'll definitely be nice to have the ABS functional. As for the rotors, I'm pretty jealous of the mill shown above. I didn't realize any big box parts stores stil...
by ifixalot
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Re: Front hub fail

"Got to ask: was the caliper dragging on the side with the pitting? Do you use brake grease?" I use grease on the backing of the pads if included with the pads and also on the caliper pins making sure they slide nice. My brakes felt fine but when my ABS started acting up, I started inspect...
by ifixalot
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Re: Front hub fail

Looks like I finally found the source of my ABS woes.
HPIM1477.JPG
by ifixalot
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Re: Front hub fail

The line that O'reilly's gave you was to get you to buy new rotors instead of them doing extra work, clearly it worked. I highly doubt they can't turn a rotor because the Iron is harder than a carbide bit... In one case, they gave me new rotors for the price of turning which was, I believe, $10 eac...
by ifixalot
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Re: Front hub fail

Both Drums.jpg
Pix of how the drum is so rusted.
I milled it and it is still over the discard thickness.
OReilly's said it couldn't be resurfaced. Too much rust they said, it won't clean up.
I keep these for the next brake job.
Drum on mill.jpg
by ifixalot
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Re: Front hub fail

The issue I've had with all the rotors is rust, even when they are just sitting. Everybody took the chrome, or something, out of the rotors and they will rust even sitting inside my garage. The brake job I did on my mini van was because the inside of the rotors were 50% heavy rust, I still had 50% p...
by ifixalot
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Re: Front hub fail

Changing the hubs is just 4 bolts more than a brake job so it's not bad at all on the mini van. As far as ABS, I can take it or leave it but I don't like when something doesn't work right. I can cover the ABS light with tape but I know it's lurking underneath. My 88 doesn't have ABS that doesn't bot...
by ifixalot
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Re: Front hub fail

I do not know the brand. I bought them long prior to doing the trans. I don't know if brand matters anymore since everything seems made in China, India, Taiwan Etc. I bought them off Ebay as spares to have, when/if one failed so I decided to use them when I did the trans. Ebay doesn't keep your hist...
by ifixalot
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Front hub fail
Replies: 25
Views: 172

Front hub fail

It's been about two years since I rebuilt the trans on my Lumina mini van. At that time, I replaced the original hubs with new since I had over 150k on the originals. All has been well until my ABS started acting up. I inspected and found the brakes getting rusty on the inside of the rotors so I did...
by ifixalot
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello.. New Member here
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Hello.. New Member here

Welcome. Yes those cars remind me of Berettas. Yours indeed looks very nice.
by ifixalot
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Battery drain

If you have the factory radio, they have been known to develop this problem.
https://chevroletforum.com/forum/berett ... ery-63341/

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