: back from the "stealership"



fitz13
12-03-10, 01:28 AM
we'll, when you have no mechanical ability and almost no tools to do the work yourself, you are at the mercy of the dealership. I just replaced the compressor and rear shocks - cool grand $! everything now works, but my question is...what height should the rear ride at - more specifically what should the height from the ground to the wheel well be? I measured at got 36.5 inches. When i attach my toy hauler trailer, it drops down to 34 1/4. Should it raise back up to 36.5 inches? Thanks

sk7
12-03-10, 11:05 PM
Now you know what to ask for the holidays! A decent set of tools lol! Distance from ground to just under the receiver of the hitch is 14 1/4" normal operation. No matter if I pull my boat or get the inlaws in the back, compressor adjusts the rear end back into that position. It just takes longer according to weight. Compressor runs for just under a minute when I hookup the boat. Normal runtime first thing in the morning is about 10-12 seconds.

fitz13
12-04-10, 10:19 AM
Thanks so much...that was the info i was looking for! Merci

sk7
12-07-10, 12:42 PM
Fait plaisir! :)

MattC04
12-07-10, 02:06 PM
Thats all that was wrong? Normally you have a bad shock (leak) and the compressor over works itself.

fitz13
12-07-10, 02:08 PM
Agreed. I had to replace the compressor and both shocks.

CaddyEscalade
12-07-10, 07:03 PM
If you had both shocks and compressor replaced for only $1000.00 you got a smoking deal at the "stealership". My dealership charges $1000.00 to just replace 1 shock (under warranty). Tools are still a good idea though, this site can save you lots of money.

fitz13
12-08-10, 09:48 AM
Amen to tools! They are on my wish list for Santa and/or Family. I took truck to my local GM dealer to have fixed. And yes, i did get a good deal, as the parts guy is a good friend of my neighbour! It's a "who you kow world" and i am glad to have met him! I look forward, to when i find more issues with the truck, using this site as a resource tool. Cheers

MattC04
12-12-10, 03:53 AM
I just fixed my speedometer and saved big with this board and TOOLS!!!!