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  1. Steering & General Suspension
    2001 GMC Sonoma 4.3l Automatic trans, regular cab, 6ft bed. I've had it since January and I'm not super happy with the ride. It's very stiff and bouncy and backbreaking. Occasionally on a really big bump I hit the bump stops on the rear end. It's not lowered or lifted. I'm happy with the stock...
  2. S10 / Sonoma
    I have an 03 s10 that makes a slight knocking noise under acceleration, this only happens when I “hard” start around 1.6k rpms we recently took the rear end apart and replaced the axle bearings and the carrier bearings. And just recently we replaced the hangar bearing for the driveshaft. I know...
  3. Transmission & Rearend
    I have an 03 s10 and about 5 months ago I heard a horrible knock while turning left, me and my dad came to the conclusion that is was the rear end, so when we pulled the rear end apart we found that the carrier bearings were looser than a (insert slur here) on $3 saturday, so we replaced them...
  4. Transmission & Rearend
    Hi. From the forum I kinda gather that it is OK (but ideally want to know if it is "good") to use Lucas synthetic 75W-90 in my '02 S-10, 2.2L, 5 spd man, 7.625 or 7.5 differential (not sure which). Is it "good" to use it in this truck? No G80 noted in glovebox sticker. I don't see an LS tag...
  5. Transmission & Rearend
    howdy howdy, I have a question about the legendary 8.8 swap, is it necessary to shorten? I don't have welding experience to do it myself and it would be rather expensive to pay a shop to do it where I live, probably more than the rear end is worth to do it. (crazy suckers wanted 150 bucks at the...
  6. Working area
    Hi folks & Tech Exchange editor. I just bought a 2003 Chevy S10 Ext Cab 4.3l v6 Fleetside with 89k on it. I bought it to haul a small travel trailer (1000 lbs dry weight). Looking around underneath the rear end to check hitch & wiring options and saw the following. Wondering what two items are -...
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