That bolt is 8mm not 7. Not that hard to get out if you go over the axle boot from inside the wheel well.I cannot get bolt # 2 off. I bought a $20 E-Torx socket set and it is still slipping. I used 7 mm. Is it reverse threaded? I do not want to break it off.
Also after I remove that can I just replace seal #18 and #19? the fluid is just pouring out that spot.
I realy appreciate any help you can give on this
P.S. Thank you JayDee for the diagram
Computer geek by day, in over my head!?!
As a technician, your tech gets a good discount off retail pricing, from GM, or parts stores, for his purchases.Thanks for your insight. I will say that I think you are selling the integrity, honesty, and skill of the mechanic I currently use a bit cheaply. He told me the truth, with the knowledge that I wanted to keep costs down, but wasn't averse to doing the job myself ... I just don't WANT to and don't have a lift.
He told me that aftermarket parts they have purchased for this job in the past have had leaks because they didn't properly match exactly to the connection, so they don't stand behind them, with Dorman being a particular offender across several auto brands of being close but no cigar. Therefore he goes with "Official" Chevy (or whoever) parts for this particular repair, but the parts themselves are stupid expensive because they are from the dealer. I've personally read many threads on this and there are many where the parts didn't fit right, or there was an obscure change from a flange or double flange to an o-ring situation during the same model year run ... so I believe he's telling me the truth as he sees it. His estimate using Chevy parts pricing was $482 just for buying the parts from Chevy. (I'm in the Balto - DC area, so everything is expensive here).
The labor was a worst case estimate which I asked him for, and which as an engineer who owns his own business and does various IT and Network consulting, I can understand telling a client, well I won't know until I dig into it, but here's the best case, and here's the worst.
In any case it sounds like I'll be crawling under the car soon .... of course PS fluid is only about $6 / bottle ... wonder how much it costs in 50 gal barrels <grin> ....
Not certain you'll get that answer, BUUUT, if there is one 8 MM bolt under there, there is one more.02 trailblazer, I dropped the bolt that holds the line to the rack, all I know is it's 8mm, what length and threads is it?