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What other maintenance can I expect soon after I had my hubs done and my rear axle seal at 87K milers. I am frustrated with the expense that I almost want to trade it in. But I don?t want another car payment and I have put so many accessories on it that it would hurt financially a lot. So what other major maintenance should I prepare for?
 

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I don't think there really is a set schedule. All I've put on my truck in the last year is a starter motor and an alternator, but its got 165,000 on it. Who knows.
 

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Vehicles break. They are an expense, not capital. It costs money to have them fixed. Look at it this way.... Assuming it is paid for, your repair bill is about 3 months of payments. It would take a lot of repairs to equal a new payment. biggest advice I would give is do the regular maintenance and keep the fluids topped off. That can help extend life of expensive components.

Here is the maint. schedule for NBS from GM:
(your owners manual has this info, if you don't have a manual can be downloaded for free from https://www.mygmlink.com/main/US/en/gm/home )

Drive Axle Service
Change rear axle fluid
Interval: Every 7500 miles.

Rear/ Front Axle Fluid Level Inspection
Inspect rear/front axle fluid level
Interval: Every 7500 miles.

Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement
Change passenger compartment air filter
Interval: Every 15000 miles under dusty conditions


Automatic Transmission Fluid Replacement
Change automatic transmission fluid and filter
Interval: Every 25000 miles if the vehicle is driven under one or more of these severe conditions 1)In heavy city traffic 2)Where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90F or (32C) or higher 3)In hilly or mountainous terrain 4)uses such as police, commercial 5)frequent trailer pulling. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change fluid and filter every 50000 miles


Tire Rotation
Check tires for uneven wear or damage. If irregular or premature wear is apparent, check wheel alignment
Interval: Every 7500 miles.

Engine Oil and Filter Change
Change engine oil and filter
Interval: As indicated by Engine Oil Life Monitor or every 10000 miles or 12 months whichever occurs first. In dusty conditions, change every 3000 miles or sooner

Cooling System Service
Drain, flush and refill system with new coolant
Interval: Every 150000 miles or every 60 months whichever occurs first.


Automatic Transfer Case Fluid Change
For vehicles equipped with automatic transfer case, change fluid
Interval: Every 50000 miles only if the vehicle is driven under the following conditions: 1) In city traffic where the outside temperature is 90 F (32 C) or higher. 2) hilly or mountainous terrain. 3) frequent trailer towing. 4) uses such as found in taxi, police car or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100000 miles.

Evaporative Emission Control System Inspection
Inspect evaporative control system
Interval: Every 60000 miles.

Fuel Filter Replacement
Change fuel filter
Interval: Every 30000 miles.

Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection
Inspect engine accessory drive belt
Interval: Every 60000 miles.

Spark Plug Replacement
Change spark plug
Interval: Every 100000 miles.

PCV Valve Inspection
Inspect Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV)
Interval: Every 100000 miles except for 8.1L V8 engine

Spark Plug Wires Inspection
Inspect spark plug wires
Interval: Every 100000 miles.

Manual Transmission Fluid Replacement
Replace five speed manual transmission fluid
Interval: "Every 150000 miles with 4300 V6 or4800 V8 engines only"

Manual Transmission Fluid Replacement
Replace five speed manual transmission fluid
Interval: Every 200000 miles with 6000 V8 engines only

Manual Transmission Fluid Replacement
Manual Transmission Fluid Replacement
Interval: Every 200000 miles for vehicles with 6000 V8 engines only.

Annual Checkup:
Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant.
Lubricate all hood hinges, hood latch assembly, secondary latch, pivots, spring anchor, release pawl, door hinges, rear compartment, glove box door, console door and any folding seat hardware. More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a corrosive environment.

Semi-annual checkup:
Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose, or missing parts, signs of wear, or lack of lubrication.
Inspect the power steering lines and hoses for proper hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.
Clean and then inspect the drive axle boot seals for damage, tears, or leakage. Replace seals if necessary.
Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged, missing, or out-of-position parts as well as open seams, holes, loose connections, or other conditions which could cause a heat buildup in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle.
Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they are cracked, swollen, or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings, and clamps; replace as needed.
Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year.
Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate accelerator or cruise control cables.
Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Inspect other brake parts, including calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parking brake adjustment. You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your driving habits or conditions result in frequent braking.

At each fill:
Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary.
Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOL® coolant mixture if necessary.
Check the windshield washer fluid level in the windshield washer tank and add the proper fluid if necessary.

Monthly:

Make sure the safety belt reminders light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors, and anchorages are working properly.
Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Have any torn or frayed safety belts replaced.
Look for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced.
Inspect wiper blades for wear or cracking. Replace blade inserts that appear worn or damaged or that streak or miss areas of the windshield.
Silicone grease on weatherstrips will make them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak. Apply silicone grease with a clean cloth. During very cold, damp weather, more frequent application may be required.
Check the transaxle fluid level; add if needed.
 

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some other cars seem to need less maintanance, and less major items seem to break. I am expecting the tranny one day to break and fuel pump. All major things that should last at least 100,000mi or more.
Bearings like my hubs should last a lifetime of a vehicle or 200,000mi + but that's just my opinion.
 

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some other cars seem to need less maintanance, and less major items seem to break. I am expecting the tranny one day to break and fuel pump. All major things that should last at least 100,000mi or more.
Bearings like my hubs should last a lifetime of a vehicle or 200,000mi + but that's just my opinion.

If you look at the schedule for any car it will be similiar. You are also comparing a car and a truck. Fuel pump is most often caused by a plugged fuel filter IMO. They do wear out eventually in ANY vehicle that has an electric pump. Also, have you ever bought parts for say a mitsubishi, or even toyota? Ever had a 2 week lead time on parts? My father is a mechanic and it has happened many times, the part has to come from overseas.

making it is about preventitive maintenance. If you neglect it what do you expect.

I agree with sevenfold about the backspacing.
 

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so what can I do to make my new hubs last longer? Get different wheels? Or are there different hubs I may be able to use?
Thanks.
 

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just had the fuel injector intakes cleaned and power steering flushed out. This time by the dealer, so at least I get a 12K/12mo warranty.
If those bearing hubs wear out again sooner than say 50K miles, I might ask Dana or Warn if they can custom make some. :D
 

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Drive Axle Service
Change rear axle fluid
Interval: Every 7500 miles.


I wonder how many people actually do this. I know I haven't in any car/truck I have owned.
 

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Drive Axle Service
Change rear axle fluid
Interval: Every 7500 miles.


I wonder how many people actually do this. I know I haven't in any car/truck I have owned.


Damn, 7500mi seems often! What about the front diff? :think:
 

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Wheels with 3.625" backspacing aren't exactly easy on the weak 2wd hubs. On a truck with stock wheels and tires they would last a lot longer.
I had e-mailed offroadunlimited to ask for stronger hubs. they said they try to keep the BS around 4.5. Would that work although with my 4 inch Pro comp spindle lift?
 
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