Thursday, April 2, 2015

Never Trust a "Parts Guy" Completely

I thought I'd tackle the bearings, brakes, and rotors/drums on the S10 while I had an evening free on Thursday.  So, Tuesday, in preparation, I headed over to the parts store (O'Reily) to pick up the parts.

He told me what to get.  I'd never done the S10 before, so I thought I needed some advice.  I worked with the guy for a half hour until I had a all of the parts.

Thursday rolls around, and I open the front bearing assemblies... only to find that they weren't front bearing assemblies.  The idiot at the counter thought they were sealed bearing assemblies.  They were the rotor with the outer bearing race.  I had to make a run back and pick up the bearings, hoping they were there.  Frustrated, I was a little vocal.  I picked up the bearings and ran back to the half-done job.  Got it done, and took it for a test drive - it behaves fairly great.  Much better brakes, no squeaks.

So, here's what I learned .... use - and get what you need.

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