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SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

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Re: SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

Postby SunDogAZ [OP] » May 16 2020, 7:42pm

We finished on Wednesday, but have been super busy since and now I am free to update.

Bleeding went fine, during which we used the Foxwell to cycle the ABS motor for about 30 seconds.

No leaks, sponginess is gone. I have been driving for 3 days and the brake pedal feels perfect.

The new shocks smoothed out the ride. And the new water pump seems to be fine with no leaks.

It drives and feels really well, but I do still need to work on the front suspension and CV axles.

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One problem still with ABS. Now that the brake system is up to snuff, and communication is restored to the ABS unit, the truck is now getting the low speed ABS kicking in quite a bit, whether slowing down while driving straight, or taking a turn.

Today I have time to look into it, and in a little while I'll take it for a drive and use my scantool. Stay tuned.
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Re: SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

Postby SunDogAZ [OP] » May 16 2020, 9:08pm

TennMan wrote:I'm happy to hear the Foxwell scan tool worked for on cycling the ABS to bleed the brakes. I hope it works on my 2001 Sierra because I have one on order and it should arrive this coming week. Let us know how well it works when you use it to troubleshoot your problem with your ABS kicking in randomly. If it has live data that shows the ABS sensor readings it would be really handy for finding your problem.

You have done a lot of work on that truck. I admire your tenacity in sticking with it and getting the job done.


The scantool does have live data. After my test drive, both scantools are seeing just one DTC:

- C0040 Right Front Wheel Speed Sensor Circuit

That was the side that I worked on and removed some of the dirty grease to get the old sensor to work, and then later we replaced that sensor with a new OEM sensor (we actually replaced both front wheel speed sensors).

I'm guessing it is because the wheel bearing is on it's way out, is a little bit loose, and you can hear it a little sometimes when turning. So hopefully replacing it will fix the abs sensor issue? I will probably do both front wheel bearings, CV axles, and install new suspension kit.

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Re: SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

Postby SunDogAZ [OP] » May 16 2020, 10:19pm

Here are some parts I am looking at. I think these models are all great quality, just need to find best prices.

wheel bearing and hub assembly:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wheel-Bearing-and-Hub-Assembly-Front-TIMKEN-SP500300/333141421112?epid=74986316&hash=item4d90c6ac38:g:Cz8AAOSw5YlcJKd4

Front suspension:
https://www.1aauto.com/chevrolet-gmc-cadillac-steering-and-suspension-kit-11-piece-set-trq-psa59535/i/1asfk04073?f=1091369&y=2005

Regarding CV axles, I will prob get the Cardone's "with Optional Heavy Duty Thermoplastic Outboard Boot":
https://www.carid.com/2005-gmc-sierra-1500-driveline-axles/
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Re: SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

Postby silentbravo » May 17 2020, 12:54am

Can't go wrong with Timken usually. I just put one on my truck. Actually it's still in the air at the moment, haven't put the wheel back on yet, few misc things left to button up before it goes on the ground for a test ride.

Summit Racing is price matching (or beating) prices on parts, so if you find on Amazon or perhaps ebay cheaper they will probably price match them (obviously some stipulations). At least in the case of Amazon, I would rather support Summit if you are getting the same thing. At the moment Summit may even beat Amazon in shipping times since Amazon is so overloaded.
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Re: SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

Postby SunDogAZ [OP] » May 22 2020, 8:32am

Just placed order for front end parts. I am getting:

- Detroit Axle 13-piece front end suspension kit
- Detroit Axle CV axle shaft assemblies
- Timken SP500300 Axle bearing and hub assemblies

My mechanic said something about the lower control arm bushings not in the kit, so you have to order them separately as part of buying just control arms or something?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C8X6JHO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VV9WQ66/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EGT3I4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

Postby nealinator » May 22 2020, 1:06pm

You should just post in one thread. Link the other one here maybe. Instead of double posting the same thing each time.

I would have recommended moog suspension parts vs that kit and also A1 cardone axles. There are several of us running them. Not sure about the Detroit ones.
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Re: SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

Postby SunDogAZ [OP] » May 22 2020, 5:44pm

nealinator wrote:You should just post in one thread. Link the other one here maybe. Instead of double posting the same thing each time.

I would have recommended moog suspension parts vs that kit and also A1 cardone axles. There are several of us running them. Not sure about the Detroit ones.


It may not be too late to change my order. I am sticking with Timken for axle bearing and hub assemblies.

I will look for moog suspension kit.
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Re: SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

Postby SunDogAZ [OP] » May 22 2020, 5:50pm

SunDogAZ wrote:
nealinator wrote:You should just post in one thread. Link the other one here maybe. Instead of double posting the same thing each time.

I would have recommended moog suspension parts vs that kit and also A1 cardone axles. There are several of us running them. Not sure about the Detroit ones.


It may not be too late to change my order. I am sticking with Timken for axle bearing and hub assemblies.

I will look for moog suspension kit.


What kit would you recommend and also what additional item for the lower control arm bushings? Thx
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Re: SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

Postby nealinator » May 22 2020, 5:52pm

The cost will be a good bit more. They are only available as single items...not any kits that I am aware of. It't up to you...but most of us go for quality and longevity vs low cost. Unless you are just fixing to sell. Get the CK version. That is their better quality.

Timken is a good quality bearing brand.

If you are going to do bushings...I would just get complete lower control arms. Saves a bunch of hassle.
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Re: SunDogAZ's 2005 GMC Sierra Z71 Crew Cab

Postby SunDogAZ [OP] » May 22 2020, 6:15pm

nealinator wrote:The cost will be a good bit more. They are only available as single items...not any kits that I am aware of. It't up to you...but most of us go for quality and longevity vs low cost. Unless you are just fixing to sell. Get the CK version. That is their better quality.

Timken is a good quality bearing brand.

If you are going to do bushings...I would just get complete lower control arms. Saves a bunch of hassle.


What do you mean by CK version? Any chance you can post a link? The Moog 13-piece kit is $650.
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