Re: [DML] Re: Misc questions
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Re: [DML] Re: Misc questions



 
Just for the sake of correcting misinformation, most of what Sean said below is incorrect.  (I'm not trying to bust his chops, I just don't want you do to something unnecessary).
 
The rotors do *not* simply come off the lugs like the later model GMs do.  These rotors also include the bearing casing so they will not just pull off when you remove the caliper.  The bearings are sealed, so a good inspection will tell a lot (sometimes the bearings fall to pieces when the rotor is removed).  Be prepared that if you want to replace the bearings, which isn't a bad idea) they will need to be pressed into the hub carrier.  There are several ways to do this, but removing the hub and taking to a press is probably the easiest.
 
As for the locks, I assume the original poster was referencing the latch, not the locks -so unhooking the lock module may not buy you much.  You should not remove the front latch; the old trick you're referencing is the removal of the front locking rod (so that latch will still latch, but not lock).  This is really all unnecessary.  Adjust the latches and locks according to the manual and you should be fine.  Sometimes all that is necessary is tightening up the cable from the door handle.
 
It is highly, highly unlikely that your steering column controls are messed up.  They almost never fail.  It is more likely that your problems are elsewhere in the electrical system as David T. suggested.
 
Finally, jacking the car up: Sean is right.  Get the jackstands.  Lift one end of the car first by putting a padded jack in the center of the boxed frame sections.  Put the jackstands on either side of the jack nearer the outside of the car.  It's hard to explain, but easy to show!  I hope that helps!
 
Later,
Jake Kamphoefner
1063


seanhagan <seanhagan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Man! What state do you live in that they force these inspections... 
Here in AZ all they check is that your vin matches (you should see 
some of the cars on the road here though).... But anyhow..

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