amateur mechanic - 1984 base MC gets 5.3L/4L60e


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Sep 24, 2020
Pennsville, NJ
I recommend the Power Stop rotor and pad kit. I did all this on my car and it is fairly well documented in my thread. Posts 41-43. I didn't go into detail on driving in and out the bushings and replacing the balljoints. I can answer questions and I'm sure there are lots of videos on it. Maybe this would be a good winter project, except you don't have a warm garage to work in. I don't think I'd like to do a front end rebuild in the driveway in the winter.

I'm getting old though. 10 years ago I pulled my 5.3 in my truck down to a short block for a cam and lifter swap, out in the driveway, in winter time. I R&R'd the transmission at the same time for a torque converter swap. I'm getting soft.
Thanks bud. I'll check out your posts, and no doubt ask you questions as I get over what always feels like dyslexia when I'm first looking at details of things I took for granted for 40 years.
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