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Customer Question:

I have a 2000 Eclipse.  What is the trick to getting the front wheel hub module off. My bearings are bad. I can't get a wrench on the 4 bolts on the back side of the hub.

1A Auto Replies:

If I recall correctly, you separate the lower ball joint from the steering knuckle (17mm bolt), take the giant nut off the end of the axle, and then pop out the axle itself.  Once the axle is out, you should have no trouble getting at the 4 bolts on the back of the hub with a socket & ratchet.


Customer Question:

My differential looks like it is leaking on the right side.not at the gear housing but at the axle housing.Do I have to pull the axles and caulk it or is a easier way to stop it. 1990 chevy truck.

1A Auto Replies:

I haven't specifically done this job on a 90 Chevy truck, but I have definitely done the job a few times on other trucks, including my own.

Typically, you remove the wheels, drums (or discs on newer trucks), and pull the axles.  You do this by removing the C-clips in the center of the rear end (behind the differential cover), or sometimes you remove 4 bolts behind the hub that hold the axle in end the housing. 

Once the axles are removed, you pop the leaky seals out with a flat screwdriver, and install the new ones.  If you need one seal, you might as well do both, because the other one will leak soon.

Reassembly, is the reverse process, be sure to use the correct fluid in your differential if you remove it, and if you have a limited slip you may need additional additives.

Customer Question:

I have one current issue: I have a 1999 Chevy Tahoe with about 95,000 miles. The driver and front passenger leather seats are heated and are showing wear (cracks in “like leather” sides of these original seats). Also the heating elements must have worked their way closer to the underside of the seat. When turned on, the seats make a couple VERY HOT portions on the seat and the rest remains cooler. Originally the seats heated evenly and were a pleasure in the winter. Now they are just painful!

I think I need new seat covers and maybe new heating elements and foam too. I would plan to pull the seats out of the Tahoe and “rebuild them” with new foam, heating elemets and put on all new covers. I DO NOT want slip on seat covers to go over the existing as I have had poor luck with these. They appear cheap, they are always in need of adjustment and they don’t solve the heating issue.

Suggestions on new seat covers and if my plan is correct?

1A Auto Replies:

Hi Tom,
I think you are going in the right direction with the seat covers.  I have fixed a lot of GM heated seats because of inconsistencies and damage to the heating elements. Replacing the entire cover is the best solution to this problem considering your "leather" isn't in the greatest of shape.

Customer Question:

My car was made in Canada VIN starts with 2.  Will the driver's side mirror part 1AMRE00750 fit my car?

1A Auto Replies:

Vehicles that have a VIN starting with 1-4 are considered North American or “USA” built, as opposed to vehicles starting with J (Japanese-built).  

Customer Question:

Does your part number 1APAI00036 include the filter or is this just the intake kit?  Can I reuse my old air flow meter?

1A Auto Replies:

Our K&N replacement intake kits include everything you need to replace your old stock filter setup, including the air filter.

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