It was a great experience. Went to replace a wheel hub/ bearing and ended up replacing 4 shocks, plugs, wires, distributor cap and more. Never tore down a control arm before- didn't really know what a ball joint was or did before. Wish I would of had upper and lower ball joints, I would have replaced them while I was at it- they are known as high failure in Blazer/ Jimmy/ *-10 Bravda- likely because they are a lot of work to lube (for a quickie lube or dealer).
I will soon write a post on my experiences of the last 4 days. I think some many find laughable and a few might benefit from lessons learn. I am going to suggest a new monthly category and self nominate myself BHNHOTM (Bone head, knuckle head of the month- only be self nomination). One of the greatest (of many) bone head things I did was try to clean the grease that sprayed out from the axle with brake cleaner while sitting on the floor wearing shorts. Next thing I new my inner thigh, butt and nuts were burning out of control- and i had to run through the house naked and full of grease to the shower....
2001 Bonneville SSEi, 219,000 miles.
Whats in my driveway:
1998 Chevy S10 4x4 ZR2, 1999 Olds Bravada, 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, 2007 Ford F-350 regular cab 2WD, 2008 BMW 335i coupe (Wife'* replacement for her Bonneville). The Bonneville is my favorite of all the cars in the driveway.