Needed to remove the front tires to check the brakes and checked the owners manual as to the location of the lift points. Unfortunately, the front lift points as identified in the Owners Manual are obfuscated by the storage bin on the driver side and the running board on the passenger side. After research and posting the question and getting help from "Booster" on the ClassB Forum, it was determined that an official lift point on the 2002 Express 3500 van is under the lower control arm slightly below the spring. This would be location "1" in the below diagram from the factory service manual.
I have 6 ton bottle jack and it just fits under there and worked perfectly. It did. not take many strokes of the lever to get the tire off of the ground. Very simple.
The brakes looked good as did the other components. Minor surface rust was brushed off and fluid film was applied by brush to the caliper and other brake and suspension components a applicable. Silicone was applied to the rubber components.
This may seem like overkill, but I have been doing this for years and my stuff holds up well. Living in the rust belt will do this to you.
Need to purchase a grease gun and lube the 15 or so zerk fittings under there.
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