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    No issues, just curious. If I had a timing belt,...

    No issues, just curious. If I had a timing belt, I would be fastidious about maintenance with it.
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    Colorado, long crank before start

    I have a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado with 2.8 inline 4 cylinder. It ususally starts right up. I have had several occassions of long crank (3 to 4 seconds?) before starting. It is becoming more frequent....
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    2006 Colorado, timing belt or chain?

    2006 Chevrolet Colorado with 2.8 engine. Does this engine have a timing belt or timing chain?
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    Will do a fuel and intake cleaning as well as a...

    Will do a fuel and intake cleaning as well as a MAF sensor cleaning. Replaced a u-joint. That seemed to cure the whine in the rear end.
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    Sticky: Just purchased a 2006 Colorado (2wd, I4), reg...

    Just purchased a 2006 Colorado (2wd, I4), reg cab. Silver birch in color. Love it so far!
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    So far, I've been told that it is normal for the...

    So far, I've been told that it is normal for the vehicle to want to roll on a steep hill because "the engine can only provide so much resistance". I replaced one u-joint today ad that eliminated the...
  7. Thread: Dipstick?

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    Dipstick?

    The dipstick on my 06 Colorado is very difficult to read. Partly due to the fact that there is some rust and darkening due to condensation(?). Does anyone offer a replacement dipstick that would be...
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    '06 Colorado manual tranny questions

    Recently purchased a 2006 Colorado (I4 with 5spd manual tranny). Currently has 49700 miles. Did an AutoCheck when I purchased it and everything looked good. After the purchase, I checked underneath...
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    I replaced the encoder motor on mine and the 4x4...

    I replaced the encoder motor on mine and the 4x4 module. I even replaced the 4x4 switch. The mechanic at work checked it. It was going into 4Lo, but the 4x4 module was not reading it as being in 4Lo....
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    98 Jimmy 4x4 switch

    O.K., the 4x4 was not kicking in on my 98 Jimmy. A mechanic at the GM dealership where I work stated that it was probably the encoder motor. I just swapped the encoder motor with one from a salvage...
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    I picked up an encoder motor from a salvage yard...

    I picked up an encoder motor from a salvage yard for $90 with a lifetime warranty. Pretty good. I had it installed yesterday and I am on my way out to a muddy road to put it to the test.
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    A mechanic at the dealership where I work...

    A mechanic at the dealership where I work installed the encoder motor after hours. It didn't seem to take him very long. The 4x4 seems to be working. Heading out in a few minutes to try it out on a...
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    Changing encoder motor on 98 Jimmy

    I was able to pick up an encoder motor (transfer case shift motor, whatever its called) from a salvage yard for $96 shipped with a lifetime warranty. Pretty good considering it was going to cost me...
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    98 Jimmy, mileage related failures

    I have a 98 Jimmy with 117K miles. I purchased it with 114K miles. It was a one-owner vehicle prior to my purchase. The service manager at my dealership said something about a particular bearing (in...
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    My 1998 Jimmy is doing the same thing. The...

    My 1998 Jimmy is doing the same thing. The mechanic at the Chevrolet dealership where I work says it is the encoder motor.
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    98 Jimmy, how many 02 sensors?

    How many oxygen sensors does my 98 Jimmy (4.3 V6) have and where are they located? Thanks in advance!
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    4x4 Posi-lok question

    I have a question regarding the 4x4 Posi-lok system. I understand that this basically replaces the actuator to lock the front axle. If my encoder motor is bad, does this system benefit me any? Will I...
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    Here's whats going on now. If you put it in 4WD...

    Here's whats going on now. If you put it in 4WD (Hi or Lo) while in neutral, the lights flash then kick to 2WD.

    When the vehicle is in park and you push the 4x4 buttons, nothing happens. I'll...
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    98 Jimmy 4x4 switch

    My 4x4 will not engage in 4 Low, but it will engage in 4 Hi. In the owners manual, it states to put the vehicle in neutral, switch to 4Lo. It the lights flash, shift into park while lights are...
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    1998 Jimmy, fuel mileage sucks!

    I have a 1998 GMC Jimmy (4.3, 4WD). It has 115k miles and was a one owner vehicle. I've owned it about a month. Previous owner changed oil every 3k miles. I just changed plugs (platinum), wires,...
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    1998 Jimmy, how do I check EGR valve?

    How do I check the EGR valve on my 1998 GMC Jimmy? My engine seems to lope when cold started and I wanted to rule out the EGR valve.
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    Update, In talking with the parts man at work...

    Update,

    In talking with the parts man at work today, he stated that when my vehicle was checked, the actuator was good. He was thinking that the determination was that I needed a transfer case...
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    I had it in the shop the other day. The mechanic...

    I had it in the shop the other day. The mechanic checked it for a vacuum leak and did not find one. After leaving the shop, it would shift into 4x4. Presumably because of being indoors where it is...
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    A mechanic at work reached under the battery and...

    A mechanic at work reached under the battery and shook the hell out of things. After that, it would shift into 4Hi, but not 4 Lo. I will pull the battery and tray out one evening and check all of the...
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    Does this cable kit have different possitions for...

    Does this cable kit have different possitions for 2 Hi, 4 Hi, and 4 Lo? Do the 4x4 lights continue to light up or is this system completely unhooked?
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