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    Thanks 2COR. That's what I thought. I'm gonna get...

    Thanks 2COR. That's what I thought. I'm gonna get that Joe GIbbs out of there in about a month.

    JJ
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    Thanks Stephan and Kenny. Yep I'm kinda...

    Thanks Stephan and Kenny.

    Yep I'm kinda worried about both. SHe sits so close to the wheel that if it goes off in an accident she'll likely be killed by the dang thing. With the airbag light...
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    Thanks Stephan. My suburban has the electric seat...

    Thanks Stephan. My suburban has the electric seat and it takes her up reallyhigh (her thighs almost touch the steering wheel) and she sits SOOO close to the wheel that I think she is toast either way...
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    Break in and Follow on oils

    Ok another wierd thread.

    After rebuilding my 5.7 vortec in my 96 chev suburban 1500 the guy who did a lot of the machine work talked me into using the Joe Gibbs Break in oil (and since I kept my...
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    Thanks Stephan and Kennyb. My steering seems a...

    Thanks Stephan and Kennyb. My steering seems a little goofy so I'm gonna have it looked at. I would really much rather totally disable that airbag. My wife is 4ft 11 and she sits so close to the...
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    Airbag light

    Its been about 6 months, but I had the idler arm and some other work done on the front end of my 1996 suburban. Ever since the "Airbag" indicator is lit on the dash panel. No codes in my OBD reader...
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    Thanks. It looked and smells good. I appreciate...

    Thanks. It looked and smells good. I appreciate it. JJ
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    Thanks for all the info Mike. I rechecked...

    Thanks for all the info Mike.

    I rechecked myfluid levels using the correct procedures (thanks to everyone on another thread for straightening me out on that) and I think my problem was that I was...
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    Thanks again Stephan, Floyd & Matt. Using the...

    Thanks again Stephan, Floyd & Matt. Using the correct procedure, I was 3 quarts low on fluid. I havent seen another slip yet so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
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    dumb dumb question but here goes: When I check...

    dumb dumb question but here goes: When I check the tranny fluid level I have been checking it after a 30 minute run at 65mph, pulling the dipstick wiping it off, then reinserting and repulling to...
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    Thanks all. I received the 1870 code trans...

    Thanks all. I received the 1870 code trans slippage. I am looking at the link that heartbeat provided. My only concern is that this problem has never occured until AFTER I replaced the trans filter...
  12. Thanks. I'm more concerned about my wife who...

    Thanks. I'm more concerned about my wife who drives this thing and has a VERY heavy foot. If it hesitates, she'll stomp on the gas :) or Cruise control will try to catch up to a sudden drop in speed....
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    code 1870 - trans component slipping

    I have a 1996 chevy suburban 1500 4x4 auto trans with overdrive. I just rebuilt the motor and it seems to be running fine now. But, tonight as I was test driving I was going up slight hill and pushed...
  14. RPM Limiter on a 1996 Chevy Suburban 1500 with a 5.7l vortec 4x4

    Is there an RPM limiter on these suburbans? I am starting to have tranny problems (I think) and I want to make sure if the torque converter or whatever stops working properly that my newly rebuilt...
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    I think what happened with the rocker arms is...

    I think what happened with the rocker arms is that I had my top dead center wrong or something. When we adjusted them we went through each one in firing order but then again, my friend is the one who...
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    Thanks for your help Murdog. I think (HOPE) that...

    Thanks for your help Murdog. I think (HOPE) that replacing the plugs has solved my problem (along with a valve adjustment that Stephan has been helping me with on another thread). I just took the...
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    Thanks Mike. I will be replacing the plugs...

    Thanks Mike.
    I will be replacing the plugs tonight with ac delco's and then test drive it. If I have the same problem I will replace the coolant temp sensor. I will try to figure out whether...
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    Thanks Stephan. I think the valves were...

    Thanks Stephan.
    I think the valves were tightened to much when we put the rockers/push rods in. We took them to zero lash and then another half turn. I'm wondering if our zero lash was too much....
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    Sorry. I thought I said this was a vortec (or...

    Sorry. I thought I said this was a vortec (or does it not matter?) I guess I am getting throttle body and TBI confused.
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    Thanks. Can you tell me where the Idle Air...

    Thanks. Can you tell me where the Idle Air Control Valve would be on a 1996 suburban 5.7 vortec? First thing I will do today is get the plugs reinstalled put valve covers back on and then test drive...
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    Thanks for the reply. The only codes I see right...

    Thanks for the reply. The only codes I see right now are the mass air flow because I have the breather off and sensors disconnected. I replaced the distributor, cap, rotor, plugs, wires, injector...
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    Relearning ECU

    Hi all - newbie here. Only my 2nd thread.

    I just completely rebuilt my 1996 chevy suburban engine. It is a 5.7l vortec. I need to know if I have to reteach my ECU or have my ECU reprogrammed...
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    Update

    I borrowed another compression tester from my in-law and here is what I got when
    I checked compression on all cylinders.
    Cyl 2 6 7 and 8 all had 130psi compression
    cyl 1 3 4 had 120 psi...
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    Thank you. I'll post a new thread tomorrow. I'm...

    Thank you. I'll post a new thread tomorrow. I'm going to try to get the valves adjusted tomorrow and i'll post an update as soon as i can. Thanks for all your help.
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    Sorry Stephan. Let me pull my head out. The shop...

    Sorry Stephan. Let me pull my head out. The shop I took the motor to worked over the crank (not the cam). They said the cam was fine and didn't need to be adjusted. He also said that would minimize...
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