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    BUMP. What is with this steve guy flooding the...

    BUMP.
    What is with this steve guy flooding the for sale section??
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    1997 Chevy 1500 part out

    I have a 1997 chevy 1500 extended cab that we are parting out. It is a 305/auto and the head gasket is blown on it. Every body panel seems to have a dent, but other than that it is full of good...
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    FINAL UPDATE: It turns out the new distributor I...

    FINAL UPDATE:
    It turns out the new distributor I bought had a bad cam sensor in it right out of the box. They replaced it with the old cam sensor from my old distributor and it fixed it right up.:)...
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    Had it tested about 15 times and it came back...

    Had it tested about 15 times and it came back working perfectly through all of them.
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    UPDATE: I took the truck to the dealership and...

    UPDATE:
    I took the truck to the dealership and it has been there since last Wednesday. They found the cam timing to be off 11 degrees:shocked: and they corrected that but it still does not run right...
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    I am getting no codes at the moment, but it was...

    I am getting no codes at the moment, but it was throwing a code for a random miss before I replaced the distributor.
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    I'm having a major problem. NOBODY around here...

    I'm having a major problem. NOBODY around here has the connector to test my ICM and I don't want to shell out 80 bucks for a new one and have that not be it. Any suggestions?
    Here is another strange...
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    I will have the ignition module tested this week....

    I will have the ignition module tested this week. I have tried two different coils and they both perform the same.
    No, the only codes it has thrown are for a misfire.
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    UPDATE: Ok, I have completely replaced the...

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    Ok, I have completely replaced the ignition. That is distributor, wires, plugs, cap, and rotor. It is still missing, but now it is random and not all the time like it was. What the hell is...
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    OK, good to know that it is a common thing and is...

    OK, good to know that it is a common thing and is probably the problem. I was thinking of getting a used one, but then I might just have this problem again 5K miles later knowing my luck and I can't...
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    UPDATE: I did a complete tuneup and it is now...

    UPDATE:
    I did a complete tuneup and it is now running but only on 6 cylinders. My mechanic said I have no fire out of 3 and 5 and says I need a distributor. Does this sound right? Anybody have one...
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    My mechanic looked at it today and says I just...

    My mechanic looked at it today and says I just need a tune up. He said the coil wire has been arcing and has burned the wire and it has probably effected my cap and rotor too. I will update after I...
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    Truck died, have question

    So I jumped on the highway today in my 97 Silverado 350 and made it about 1 mile when my truck just died. I pulled off to the side of the road and tried starting it and it almost sounds like it is...
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    I got it all figured out, but thanks.:) I guess I...

    I got it all figured out, but thanks.:) I guess I should have just looked at it for a second before I started worrying. Found a replacement at autozone.:glasses:
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    broken doorhandle

    My inside doorhandle on my truck broke last night. It had been getting harder to open for a few weeks and then it just finally completely quit working. I took the door panel off just now and quickly...
  16. Thread: stuck brake

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    replaced hose, FIXED. Thanks guys.:great:

    replaced hose, FIXED.
    Thanks guys.:great:
  17. Thread: stuck brake

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    definitely the hose. It was way easier to turn...

    definitely the hose. It was way easier to turn this time with the banjo loose.
    Thanks alot man:)
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    I'll try that right now.

    I'll try that right now.
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    What is your guys opinion? The hose and the...

    What is your guys opinion? The hose and the caliper cost the same price and the caliper only has about 20K miles on it since replacement by goodyear. I've had hoses collapse before and after sitting...
  20. Thread: stuck brake

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    well, it sure didn't compress to easily. I had to...

    well, it sure didn't compress to easily. I had to use a wrench on the c clamp in order to turn it and press the piston in. I guess i'm gonna bite the bullet and just go get a new caliper and try that.
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    I had goodyear/gemini do all the work, so it is...

    I had goodyear/gemini do all the work, so it is whatever type of parts they use that has failed. I lubed the caliper slides, but that has not helped. I don't have much money to work with right now,...
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    stuck brake

    My truck had the right front caliper stick yesterday. The calipers and everything were all installed new about 2 years ago, so what is the likely culprit? Could a brake hose be collapsing or is the...
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    Have your codes checked and see if any trouble...

    Have your codes checked and see if any trouble codes pop up. If nothing pops up, I'd do as jim suggested and check your fuel pressure.
  24. Agreed, a check for codes should always be the...

    Agreed, a check for codes should always be the first thing done.
  25. He said when he checked the schrader valve on the...

    He said when he checked the schrader valve on the fuel rail that fuel squirted out which means there is pressure and the truck should start. Sounds like the injectors are not firing.
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