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    Thanks guys. The sending unit is nearly...

    Thanks guys.
    The sending unit is nearly impossible to get to to put a mech. gauge on it. Is there any other location that I might try to do that?
    If it's the stepper motor; is that located withing...
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    bouncing oil guage

    I've got a 99 K1500 w/5.3 w/120,000 miles. The oil pressure guage needle bounces around while the truck is ideling but stops once I get going and stays steady at around 60 psi until I stop and idel...
  3. Thread: trailer brake

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    trailer brake

    I've got a 99 Chevy K1500 z71 with the factory towing package. I'm going to be pulling an 18 ft car hauler with a old muscle car on it weighing approx. 4000 lbs. The trailer has electric brakes on...
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    trailer brake controller

    I've got a 99 Chevy K1500 z71 with the factory towing package. I'm going to be pulling an 18 ft car hauler with a old muscle car on it weighing approx. 4000 lbs. The trailer has electric brakes on...
  5. Thread: Tow circuit

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    Yep, I soldered and shrink tubed them. I also...

    Yep, I soldered and shrink tubed them. I also added a sleave of sorts to keep it from rubbing through on the fiber optic cable (I assume that is what it is). The broken wires look to be a poor...
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    Well, I checked it out and sure enough; it was...

    Well, I checked it out and sure enough; it was the two small wires going up to the shift lever. They had both broken. I spliced them them back and it seems to be working just fine now.
    Thanks
  7. Thread: Tow circuit

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    Interesting how the switch goes bad. I hardly...

    Interesting how the switch goes bad. I hardly ever used the darn thing......
    I can understand a pinched wire however. I have a tilt steering wheel. Perhaps that's what pinched it.
    Is it the red...
  8. Thread: Tow circuit

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    Tow circuit

    Yet another question on my 99 Silverado K1500:
    Is the "tow" circuit on a separate fused circuit? The indicator light on the dash doesn't light up and the RPM doesn't change when I engage the button...
  9. Thread: paint code

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    Thanks! That tells me exactly waht I needed to...

    Thanks! That tells me exactly waht I needed to know.
    attaboy
  10. Thread: paint code

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    paint code

    I know all my build codes are located on a tag in the glove box of my 99 Silverado but which one is the code for the exterior of the truck. Mine is a metallic gold. Can someone out there let me...
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    Painting alumn. Wheels

    I've got a 99 Silverado Z71 with the 16" aluminum wheels that came with the truck. Some of the clear coat is coming off and I want to make it look better so I've decided to paint most of each wheel...
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    I'd like to do the same thing to mine. I've...

    I'd like to do the same thing to mine. I've always like the monocolor look on vehicles. Mine is gold and I like that color but it would look much better with the areas above and below the bumpers...
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    Thanks. Nice truck by the way. How did you...

    Thanks.
    Nice truck by the way. How did you manage the white above and below the front bumper? Mine is an ugly black textured plastic.
    attaboy
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    Try replacing the fuel pressure regulator (not...

    Try replacing the fuel pressure regulator (not expensive). Mine did the same thing as yours and the FPR was the problem. Mine tended to stall while waiting for a light or making a turn (no fun...
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    Thanks for the fast reply. I appreciate the...

    Thanks for the fast reply. I appreciate the information. I asked about the check engine light because my stock intake had a very small gap between the plastic sections after I replaced the water...
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    fresh air induction on 99 Silverado

    I'm thinking of changing out the air intake on my 99 Silverado (5.3L) from the stock set up to an after market intake but I'm concerned with removing all the factory plumbing and having the check...
  17. Thread: 99 k1500 leak

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    Somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 hours or so

    Somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 hours or so
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    Yep. $81.00/hr +parts

    Yep. $81.00/hr +parts
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    Finally got the truck fixed. Turned out to be:...

    Finally got the truck fixed. Turned out to be:
    rear diff bearings, seal and shim kit
    rear axel bearings
    rear axel seals
    labor
    Total cost: $1156
    Not a fun thing to have have that done but the...
  20. Thread: 99 k1500 leak

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    Hi, Sorry I hadn't gotten back to you sooner. I...

    Hi,
    Sorry I hadn't gotten back to you sooner. I was out of town for a few days. In answer to your questions:
    There are about 116,00 miles on the truck. I've never changed the rear end fluid. I...
  21. Thread: 99 k1500 leak

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    It's not clunking at all. It's a whine/growl...

    It's not clunking at all. It's a whine/growl kind of noise. Pretty constant above 30 mph. So far it's not real loud yet but certainly noticeable. Doesn't seem to change much over varied speed...
  22. Thread: 99 k1500 leak

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    Well, I went back and showed the radiator shop...

    Well, I went back and showed the radiator shop the piece of heater hose with the cut in it. The owner wasn't very happy. He said I was calling him a liar about the pump not being the real problem. ...
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    Yea, I agree. They should have caught this. I...

    Yea, I agree. They should have caught this. I think that I'm going down there tomorrow and show them the piece of hose that had the hole in it. I don't expect any kind of refund or adjustment; I...
  24. Thread: 99 k1500 leak

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    You are right about being back to square one and...

    You are right about being back to square one and $270 poorer. At least I could now eliminate the water pump as the cause. I rechecked everything yet again and found that one of the heater hoses had...
  25. Thread: 99 k1500 leak

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    Well, I got the truck back from the radiator shop...

    Well, I got the truck back from the radiator shop and the darn thing still leaks! I guess it wasn't the water pump after all. I can't believe there is still a leak. I'll take you advice and look...
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