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    I chased a problem just like this for over a...

    I chased a problem just like this for over a year. Periodic "check engine" lights up but goes away in a day or so. Code P0300 was the frequent warning but every thing I tried only helped for a day or...
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    coolant leak

    A quart every 1200 miles is probably about a quart every three weeks or so. Correct me if I'm wrong . I have seen a number of these radiators with plastic ends that get hairline cracks where the...
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    made in america

    I agree with buying American goods however you can't make money by swirling it around in a circle. I feel the U.S. needs to polish up its tarnished image and get other countries to aggressively buy...
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    made in america

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/12/obamas-ex-auto-czar-says-gm-stretched-truth-loan-repayment/
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    battery voltage

    Sounds perfectly normal to me.
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    too cool

    When I replaced my intake gasket, radiator, thermostat and water pump I wound up with a similar problem that it would only get to about half running temperature. I found debris stuck in the...
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    upper intake torque

    So sorry for your misfortune, I double checked and triple checked and it says 10 ft.lbs. and I could'nt find any specified sequence for tightening so I imagine the standard criss-cross from center...
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    upper intake torque

    My Haynes manual says 1996-2000, 4.3, 5.0, 5.7L is step1 @ 44 in. lbs. step2 @ 88 in. lbs. but for the 7.4L engine it's 1996 and 1997, 10 ft. lbs.
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    daytime running lights

    I have a 97 Silverado and all I do to turn off the daytime running lights is press the E-brake just enough to activate the switch in it but not enough to apply the brake. I get a "brake" warning...
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    A new thermostat might not be a bad idea. I had...

    A new thermostat might not be a bad idea. I had one stick open once and the truck would never quite reach operating temperature and it caused a terrible MPG problem.
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    antifreeze

    It may be labeled anti freeze but think of it more as radiator fluid. It is formulated for heat transfer, has a much higher boiling point and a more even distribution of heat. It also contains...
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    bucking under load

    Have you checked for any codes, if you find a P0300 look for vacuum leaks and/or check out the intake gasket would probably be a good place to start, good luck.
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    dead battery

    I had a similar problem years ago with an 87 Jimmy. Take a new battery, connect long flexible wires to it , crawl under passenger side, hold positive wire on the starter solenoid (wire that comes...
  14. vibration

    It may not be related to the transmission rebuild. I had the same thing after my rebuild ( what a coincidence) it would vibrate from 65 to 70 and smooth out. Turned out to be the front stabiliser bar...
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    Why I love Chevy

    Being on the lower end of the wage scale in my younger days you drive what you can afford regardless of make or model. Fords, Chrystlers, Isuzu, Nissan, Chevy. Of all the ones I've owned Chevys are...
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    random misfire

    Do your troubleshooting before just throwing parts at it.( http://www.random-misfire.com/ ) A vacuum leak could make it call for more fuel to compensate for the lean condition. You are more likely to...
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    Random misfire

    Hopefully sparkplugs will be all you need but just in case here is a site that may help. http://www.random-misfire.com/
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    V6

    I installed Edelbrock headers on my 4.3 and it made a world of difference in the power curve .
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    coolant hose to manifold

    So sorry I did'nt find this post soon enough to help but maybe my tip could come in handy for someone in the future. When I replaced that stupid cast metal fitting with a real steel one I pushed a...
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    riding rough

    You also might want to check the stabiliser bar mountings and ends.
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    cuttin out

    I once had a problem exactly like that with my '94 Jimmy. It seems a mouse was testing my plug wires to see if they were edible. Being unable to chew them up he just managed to leave a few very small...
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    specs.

    35ft.lbs. is correct for 1988- 1995, the 11ft.lbs is for models 1996- 2000, 4.3, 5.0, 5.7 l engines.
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    tools

    I don't see the fabled adjustable (crescent) wrench here which is a dual purpose tool used to measure the size of a nut that is one thirty second of an inch larger than its' opening or to start...
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    broken tap

    I hope I can describe this so it can be understood but here goes. The tap has threads for cutting and valleys for clearing away the cuttings so those "valleys" should provide a means for getting some...
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    P0300

    http://www.aa1car.com/random-misfire/ this page may be some help.
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