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    There are some years when the fobs can only be...

    There are some years when the fobs can only be programmed once so you have to get new ones, not used. You may be out of luck.

    Re the key it is common for the keys to wear down over the years. A...
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    It is not uncommon for the brake lines to corrode...

    It is not uncommon for the brake lines to corrode and leak after 10 years or so if the truck is driven on salt-treated roads.

    If you refill the reservoir and pump the brakes a couple of times...
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    4.10 or 4.56

    4.10 or 4.56
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    You might have better luck with an axle ratio...

    You might have better luck with an axle ratio change.
  5. Thread: Towing Mirrors

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    You might like the power extend/retract mirrors...

    You might like the power extend/retract mirrors from Power Vision. They were a factory option on 1999-2006 trucks, and I have them on my 'burb. The only drawback is that if you have a 102" trailer...
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    Used DOT 5 in a 1949 Diamond T pickup I restored...

    Used DOT 5 in a 1949 Diamond T pickup I restored once. It worked out OK, but we were replacing all components in the brake system anyway so there was no concern of cross contamination.

    Plenty of...
  7. The late great local automotive machine shop

    Dry a tear and lift up your glass to the friendly local automotive machine shop as they dwindle in number. Now almost as rare as the midwestern pool hall, the machine shop was once a burgeoning...
  8. Thread: Belt Dressing?

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    Works great on dress belts but I'd never use it...

    Works great on dress belts but I'd never use it on the belt for my jeans.
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    The paint markers are low tech and easy to...

    The paint markers are low tech and easy to remove. The trick is to avoid removing the paint.

    I would use, one at a time, in sequence, until finding one that works:

    1) denatured alcohol
    2)...
  10. Thread: steering play

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    Almost always a combination of worn parts that...

    Almost always a combination of worn parts that have to be replaced. There's not really anything to adjust out.

    Pitman arm and tie rod ends are the usual sources of trouble
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    I always just take the heads to a machine shop...

    I always just take the heads to a machine shop and let them measure everything and advise on replacement.
  12. Thread: 2005 brakes

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    I live in Minnesota where we have road salt. ...

    I live in Minnesota where we have road salt.

    Over the years I have reached the point where I replace calipers routinely when replacing pads. There are too many problems with corrosion, leaking,...
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    Check for vacuum leaks Check to be sure the...

    Check for vacuum leaks

    Check to be sure the brake booster isn't leaking vacuum

    Check for leaks in the evap control line.
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    Never heard of bolt-on rotors. Mine came off...

    Never heard of bolt-on rotors. Mine came off with an air hammer and some language.

    Parts quality is indeed a big problem with these. I wouldn't use the cheap ones unless I was getting ready to...
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    The sky is a big place. So is the ocean. ...

    The sky is a big place.

    So is the ocean.

    Time will tell, but with prior planning to allow refuelling, it could be anywhere worldwide. A 777 is audacious but many smaller but still large craft...
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    I just did the oil cooler lines and those have...

    I just did the oil cooler lines and those have NPT threaded adapters.

    The QDs may be great in the factory but are a pain for service. I have one of the fancy disconnect tools and they're still a...
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    Hiya In general on GM trucks you'll see...

    Hiya

    In general on GM trucks you'll see U-bolts on the U-joints at each end of the driveshaft. To disassemble the driveshaft you have to remove the U-bolts on one end. Then you can take the...
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    Should be able to withstand it under moderate load

    Should be able to withstand it under moderate load
  19. Wow. Following with interest since I will have...

    Wow. Following with interest since I will have to do mine pretty soon.
  20. 1997 OBS Multifunction wiper cruise turn signal switch replacement - photos and steps

    So if someone wants to sell you a truck with a broken turn signal switch just keep looking for something with an easier repair like maybe a blown head gasket or something. :grrrrrr: $200 of parts...
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    I got an oversized filter for my 8.1 once since I...

    I got an oversized filter for my 8.1 once since I had found that there are larger filters used on the 8.1 in marine applications, among other things. Thought myself very clever until I went to put...
  22. Thread: fan troubles

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    With the auto controls it is supposed to wait...

    With the auto controls it is supposed to wait until the coolant is hot before blowing air when trying to heat.

    But waiting for A/C? Never heard of that.
  23. I happened across this cl listing a few days ago...

    I happened across this cl listing a few days ago when looking for something else. I don't know who the seller is however they are local for me. They may have what you're looking for.
    ...
  24. Safe to replace multifunction switch without removing air bag?

    The four-way flasher switch on my 1997 doesn't work. It's part of the multifunction switch and so the whole thing has to be replaced.

    The air bag deployment circuit goes through the multifunction...
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    Yep, you'll have to patch it as Pikey says or...

    Yep, you'll have to patch it as Pikey says or replace the multifunction switch, which is expensive to buy and difficult to install.
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