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11-26-2013, 09:09 AM #11
Thanks for the help!
As soon as the pump arrives (which should be tomorrow), I will do just that.
Like you said....it only takes 5 minutes...lol2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Z66 WBH, AVS smoked rain guards, AVS smoked bug shield, Bose 6-disk CD changer, Bully Fire Strip w/ Sequential turn, 6 on-high, amber DRLs, tinted euro tails, Pace Setter Performance Dual Exhaust, K&N CAI, GlowShift gauges in dual pillar pod.
11-26-2013, 09:18 AM #12
Just a heads up. I bought my pump from amazon also. I installed it, followed all the directions. Started the truck, the pump ran nice and quite for about 30-40 seconds and then a loud "pop" and it started whining like crazy. I shut the truc off and look at the new fluid that was now full of gold colored metal shavings. No need to say it, but I was pretty upset. I had a new hydrobooster and new gear box filled with metal shavings. I called amazon and they overnight shipped me a replacement. I had to take the truck to my nephew who runs a quick oil change place, he flushed out the system with 2 or 3 gallons of new ps fluid to get the metal out. Then I went home and installed the new pump. I know that it could have been some fluke manufacturing defect and that it happens to the best of companies. But, I wanted to let you know what happened to me. The pump was a new AC delco pump.
1995 Silverado 4x4
6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge
2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)
11-26-2013, 09:21 AM #13
Oh wow....I will pay close attention to this.
If that was AC Delco, then I wonder how the Cardone one I purchased will do.
I am sorry that happened to you, but like you said, I hope it was just a fluke one...and I am assuming that the replacement worked just fine?
11-26-2013, 09:33 AM #14
Yea, the replacement was fine, for about 10 months. Amazon warrantied that one also and shipped a new one. I am sure that it was because I did not get all the shavings out.
11-26-2013, 09:37 AM #15
WOW....well thanks again....
I am glad that I at least have the Amazon warranty just in case.
I appreciate all the info, and the heads up...
I'm just now looking forward to getting my wife back into her TB so I can get the other vehicle she is currently driving....sold. Thankfully it hadn't sold, or she would be driving my Avalanche! lol
11-26-2013, 09:42 AM #16
If you have a warranty issue with amazon. be sure to point out to the rep that you are speaking with that their fine print says that they will honor all manufacturer warranties for items sold in the automotive section. They tried to tell me that I was out of the 30 day exchange window and there was nothing they could do. Then I pointed out the fine print and they took care of it.
11-26-2013, 09:44 AM #17
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