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  1. #1

    Default New Member - Pittsburgh, PA

    Hello everyone!

    I came across this forum searching for codes which threw my "CEL" light on...glad I found this place!

    I'm a firm believer in educating myself in all areas of life...god knows, i've learned too many lessons the hard way!

    about my truck?

    I bought my 97 Silverado Z-71 ExtCab in 2001 with 37k miles on it! I lived in Texas at the time, and it was the only truck on the lot smack dab in the middle of a bunch of preowned luxury cars...stuck out like a sore thumb! It's white with a gold strip at the bottom...i'm sure you've seen enough of them, I know I see that color variation all over the's got tan cloth interior.

    At 50k miles, the tranny dropped, and good thing I bought the extended warranty, only cost me $100 for a brand new GM tranny.

    The only aftermarket products on the truck are a dual in/dual out Magnaflow Muffler and a K&N Airfilter...the Magnaflow was bought about 8 years ago, and still purrs...great investment, no rust!

    The tranny has been the only major repair needed, and it now sits at 178k miles...i've driven from Texas to West Virginia twice...even pulled an 87 Porsche 944 both ways! didn't miss a beat...the latest trip was when we moved from Texas up to Pittsburgh, PA...

    The only minor repairs i've done was replacing the radiator, starter, and alternator...and about a year after purchasing the truck, i got stuck in a creek bed in the hills of West Virginia, and my 4x4 actuator located in the front axle area decided to take a crap!!! $180 fix, but priceless when a damn Toyota Tacoma had to yank my drunk ass out!!!

    I love my truck, it's built "like a rock"

    I put a new sound system in it...some of you may be into that.

    Alpine Deck,
    (2) 6.5 Kicker Comps in the doors - soon to be replaced with (2) Diamond Audio 6500s Comps,
    (2) 5.25 Alpine Coax in the rear (replaced the 4x7's??),
    (2) 8" Sundown E8's
    I have a JL Audio 300/4 powering the mids and a PG 8.01 powering the subs...although, i have a Kicker zx1500.1 waiting to be unleashed sometime in the future!

    when i get home and have time, i'll post pics of the truck...any special requests of pics, just ask.

    I'm thinking of posting another thread documenting my troubleshooting the P0430 Code...

    anyhow...i'll do some reading up in the meantime, thanks for having me!


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    welcome to the site from sunny san fran, ca
    2K Bowtie Silverado xCab 5.3L
    7" Fabtech Suspension Lift + 3" Perf Acc. Body Lift
    K&N Air Intake + Edelbrock Shorty Ceramic Headers + Flowmaster Super 10 Series dumped after muffler!
    Bridgestone Dueler 285/75/16 on stock rims
    SSBC Slotted Rotors & Pads
    HID Driving & Fog Lights

    (AR Bajas + ProComp 305/70/16) <-- seasonal set

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    Sr. Mechanic SliverZ71's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    Virginia Beach, Virginia


    Hi my Name is Steve I have a 2004 Silverado Z71 Crew cab, silver berch in color and Live in Virginia Beach Va. I have installed JBA Stainless Steel Shorty Headers with Flowmaster 40, K&N 77 air intake, Taylor 409 Wires , Diablosport Predator Programer, Weston Bull Bar, Carage Works Grill, ReadyLift Leveling kit, Pioneer Navigation system, Viper two way Alarm with remote start, Rino hitch step, Factor 20 inch wheels with Nitto Graplers and that's it for now.
    :cool: Steve

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    Eddie Z71's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Hi, and welcome to the site! Glad to have you here!
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Welcome to the GMTruckClub!

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

  6. #6
    murdog94's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
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    Welcome aboard.


    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

  7. #7


    Welcome to GMTC from NC!
    "If orange juice had armpits, maybe."
    -the wife in reference to the smell of JOOSE

  8. #8


    Welcome to the site!!
    If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight

    2008 silverado
    1500 crew cab
    5.3 L 4x4
    Borla exhaust, rbp black tip
    tint, bed liner
    2.25 in ready lift leveling kit
    18x9 rbp 94r
    33x12.5x18 toyo mts

  9. #9


    Welcome to the site!

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
    N-Fab Nerf Steps
    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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