:sign0016:Yes, doesn't sound like it was such a bargain. Just one of the hazards of buying a used vehicle. For such occasions, I always hold cash in reserve just in case a new chevy engine or tranny are needed. In the end the truck is paid for and you don't have a $400/mth truck payment. Even if you borrow $3000 for an engine job you'll be rightside up in a few months instead of being stuck with 60 months of truck payments. So cheer up. :glasses: If you hang around here you'll learn lots about your truck and your experience will help others too.