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    Tips for at home rust repair?

    Wow....thats a heck of an amazing job he did! My only worry is I'm not sure if I can do a similar job he did. My main concern is how much of the metal near the wheel arch itself is salvageable after the sanding process. I highlighted it below, but a big chunk of paint came off after the heavy...
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    How-To: Safely enable & disable airbags

    Plus side to the fuse pull, no worries about the actuators killing themselves from the battery disconnect... :2thumbsup:
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    How-To: Safely enable & disable airbags

    I wasn't sure where the best place to post this would be, so I'll put it in here. Saw May03LT (can't seem to tag him in the post?) uploaded a video with two different methods for enabling, and disabling the airbag to do work on the steering wheel and what not. Figured this could be useful to...
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    Tips for at home rust repair?

    I was actually thinking about calling them not too long ago! The more challenging part, that I'm pretty limited on is cutting out the rocker and that wheel arch and welding it in and then painting that area/blending it all in.
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    Tips for at home rust repair?

    Hey guys! I'm thinking of starting a project this summer involving my Avalanche. Like most I see on the road in the Chicago/NWI area, most of the 02-06 Avalanches are riddled with rust cancer on the wheel wells. About 4 years ago, my paint above the passenger side rear wheel well bubbled up and...
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    Deadish Engine - Opinions

    Ahhh I see, they didn't tell us that. Good to know for the future!
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    Deadish Engine - Opinions

    I thought with places like copart you need to have a business license, or know someone who is a broker to get access to bid on vehicles? When I went with a buddy to check out a rolled Yukon they wouldn't allow access unless that stuff was provided. He might be better off with like LKQ, or one...
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    2006 Envoy - coolant temp sensor question

    199-206 is roughly the normal temp range for the I6 when warmed up. The coolant temp sensor is pretty cheap, no harm in replacing it if it makes you feel better. Like Xavierny mentioned, the gauges aren't accurate on these trucks. My temps hover within 199-209 when warmed up (5.3), but my gauge...
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    Looking for an axle..

    My mistake, I meant the others had the regular non g80 config. The 04 supposedly had the rear rebuilt and were told/given a print out saying it was a posi diff. Unless it was aftermarket, or they lied about it when the truck was purchased. 🤔
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    How to Change the Differential Fluid & Why it Should Be Done…

    Watched him a few weeks ago when I was working on the Avalanche! Mostly for the "how-to" on the steering column bearing replacement, I do like how he gets to the point instead of "fluffing" the video with unnecessary information.
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    [RUMOR] Trailblazer coming back as a Trax

    Thats just the Blazer, the "new" Trailblazers will be about the size of the Chevy Trax.
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    [RUMOR] Trailblazer coming back as a Trax

    Yikes...if this is true. So if the Trax does indeed become a Trailblazer, then it's not far off if the Envoy returns and replaces the Terrain. http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/04/next-gen-chevrolet-trax-to-be-named-trailblazer/amp/
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Wow...that looks like an almost clean break! Never seen that before
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Did light work on the Avalanche, for the past few months I couldn't figure out why the passenger side had little wiper fluid pressure. Thought maybe there was a blockage, popped the hood and found the tubing leading up the wiper arm was ripped. Not sure how that happened, so I took some good ole...
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    eBay Trailblazer Northface SWB

    Aside from the scuffing and misc dents, I gotta admit that frame looks pretty clean. I would love to get one of these.

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