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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    I replaced my water pump yesterday, changed oil today.
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    Reset camshaft crankshaft thingy? I think....

    I know I'm late to this party, but I was experiencing some of the same symptoms. My 2003 TB would hesitate and threaten to stall when in gear (never tested in Park/Neutral). It did stall about 3 times over about a year or so but I got used to backing off the gas so it didn't stall. The first...
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    P0171 code won't go away. Terrible gas mileage

    You should replace with an OEM sensor (AC Delco) if the Bosch is not working correctly.
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    Tip or Tricks for Removing front differential oil fill plug?!?!?!

    I would drive until the diff is warm then raise the vehicle, take off the passenger wheel, and use a breaker bar on the full plug. It is an 18mm socket. This is what I had to do and without the vehicle raised I did not have enough Ron to use the breaker bar. Also, mine took quite a bit of...
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    MPGS and Skyrocketing Gas Prices

    So it made no difference?
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    HAM radi/Scanner guys...I need help

    Haha, sorry for over-explaining, I forgot I had read you have your HAM license. I guess my point was that if he source of the scanner feed is centrally located with a good antenna, that scanner may pick up more of the car traffic (and therefore broadcast it over the internet) than you are able...
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    HAM radi/Scanner guys...I need help

    Often times car frequencies are simplex, meaning not repeated, and therefore you must be in range of the unit that is transmitting. In other words you need a really big antenna or you need to be pretty close to the unit transmitting.
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    Battery Drain Help

    Based on that info, it sounds like you could have a bad battery or alternator. Have you had them tested recently?
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Painted some more trim...the front bumper plastic and grill. Also sanded, primed and painted an underbody crossmember that had a bunch of rust spots from rocks chipping the paint. Not the best lighting, but some pics anyway: Oh yeah, also did the door handles:
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    code scanner

    You could also use a free program called wOBD. I posted about it here:
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    How to Read ABS/TCCM/PCM Codes Using a Terminal OBDii Interface

    Summary: How to Read ABS/TCCM/PCM Codes Using a Terminal OBDii Interface Difficulty: Easy (mechanically), but medium computer skills are required Estimated Time: 30 minutes for first time, 10 minutes subsequent times Tools Required: Personal computer with Windows 7 (or ability to adapt...
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    misfire cyl1 and exhaust leak followed by mil light on for pre-cat o2 sensor

    While it is true that the cat may not be cleaning the exhaust effectively, it does not seem that it would cause any of your other symptoms with the O2 or throttle body codes. I suggest you download the service manuals:, then find...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Replaced front sway bar end links and sway bar bushings and rear sway bar bushings. Re-greased rear sway bar end links. And...finally broke loose the front and rear differential fill plugs. I've been working at those for a while in order to check the level and for future drains/fills. I put...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Put in a new upstream O2 sensor today. Got a P0172 (rich) code the other day, which may have a been false (as the early models are known to do without the PCM update) but figured at 116k it wouldn't hurt to replace it.
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    Procedure to check intake manifold torque?

    I was just thinking this the other day and I checked the rear intake manifold bolts on my TB to make sure they were at least more than finger tight. It is hard to get a wrench/socket on them with the PCM/etc. in place. This is what the service manual says about tightening:

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