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    Jokes and Riddles

    This is either The SpongeBob SquarePants Emergency N95 Medical Mask... or he just tried to take his Pants off over his Head:
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    Tool Talk

    You would not ordinarily consider this item as one of THE Most Important Tools to own... But under the present circumstances...it WILL work SO well that it WILL give you a sense of satisfaction each and every time you use it...In More Ways Than ONE: The ZYLISS Manual Can Opener is just THAT...
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    Computer and Tis2000 setup for Tech2

    As per @Mooseman...Yes... The Beez-Kneez...
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    Transmission issues

    Welcome to GMT Nation... I know you've probably already investigated this ...but just to eliminate this possibility if you have been Manually Up & Down Shifting the Transmission, take a look directly under the Driver's Side Under Body at the Shift Cable that attaches via a Nylon Grommet to the...
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    "Know Your Enemy..." COVID-19 and The Science Behind KILLING IT...

    This is a very worthwhile 34 minute, Science Based, Non-Emotional and EXCELLENT Instructional Video on How to Defeat the COVID-19 Pandemic and Survive:
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    The COVID escape room

    I told my wife that if I was going to venture out at all during this "Untested" period of the COVID-19 Crisis... I needed to come up with a Health & Safety Plan to passively send a "Keep Back" signal to anyone nearby when out in public. A few minutes later, she said, "I just sent you a Link with...
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    NEED HELP Tech 2 Coil Test Help

    Your experiences span more than the average Tech 2 User (mine too... for starters) than most of us and its good to see you here among us. Have you tried to update the PCM Calibration with every Latest Practical Update? Naturally, there are different Feature Screens depending upon the...
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    How to Transfer & Solder In Fuse Block Wiring

    Eric "O"s Niece Hanna is a Part Time Employee at the South Main Auto Shop. She purchased a Blue Chevrolet Malibu from a Used Car Dealer and soon after began having "Crank, NO START" Issues. She managed to Dope Out what was happening over and over with the Fuse and Relay Block mounted on the...
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    Steering rack or pump? Which is it...

    Take a Very Close Look at the condition of the Ribs and Valleys of the Serpentine Belt. If you can see ANY unusual Fraying of the Cords or separation and Excessive Edge Wear of the Belt or inside the Grooves... you might suspect an alignment problem with one or more Pulleys or Accessory...
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    NEED HELP Tech 2 Coil Test Help

    Welcome to GMT Nation... Ordinarily, Testing the Ignition Coil Primary Low Voltage Ramp for Strength and the Secondary High Voltage Induction Ignition Wave Form to the Spark Plugs requires viewing this phenomena on a Graphing Oscilloscope. It is unlikely that the Tech 2 can produce or...
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    Computer and Tis2000 setup for Tech2

    There are a few more things to check so you can Sort Out the COM Port Issues: (1) Connect the Tech 2 to the AC 110 to 12 Volts DC 1.5 Amp Power Supply but do NOT Turn the "GYMKO" Tech2 ON just yet. (2) Connect whatever USB to DB9 Adapter you presently have to the Laptop USB Port and then...
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    Computer and Tis2000 setup for Tech2

    Don't Plug the Silver(4 Pair Twisted) Flat Ribbon into the Tech 2 RJ-45 Port and then Plug the other end of that Ribbon Cable DIRECTLY into the RJ-45 Jack on the Back Plane of the Laptop. As you know from experience, ordinarily that S/S RJ-45 MOBO Port is used for Hard Line communications...
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    Computer and Tis2000 setup for Tech2

    Please......................> Don't do THAT....! The Tripplite Model# 19HS USB TO Female R-45 Jack solves the essential problem of Bi-Directional Serial Port Communications: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000VYJRY/?tag=elightbars-20 First.... Boot the Computer to the BIOS Table and check that...
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    How to Use a Parasitic Draw Test Switch & Cable

    Part 2... Parasitic Draw Testing: Some Additional Tips (1) A Rapid way to calculate ‘...an acceptable Parasitic Draw...’ is to Divide the Recommended Battery Reserve Capacity for your Vehicle(s) defined as (RC) rating by 4: Example: 100/4 = 25 Milli-Amps (mA) 0.025 Amps Any Parasitic Draw...
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    Clamping on catalytic converter

    Yes... You can Test it With a Mallet...but much care has to be done NOT to Do More Harm Than Good... Unless you are certain that Fractured Honeycombs are not present and you want to skip this effort entirely... Perhaps you can slip a Chunk of Wood in between the CAT-CAN and the Mallet to prevent...
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    NEED HELP 03 TB - Very Strange Problem with signals

    What a Helluva PITA this Problem is! :Banghead:
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    Ebrake completely stuck where rotors wont come off, help!

    If it helps... The BEST Emergency Brakes Hardware Kit for this R&R comes from ACDelco and requires using Permatex Orange Thread Locker. The BEST E-Brake Drum Kit comes from Raybestos and requires Lithium Grease to lubricate the E-Brake Lever Adjustment Screws-Plugs Hardware. The images at this...
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    NEED HELP 03 TB - Very Strange Problem with signals

    This is NOT a "Spot On Thread"... but there are enough similarities in the discussion that might contribute to figuring this problem out: https://gmtnation.com/forums/threads/engine-quits-when-left-turn-signal-is-on.4949/
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    Clamping on catalytic converter

    With the Vehicle "Ice Cold"... Reach under the center area of the CAT S/S CAN.... and using a Dead Blow Hammer... Lightly Tap around on the Bottom area. Listen for the re-bound noise for what sounds like "Pocket Change being dropped into a Glass Bowl". If you can hear that sound echoing...
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    Diagnosing an Intermittant ABS Dash Light: Code C0035

    @TollKeeper.... Regarding it happening during the turning events... I suspect that the Internal A/C Induction "Toothy" Reluctor Ring moves a little out of its orbit from the torque and stress on the Wheel Bearing and Housing (imparted from the Angular Momentum present while in the turns) just...
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    What are you doing today?

    FWIW... If you decide that you want to avoid having go to the Local Supermarket to make Fresh Foods and Produce Purchases, Amazon Prime Customers with established accounts can make their Food Orders On-Line with an additional $10.00 Tip for the Delivery Driver and the Fulfillment is done by the...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Congratulations on your Promotion :thumbsup:... FWIW... Brian from Briansmobile1 has arguably the most direct method of solving the sluggish-oil thru the Roller Lifters issue for the LS Engines in this video:
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    2011-2012 model 3.6L engine/drivetrain issues

    This information on installing the GM Modified Valve Cover Gaskets to cut down on how the problem of Engine Oil Vapor Blow-By causes the 3.0L->3.6L Engines to suffer excessive Oil Consumption and from getting the Valve Train all Gummed Up is worth adding to this Old Thread (as soon as I saw...
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    Diagnosing an Intermittant ABS Dash Light: Code C0035

    This Diagnostic Test for a Bad A/C ABS Wheel Hub Sensor can also be performed using a Hantek 1008C Oscilloscope + Laptop or Windows Tablet when reading the Graphed Square Wave Signal. The Vehicle must be Safely Jacked and Supported on Four Jack Stands:
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    How to Use a Parasitic Draw Test Switch & Cable

    How to Use a Parasitic Draw Test Switch & Cable PRECAUTIONS: ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION REMOVE ALL RINGS, WATCHES AND JEWELRY DO NOT CONNECT THE TEST SWITCH TO THE POSITIVE (+) BATTERY TERMINAL DO NOT OPEN THE TEST SWITCH WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING… ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE MAY OCCUR CHECK THAT...
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    Vacumm lines locations

    Welcome to GMT Nation... Your description of the "Broken Off" component is a bit ambiguous... so if possible, please Post an image or two of what you can see that we need to see as well. This Video shows the Evacuation-Re-Fill Procedures (Better to use the HF 2.5-3 CFM Vacuum Pump): If the...
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    Reprise's 2003 Sierra Build Project <name TBD>

    FWIW... The inexpensive POR-15 "Starter Kit" in either Gloss Jet Black or what looks like the Red-Orange color of the paint on Jay Leno's Maclaren MP412C for contrast vs. the Blue Paint on your Truck would be PERFECT. This Stuff in either color would give you a durable, attractive finish on...
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    Reprise's 2003 Sierra Build Project <name TBD>

    If you decide to re-locate the Knock Sensors... Look into the Clearance Issues for the Header Installation... especially if long Tubes are your Choice. What an Awesome Truck, Brother!
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    What are you doing today?

    Decided to also get grounded in understanding how the LAST Pandemic (1918 Spanish Flu) unfolded in an informative AND entertaining way via watching this (6) Part YT Series: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=extra+credits+1918 If you've heard the expression, "R-Naught Factor" in...

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