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  1. christo829

    No crank no start! Help!

    One other quick question...this truck doesn't have any sort of aftermarket alarm/security system in it, does it? Just want to eliminate that possibility, and didn't see a mention earlier. Good Luck! Chris
  2. christo829

    NEED HELP P1860 and other codes

    How many full drive cycles did you do in those 200 miles? Some codes only reset after 3-5 full drive cycles even if you've seemed to clear them off the scanner.
  3. christo829

    Transmission works again after shutting engine off

    When my cooler lines blew out, my trans acted similarly due to low fluid after I had fixed the leak, until I got the levels right. Five quarts after a pan drop and filter change is kind of a ball park figure, not exact. Hopefully it will behave better now that you have more fluid in it. Good...
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    NEED HELP P1860 and other codes

    Hmm...yeah, looks like there's a retainer clip missing from that. Hopefully that solves it once you get it tightened back up! My SAIS pump would fill up with water as well. When the original died, I dumped nothing but rusty sludge out of it. When the second one had enough water in it to...
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    SOLVED! Something broke in shift linkage

    Seconding what Mounce said. When mine broke, I had to push in the rim of the new bushing (with the aforementioned pocket screwdriver) to get it to go through the shift cable hole. Once I popped it through I had to then press it back out so it could snap over the pin on the shift arm. Loads of...
  6. christo829

    NEED HELP P1860 and other codes

    I had a P0410 when my air pump check valve was leaking. That was also causing water to accumulate in the hoses and killed the air pump itself. Glad the other codes cleared up, but you might need to check the grounds inside the cab and see if they've gotten corroded from the moisture. Good...
  7. christo829

    re learn???

    Heh...yeah, too bad I didn't see that thread until after my response here. :)
  8. christo829

    re learn???

    Was the truck actually running before you replaced all these parts? As budwich said, go back to basics. When you turn the key to Run, do you hear the fuel pump prime up for about 2 seconds? You might need to have someone back by the fuel tank to hear it. If you don't hear that, the the...
  9. christo829

    Saab 97x 5.3i V8 slight rev RPM around 30mph-60mph

    How does the transmission fluid look and smell? If it's brown/watery/burnt, a fluid and filter change could make it behave better, but yes, it's still possible that materials suspended in the old fluid will help it maintain friction when needed. What often messes up high mileage transmissions...
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    Saab 97x 5.3i V8 slight rev RPM around 30mph-60mph

    Changing the transmission fluid and filter should be done. It's the powered flushes that seem like they cause the most issues on higher mileage transmissions. Sounds like you have a bit more going on with that Saab, but that mileage means you're coming up on what should be it's *second*...
  11. christo829

    Windshield washer

    Glad you and your family are OK! My trans cooler lines corroded awhile back, but luckily just started to seep rather than breaking and spraying. New lines from Rock Auto weren't that bad costwise. I got the little low profile disconnect tool for the pipe connections. That tool and dropping...
  12. christo829

    NEED HELP Evap Large Leak

    Did they actually give you the code #? There are also some valves that could potentially lead to a problem, though if those fail outright they usually throw their own code. Possibly one of them is leaking at a connector, but still talking to the PCM properly. Did you use an AC Delco cap? I...
  13. christo829

    ABS Light On after repairs

    The only other thing you might have to consider (if the sensor is broken off) is that material working its way down in to the tone ring in the hub. If you can take the time, a friend of mine once broke his off and ended up taking a bamboo skewer with a blob of JB Weld on it (small enough blob...
  14. christo829

    What day/month is it ?

    They actually saw a brief spit of snowflakes over by Dulles Airport here in northern Virginia. Didn't even count as a flurry, but still... It was a disappointing winter, but now doesn't seem to know when to quit. @northcreek, it's at least pretty, while it lasts, and yeah, I think Sam...
  15. christo829

    Use, Fix, or Trash

    That gouge, I'd just make sure it didn't have a burr that was above the plane of the seat, but it doesn't look like it extends through the entire seating surface. As long as it's smooth, I'd re-use it. Can't really see what you're referring to in the other images. Run your test, see if it...
  16. christo829

    SOLVED! No Crank / No Start

    "We jumped it, it ran for 2 seconds then died. So it obviously has no ignition signal." This sounds like a security system issue. There's no telling what may have been screwed up by the installation and then subsequent removal of that aftermarket security system. I'd consider going back...
  17. christo829

    Drivers door key cylinder problem

    Without knowing specifically what part has broken in there, here's a few starting places: Dorman Door Lock Rod Clip 703-241 Dorman Door Lock Rod Clip 75473 Dorman - HELP Assorted Door Lock Rod Clips 75450 Good Luck! Chris
  18. christo829

    What are you doing today?

    Spent yesterday re-imaging older laptops with Windows 10 for use as backup machines for co-workers who are teleworking. Some people are running out of devices since the whole family is home and online. Gonna spend part of the morning rebuilding this laptop for eventual donation.
  19. christo829

    Vortec 4200 coolant flow direction.....

    It actually *is* supposed to close back down when the cooler fluid hits it, so the hot fluid that just got pushed in to the radiator has a chance to cool off. Meanwhile, the cool fluid in the engine has heated up, and the thermostat opens up again. Lather, rinse, repeat until most of the...
  20. christo829

    NEED HELP 03 TB - Very Strange Problem with signals

    Just for the sake of covering bases, as Mooseman suggested in post #14, did you check the wiring inside the headlamp assembly? Not the sockets for the bulbs, but the wiring going from the harness to the headlamp itself, and then the wiring from that plug in the headlamp assembly to the...
  21. christo829

    RAFFLE (WINNER!) You NEED this ratchet!

    Yep...good with me as well! :)
  22. christo829

    RAFFLE (WINNER!) You NEED this ratchet!

    I'm gonna say fold and stir. :) Thanks!
  23. christo829

    Bad grounds and broken wires this over the life of my TB, or across all the vehicles I've had? And do rodent chewed wires count? I've had a wiring problem in each of the last four vehicles I've owned. Aside from the chewed wires, it's been flex breakage inside insulation, or under-rated wiring (TB headlights)...
  24. christo829

    98 chevy cluster

    What model? "98 Chevy" in this forum category still covers a few options... Cheers- Chris
  25. christo829

    RAFFLE (WINNER!) You NEED this ratchet!

    Just tossed $20 in the pool, but using the email says it was sent to "Eva Thomas". Is that correct, and I'm just forgetting a detail, or has something gotten re-routed? Cheers- Chris
  26. christo829

    What are the normal engine and trans. temp

    What it might be doing is opening too early, so the engine never gets up to proper operating temperatures. In theory that will keep the transmission from warming up faster, but mine was running a bit warm prior to installing an auxiliary cooler, and that warm up pattern doesn't sound too far...
  27. christo829

    Spark plug 7 oil fowled

    Gah....yes, meant valve covers! SMH....
  28. christo829

    Spark plug 7 oil fowled

    You're in luck. That electrode is *not* fouled. You most likely have a slight gasket leak allowing oil to seep in to the plug well. As you pulled the plug, it was able to work it's way down the threads. Granted, that means you have to figure out if the gasket is compressed or the intake is...
  29. christo829

    Crank, but won't start

    @Maverick6587 Yeah, just got a bottle of essential oil. I can't tell if the peppermint oil or leaving the hood part way open is being the biggest deterrent, and at this stage I'm not really willing to properly test. ;) @MRRSM I'm in Virginia. One reported case of Hantavirus as of 2017, but...

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