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    What did you do to your GMT today? [Part II]

    Going way back...October 30th, traded in the TB and came home with this: It's no SUV but almost 9 inches of ground clearance and dropping my monthly gas usage by 75% makes the compromise worth it. I'll miss the TB but it was like being on a sinking ship with all the problems manifesting.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    I'm behind here. August 24th, found an oil spot under the front diff. Isolated to the drivers side seal. August 25th, tried to pull drivers axle on my own. No luck pulling axle. August 26th, dropped to the local repair man for a 3 night stay for 300 clams. October 10th, started hearing a...
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    How many miles have you got on your GMT

    156k miles and starting to show her age, mostly on the driver side suspension from years of NYC road salt abuse.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Tried and failed to do the front diff driver side axle seal. Axle wouldn't budge. womp.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Well...Wasn't it.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Tracked down the cause of my passenger side footwell rain puddle. Fun little exercise with a garden hose, air compressor and some black rtv. Leak was finding it's way on the wrong side of the upper/outer door gasket at the spot where it slots into the windshield frame and the body. There was...
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    Ignition switch .. again, this time with failure while driving !!

    I know this is an OLLDDDD thread, but seems that I had this happen this morning (not the first time, but that time I initially blamed a dying battery [it was] and corrosion on the terminals. also cleaned all of the the grounds under the hood). Was in the last 10 minutes of my drive into...
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    NEED HELP TPMS Stem Replacement - Possible?

    Thanks. The sensors are original AFAIK (I've never replaced them in 10 years of ownership) so that makes them 12+ years old for my 2007. Well past the expected life. I definitely need a new stem on the one and I guess I should have had to forethought to replace them when I got the new tires...
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    NEED HELP TPMS Stem Replacement - Possible?

    Hi all. I recently had some new shoes put on the truck and after many (3) hours of waiting I was told that one of my valve stems is corroded and it was "difficult" to put air back in hence the 3 hours it took to mount 4 new tires. What my mechanic should have said was: "your valve stem is...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Did my tranny fluid and filter for the 150k mark. Threw in an engine oil flush and replacement and diagnosed a dead front washer pump. Will throw in a new one when I do the TB cleaning and new air filter on a cooler day.
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    Random Reduced Power, Low Oil Pressure & P0335

    You're ruining my day. lol. So GM decided to use a gauge with a number read out because they felt the sheeple would respond better to an actual number readout instead of a just a light when things go bad. Got it. Guess I'll be hunting for some wiring issues tomorrow.
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    Random Reduced Power, Low Oil Pressure & P0335

    Woowee. What a little event I had with my '07 4.2 on the way home from the beach yesterday. Driving on the highway about 60 mph suddenly I felt the engine lose power, followed the Check Gauges light and CEL coming on (could have been more but again, was driving 60 on a highway and was in a...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Ripped out padding under passenger side carpet after yesterday's heavy rain and the infamous mysterious passenger side leak soaked it through. Also found and hopefully fixed what I think caused it, which was the sunroof drain tube was angled upwards at it's end and it allowed water to run back...
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    And I cleared this up by pulling and cleaning the CPAS again, doing another clean of the TB and doing a battery disconnect. Maybe this is just going to be a regular maintenance item I need to do when the weather changes each fall and spring.
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Le sigh... Now that it's above 60 degrees we are back to constant CEL with misfires on cold starts.. Power was definitely suffering yesterday while trying to enter the highway as well. guess I am pulling the solenoid again to check the screens.
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Seems to be fixed. lots of driving saturday and not recurrence of the CEL.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    tightened a few loose intake bolts and checked for additional vacuum leaks.
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Also...that's a bit of oil in an odd place to find oil, right? And the vacuum leak test didn't indicate any leaks. guess we'll see how it goes.
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    yeah...uhhhhh...i'd say that's a loose bolt...
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Any thoughts on how the temperature might play into this and if the CEL being related to colder temps might point me to a certain diagnosis? Yesterday was warm, in the 50s prior to the start of my driving. By the time I was on my way the CEL had turned off and stayed off during a 2+ hour...
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Yeah I'll be doing the vacuum check first. Will check out that video at lunch but I only suffered rough idle symptoms during cold start up until the exhaust pump runs through its cycle. No performance issues when at running temp and during normal driving.
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Still have a p0171 so maybe i need to go about changing the SAIS but it runs normally anyway. I guess I can see how the coolant level does the next few weeks.
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Popped the hood today. Oh boy... Checked the TB. Clean. Made sure everything was tight. So, yes, the CPAS was gunked up. Middle screen had a thick layer of gunk. pulled the o-ring, pulled the retention spring and carefully cleaned the gunk off with TB cleaner. Clean for now...
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    What would (or did) you replace your Trailblazer with?

    In all honesty, I'd probably go with a Subaru Crosstrek. Excellent ground clearance, AWD, good mileage, roomy enough for what I need these days. I know. It's almost blasphemous.
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Thanks. I'll take a look for vacuum leaks, check the TB, make sure all hoses are connected and tight and if all that fails, maybe pull the CPAS. I used an AC Delco replacement for that last year. Screen were all gone. I can't imagine I need to do another oil flush. I didn't let it sit...
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    Misfire Diagnosis

    Hey all. I'm in the process of looking into a persistent CEL that appeared to be related to outside temps (usually appeared under 40 and went away over 40) but now I am getting is consistently and am observing significant misfires (car shaking side to side on cold start). The misfire usually...
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    Need help for wiring crime stopper sp-502 alarm & remote starting...

    I decided to check my solder connections on the OBDII and brake wires since I was already going to be pulling apart the lower dashboard to get to the 502 and INT-SL. Connections were still 100% solid. I checked the brake wire for any voltage reading and the only time it got 12V was when i...
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    Need help for wiring crime stopper sp-502 alarm & remote starting...

    I do have an issue with the doors not unlocking after the car had been remote started. It is intermittent. That plus the random alarm trigger and the car remote starting then immediately shutting off are what make me think it could be OBDII connection as well (passkey signal issue through the...
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    Need help for wiring crime stopper sp-502 alarm & remote starting...

    The SP-502 is an alarm and remote starter. The alarm triggering is possibly an issue with the OBDII wire from the INT-SL interface having an issue, or an issue with the INT-SL, or a programming problem since the PASSKEY info is sent over the data wire, IIRC. I'll tear into everything this...
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    Need help for wiring crime stopper sp-502 alarm & remote starting...

    Don't have the shock sensor installed. It's too much of a pain. Tight street parking and frequently bumped by bad drivers trying to squeeze into a tight space or just shitty drivers not giving a shit. The soldered connection of the brake wire from the sp502 to the white wire at the...

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