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#5035 of 6471 OEM fender flares f/1999 4-door Tahoe (old style)
Jan 09, 2005 (5:19 pm)
The local Chevy dealer cannot find the correct part # for the following vehicle. I looking for OEM flares that were found on a limited qty of
Z-71 Tahoe (old body style). My 99 Tahoe is w/o flares and I want to add the OEM flares found on the 99 Z-71. The Chevy parts counter manager stated that if I could provide him with the VIN of a 1999 Z-71 Tahoe, he'd be able to identify the correct part. I have researched the web but to no avail. Any suggestion(s) would be appreciated. Thank you.
#5036 of 6471 Re: engine knock at 70 mph [pmatl]
Jan 12, 2005 (9:45 am)
I just signed on looking for a message just like yours. I also have a '04 Z71 with a 5.3 V-8 and have heard the same noise, sounds just like the detonation noise I used to hear on my Camaro when the timing was off, but not quite as loud. I've been doing a lot of long distance driving lately and my experience has been: Heading out on a road trip, onto the interstate with the engine warmed up, and up to 65-70 mph. I listen and hear nothing until after about 30-45 minutes, then I hear the light but constant clicking noise. It then continues ad infinitum. The weird thing is I've tried putting it in neutral going down a long hill, the rpm drops to about 400-500 and the clicking is still there, the same exact noise. Revving the engine, varying the rpm does absolutely nothing to change the sound! This leads me to believe that it is not associated with the valve train or anything like that. Several times with no traffic behind, as I went up a hill after coasting the sound went away as I decelerated to about 55 or so, then came back NOT after loading up the engine again to accelerate, but only after getting back up to 65-70 mph again. Some sort of engine sensor/computer thing? Called my GM mechanic from my cellphone and he had no idea, so the next chance I get I'm taking it in to see if anyone else there has heard of this problem. Maybe a mechanic will go out with me on the interstate for an hour or so, ha! I'd like to hear from someone who knows what this is before I go in, thanks.
#5037 of 6471 Re: OEM fender flares f/1999 4-door Tahoe (old style) [cartrucknut]
Jan 12, 2005 (2:27 pm)
One idea for the VIN is to search ebay and some online classifieds. Many have the VIN numbers listed in the ads, and if it was a '99 with the flares....
#5038 of 6471 Help the car novice Please!
Jan 12, 2005 (7:11 pm)
I own a 1996 Chevy Tahoe that just passed 200,000 miles. Car was working fine last night. We had heavy rain overnight, I go out this morning to start, and the engine turns over, but car isn't starting. It is sometimes difficult to start after heavy rain, but always fires right up. This time, I can't get it to turn over. I had the battery tested, and the battery is fine. I had a tune-up two years ago, probably around 50,000 miles ago. I'm thinking the problem is with my plug wires, and I can change those (I think). My SUV doesn't have a distributor cap. What do I look for, and further, how do I replace the part where the distributor cap would be? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks! I'm trying to get to 300,000 miles!
#5039 of 6471 drive train slack
Jan 13, 2005 (4:53 am)
I have an 04 Z71 Tahoe. It has about 10k miles on it. For about the last 5k miles I have noticed what seems to be "play" in the drive train somewhere around the Tranny or back. If I am easing through a parking lot, or slowing to a stop at a light I can hear and feel a Metallic "Clanking" noise from under the vehicle as it upshifts or downshifts. I don't notice it when I accelerate under a load, such as up a hill. It feels much the same as my old 76 camaro did when the Universal joint went out (which it did often). Any ideas?
#5040 of 6471 Re: Help the car novice Please! [carnovice7777]
Jan 13, 2005 (9:50 am)
When you say it doesn't turn over, do you mean the starter is not spinning the engine, or the engine is cranking but no start? The first could be anything from a bad connection at the starter, bad ignition switch, or even a bad starter which would not be unlikely at 200K. If it cranks but doesn't start, could be bad plug wires, bad distributor cap and rotor(if never changed, this is VERY likely, especially with the rain issue).
#5041 of 6471 Re: Help the car novice Please! [jlflemmons]
Jan 13, 2005 (11:55 am)
Thanks for the help! The engine is cranking, but no start. My next issue is that I have no distributor cap or rotor, it's an electronic ignition. I can change the plug wires, but that "coil" or whatever it's called is new to me. I've worked on distributor caps and rotors before, but my Tahoe is a 96, and it's electronic. Is that something I could mess with? Again, thanks for the help. I'm going to try and change the plug wires tonight.
#5042 of 6471 Re: engine knock at 70 mph [metro2jd]
Jan 13, 2005 (2:19 pm)
Thanks for the reply. It sounds like the same thing. I didn't think it was a valve thing either because it actually goes away if I stomp on the gas. It only seems to do the noise if I'm just cruising along at 65-70 mph. I'm tired of having to blast the radio to drown it out!
Please let me know if you find any answers and I'll do the same - will probably take it in to the dealer when I hit 10K miles before long for an oil change and quick overview.
#5043 of 6471 Re: Help the car novice Please! [carnovice7777]
Jan 13, 2005 (9:01 pm)
My bad, I was thinking '95. The '96 does use a crankshaft position sensor which can cause a "no-fire" condition, but a simple scan should show if that is the case. Also, check the connections between the coils and the harness. If I recall correctly, all the coils have leads going back to the main harness and are fired by the ECM. At the miles you have, there is a good possibility of contact corrosion in the connector, even though GM does use a pretty good water-tight design on the connectors. While a position sensor can cause a no-fire when cold, they tend more towards the failure after warm. Such as driving along fat, dumb, and happy and the engine just quits like you turned the key off. One thing to try, and I know this sounds odd, but if the engine doesn't fire off, don't just release the key, but turn the ignition switch to off, count to 10, then try again. If a sensor is intermittent it may not reset until the ignition is turned off completely.
#5044 of 6471 Re: Front end shimmy? [ndmd]
Jan 22, 2005 (3:29 pm)
I am having a problem with the front end shimmy as well. I took it in for service...and of course they couldnt find anything wrong with it. When you hit a bump..the entire front end shakes and you lose control, especially if you are in a curve at freeway speed. When you hit the bump, the front end shakes and the front end moves from left to right. I had the same problem with my ford explorer. Ford had a recall to replace the front end suspension. So I'm curious to know if it's the drive train or front end suspension? Does anybody know? How can I get the dealership to see my problem when I take it back in?