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Chevrolet S-10, GMC Sonoma, GMC S-15, Truck
#1297 of 2018 Re: christopher71 [scurry3]
Nov 14, 2005 (9:11 am)
Boy Chris !!! Thanks So Much.. !!!!
I saw your post - and decided that, eventually, my cables would go as well (2002 GMC Sonoma 36K and alwarys garaged at home)- so I clicked over to NAPA and bought a set - they arrived last Thursday.
As luck would have it - I climbed up on the tail gate Saturday to sweeep out the truck - and you can guess what happened !!! Yup - one broke . !!! The other was failing (Inside corrosion inside the the cable Vinyl jacket) at the bottom of the loop ..)
For others - THIS IS A DANGEROUS thing to happen (and a definate design or mfg flaw -a the cable ends are open for water entry - the aftermakets were sealed (Clever Chinese)!!) !! I was just was climbing up on the tailgate - but If I had a heavy machine on the tail gate - I could have gotten seriously hurt and damaged the truck the cargo etc.!!!
I'm not real pleased with the E-Clip install - it should of at least had a backup washer for stability so it will not "angle" and snap out the clip - another project I'll do later in the winter ..)
This needs a re-call !!1
Thanks !!! (Took me about an hour to do too ...)
#1298 of 2018 Conversion questions...
Nov 14, 2005 (9:48 pm)
First timer here. I have an '85 S-10. My plan is to drop in a 350, (bored, maybe). I also want to convert it over to four wheel drive. My question is this: Would the front stock axle hold up under that kind of power? I will have a full size axle shortened for the rear. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I've thought of having a full size unit shortened fo rthe front also. Any thoughts on that idea. Thanks.
#1299 of 2018 Re: Conversion questions... [ralphy452]
Nov 15, 2005 (9:06 am)
My Thoughts ... (not that thay are worth much :')
I Think the issues would be with the "Weakest links" in the drive train - In this case the U joint and the Tires (Friction to the road).
When intense power is suddenly applied - something has to give. I think most of us have spun the tires... Should this weak link be greater then the next (due to fat /sticky tires), I'd think the next thing to go would be the U-joints ..
So my overall point is - if the Axels are not the "weak link - then they should not be the problem. But, When you Beef up everthting else (UJoints, Fat / oversized tires, etc.) - the next thing will go - perhaps the axels or the gears in the drive train ...
Nov 17, 2005 (1:51 pm)
Got a 98 S-10 with a brake light problem. When I push on the brake pedal the lights go on and then off, even though I have pressure applied to the pedal.Replaced the switch, but it's still doin' it. I hear a click when I push on the pedal that coincides with the brake lights going on, & I thought that this was made by the switch.But I'm wondering if it ain't a relay or something else that I'm hearing. Way I always figured, the brake lights should go on and stay on as long as the pedal has pressure applied. Anybody got any ideas?
#1302 of 2018 Brake lights
Nov 18, 2005 (8:05 am)
Also maybe something to do with the Hazard/safety flasher lights switch? Seems like there was a recall or TSB on this switch? On top of the steering column and it will flash all four turn signals.
#1304 of 2018 Speedometer Gears
Nov 19, 2005 (11:19 am)
I'm restoring an '87 extended cab 4X4 with a 2.8 engine and auto transmission. It originally had 4.11 gears but the rear differential was bad so I bought a '90 Blazer as a parts car and removed both differentials and put them in my pickup. The Blazer had 3.42 gears so now my speedometer is way off. I had planned to change the sending unit (which is located in the transfer case) too but the '90 has an induction unit and I need a gear drive to run my speedometer. I would change speedometers too but the odometer is bad in the '90. The Chevy dealer claims that there is no gear that will work but that he can get an 18 tooth gear (the original was 21 tooth) that would "help." I have 235/75 tires and could go to a smaller tire but would rather not. Any ideas?? It is hard for me to believe that they don't have a gear that will work.
Any help will be gratefully received.
#1305 of 2018 2001 Chevy wont start
Nov 19, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I've had so many problems with this truck(2001 chevy s-10) no one seems to know the source of my truck stalling or not starting up. Dealer says it was the battery and starter, got those replaced still stalling and not starting up. I also got the fuel pump checked, checked out okay. I'm tired of spending money on problems that keep coming back. Anybody have any ideas on what could be causing these problems?
Nov 20, 2005 (5:24 pm)
I own an '87 S-10 2.8L that has an '89 motor in it. I had the motor swapped out in apr. there was no problems with the motor before the swap. All of the sudden am having problems with the truck running. Have replaced the fuel pump, filter, electronic ignition module(2x), and coil. truck is running rough now. Was wondering if I put the wires back on in the correct sequence?