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GMC S-15, GMC Sonoma, Chevrolet S-10, Truck
Dec 02, 2007 (6:26 pm)
Hello, I have a 2000 Chevrolet K1500 with a 4.3L V-6. I know it's not an S-10 but I figure you guys would know the most about the 4.3. My question is when I first start the truck up there is a faint ticking noise coming from the engine and it is very prominent when accelerating. The engine has 82000 miles on it and seems to be in good working order. I do not know much about the 4.3 but am familiar with the 5.7. I guess I was just wondering what the ticking is and if I could eliminate it. I guess my thoughts were either the EGR valve or the lifters. Thanks for any information
#187 of 427 Re: Ticking [2000k1500]
Dec 06, 2007 (1:09 pm)
You may have what's called a "piston slap". Check out the following link: www.pistonslap.com Good luck.
#188 of 427 1986 Ext cab 4x4 S10
Dec 19, 2007 (6:18 pm)
My question is on a engine swap from a 2.8 to a 91Buick 3800 block. Will this bolt up to the original 4x4 setup with minor mods?
#189 of 427 Replacing Oil Cooler Lines!
Dec 21, 2007 (8:57 pm)
I have a 97 GMC Sonoma 4x4 with a 4.3L V-6. The oil cooler lines started leaking so I purchased new front and rear lines. I was able to replace the front line without any problems. I unbolted the rear line, pulled it toward the front of the engine, but I can not get either end to pass between the frame, oil pan, and engine mount. Can anyone give me any tips on getting the old rear oil line out and the new one in?
#190 of 427 Re: Replacing Oil Cooler Lines! [gmcrc]
Dec 24, 2007 (10:48 am)
You will have to unbolt your motor mounts and raise engine up with a floor jack
#191 of 427 1999 S-10 4 cylinder surge and hasitiation
Dec 27, 2007 (8:56 pm)
I am presently having problems with surge and hasitiation when driving up hills or accelerating. Like I am pressing and releasing the accelerator. I have changed the fuel pump and filter. Seems to run better when filled with 93 octane gas but still does it. Found what I thought was a vacuum leak and replaced all hoses. Did not fix the problems. Can anyone help me with this problem?
Dec 28, 2007 (11:02 pm)
i have a 98 s10 2.2 and i hav a code coming up #0303 it is cylinder 3 miss fire (small) and i am wondering if this is common and what causes it
#193 of 427 Re: 1999 S-10 4 cylinder surge and hasitiation [dentrek]
Dec 30, 2007 (5:02 pm)
Let me give you some advice on this problem from experience. this sounds like from what you are describing, that your catyletic converter is stopped up. two things you can do is(a) have it replaced at about $150.00 or(b) remove it yourself. just take a sawzall with a metal cutting blade and cut it out. Then go to your local parts store and get you some exhaust pipe,clamps and 2 couplings. then tie your exhaust system back together. you will have to do this yourself, because a shop will not do this, but they will weld it for you . this will cost you about $25.00 to $30.00. this should solve your problem, also it will give you a little more power and performance,not to mention it will improve your gas milage. and it won't hurt your motor,because it is not computer controlled.Let me know if this solves the problem. thanks for the e-mail
#194 of 427 Re: 99 Sonoma missfires at speed [lonewolf147]
Dec 30, 2007 (5:11 pm)
This problem your are describing is coming from a computer malfunction. You need to replace the computer from under the passenger side dash panel. They are only $75.00 to $125.00 depending on where you get it from and the parts store will change out the control chip from your old one to the new one for you at no charge.(Autozone does this)
#195 of 427 Re: 1999 S-10 4 cylinder surge and hasitiation [toneyg]
Dec 30, 2007 (7:13 pm)
Thank you. You may have something there. I had my Converter replaced under warranty about 6 months ago. It was rattling really bad. I thinking that it may have broken off and might have stopped up my muffler. I will go have it checked.