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#4 of 8 2000 gmc 4x4 ext cab ball joint question
May 29, 2009 (5:35 pm)
my truck needs lower ball joint and 1 upper. my question is do i have to remove the spindle, tire rod and upper ball joint to gain acces to it. and in the repair manuel it says to release the snap ring and press it out. but there is no snap ring on it,and it has a metal cap where the grease plug is so it will not go down through. i tried my pickle fork but no luck. and i was going to take the upper and tire rod off but i still would not be able to gain full access to the botom ball joint. i think it is the original one to the truck.
#5 of 8 1994 Chevy Blazer Vortec engine 4HI/4LO problems please help!
Jun 09, 2009 (5:14 pm)
Hi - looks like a great community here - I just joined.
I just bought a 1994 Chevy Blazer ... it has the Vortec engine which I heard is less common than the standard engine on that year and model. The engine is 4.3L and more powerful, and more gas guzzling I'm assuming.
I have no experience with trucks (this is really like a jeep), and not that much experience with automatic transmissions (I've been driving a 1988 Nissan Sentra, stick shift, for 15 years). So if anything I say or ask makes me sound totally clueless, it's because I am.
There's is just a switch that looks like it just has an up and a down position, perhaps a middle position as well. Up says "4HI" and down says "4LO". This vehicle is obviously 4x4, and I think maybe 4x4 all the time. My mechanic looked into it a bit - he thinks it's in 4-wheel-drive all the time, and when you turn off the vehicle then turn it on again, that resets it.
So I started it up to drive it home tonight ... which supposedly resets all that ... did NOT press the 4HI or 4LO on the switch ... then I noticed that the green light for 4HI was on. When I push 4LO I don't see the red or orange light or whatever color it is turn on.
Also, how do I hear or know if 4WD is engaged or not?
Is it 4WD all the time?
Which gets better gas mileage, 4HI or 4LO?
Which is "more" 4WD, 4HI or 4LO?
Can I not go above a certain speed in 4HI or 4LO, or risk blowing out the transmission?
How do I turn 4WD off, if it's even possible on this particular vehicle?
If I can't fix whatever computer issues or whatever (probably can't on my own), how much might this all cost me to get it fixed?
Thanks! If you want feel free to e-mail me a response too, chrisfrombrooklyngmail.com
#6 of 8 New top speed need new speedometer
Jun 13, 2009 (9:43 am)
I have a 2002 Blazer ZR2. I hooked up a programer and changed the top speed from 98 to 120 but now i am afraid that i am going to brake the needle when i am going over 100 mph. I have looked everywhere i can think of for a new gauge face but cant find anything. Everything i find is only to replace stock and i really dont want to mount a stan alone speedo. Any ideas????
#7 of 8 Re: New top speed need new speedometer [crannrod]
Jun 13, 2009 (10:51 am)
i am going to [break] the needle when i am going over 100 mph...
Where is it legal to be driving that fast?
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#8 of 8 Re: New top speed need new speedometer [crannrod]
Jun 15, 2009 (7:16 am)
i am not sure about that truck , but i have done the same thing to other vehicles. i never had a prob with the needle breaking when it hit the stop pin