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Username Post: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY?        (Topic#344132)
Ray1999Z71 
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Ray1999Z71
Loc: Taylorsville KY
Reg: 04-11-17
04-18-17 05:26 PM - Post#2687219    

Post what you have fixed, modified etc. With photos if you have them!

Today I cleared trouble codes and cleaned the MAF to trouble shoot the engine codes. Took it for a spin. No CEL for now. We'll see how it goes.



Dad always said "It'll be aight!"


 
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Ray1999Z71 
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Ray1999Z71
Loc: Taylorsville KY
Reg: 04-11-17
04-21-17 03:40 AM - Post#2687567    
    In response to Ray1999Z71

Well, today I successfully figured out that the engine codes are the dirty MAF sensor. I had 7+ codes. I cleaned the MAF and reset the CEL. Drove about 30 miles yesterday and the CEL comes back on, but only two codes. P0420 and P0430. The exhaust has 331,500 miles on it. Never had the cats replaced. Im not sure if dad ever replaced the o2 sensors. It runs great. So, considering the codes, I am guessing the cats are just not doing their job anymore, or the o2 sensors are shot. At 331,500 miles, wouldn't hurt the replace both items.

Dad always said "It'll be aight!"


 
wagonman100 
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Posts: 13846
wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
05-02-17 08:45 PM - Post#2689385    
    In response to Ray1999Z71

Today I only drove my truck. I had planned to change the oil this weekend and I have to replace the encoder motor soon.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
Ray1999Z71 
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Posts: 40
Ray1999Z71
Loc: Taylorsville KY
Reg: 04-11-17
05-03-17 09:58 AM - Post#2689437    
    In response to wagonman100

Yesterday I replaced the MAF, and recharged the A/C after finding the service port valve was the culprit in the leak. Blows cold! 331,600 miles and still all the original A/C components!!

Dad always said "It'll be aight!"


 
Smitty_Chevy 
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 1088

Age: 67
Loc: Hampton, GA
Reg: 10-29-08
05-14-17 06:31 PM - Post#2691318    
    In response to Ray1999Z71

Well it was actually day before yesterday but anyway I never liked the big Chevy letters on the tailgate of my truck but was always afraid if I removed them it would leave some discoloration or something and then I would be sorry I ever messed with it.

Finally after 14 years of looking at it I decided I would remove it no matter if I had to have it repainted if I couldn't cover it back up with another Chevy decal. As it turned out there was no fading at all.

I took a hair dryer and heated up the decals and they came right off. I should have done it back in 2003.

I like it better. I may put a small Silverado emblem down in the lower left hand corner later.







The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time by the blood of patriots and tyrants - Thomas Jefferson


 
Smitty_Chevy 
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Age: 67
Loc: Hampton, GA
Reg: 10-29-08
05-15-17 04:41 PM - Post#2691466    
    In response to Smitty_Chevy

I did some more work on my tailgate today. I put one of these Dee Zee tailgate assist shocks on my Silverado. The thing works great. Normally when I'm carrying something in my hands I have to put it down to lower the tailgate on my truck or else the tailgate will crash down like a ton of brick. My bed cover will raise by it's self when I push the button and with this thing I can just pull the handle and let the tailgate fall and it slows to a stop at the bottom without a crash bang. About the easiest thing I've ever installed on my truck. Took about 15 minutes.

I found it on Amazon for $23.39 in case anyone is interested.
[url]https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PW9ZUI /ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o0 1_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/ url]









I also found a light bar that installs below the tail gate for sale on Amazon. They were so cheap in price I thought I'd give them a try. I didn't figure they'd work very good since they were only $17.99 but I was surprised.

They actually are very bright LED's that are molded into a flexible rubber and plastic strip which makes them water proof. They attach with 3M double sided tape that comes already applied and they plug into the outlet for trailer lights on my truck.

The running lights and brake lights work as do the turn signals which makes one half of the lights blink according to which way you're turning.
[url]https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WLNFTS5 /ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o0 0_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/ url]








The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time by the blood of patriots and tyrants - Thomas Jefferson


 
Smitty_Chevy 
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Age: 67
Loc: Hampton, GA
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05-18-17 04:15 PM - Post#2691793    
    In response to Smitty_Chevy

Well I'm not finished with my tailgate yet. Today I added this stainless steel strip with the letters cut out reading - SILVERADO.






The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time by the blood of patriots and tyrants - Thomas Jefferson


 
Ray1999Z71 
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Ray1999Z71
Loc: Taylorsville KY
Reg: 04-11-17
05-26-17 06:00 AM - Post#2692989    
    In response to Smitty_Chevy

SMITTY...thanks for your posts.

Dad always said "It'll be aight!"


 
Smitty_Chevy 
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Age: 67
Loc: Hampton, GA
Reg: 10-29-08
05-28-17 12:14 AM - Post#2693194    
    In response to Ray1999Z71

  • Ray1999Z71 Said:
SMITTY...thanks for your posts.



Glad you like them.

The people over on the Chit Chat forum don't care for my truck. They say I've got to much bling on it. May be so but I like it so that's all that matters to me.

I thought about showing them my pink fuzzy dice but I'm afraid that might put those conservative vehicle owners in shock.








The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time by the blood of patriots and tyrants - Thomas Jefferson


Edited by Smitty_Chevy on 05-28-17 12:18 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Ray1999Z71 
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Posts: 40
Ray1999Z71
Loc: Taylorsville KY
Reg: 04-11-17
06-05-17 09:04 AM - Post#2694486    
    In response to Smitty_Chevy

To be honest, I am not much of a fan of pink fuzzy dice or all the bling. But if you are proud of it, that's all that matters. Different strokes for different folks. To each their own. Live and let live. Everyone has their own preferences. I honestly don't understand why anyone would want to lower a truck and put skateboarded out wheels on it, but I see it all the time. Those folks must live in a different reality than I do.

My father used to say "The world takes all kinds of people." He wasn't mistaken. Now who is to say what is right and what is wrong when it comes to customizing a vehicle? The owner, that is who.

I would never put all that bling on my truck, neither would I lift it, black it out and hang a set of bull balls off the hitch. I like my trucks stock, with maybe a taller tire.

Have fun with your truck Smitty...don't let anyone bust your excitement.

Dad always said "It'll be aight!"


 
Smitty_Chevy 
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Age: 67
Loc: Hampton, GA
Reg: 10-29-08
06-05-17 08:46 PM - Post#2694611    
    In response to Ray1999Z71

  • Ray1999Z71 Said:
I like my trucks stock...




You're saying that you like for other people to decide what goes on your truck then? Some designer sitting at a desk at GM decides to put a decal here and a emblem there along with a piece of chrome some where and that makes it hallowed ground? Not for me it don't! I don't go along with that. I bought the truck and I'll change it to suit me.


The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time by the blood of patriots and tyrants - Thomas Jefferson


 
Ray1999Z71 
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Posts: 40
Ray1999Z71
Loc: Taylorsville KY
Reg: 04-11-17
06-06-17 05:12 AM - Post#2694653    
    In response to Smitty_Chevy

Smitty, no sir. Just because its stock, its doesn't make it hallowed ground. I just have a taste that usually resembles a stock appearance. That's all. I think the factory usually does a pretty good job. Some of the newest chevys and fords have way too much chrome on them for my taste. So no, not all stock appearances are sacred. But generally speaking, when I buy a vehicle, I buy one that like without planning on modification to make it to my taste.

Dad always said "It'll be aight!"


 
Ray1999Z71 
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Posts: 40
Ray1999Z71
Loc: Taylorsville KY
Reg: 04-11-17
06-06-17 06:15 AM - Post#2694666    
    In response to Ray1999Z71

Well, not today, but this past weekend I pulled the front driveshaft and replaced the ujoints. Made a huge difference in vibration and noise coming from the front end.

Dad always said "It'll be aight!"


 
wagonman100 
Super Senior Member
Posts: 13846
wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
06-07-17 08:28 PM - Post#2695020    
    In response to Ray1999Z71

I work with a guy who thinks everything on a vehicle should remain the way the factory built it. He owns a '72 Chevelle SS that has headers on it (he bought it that way). You'd never know it had headers, it's very quiet. But he wants to put the stock style exhaust manifolds back on it. He had a Camaro project years ago that he sold before it was finished, but he was going to put a Powerglide back in it because that's what it came with. I couldn't imagine driving a car these days with a two speed trans in it. Luckily the guy he sold it to didn't have the same viewpoint. He put in an LS motor and overdrive trans.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
Ray1999Z71 
Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 40
Ray1999Z71
Loc: Taylorsville KY
Reg: 04-11-17
06-09-17 08:02 AM - Post#2695197    
    In response to wagonman100

I hear ya. Im not a die hard factory guys when it comes to power train. I like factory looks though, especially 60's-70's era muscle cars. I like factory wheels and options.

But like I told Smitty...to each their own.

Dad always said "It'll be aight!"


 
wagonman100 
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Posts: 13846
wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
07-10-17 06:42 PM - Post#2699526    
    In response to Ray1999Z71

Well I finally got around to changing the transfer case shift actuator (encoder motor). I thought it was fine yesterday, then got the service 4wd message today. Pushed the button for 4 hi and it went in and wouldn't come out. I let it sit all day and it went into 2 hi again. I thought maybe the aftermarket motor was bad. Luckily I had another 4wd switch handy and changed that. The old switch was bad. Everything works fine now.

But I knocked into the shift cable while removing the front driveshaft and it knocked the cable off the pivot on the shift lever. Turns out the pivot is too corroded to hold the cable, so it's a good thing it happened in my driveway. Got a new shift lever and will put it on tomorrow. Right now the cable is zip tied in place and working.

I also ordered a new battery cable junction block because I was getting a battery warning light. I cleaned the connection and it hasn't set the light again, but the block itself is melted from the resistance caused by the corrosion I cleaned off of the stud.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
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