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mains are usually 65-75 foot pounds., rods are usually 40-50 foot pounds.

Chevrolet... | Answered on May 23, 2017

if it is overheated what smart people do is have a wet and dry compression test done to determine the extent of the damage
yes 180.000mils id s fair distance but about 1/2 of what can be expected if the motor was well maintained
Not every overheating destroys an engine and what you call severly overheated may just be head gaskets or cracked heads
for instance , when the engine was allowed to cool down, coolant added and the engine started , was there any rattles clangs or bangs evident, did it miss badly, immediately blow the water out of the radiator or did it start and run reasonably well
What I am trying to do is remove the hysteria of what happened to get to a point where consideration can be given to a reasonable course of action
unless you lost all of the coolant from a burst bottom radiator hose there is still coolant around the cylinders
even if the pistons have picked up on the cylinder walls (rattles and bangs ) or the rings have softened the damage can be repaired with a cylinder rebore /hone and new pistons and ring sets
the heads will need a skim to make them flat again and new head gaskets but generally all of that will return the engine to serviceable condition cheaper than a new engine and be better than a wrecker/junkyard engine
a compression test will reveal the extent of the damage to start with , then the head removes will show the rest of the damage to the cylinder bores
all you have to do is find an accredited engine reconditioning shop ( not the local mechanic as they will say straight out --new engine) and get a diagnosis and quote before you make the decision

Chevrolet... | Answered on May 12, 2017

Is it 4X4 ? Drive shaft

Chevrolet... | Answered on May 01, 2017

GM also offers a built-in trailer-brake controller on 2009 half-ton trucks. Like Ford's, when activated, the truck's ABS brakes reduce gain to the trailer brakes. In GM trucks, however, the controller gain adjustment and hand control are on the left side of the steering column. It's all electronic, not hydraulic, This link has an article you may find interesting Trailer Brake Controllers What Wrong and What Right PickupTrucks com News

Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 19, 2017

The chime system is a class 2 databus. The chime is actually created by the factory radio and plays thru the left front speaker. If the radio is non factory and the appropriate kit was not used ( which has a speaker for the chine) or the front left speaker is blown then you won't have a chime. If you do have a factory radio and the speaker plays the music fine then the problem lies in either the data circuit or the radio. If you have an aftermarket radio and the correct wiring kit was used then either there is a bad connection, blown chime speaker or defective kit.

Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 10, 2016

Anon, Torque specifications Transfer case bolts. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Correct torque spec for transfer case bolts
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Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 26, 2016

You will need a trim shop to replace the inflatable bladder for the support if no other leaks are found..

Chevrolet... | Answered on May 31, 2016

you can ether disconnect the battery or reset the computer.
reseting the computer varies depending on the year and model of your truck. google it or youtube it if disconnecting the battery doesn't work.

Chevrolet... | Answered on May 06, 2016

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Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 22, 2016

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Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 16, 2016

I suggest you take it to a ASE certified repair shop , it sounds like you know nothing about automotive electrical systems . I don't know who told you that a hot wire is touching ! I'd say they don't have a clue either ! From my 30years experience , I'd say the instrument cluster is bad , because I know GM had a lot of problems with them ! But if you still think you want to mess with it , you'll need to pull the instrument cluster out of the vehicle , find a wiring diagram an check the instrument cluster wiring harness an connector for bare wires an check for power an grounds with a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter !
  1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  2. Observe the IPC.
Does the instrument cluster operate normally?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
Go to Step 3


  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the IPC.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  4. Connect a test lamp between the ignition 1 voltage circuit and a good ground.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 7
Connect a test lamp between the ignition 1 voltage circuit of the IPC and the ground circuit of the IPC.
Does the test lamp illuminate? yes or no
Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the IPC. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition? yes or no
Repair the open or a high resistance in the ground circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair? yes or no
Replace the IPC. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?

Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 05, 2015

no torque specs need just put good bead of silicone on back of cover and tighten no need to go overboard just tight.Done hundreds of them when I worked at chevy garage and then 17 years my own shop

Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015

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