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It looks to me you need a new or remanufactured cluster but ... find a wiring diagram for that cluster and with a test light checks the + wires(sometimes there is more than one +) and the ground on the wiring diagram. You will need to remove the cluster itself for the backprobe wire's test at the cluster terminals.

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Feb 19, 2018

Without testing we'd only be guessing ! Do you want to replace a bunch of parts till the problem is fixed ? Hooking up a scanner an looking at engine management system sensor's (data ) inputs to the engine computer would be the first place to start. If you don't have the ability to do this , suggest you take it to a qualified repair shop . Or learn automotive Engine system diagnostic's . A lot of thing's could cause the problem your having . Do you know how to test automotive electrical an electronic system's ?

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1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017

New parts can still be bad , check for cracks also check wires for white arc marks on each other or where they might contact a ground source .

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Nov 11, 2017

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1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Jun 24, 2017

First check plug on actuator on front differential and be sure that plug is securely fastened to sensor and that plug has no rusted or corroded pins. Then test actuator and be sure it is operating properly. More than likely your four wheel drive actuator is malfunctioning.

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Jul 16, 2016

Passenger side are even numbers.

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Feb 14, 2016

They Screw Out Like a Bolt And In The Same Way

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Jun 03, 2015

These usually just screw out.Some will screw out and then have to be pulled slightly to release a lock tab if equipped.

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on May 24, 2015

I'm going to simply "spitball" an answer because i don't know WHY you think you need to change the oil pump.

1st, IF the oil pressure gauge isn't showing any pressure, or low pressure, AND there is no engine noises such as knocking or loud tapping, I would suspect a faulty oil pressure sending unit. IF there's a deep knocking sound then an oil pump isn't going to solve the problem. That is UNLESS it turns out to be what I ran across on a 1991 S10 4x4 with a 4.3. There was a "knocking" sound which I traced to the cover plate of the flywheel/flexplate. Turned out to have a cracked flexplate. Changed it and all was good.

I have a 1985 GMC that showed low oil pressure, yet there was no noises coming from the engine to confirm low oil pressure. I changed the pressure sending unit and it fixed the problem of "low oil pressure".

Now IF you're dead set on changing the oil pump, get ready because it isn't a 10 minute job.

You'll more than likely have to at LEAST raise the engine somewhat as (I'm guessing it's 4x4) the oil pan has a deep sump area for the oil pick up. This is so the oil pan can be shallow in the front area to clear the front differential and cross frame area.

Then you get to try to wiggle, twist, wiggle some more, the oil pan out from between the bottom of the engine/crankshaft, and the cross member of the frame AFTER removing all of the bolts that hold the oil pan in place.

IF it were me, I'd be almost inclined to simply pull the engine, at least part way out of the truck, to gain better access to the pan. AND you wouldn't be fighting trying to keep the oil pan gasket in place while doing the wiggle/twist putting the pan back into place.

Hope this helps.

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Feb 20, 2015

without looking at it i can only guess. Sounds like you need a new distributor cap and rotor arm. Hope this helps...

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Dec 20, 2014

the correct timing will be 12 degrees before TDC. It can be adjusted to 10 degrees but not over 12.

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Sep 12, 2014

computer controls engine idle thru a idle air control valve, air control valve could be dirty or bad, recomend to clean valve and clean throttle body bore with cleaner and see if idle inproves

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Jun 05, 2014

have you checked fuse at back of radio ?

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Mar 30, 2014

yup it can in the distributor you have a white plastic coil .very common for these to just die. you have to pull the distributor to change . when you begin make sure number 1 cylinder is at top dead center . it makes it easie to put everything back together . your rotor will point to the number 1 cylinder on reassmebly then set timing ........ You have turned it over with a spark wire off right to see if it sparkes. do this first !

1989 GMC S-15... | Answered on Nov 21, 2013

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