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  1. repairman54

    Chicago / Illinois emission test w / Range device

    On my old '11 5.3 w/range installed my I/M monitors would not run the EVAP tests. No CEL on or any codes stored. Only knew it as it wouldn't pass NJ inspection. I finally tracked it down to a bad MAP. It was erratic enough to stop tests running yet not bad enough to trigger any codes. My scan...
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    Windshield Chipping 2021 Yukon

    Just a thought, is this the newer acoustic glass that may be softer.
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    Rear Defrost Time

    My '20 Traverse stays on a long time vs my '11 Tahoe. Tahoe's like to burn off the wire terminals on the glass though so don't wish for longer run times. Besides worry about where you're going not where you've been. :D
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    Wife wants a smaller GM SUV, what's good and what should we stay away from?

    My wife loves her '16 AWD 3.6 Equinox. She is a car girl and she says it puts sport in SUV. At 90k miles, bought it in '16 as a CPO w/12k on it. Only a set of tires and brakes done to it. Severe schedule maintenance adhered to. With 310hp it is a little rocket.
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    Which Fuel Tank do I need? 2011 Tahoe LTZ 4x4 5.3

    When filling up do not try to get every last drop of gas into the tank. Just round off to the next dollar when pump clicks off and leave it. Overfilling forces gas into the charcoal canister and kills them. Of course if you bought used you have no idea what the previous owner did.
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    ok to drive with air suspension not working?

    At 100k miles one of my air bags got a hole in it. And it took out the pump from it running constantly. 2 new GM shocks and a Dorman air pump and I'm back to normal. New Dorman pump has thermal protection to help prevent burnout. I've got the electronic air shocks also so I went GM on the...
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    Auto Theft

    If a thief wants it then it's gone. A lot of ''steals'' are not driven away. Hidden under lift wheel lifts on 1 ton pickups are plentiful. What works for the repo man also works for professional thieves. Rear tow and away it goes.
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    Beware of Luftmeister magnetic ride rear replacement shocks

    I did the AC OEM electronic air shocks off of Amazon for my '11. Only savings over RA was shipping as I'm a Prime member. If OEM is not available, then I'm forced to have to mess around with the aftermarket. RA search of the OE part number off the shock got me the current number.
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    Can you turn off the rear view camera ?

    Dashboard light dimmer should dim down the display some. I think the rearview camera is Fed. mandated to be on in reverse.
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    Air Comptrssor (Suspensio ) I Upgrade?

    Factory compressor is small and not designed to run long as the air volume it puts out is not a lot to fill the shocks. Newer replacements actually have a thermal protection built into them to protect them. Do not tap into it. Trying to use it for inflatables will burn it out.
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    Would like opinions on front pads for '12 XL Denali, thinking about Hawk

    I've been using Wagner OEX pads on my '11. I get 50k miles out of them with towing duty. At 150k miles now and ready for another brake job. I only use coated rotors also, not the painted but rust coated ones. They will be my 3rd set going on. My truck see's salt usage also. I do not like...
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    2009 Yukon Needs New Headlights. What to Get?

    HID in my '11 low beams since '14. Just cheap 55w Chinese stuff. Had a couple ballasts go bad over 120k miles but I mounted them for under hood access. At $50 a set have spares is not an issue. I do a lot of winter driving as I snowmobile and ice melting heat in the headlights is critical. Plus...
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    Need Some Opinions on 2015 Tahoe LTZ Rear Air Ride Options

    My shocks always have air in them also. You may not hear them bleed down when stopped but they can self-adjust once moving. Sometimes I hear air release when jacking a loaded trailer off the hitch, sometimes not. Replacement Dorman pump in there right now with 2 new GM shocks.
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    Rough idle/running/misfire

    Just use the recommended oil, synthetic is the only real ''upgrade''. Who knows more, the engineers who get paid to blow them up in testing or the interweb? Took my old '99 Yuk 5.7 to 220k miles on WM super Tech full synth. oil and sold it running fine. Guy who bought it ran it another 2 yrs...
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    Poor Backup Camera

    Rear window washer doesn't clean the rear camera lenses? I does on my '20 Traverse High Country.
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    Intermittent p0304

    I had under load misses in my old '99 Yuk with the 5.7. After replacing cap, rotor, plugs, etc. it was a bad distributor. It had the OEM crappy plastic housing one.
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    When is enough to let go?

    Let go time is when things breaking on a regular basis and it's not getting you home type of failures. Currently waiting for a couple rack pressure lines to arrive as one is leaking due to rust. I'm at the 150k mark and rust it getting to all the fluid lines on mine now. I've just started...
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    Has AC Delco gone down hill

    Genuine GM is now factory, AC Delco has gold and professional lines.
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    reprograming onboard computer with new shocks

    Need a scan tool that will read all 4 code families. P, B, C and U codes. A full function scan tool is more important than good hand tools today.
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    07-14 Engine Hours to Mileage Comparisons

    '11 4215 hours at 150k miles. Got it with 35k in '14. Mostly highway driving.
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    2011 Tahoe/Wife says that I need a new vehicle..

    '11 were solid trucks. Old enough to get the new model bugs out. 150k on my LTZ now, bought it with 35k miles and serviced via the severe schedule with full synth. fluids. Other than the normal high mileage rear air shock issues and the normal front hub issues it's been great. I tow with it...
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    A Sad Day on Friday the 13th

    Looks like a total to me. Door hinge area is really shoved in.
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    Can rear camera mirror be added after delivered to dealer?

    Rear view camera mirror is useless in the rain and depth perception is not the same as using mirror. I never use it. Have it in my HC Traverse, 360 camera package. Trailer hitch view is nice though.
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    99 two-door tailgate sticks

    Door strikers can be loosened. Just enough to give it a tap to move it.

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