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Today, 4:40 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Doug D

Check the universal joints though they usually...

Check the universal joints though they usually clunk from my experience. After that maybe the pinion bearings? But the differential will have to be opened up to check those.
Forum: Avalanche
Today, 4:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Doug D

Me neither. Son wasn't sure where the noise was...

Me neither. Son wasn't sure where the noise was actually coming from. I'm not sure if the diff was low on fluid. I don't think so, but I can't say for certain. Son lives 400 miles away. As far...
Forum: Avalanche
Today, 2:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Doug D

Transmission is okay. Differential shot. ...

Transmission is okay. Differential shot. Apparently the carrier bearings came apart with bearing pieces in the pumpkin. Quoted $2300 for used differential installed. Son is done with it and...
Forum: Avalanche
July 11th, 2019, 1:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Doug D

He didn't move into 1 or 2. As soon as he put...

He didn't move into 1 or 2. As soon as he put it in D it made a horrible ratcheting sound - loud enough I could hear it via his cell phone which was on speaker. I suspect something with the...
Forum: Avalanche
July 11th, 2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Doug D

2007 Chevrolet Avalanche Transmission Failure

Son has a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 4x4 with 187K miles. Transmission rebuilt over 18 months ago (rebuild warranty has expired).

A few evening ago there was a sudden vibration and the vehicle lost...
Forum: The Lounge
June 23rd, 2019, 7:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Doug D

'93 Aerostar. It actually lasted over 200K...

'93 Aerostar. It actually lasted over 200K miles, but had a bad habit of interior panels loosening and no matter what I tried to fix it, they loosened up again. When the rear ABS started to have...
June 15th, 2019, 8:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Doug D

Is this a 1500 or 2500? Most 1500's (regardless...

Is this a 1500 or 2500? Most 1500's (regardless of make) do not have the payload rating to tow a 5th wheel camper. There are some small 5th wheel campers that can be towed by a light duty truck,...
Forum: Camaro
June 11th, 2019, 8:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By Doug D

Not sure about GM, but with Chrysler ODB1, 55...

Not sure about GM, but with Chrysler ODB1, 55 meant end of codes.
June 4th, 2019, 7:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By Doug D

If you go to the trouble of changing the fluid...

If you go to the trouble of changing the fluid I'd consider putting in a quart of Lucas with the rest of the new fluid. The Lucas will help swell up the seals - it's possible the seals have hardened...
Forum: TrailBlazer
May 15th, 2019, 7:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Doug D

I agree with MountainManJoe. The factory set up...

I agree with MountainManJoe. The factory set up is about as fuel efficient as you are going to get. Basically you are pushing a brick through the air. As MMJ posted, light on the throttle, coast...
May 14th, 2019, 1:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Doug D

I doubt you'll find one in Holland. And many...

I doubt you'll find one in Holland. And many junkyards here in the US don't have vehicles that old in inventory. Most only go back about 15-20 years. The best advice is to try RockAuto or similar...
May 11th, 2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Doug D

You need to identify the source of the drain. ...

You need to identify the source of the drain. You can do this if you have a multi-meter. Keep pulling fuses until you see the drain drop. At that point you've identified the circuit where the...
May 11th, 2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Doug D

Trailer is too heavy for what you have. It's...

Trailer is too heavy for what you have. It's recommended to allow 15-25% safety margin. Irish is correct. By the time you load the Suburban and trailer you'll be close to or over the CGVWR for...
May 7th, 2019, 8:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Doug D

Welcome. We purchased a '14 Equinox last...

Welcome. We purchased a '14 Equinox last December after wife totaled our paid for '10 Journey SXT on black ice. We are learning as well. So far so good. Wife has a 60 mile commute and is...
May 7th, 2019, 8:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Doug D

It could be beneficial. Might help to keep the...

It could be beneficial. Might help to keep the transmission temperatures down if the vehicle is used to tow a lot. You have to consider if the manufacturer didn't install a external cooler then...
May 7th, 2019, 5:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Doug D

Yes, that is possible. Most vehicles I have had...

Yes, that is possible. Most vehicles I have had there are two connections in the radiator for the transmission lines. The transmission fluid goes through part of the radiator to help cool the...
May 4th, 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Doug D

Have you tried at least washing them first with...

Have you tried at least washing them first with regular car soap? Advance Auto & Auto Zone have wheel cleaners available, but I don't know how well they work. My '06 Ram has corrosion on its...
May 4th, 2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Doug D

And they did it in 40 minutes. That's just a...

And they did it in 40 minutes. That's just a little over a minute for each vehicle.
May 4th, 2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Doug D

Agree. With the high mark up to get a diesel I...

Agree. With the high mark up to get a diesel I can purchase the big gas engine and for the difference I can buy a lot of gas. Plus diesels have a higher maintenance and repair costs. I recently...
Forum: The Lounge
May 4th, 2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Doug D

Yeah, USAA did treat us well. Like you the first...

Yeah, USAA did treat us well. Like you the first thing they asked was if my wife was okay. She was, just her nerves were rattled. Spinning on black ice will do that. You only shake after the...
Forum: The Lounge
May 4th, 2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Doug D

90 days? Jeeez. From the time my wife had her...

90 days? Jeeez. From the time my wife had her accident to getting the settlement check was not more than 10 days. I forget the exact timeline, but her accident was on a Monday, got it towed to a...
Forum: Colorado
May 3rd, 2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Doug D

As posted check the owner's manual. However, in...

As posted check the owner's manual. However, in general the vehicle should not be towed with all 4 wheels on the road. Despite the transmission being in neutral it will build up heat in the...
May 3rd, 2019, 8:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Doug D

I've had good service using Trico blades. Had...

I've had good service using Trico blades. Had the beam type once. Didn't seem to last long.
Forum: The Lounge
May 3rd, 2019, 8:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Doug D

I had Geico in the past. Their service was...

I had Geico in the past. Their service was pretty good. They were the ones that told me we could double dip when it came to medical bills - could file with the other drivers insurance (in this...
May 3rd, 2019, 8:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By Doug D

In other words while the gear change physically...

In other words while the gear change physically changes the vehicles towing ability, legally it does not. As far as the state is concerned the CGVWR would still be the same. It could result in a...
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