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01-16-2017, 01:42 PM
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Posted By beavertail

Thanks a lot. I just took the belt off and...

Thanks a lot. I just took the belt off and cleaned it really well and cleaned the groves on the pulleys. Belt was in such good shape I cleaned it and put it back. So far so good, just let it idle for...
01-14-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By beavertail

Alright, thanks. I'll hunt up the part numbers...

Alright, thanks. I'll hunt up the part numbers for thermostat and get a new belt. Didn't know how water pumps go out. If they kind of seize up or if they just wear out.
01-14-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By beavertail

Belt sqealing, truck running hot

Alright, don't knwo if these are related.

I was topping off the oil a couple of weeks ago. And knocked the jug over and about a cup full oil went on to the water pump and alternator belt. Before...
08-25-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By beavertail

Rough ride, sterring wheel is smooth

About a month I snapped the front wheel off. Long story there. Did both side ball joints, regreased everything. Got an alignment. Tie rod seemed in good shape and it actually drives nice.

97 2WD...
07-15-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By beavertail

Need a balljoint expert

I snapped off my drivers side wheel today. The truck actually landed on the on the wheel flat. The rim and tire seem okay, but it shreded the rubber brake line. Luckily it landed on the wheel insted...
06-15-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By beavertail

Ball joint Replace

I was wondering where a good place to put the jack is. I know it may be a stupid question, but I usually jack it up under the spring. I plan on using stands for safety measures also.

Are there...
03-25-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By beavertail

valve cover gaskets/engine cleaning

It's time to replace my valve cover gaskets. I've put it off for a long time. I cant' tell which one it is so I'm going to do all of them. First question, I'm sure there is plenty of info on this so...
07-13-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By beavertail

going dead

Hey Guys got a 97 2500 2wd w/ 140k on it. Long story, trying to be detailed to help. hopefully you can make it thru.

Set out on a 140 mile trip that I do once a week. Drove about 20 miles and...
09-01-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,849
Posted By beavertail

you guys are exactly right. thanks for the great...

you guys are exactly right. thanks for the great advice. My driver side battery was completely shot to [email protected]%$%^. I think it was probably so bad that it was fouling everything up, even when I was trying...
09-01-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,849
Posted By beavertail

Thanks. i thought it was batteries too. But when...

Thanks. i thought it was batteries too. But when i hooked it up to jump it off the volts were a little above normal at about 16. The starter still wouldn't engage it, it would try to turn and then...
09-01-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,849
Posted By beavertail

battery/starter ?

Trucks been real hard to crank lately with the cooler nights. Slow turns then barely fires. My trucks stranded right now. now, I turn on the key barely any volts register. I'm not sure why that...
08-28-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By beavertail

no brakes

the other night, driving on the interstate never really used the brakes in 3 hours. Late night with no traffic. got to my exit, started to slow down and NO BRAKES. Well, finally got it slowed for the...
07-24-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,778
Posted By beavertail

97 2500. 116,000. It' still a baby.

97 2500. 116,000. It' still a baby.
07-24-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By beavertail

starting/stalling problems...battery???

few weeks ago, I pulled in got fuel, went to start the truck and it it kind of had a hiccup. Turned the key, engine turned over like normal but no fire. Tried for about 3 seconds, turned key off then...
07-01-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By beavertail

diesel classes in NC

I really like working on my truck and I can do quite a bit of stuff, self taught. I'd like to learn more, but I don't have enough knowledge to get a job at a garage. Nor enough money to buy a broke...
06-02-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By beavertail

AC making idle weird

ALright, just started happening. When I have the AC on at a stop light or stopped, engine running in drive/reverse, the engine starts to idle funny. For instance I'll stop at a redlight, the engine...
06-02-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,377
Posted By beavertail

Thanks guys. That is some great info. I never...

Thanks guys. That is some great info. I never really realized about weakening the rotors by turning them. It makes perfect sense. I've suspected my drums in the back weren't working properly. Didn't...
05-31-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,377
Posted By beavertail

Yeah they're wqarped. I go through discs at leat...

Yeah they're wqarped. I go through discs at leat once a year on the front. I don't really know why. If I had to slam them on or something I could see why they would warp. But just from everyday...
05-25-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,377
Posted By beavertail

brake rotors turned Chapel Hill, NC

Just wondeirng if anyone knows who can turn my rotors somewhere around Chapel Hill or Pittsboro NC area
05-24-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,237
Posted By beavertail

Cummins 4bt is the engine. I think it's mated up...

Cummins 4bt is the engine. I think it's mated up with a 6.2 chevy tranny. I'm not sure how they did it, but I'm pretty sure it's a GM tranny. It's my dad's truck. I've got a 97 3500, just thought I'd...
05-24-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,237
Posted By beavertail

6.2 cummins transmission clutch plate

I'm trying to find a new clutch plate for my tranny. 1986 chevy 1 ton step van. I've put 3 chinese Napa ones in the past 5 weeks. I get about 500 miles out of them. The springs keep breaking. I'm not...
03-21-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,381
Posted By beavertail

ANyone used Cylinder Heads International

I'm doing work on my daily driver. 00 Altima. It needs another head. Just wondering if anyone has ever used Cylinder Heads International. They've been in business for 30 years, but I really can't...
12-15-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,205
Posted By beavertail

Thanks for the info guys. I tried to patch it by...

Thanks for the info guys. I tried to patch it by compression fitttings but the line was so flat spotted it wouldn't flare. Plus it was to close to a bend.

I read that stock line pressures on the...
11-05-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,205
Posted By beavertail

Transmission line questions

I have a 47RE and 97 2500. The spacers that keep the line separated vibrated to the wrong spots. I don't really know how that happened. Anyway, after noticing a big puddle of tranny fluid under the...
04-27-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,294
Posted By beavertail

The ones at NAPA are made in China. Do you know...

The ones at NAPA are made in China. Do you know of any that mightbe made somewhere else. I try not to use Cheapo China parts for important things. Also the cylinders on my truck look to be about the...
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