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I think you may be overthinking this. Parallax means the appearance will vary depending on the distance and angle between the viewer and the truck, so unless there's some ISO standard reference point for racing stripe viewing, whatever shape looks right at (say) six feet will look off from 40' away in the opposite lane, and vice versa. I'd base any line ...


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I'd agree with Juann Strauss' comment. Try drawing the shape of the stripes out on the car with masking tape, then adjusting until they look right to you. Once you've got a shape you're happy with, run a new strip of tape along the outside of the ones you've just drawn, and peel off the original (so you've now got the paint you're keeping masked instead of ...


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NOTE: I have anecdotal vs. empirical data on this, so please understand that caveat. I believe the problem which is actually being discussed is doing a transmission flush when it has never been done before (or with long periods without). The theory is, over time, buildup occurs within the transmission when flushes do not occur at regular maintenance ...


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I have never heard of such a thing before and it also doesn't make any logical sense. On the contrary, if you e.g. change your engine oil every 3000 miles instead of the "recommended" 10000, your engine will last practically forever. A friend of mine has a Honda Civic with 800 000 miles on the odometer and he changes his oil every 6 weeks (he does about 3000 ...


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Weld a bigger nut on top of the stripped bolt, then slip a long metal pipe over an appropriate-sized wrench and try again. Soaking it overnight in some WD-40 will also help. Also try sharp taps with a hammer to "break" the rust.


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I went through this same ordeal on a Ford Windstar. I tried a 6 point socket, then a bolt remover, but neither worked. Then I got the Irwin Bolt Out from an auto parts store. It has a curve inside the socket that keeps digging and biting into the bolt head, which worked for me. They were small 8mm heads so I couldn't use the Go2 Socket I found online. It ...


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Disconnect the battery terminals. Unplug srs fuses if any exists in your fuse box. Unplug the steering wheel airbag its a yellow wire under steering column with a warning label. Unplug the dashboard air bag if you have one. It's a yellow wire under the dash. Same warning label on the passenger side. Replace your sensor Put your fuses back and connect ...


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Actually, the wires that you have are thus: Big fat gnarly wire is the main power wire, as you surmised. It comes directly from the battery. It provides power to the solenoid, not to the starter though (well, ultimately it gets to the starter ... I'll explain). There are two parts to the starter (in most vehicles). The larger part which actually attaches to ...


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Need to replace solenoid switch, which is on Top of the Transmission Power Supply box. The solenoid switch didn't hold power supply properly. I had this problem for a year like this my Dodge Caravan Minivan which has 178,000 Mile on it RPM 4800 when speed 70 MPH. A Mechanic was telling me need to replace the transmission, which is $1800. As soon i ...


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From your description and comments, I'd suggest you have a dead spot in your Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) right after idle (low end of the throttle). If the TPS is not reporting the correct throttle position, the computer will not lengthen the pulse width of the injector to give the engine more gas, which will in turn cause the engine to die. If you get ...


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That sounds like normal behavior. Under load, most cars will disengage the A/C compressor clutch to provide more power for acceleration.


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Instead of trying to replace it the way you are suggesting, why not do it a little easier with a V-Flange split coupler. Something like this: (NOTE: This is just an example from Summit Racing You can find them on eBay all day long.) Each side of the split would fit, one on the cat and one on the exhaust pipe. You'd need to weld these in place. They seal ...


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tl dr - Upgrade to a 2500 or 2500HD pick-up. There are several issues you'll notice when hauling at the maximum and over the maximum of the towing capacity of the Avalanche. First off, the 2007 & 2008 MYs came with the 4L60e transmission. Why GM ever put these in a pickup truck is beside me. These were meant to go into passenger cars. While they are ...


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As suggested in the comments, I don't thing the problem resides in the distributor, but in the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve. It either needs to be replaced or it needs to be cleaned and adjusted. Be careful when removing/cleaning/adjusting, as the gears inside are very fragile. It doesn't take much to push the plunger in and cause an issue. I believe the ...


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The Problem is caused by the throttle Position sensor or the linkage. Its Quite common for an old vehicle to develop this issue , take it to a mechanic and tell him exactly the issue. Old mechanical cars tend to develop this issue due to weakening of the accelerator linkage. Will not cost much to repair.


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In a word: Battery You can check all of the things which maplemale suggests and that's not a bad idea. From your description, though, it points right to the battery being the issue. From your description of how the "lights were bright and no warning lights", this points directly to the battery to me. Pull the thing and take it down to AutoZone, Advance ...


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Let's start with the most likely culprit which is the battery. The other components you mentioned could be an issue, but it's less likely given what you've told me. There are several things you should do: Check the age of your battery. There should be little stickers on the top or side, usually round with numbers in them. One set of numbers will be the ...



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