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Is an exhaust pipe broken at engine connection fixable by a DIYer?

Can I just put the pipe back in and do something to seal them together again? Or do I need to replace that section of the exhaust pipe or the entire exhaust pipe? You can attempt welding. It's not ...
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Is an exhaust pipe broken at engine connection fixable by a DIYer?

If I were you, I'd try to take it back to the shop and tell them they busted the exhaust while replacing the transmission. It was working just fine before they touched it. You can see what they say, ...
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Truck won't budge in neutral. Could it be due to a cracked transmission bellhousing?

The cracked bell housing would not be preventing the flywheel from turning as an automatic transmission doesn't work that way. The engine is not physically coupled to the transmission from a driven ...
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2015 GMC truck check engine light no longer on

Yes, it is an accurate statement. The first troubleshooting step I do when diagnosing any issue which is in response to trouble codes is to clear the code and see if it comes back. If it doesn't come ...
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Is an exhaust pipe broken at engine connection fixable by a DIYer?

I agree with the other answers in general, but would like to add to them. This doesn’t look like rust to me, it it a brittle weld that has cracked and separated. Everything looks in very good ...
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Truck overheating; no coolant flow through radiator

I'd agree with Paulster2 that you don't have enough coolant in the system. One thing I've found extremely helpful in getting cooling systems properly filled up is one of these Lisle 24610 Spill-Free ...
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My Reverse Just Went Out/Everything Else Is Fine

You need to check a couple of things. Ensure you have enough transmission fluid in your vehicle. If the fluid is up to par, one of two things could be going wrong (to my knowledge): The reverse band ...
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1995 gmc Sierra 1500

There are numerous freeze plugs in a typical GM block. the good news is some are readily replaceable. There are two bad points though. First point, the ones that aren't easily viewable are a pain to ...
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Transmission slipping after losing fluid from line rupture

If I understand your question, you lost all the fluid in your automatic transmission but continued to drive it until it "slipped and slipped". Then you repaired the leak but put the wrong ...
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What is this under-seat part on a '99 GMC Sierra, and can it be repaired?

It would need to be welded. Much lower cost to get one at a salvage yard. I am sure there is no demand so it should be cheap if you can remove it yourself. I added a few power seats to GM cars from ...
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2002 gmc sierra 2wd rpms rise when applying brakes

I think you have two different issues here. The first one sounds like you have a vacuum leak in your brake servo/booster. When you press the brake, the booster uses vacuum provided by the air intake ...
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Is an exhaust pipe broken at engine connection fixable by a DIYer?

First and foremost: Soak everything in penetrating oil. A LOT. The right stuff to use is Aero Kroil which is a little hard to find. In a jam, Liquid Wrench will suffice. Do not use WD-40; it's not ...
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Is an exhaust pipe broken at engine connection fixable by a DIYer?

Mark where the weld is on the exhaust pipe (by measuring from the end) and mark the angle how the pipe fits in the flange ! Grind of the old weld from the pipe. It doesn't look like rust Remove the ...
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Leaking at top of rear door

Is the top of the door closing properly? if the top of the door is not compressing the seal sufficiently it will leak. You could, with the window down, gently bend the door top in towards the car a ...
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Sputtering and hesitation upon acceleration and intermittently

Listen to cranking the engine when cold. If uneven, compression is bad (unlikely, but you must rule it out before spending any more money). Check vacuum lines, especially the PCV valve hose and ...
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1995 gmc Sierra 1500

If you want a hand pinpointing the leak you could add some UV Dye to the radiator and get a UV light to illuminate it once the leak occurs and track it to its highest point. This is usually for small ...
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Positive cable smoking......

Electrical issues are difficult to figure out without a lot of deadends. If you put YOUR seat in another truck and it worked fine, good. If your door switches operate somebody else's perfectly ...
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What could cause ABS on 1 wheel when braking at slow speed?

GMC and Chevy trucks have a known problem with their front wheel bearings. The ABS sensor slides into the wheel bearing and is bolted on from the outside. This type of sensor is very sensitive to ...
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Truck overheating; no coolant flow through radiator

More for other readers than the OP, but I found this thread by asking "New Water Pump Overheating". I've got a Chevy Blazer with the 4.3 V6, and right after replacing my water pump, I filled the ...
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Z71 package details for old body style, late 1990s, GMC Sierra

As explained here, lots of people add aftermarket Z71 stickers to their truck to artificially increase the value. If the truck truly is a Z71, it would be listed on the RPO ("regular production ...
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