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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnybravo300 View Post
    You'll become a decent mechanic owning older chevys like that. They are pretty much done at that point in their life and wont ever be dependable again and riddled with problems.
    Best thing you can do if you want to drive old cars is to go with Toyota or Subaru and keep the old 2000 Chevy for a project truck. Unfortunately the **** have us beat on most things mechanical, engines, motorcycles, theres nothing that will compete and the jap stuff is usually cheaper now and lasts forever almost.
    I stopped driving American junk when I learned that and now it's nothing to get 300k+ out of a jap car with little problems over the years, simple to work on and cheap.
    You'll replace suspension components on a jap car long before you ever wear our major engine parts.
    It's another option and one that can save ya big $$ over the years!
    At least with an old small block Chevy parts are cheap and everywhere including the grocery store or a fence row.

  2. #32
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    Dennis

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    This truck has been very dependable over the years with very few mechanical problems, and it has 150000 miles on it. I will get back to you all and let you know what the diagnose is.

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    nomad roman numeral 2

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    was it throwing any other codes ? did you compare sensors side by side ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by randywa View Post
    They started losing me when they started putting motors in sideways. Some things just ain't right.
    thats why they refer to them as adverse. just wait till they start installing them contusionally ?

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad 11 View Post
    thats why they refer to them as adverse. just wait till they start installing them contusionally ?
    Humor makes all car repairs go better...
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  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by releventchair View Post
    I'm not much of a mechanic. Therefore you'll need to acquire a 1966 pickup....
    Seriously though , to give you something to do after kicking the right front tire and the problem still existing here's an idea...

    https://easyautodiagnostics.com/gm/4...test-the-icm-1
    I love pickups of that generation. I'd love to own a 66 Chevy with a 283. My first pickup was a 65 Ford in grad school. Despite little power from the 6 cyl, and poor fuel economy to boot, I have fond memories of it. I've had pickups for all but one year of the last 42 years. I had a 2001 Chevy with the 5.3 like the OP's GMC. Only problem I ever had was a sticky throttle body that required frequent cleaning. Capable & comfortable truck for long trips and for towing a boat.
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  7. #37
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    Might try the mass airflow sensor also.a bad one kept my previous car from starting.if it's bad,unplug it and your truck should start.dont drive it like that though,you'll get crappy gas milage.
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    save some time and energy, check the cap and roter, go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randywa View Post
    They started losing me when they started putting motors in sideways. Some things just ain't right.
    Yeah and then they really threw us a curve ball with the rotary engines!
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    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad 11 View Post
    was it throwing any other codes ? did you compare sensors side by side ?
    No, it was not.
    Last edited by old digger; Jan 13, 2019 at 11:05 PM.

  11. #41
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    I agree that if the O.P. does all of the checking that has been recommended and if the truck still will not start, it might just be that the crankshaft position sensor that he purchased and installed as it might just be a bad part. However, another often overlooked item is the Camshaft Position Sensor which is important with the truck's engine starting as the timing and spark are likely controlled by the cam. There are a lot of videos and links with instructions, so I am not going to give a link to any of them but have given a link to the Google Search for testing a Camshaft Position Sensor and the O.P. can check them out.

    https://www.google.com/search?ei=txQ...30.aPAsDeMYY4E
    Last edited by huntsman53; Jan 13, 2019 at 10:58 PM.
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  12. #42
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    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDXMonster View Post
    Humor makes all car repairs go better...
    Especially if and when the problem is fixed. And also when you can finally get in, start it up and go.

  13. #43
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    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    I love pickups of that generation. I'd love to own a 66 Chevy with a 283. My first pickup was a 65 Ford in grad school. Despite little power from the 6 cyl, and poor fuel economy to boot, I have fond memories of it. I've had pickups for all but one year of the last 42 years. I had a 2001 Chevy with the 5.3 like the OP's GMC. Only problem I ever had was a sticky throttle body that required frequent cleaning. Capable & comfortable truck for long trips and for towing a boat.


    One thing that I really liked about the 62 that I had, was when you drove over those speed bumps, it felt like you just flowed over them as if you were on air, (Of coarse not going too fast).
    And another thing, That 235, straight 6 sure did have some power. If I wanted to I could easily burn rubber. But as has already mentioned it did guzzle the gas.
    Last edited by old digger; Jan 13, 2019 at 11:09 PM.
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  14. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman53 View Post
    Yeah and then they really threw us a curve ball with the rotary engines!
    And don’t forget front wheel drive!
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    Sorry, Iím on a fixed income.

  15. #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
    And don’t forget front wheel drive!
    Don't forget pancake engines with their horizontally opposed cylinders (Subaru, Porsche, some older VWs).
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    Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
    - Mark Twain






    Running 2019 CRH: Boxes of halves searched: 69; dimes: 10
    Total skunk boxes: 49 halves (71%), 9 dimes (90%)
    90% halves from boxes: 30
    40% halves from boxes: 112
    Silver dimes from boxes: 1
    Silver halves from teller trays: 16 - 40% halves
    Coinstar silver: 3 quarters, 1 dime

 

 
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