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  1. Being stranded is no fun! Sounds like the battery is on its way out but maybe it will last a bit longer? I highly recommend the duracell platinum agm batteries that can be found at batteries plus bulbs, 48 month free replacement. Excellent performance in all temps. Is it reading 15.5 volts with all accessories on? did you test off the post of battery or both that and alternator? make sure you don’t have a loose ground etc. 15.5 seems high and could be bad cell/failing battery. Before you throw in a new battery make sure your alternator is functioning correctly as to not burn it up!
  2. Welcome! No such thing is a dumb question. If you are going all out get you some bilstein shocks all around. Air bags are great. As far as stability goes throw a set of 10 ply tires on the truck. I tow and put 10 ply tires on my 1500 and the difference is remarkable. No more sidewall flex and bouncing around. Much better stability, yes you will lose a little mpg but the safety factor makes up for it. Good luck!
  3. Hey Jon how did that cam swap go?
  4. Had the same issue on my 2004. Opted for a APTDY aftermarket pan and used some permatex “the right stuff” gasket maker along with a felpro gasket. No leaks a year later. You already have the truck apart might as well follow through with it so its one less thing you have to be concerned about later. Just my 2 cents.
  5. +1 for the wildpeak club. Congrats on your new setup I have had my set in 10 ply for almost a year and have been nothing but pleased with them.
  6. No such thing as a stupid question buddy. You wont be able to get the proper torque applied unless you rotate the crank in this order: 22 ft. lbs 6. Rotate the crankshaft until the number one piston is at top dead center (TDC) of the compression stroke.In this position, cylinder number one rocker arms will be off lobe lift, and the crankshaft sprocket key will be at the 1:30 position.The engine firing order is 1, 8, 7, 2, 6, 5, 4, 3.Cylinders 1, 3, 5 and 7 are the left bank.Cylinder 2, 4, 6 and 8 are the right bank. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. 7. With the engine in the number one firing position, tighten the following valve rocker arm bolts: o Tighten the cylinders 1, 2, 7 and 8 exhaust valve rocker arm bolts to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.) . o Tighten the cylinders 1, 3, 4 and 5 intake valve rocker arm bolts to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.) .  8. Rotate the crankshaft 360 degrees. 9. Tighten the following valve rocker arm bolts: o Tighten the cylinders 3, 4, 5 and 6 exhaust valve rocker arm bolts to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.) . o Tighten the cylinders 2, 6, 7 and 8 intake valve rocker arm bolts to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.) . 10. Install the valve rocker arm cover Good luck!
  7. With that kind of mileage I would thoroughly inspect all the front end parts to be safe and plan accordingly. Your hub is probably toast if its the original or even a replacement done 100k miles ago. Provided you have the tools its not a very difficult job.
  8. check your tie rods and ball joints to be sure but if those check out its most likely your hub. Wouldn’t drive on it if it has already failed. Find your parts on Amazon or rockauto. How many miles are on the truck??
  9. IMO you might need to do some light trimming. Wheel spacers aren’t good long term for your bearings or studs. Check the DOT stamp on the tires if they were made in 15 they are almost five years old. Tread depth could be perfect on a tire that is starting to weaken due to age. Play it safe. I highly recommend falken wildpeaks for an awesome all around A/T.
  10. Common problem. I had the same symptoms on my 2004. Stuck in 4wd, service 4wd etc. Replacing the sensor inside of my encoder motor solved it for good. Use a/c delco parts either from rockauto or Amazon. The encoder motor is above your skidplate on the driver side. If it is not your sensor it could he the switch itself (I replaced mine with no improvement) or the encoder motor itself.
  11. I had the same problem with my 04 silverado. I changed the switch with no resolve, then I changed the sensor in the encoder motor on the transfer case. The sensor was the issue. http://ACDelco 88962315 GM Original Equipment Transfer Case Range Select Position Sensor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049OL6OW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_U0paDbMV2F217
  12. Are you getting hot air on drivers side only? or all vents? My 2004 had the same problem but only on the driver side. Pulling the blend door actuator and cleaning the grease from the contacts solved the problem completely. Trouble free a year later. If this doesn’t solve the problem it could be your actual module if you have dual climate.
  13. Did the new encoder motor fix the problem? Maybe the 01 wasn't serviceable.
  14. Had the same problem on my 2004. Turns out it was the sensor inside of the encoder motor mounted to the transfer case. $50 part AC delco on Amazon. Try the sensor first before you shell out the $$ for the entire encoder motor.
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