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Donny Hacker

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  1. Sweet, thank you! I'm still planning on going parts diving tomorrow.
  2. 15720545 I'm going to a local yard this week as well. There is one about 30 miles from my house that has a bunch of 88 to 90s era GM trucks to pick from.
  3. I actually found it on eBay last night but they want $175 for it
  4. Good news - I found the part number via a local Chevrolet dealership (thank you Huffines Plano). Bad news - It's been discontinued and there isn't a single dealership in the U.S. who has it The search continues......
  5. Thanks, I checked on there and cannot find it either. It's like they have every part but the one I need
  6. Maybe, but I can't find anything for that either. I'm wondering if I could retrofit a newer model hardware with it......
  7. Yes - that's where I got my pic from But if you notice in those diagrams, the part in question isn't labeled or identified. It's pictured, but not identified. On the service manual, it just refers to it as "lock assembly", but I can't find it on any online parts retailer for the life of me. Even the one I found on ebay seems to be different from mine.
  8. This is what I need and I can't even find a part number for it.
  9. So can anyone explain to me why this piece is seemingly (A) hard to find and (B) this expensive?? I think mine is bad and it's why the tailgate won't close/latch. I pulled everything yesterday and the spring on it seems to be knackered. I can't even find a good part number for it, etc. Anyone have any ideas of other sources where I might find this?? https://www.ebay.com/itm/92-00-Tahoe-Yukon-Suburban-Escalade-Rear-Hatch-Tailgate-Glass-Latch-Lock-9203/362892872011?hash=item547e19c94b%3Ag%3ADhUAAOSwZ5ReK1N2&fits=Year%3A1992|Model%3ABlazer|Make%3AChevrolet
  10. Here it is - first thing I am doing is trying to clean it out since it's so filthy. Also need to fix rear tail gate and replace struts for the rear glass. Once I get everything cleaned up, I need to restore the interior dash (broken/loose parts), clean up the engine, and it probably needs tie rods (probably some other stuff). If anyone is interested, I can post up more pics as I go along with it. I started cleaning the carpet today and have some pretty nasty pics
  11. From what I can tell, there is little to no activity in here. I just brought home a '92 full size Blazer yesterday to begin as a quarantine project.
  12. That was my first thought, but everything else around the engine looks good (i.e. no leaking around head), the truck was not overheating when I drove it (drove it around for about half an hour and the truck stayed in normal operating temp range), and there is no white smoke coming out the exhaust. I know the discoloration can be caused by other things as well, but the head gasket was my first guess. Coolant cap was clean and there did not appear to be any leaks or anything from the cooling system. I'll keep digging into it and I appreciate the reply.
  13. I own and drive an EV and there can be a lot to it. Given how much the average EV truck is going to cost, I'm pretty sure that contractors and other people who need work trucks will be buying them (I'm sure some exceptions notwithstanding). There are many advantages to EVs and there are also many disadvantages. Cost of charging isn't really a problem - my car costs me around two bucks to fully charge, but it can take a while. Charge times are improving and what not, but most mainstream EVs are not quite at "fill up a car with gas" level. Like many others have said, anyone who does need to go remote with their trucks, an EV just won't be practical at the moment. But again, anyone who is going to be able to afford the $75K or more for the trucks (about what the Rivian is going to cost) are more than likely only driving around town like most people with trucks.
  14. First (and long) post So I am looking at a 2008 crew cab 2WD with the 5 cylinder engine and it has around 138,000 miles on it. I checked it out in person last night and here is what I found: 1) Truck idles poorly and after hooking up my OBD tool, I found that the 4th cylinder is misfiring. There were no other codes noted (stored or otherwise). From what I can understand, this model year 5 cylinder didn't seem to have the cylinder head issue, so replace plugs and coils to fix? I drove it around the neighborhood and it drove OK given the misfire issue. Truck seemed to shift fine and I ran it through all gears (P, D, N, R, 3, 2, 1) with no issues. Braking is hit or miss, especially since I've never driven one of these before. The truck stops, but just seems "soft/spongy" to me. The truck also has over sized wheels and tires on it (as in those obnoxious cheap ones and not off road style) and I'm not sure if that is causing an issue. I couldn't see the pads or anything, but I can go back and check. 2) Checked oil cap and discovered tan "pudding" underneath, but the dipstick was clean (oil was just changed). The truck generally just sits out on the street and it's humid, so this is possibly due to condensation buildup. Obviously it could be something else, but condensation may fit - thoughts? 3) I did not notice any leaks or issues on the back end, but noted some oil on the front. Given the fact that the oil was just changed, I'm thinking most of what I was seeing was probably due to that. I didn't see anything leaking from drain plug or the block. CV joints also appeared oily, but I couldn't tell exactly what was causing it - boots did not look torn or damaged in any way. 4) Coolant, trans, and brake fluids looked OK and the truck maintained normal operating temperature while I drove it. 5) A/C works, but again, I've never driven one of these so I am not sure if it could be better (did not have a thermostat to check actually blown temps). The blower is noisy as all heck (coming from underneath passenger side?) and I can only assume that's not normal. 6) It has a new(er) battery that checked out fine. I am basically just looking for a backup vehicle for light work (i.e. hauling stuff to and from the house like Home Depot runs, etc.) or to use as in an emergency. They are asking around $3000 for it, but I'm torn over whether that's a decent deal given what I discovered. It would seem that these are running $6K to $8K online, so maybe not a bad deal? It has some cosmetic issues that I would also have to attend to (broken dash plastics, tail lights, headlight bulbs, etc.), but nothing major. My biggest issue are those stupid tires/wheels that I would immediately have to replace and then fix the cylinder issue. If it's just a matter of replacing coils & plugs, no big deal. But if it's a cylinder head issue, obviously that's an issue. The guy seems pretty eager to get rid of it, so I could probably talk him down a bit. Thoughts from the more experienced and/or experts on here?
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