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About Yotaman

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  1. Appreciate your responses Guys. Mine seems to do it every afternoon at work as soon a I start the motor. So I am not even moving yet and both alarms come in always both of em never just one. For a while I have thought maybe it is something to do with the Bluetooth or when I connect my phone by cable to the truck but I cannot find any consistency in it. I will look into the brake pedal further too. It is only a nuisance but I still irks me. I am thinking it sitting in the hot sun like a ground point may lose good contact from contraction and expansion or something too ??? You get to be a half azz mechanic owning these newer trucks these days I tell ya that. Yotaman
  2. No but it looked to be clean metal to metal contact. Thanks for the reply. Yotaman
  3. Well damm damm damm I spoke too soon.... came back on next start. Knew it could not be that simple. Yotaman (last GM Man )
  4. Update I did the G218 mod yesrerday. A couple notes for anyone interested. Watching the youtube video is a big help. The nut that holds the ground is deeper and harder to get at than I realized. I used a 10mm wrench to loosen it but once you get about a half turn loose it will thread right off. I did not cut the insulation I simply removed nut pulled off ground wire the folded the insulation material back towards the pass side then put the ground back with the nut on top then let the insulation fold back over the spot where it went. Thus far I have started my truck 8-10 times and still no alarms. If I go through next weekend without any I will consider it fixed.... could it really have been this simple ?? thanks Yotaman
  5. My 2014 Sierra with 42k has since around 300 miles popped up the message to service stabiltrac and brake together from time to time. My dealer said they can not find a issue with either system and the alarm would have to be in to troubleshoot. Problem with that is it only stays on for a few miles then goes off. I have read about wheel sensors and now the G218 issue. I am going to pull the dash and look at the ground and fix that but I was wondering if anyone else has done this with only the two messages I have coming in and it fixed the issue. It looks like other people has had a lot more issues like more error messages and the jerking steering wheel and dimming lights. I hope I correct my issue but I am thinking the ground while not hurting to check it and fix it is not my issue. I thought years ago it was the Range but I got rid of it and the message continues to pop up with no set frequency. Hoping that someone chimes in that had the identical issue and did the G218 fix and it worked to give me some hope. Yotaman
  6. So what's this gonna cost me?

    Sorry first rule of new car/truck ownership is stay the hell out of parking lots or park in BFE......and sometimes that don't even work. Body shop will make it like it never happened. 22R
  7. Damm ! after reading this thread I sympathize with you 17 and 18 owners. Makes me appreciate my 14 with it's glitches but so far solid engine and trans performance. I realize any brand can have issues but GM just does not seem to care once you buy one. A shame when they know their is a issue they do not step up and correct it or sub it out to a tuner if needed. I think my truck is fine and gets good mileage but my next one will be a gas sucking Tundra..... say what you will but the 3 Toyotas I have owned never had any real issues other than a recall on a Camry.....can't be all coincidence ?? Best of Luck Yotaman
  8. salvaged Silverado

    Good looking but if it was under water it may become a headache. Best of luck with it. Yotaman
  9. Hi and Merry Christmas. OK so my 2014 Sierra CC non Bose without Navigation has lost it's passenger door speaker. My question is what are the factory speakers ohm rated for and does anyone know of any aftermarket speakers that will replace them and give the same bass and volume as the OEM ones ? Just a simple swap out of the speaker ? Now some background. I went down a similar road with my 06 Sierra speakers. You can buy very good speakers from Crutchfeild, etc but if the ohm rating does not match the speakers lack the bass and loudness of the original oem. My truck has almost 40K and will be 4 years old on 4/4/18 so I am going to the dealer and ask for a goodwill replacement but I can imagine how that will go. Hell if they just give me a speaker I will put it in......( I see I can buy one for like 40.00 shipped and that may be my best option but these are some non reliable speakers ).if it is just the speaker cause if it is not ..Good Lord !!! On my 06 I installed a Focal component system with woofers, crossovers and tweeters. I really don't care to do all that again but it is a option. I also would like to maybe install a amp but why does none offer a plug and play amp that is not 2300.00 ???? I am really disappointed that the factory speakers are so crappy in these truck. So if anyone has been down this road and has some wisdom to share it would be very much appreciated.. Thanks, Yotaman
  10. The idea that my 14 Sierra has been recalled many times diver's seat clicks ( I fixed with the clamp) my steering column clicks, headlights are terrible, so is radio reception and Bluetooth is glitchy at times. I get service brake and traction control alarms and no issue can be found and a few other nuisances. I have a 2012 Toyota Camry and a 2017 Toyota 86 and nether has had to go back to the dealer except to change the oil. That in a nutshell is what gives me the idea. 22R
  11. I hope they copied Toyota Reliability as well. Looks a whole lotta Tundra to me. Yotaman
  12. Oil Consumption

    2014 5.3L purchased new. About to turn 40K. Does not seem to use any oil between changes. I use Mobil 1 0 20. Hope you guys get it figured out cause most seem to not burn or use much. Yotaman
  13. While each is entitled to his own opinion I like a white letter look and compared with some of the aftermarket wheel/tire combos on the road today it still looks normal. Have you seen the 24" shiny chrome wheels adorning 400.00 cars in the cities these days ? White letter just adds a bit of sportiness to the ride IMO. Yotaman

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