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  1. If the battery has been sitting on the shelf for months and months at wherever you bought it, it may not be fully charged — Particularly if the vendor doesn’t use FIFO, doesn’t periodically boost charge their inventory, etc. I would jump it then go for a long drive before calling it a bad battery.
  2. Vacuum pump only
  3. Then maybe it’s this one. I’m not buying a third one to check though
  4. Here is the one I have. The tabs on the valve cover are at 12 and 6 o’clock. When you align the slots on the tube with the tabs in the Valve cover then fully rotate it until it stops, the tube opening is either angled forward or backward. You can stop turning when the tube opening is vertical but it is not fully seated at that point.
  5. I wouldn’t recommend this. Once you put it in and twist it to lock it in place, it’s angled downward rendering it useless. And it’s a mother lover to remove once it’s locked into place. Maybe I’m an idiot but I don’t see a way to have this lock in vertical unless you can somehow rotate the locking tabs on the plastic valve cover piece that the tube locks into.
  6. I believe the stuck in 4wd fix is just a flash of the transfer case module. Shouldn’t be charged more than hour labor. There are no parts. If if you want a good mechanic, there is one an hour south of you in Avoca, NY. South Main Auto. Check out his YouTube channel.
  7. So they aren’t going to do any preemptive fix. Just extending the warranty on the vacuum pump and paying for those who have already replaced it. I wonder if if they’ll cover other damages if pump failure results in an accident.
  8. Oil Fill Tube

    This one fits only issue is it doesn’t sit straight up/down but will be angled to the front or back
  9. Is it just in the cab corner or all Along the rockers? The photos look like a cab corner which could be repaired for way less than $7000
  10. No help for the current predicament but if you replace rockers, remove all of those plugs in the rockers , hose it out, let it dry, spray the snot out of the inside with fluid film, replace plugs. The area around the rear wheels is probably next to go.
  11. Been seeing these in photos of 2019 z71 1500s. I can’t make out the brand but maybe my eyes are bad.
  12. If a recall comes, you’d be reimbursed if you have receipts, I think. my point was that in a recall, Gm is paying for it, so the cost to them would be whatever the pump costs them plus an hour or two of the warranty labor rate, not the normal $125/hr or whatever their going rate is for service work. I don’t know, maybe $150 per vehicle for their cost. Still a ton of money over millions of trucks. Good thing trucks are their highest profit margin vehicles.
  13. Once the lawyers get involved, a recall is more likely to be issued if there has been property damage and/or personal injury as a result of the failures. My guess is that if it does turn into a recall, it will be an “inspection” and replace only if conditions a, b and c are met. I doubt it would $600 per vehicle. GM probably buys those pumps for maybe $50 a pop and maybe 2 hours of warranty labor rate.
  14. Driving with the severe misfire will destroy the cats in no time. I destroyed one driving about 20 minutes to my dealer with a severe misfire. I think it’s the unburned fuel that does them in.
  15. I’d go kit. Issue I’ve had before is you have all these nice stainless pieces and when the shop welds it up they use non stainless weld material and the welds rust.

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