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  1. I checked the website and it shows the gas l8t will now be paired with 10 speed Allison FINALLY. i imagine its a step option but perhaps all HD trucks will have a 10speed allison now?
  2. Per the haynes manual you can check a fuel sending unit with an ohmmeter when you remove it. Watch the voltage change by physically moving the fuel float. If its not smoothly changing then your sending unit is bad. If it does report smooth changing voltage, then the problem is further up the connection to the dash. The dash itself has a lot going on that might not be reflecting the incoming data appropriately. Does everything else otherwise function appropriately, like does it start and run or change fuel level as you drive? It is possible the problem had nothing to do with your sending unit in the first place. Test the other connections in the circuit and look for bad/open grounds, bad wires, blown fuses, etc
  3. You said the process stopped with conditions not met. If your friend gm tech can check the service manual, see if he can find what conditions are required. it might be something as simple as your engine temp is too cold.
  4. For someone who said they never worked on their own truck you said a bunch of tech lingo way over my head! Isnt your 5.7 a vortec?? As far as I know you cant adjust timing on those 1996-2000 obd2 engines. You might not be able to do a crank relearn with your scanner. You can however troubleshoot the crank position sensor and make sure its got the right voltage with a voltmeter. P0300 is a cylinder misfire code I think. Double check you replaced the distributor correctly and put the plugs in the right spots. "On SFI V8 engines the timing cannot be adjusted; however, if the distributor has been removed, it may need to be turned slightly in order to prevent cross-fire (cross-fire occurs when the ignition fires while the rotor is between two terminals on the distributor cap). A scan tool is necessary to test for cross-fire, so this operation must be performed by a dealer or qualified repair shop. "
  5. Well found my other engine problem. Huge exhaust leak was obvious but still threw p0102 etc MAF codes. started cleaning my grounds along the harness then followed one strand to rear engine block and this ground was disconnected. Cleaned off the engine block bolt and reconnected, runs pretty good and no codes so far! glad I replaced the exhaust anyway because I noticed heat was starting to mess with the wiring harnesses Now on to the wheels, pretty much everything is going to have to go and dreading getting the control arm bushings replaced. On my gmt800 I just bought new control arms but Im trying to save money on this one.
  6. Took off the exhaust donut gaskets because they were toast. Huge leak coming from there. Broke off one of the manifold bolts, no biggie. Took both manifolds off to replace the studs and both manifolds had cracks in the center. Not the end of the world, they looked roasted anyway. Got the replacements in and hopefully gets the engine somewhat back to normal!
  7. I was just under my k3500 today removing the exhaust flanges because the donuts were completely gone. while under there, I noticed quite a few connections that were not well sealed or wrapped very well against simple things like gravel road dust. I imagine fording water (especially dirty flood or creek water) up past the height of the middle of the tire would be quite problematic for the electrical system. My thoughts would be you could make a functional snorkel, but it would essentially be cosmetic unless you were willing to ruin many other things that are otherwise fine.
  8. 2000 k3500 5.7 4l80e So Im going to start doing some maintenance on the auction chevy I got a few weeks ago. It started on the lot and was driveable but it was really loud / rumbly and lacked power. Transmission felt fine. Ran OBD2 and found the following codes: P0102 - MAF low input P0171 - system lean p1351 - Generic dealer code The battery was crap and died after a week, it is now at 6v. I have a spare that can hold 12v for a bit so will use that. The battery cables are terrible and need replaced, frayed at ends, connections terrible. I then looked at the fusebox and the ENG fuse was blown. Not 100% sure but I think this fuse handles "MAF sensor, O2 sensors, crank sensor and Evap system valves it also connects to PCM." this blown fuse seems like it would be a cause of my engine issues and the cause of the blown fuse is probably grounding/shorting from bad wiring heres my question, should it even be possible to run and drive the truck with a blown ENG fuse??
  9. Do all gmt400 clusters use that weird plug in the back versus individual connections?
  10. What electrical checks have you done? Ive got to tear through mine and replace worn battery cables and clean up the grounds. My fuel gauge needle looks like its on meth and if I slap the dash I can get the speedometer to turn on or off. I generally will want to make sure the 12V system is happy before replacing anything other then like an obvious leaking water pump or worn belt.
  11. When I pulled with a 4l60e I would put it in 3rd on the highway when the Drive mode would hunt back and forth and not stick with a gear. This happened only when towing a trailer and happened basically all the time regardless of whether I had tow/haul mode on or off. You dont want excessive shift hunting on an automatic transmission, I think because it causes needless excess friction and heat.
  12. Just bought a k3500 2000 reg cab 4x4 at auction. Gambled for a 454 but got the 350 . Engine is..."lean".. but transmission feels freaking amazing. Hobbled it home with really bad front wheel bearings but otherwise looks very clean. Happy to get back into working on these! Did these forums change? It seems way more sloppy and slow on my phone and hard to navigate through the ads. I used to frequent the gmt800 side a long time ago but sold my 2002 1500.
  13. The transmission shop said the torque converter exploded. No real cause known because I barely pulled with it as it was and Im like grandpa level driving speed/acceleration. they replaced it at a huge discount for me because it happened JUST out of warranty lol. Ive had some theories and one of them is poor engine grounding. I read it is possible that electricity can arc in strange ways and cause pitting, which may cause early wheel bearing failures and maybe transmission failure too?. I cant imagine that happening so fast on a rebuilt transmission so I would guess installer tech error or faulty part is much more likely.
  14. I once came close to running dry on the gas tank on a trip to south dakota. There is no reserve calculated in my mile range indicator. The tank holds 36 gallons. I had a post somewhere buried in the past that explained it, it was very accurate mainly because my driving was consistently the same for hours.
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