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What's up guys! have a new video up that I thought ya'll might enjoy! Unboxing my new Magnum Headache rack and Tube Extenders. You can find the video . This is the first video in a three-part series. The next two videos will show how to install the headache rack and tube extenders respectively. Enjoy!
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so my 2007 silverado is having issues. It has about 89,500 miles on it. The alternator was replaced about a year and a half ago by Murdock Chevrolet because it was acting possessed (Locks locking and unlocking, gauges freaking out, etc.) Every thing was fine until a couple months later. It did it again and was acting like it was going to stall. They did a full system check and found out I had a plug converter in the compartment plugged in and it was being a parasite. ($200 to find this apparently and unplug the damn thing) And this entire time the AUX would continually give feedback off and on depending if I hit a bump or something. Tried a ground loop cable, that didn't work, tried different cables and they wouldn't work. Got rearended and when they fixed the bed we had backup sensors installed. (Had mom tell them about the feedback issue and it didn't happen when they looked at it so they just gave us, yet, another cable) Well now, not only is the Aux putting out feedback again but the sensors for the past month have been acting like there's something behind me on my driver's side each time I put it in reverse. Last friday the truck started acting possessed AGAIN. Took it to Charlie's and they tested the battery okay and suggested it might be the Alternator and to have Murdock replace it because it is under warranty. Took it (Limped it) to Murdock, they said the Alternator was fine and doing what it was supposed to but the battery was not holding a charge. They didn't find any draws in the system or anything. So I go to Walmart and get a new battery installed. AUX is STILL giving feedback. Backup sensor STILL being a bitch.(But not as much). I am scared to death of driving my beloved truck. I think there is a short somewhere and wires crossing. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! None of the mechanic shops around can help me. We already put $500 down on new tires and $1000 on fencing. I don't know what to do! I have to haul my horse to Grand Junction (5 hour drive from here in Utah) in the first of June and don't want anything bad to happen.
Hey guys, I'm having a huge issue with my truck, for some reason I can not get the brake warning light on the dash to go away. It all started while I was driving at the desert (it's a long travel truck). I was taking it easy and I succumbed to my dads peer pressure to abuse it. Thats is when the dash light came on. A variety of other things came up, but ever other issue was fixed. I've exhausted every evil plan to murder this light but nothing does the trick. I changed out every light bulb, I replaced the rear tail lights, I replaced all the brake lines, bled the entire system, checked every fuse, replaced every brake and rotors as well, the parking brake is released, the parking brakes have been replaced, at this point I was thinking of ripping out the dash light but as a mechanic I just can't fail. Now yesterday on the freeway I realized my cruise control is not working either. Anybody have any idea how this could correlate to my brake light issue?
Removing New Car Smell / VOC's Rapidly
72457245 posted a topic in 1999-2013 Silverado & Sierra 1500Hi All, Just got a new 13' Silverado. Couldn't be happier with the truck but the "new car smell" is killing me. If that was annoying for you to read, please just move on as I'm looking for real help here not "Eat some beans and fart it in" answers or "Give me your truck and you can have my 2005" or "Leave some dead fish in the back" or "Sleep with a dirty hooker in there" etc. I know that I have a bit of a chemical sensitivity from working with chemicals in boat yards for years - chemical smells really bother me now and produce bad headaches etc. I've done some research and the source could be from: - Carpets - Leather - Plastic trim - Vents - Rubber floor mats It's definitely worse when the heat comes on. I've been driving with the windows open for days but there hasn't been much change. I know that one solution is to bake it in the sun, then vent it out, re-bake it so as to accelerate the off-gassing process. Unfortunately, I live in Maine and so I'd have to wait quite awhile until leaving it in the sun makes a noticeable temp. increase. Masking solutions are not what I'm after, as there will still be a headache from the fumes of the off-gassing, possibly with another headache of the perfumes etc. Possible solutions I've heard are: - Get carbon cabin air filter - Drive always windows open, heat cranked (with parka, gloves, hat) - Leave windows open whenever possible - When it gets sunny and hot, bake and vent and repeat - Leave charcoal packets around the car I was considering a space heater inside the crew cab and heating it to accelerate the process. Obviously not to the point of lighting anything on fire. Potentially that and run a high powered fan through the nights etc. I thought of steam cleaning to remove any coatings and or chemical from the carpets. Has anyone had any success in accelerating this gassing off process or have any good ideas? Either success with the above methods or other methods? I haven't tried the charcoal packets. I really can't return the truck and get a used one... probably in the future I will do that. I took the mats out to see if it's just them. Wiped the truck out with white vinegar in case someone just went nuts with armor-all pre-pickup. I put this information up so people with a similar sensitivity condition could learn something, so if you don't have a solution that meets the criteria, please don't waste your time posting garbage. Would love to be able to enjoy the "new car smell" but the headache won't allow me to. Would be interested to hear your timelines on this process. I've heard 6 months is pretty typical. 72457245