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07-12-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Captain Hook

If/when the "BRAKE" light goes off, it means the...

If/when the "BRAKE" light goes off, it means the centering valve is where it needs to be in order
to bleed all of the steel lines at their respective bleeders.

Here are a few tips:
Master...
07-11-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,795
Posted By Captain Hook

Does the red "BRAKE" light on the dash illuminate...

Does the red "BRAKE" light on the dash illuminate when you turn the ignition to the RUN position? Does it turn off after you start the engine?
05-04-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 38,703
Posted By Captain Hook

^^ X2 Probably destroyed the encoder motor by...

^^ X2 Probably destroyed the encoder motor by operating it without it being installed.
There is an alignment tool that must be used before installing the encoder.
02-23-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,082
Posted By Captain Hook

Might want to consider having CMP, (camshaft...

Might want to consider having CMP, (camshaft retard) checked, and adjusted if necessary. Spec is zero degrees, (+ or - 2 degrees). If it's out of spec, it will cause premature cap & rotor failure,...
12-05-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Captain Hook

Air in the fuel line is NOT the problem,...

Air in the fuel line is NOT the problem, guaranteed. Atmospheric pressure is ~14.7psi The only way air can enter the fuel line, is if fuel pressure drops below atmospheric pressure. IF there is any...
09-13-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 69,109
Posted By Captain Hook

It's not the same thread as a tire valve stem....

It's not the same thread as a tire valve stem. The fitting for the fuel pressure service port comes already attached to the fuel pressure tester.
09-09-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,795
Posted By Captain Hook

Thanks for the kind words... greatly appreciated....

Thanks for the kind words... greatly appreciated.

Gravity bleeding is as simple as it gets. One wheel at a time, until it comes out clear, (no bubbles) at each bleeder. The front brakes have their...
09-07-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,795
Posted By Captain Hook

Rule #1 with 1998 and newer: DON'T pump the pedal...

Rule #1 with 1998 and newer: DON'T pump the pedal to bleed, (old school technology doesn't work on this system). All it does is make the situation worse.

Remove the master cylinder cover, fill the...
09-07-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,627
Posted By Captain Hook

Crankshaft position sensor relearn can only be...

Crankshaft position sensor relearn can only be done with a bi-directional scan tool.

Disconnect the steering shaft from the gearbox, and move the shaft out of your way. Remove the bolt just below...
01-05-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,480
Posted By Captain Hook

Hi Les, I've never tried it that way, I suppose...

Hi Les, I've never tried it that way, I suppose it's worth a try though. I always command the IAC as low as it will go, and then adjust idle rpm to ~350, (TPS should end up at .5 volts or less). I...
01-05-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,480
Posted By Captain Hook

There are several "cells" that are programmed...

There are several "cells" that are programmed into the PCM. Each cell is for a different driving situation, (idle, starting, cruising at a steady speed, WOT, deceleration, etc). Each cell has a...
01-04-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,480
Posted By Captain Hook

EDIT: As for the P0300: CMP retard needs to be...

EDIT:
As for the P0300: CMP retard needs to be checked and adjusted if necessary. When you removed the distributor, the CMP adjustment was lost and needs to be readjusted. Back in the "old days",...
01-04-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,480
Posted By Captain Hook

"...set screw on throttle body adjusted so...

"...set screw on throttle body adjusted so throttle is pinned at 1500 rpm and I have a spark advance of 30* on my live data."

This is why your spark advance is showing 30 degrees, (The engine is...
01-03-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,480
Posted By Captain Hook

Coolant at operating temperature, engine at idle...

Coolant at operating temperature, engine at idle speed, spark advance should be ~17 degrees, (it is not adjustable). The + or -2 is camshaft retard, (CMP retard). It tells if the camshaft position...
10-15-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Captain Hook

Yes, most likely the multifunction switch, (turn...

Yes, most likely the multifunction switch, (turn signal switch).
10-12-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 47,537
Posted By Captain Hook

P0455 is defined as a large leak (>.030") in the...

P0455 is defined as a large leak (>.030") in the EVAP system. Locating leaks in the EVAP system can be a time consuming process. Could be any one, or more, of the following: purge solenoid on the...
11-03-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,179
Posted By Captain Hook

Thanks ;)

Thanks ;)
11-02-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,179
Posted By Captain Hook

Before installing the bypass bracket, the...

Before installing the bypass bracket, the refrigerant must be drained, and compressor must be removed. The bypass bracket has a pulley in the same place that the compressor pulley would be, if it...
07-19-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Captain Hook

Pressure is of no concern as the cooler is in the...

Pressure is of no concern as the cooler is in the return line, which has very low pressure. However, as Rusty mentioned, the type of line that you use is a concern. For splicing short distances,...
07-18-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Captain Hook

Been there and done that several times. Re-flow...

Been there and done that several times. Re-flow each solder joint at the main connector at the top of the board. Seems like I remember 24 joints. You will need a magnifying glass, low wattage...
07-16-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,598
Posted By Captain Hook

Voltage drop is an electrical problem. Cleaning...

Voltage drop is an electrical problem. Cleaning the TPS, IAC, and the throttle body, all affect engine performance, and have nothing to do with voltage drop. Disconnecting and reconnecting the...
07-06-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Captain Hook

These systems rely heavily on the amount of...

These systems rely heavily on the amount of charge. If it's not within +/- 2 ounces of capacity, you will have problems. Checking pressures will not determine the level of charge. The only way to...
07-05-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Captain Hook

Much easier if you remove both headlamps first....

Much easier if you remove both headlamps first. Two tabs on each assembly, pull them straight up, and the entire headlamp assembly falls out. Grille just pops out, no screws.
06-29-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Captain Hook

Save your time and energy. Each hub assembly has...

Save your time and energy. Each hub assembly has two sets of ball bearings inside. If there's a problem with one or both of them, you'll need a stethoscope to determine which hub is noisy.
06-28-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By Captain Hook

Pretty sure 96 & 97 are the same. 98, and newer...

Pretty sure 96 & 97 are the same. 98, and newer use 41-933 plugs with a .060 gap.
06-28-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Captain Hook

Oh yes. If it wobbles it's definitely bad, but...

Oh yes. If it wobbles it's definitely bad, but they can make noise without wobbling too.
06-28-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Captain Hook

Dust shield may have gotten bent when removing...

Dust shield may have gotten bent when removing the old rotor??? Just have to investigate to find the problem.
06-28-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By Captain Hook

AC Delco 41-933 with a gap of .060

AC Delco 41-933 with a gap of .060
06-27-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Captain Hook

Before you do too much fooling around.... The...

Before you do too much fooling around.... The blend door regulates temperature only. It has nothing to do with where the air flow comes out. The HVAC fan is supposed to run in all mode switch...
06-23-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By Captain Hook

If the AWD light came on, there is a code in...

If the AWD light came on, there is a code in memory. Any Snap On Solus, Solus Pro, or Solus Ultra, can access the TCCM, and they are all bidirectional units. Those scanners are affordable, and very...
06-23-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Captain Hook

"Acquiring another motor isn't really in my...

"Acquiring another motor isn't really in my budget right now."


How is spending money on the wrong engine in the budget?
06-23-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By Captain Hook

Sounds like a 4 button, auto transfer case. If...

Sounds like a 4 button, auto transfer case. If so, there are only 2 sensors: Vehicle speed sensor, and the transfer case shifter position sensor, (which is part of the encoder motor).
06-22-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By Captain Hook

Manual HVAC or Automatic Climate Control?

Manual HVAC or Automatic Climate Control?
06-20-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,801
Posted By Captain Hook

The G80 will cost you some fuel mileage too......

The G80 will cost you some fuel mileage too... all the time.
06-20-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,074
Posted By Captain Hook

Throttle must be snapped above 2K rpm, then...

Throttle must be snapped above 2K rpm, then returned to idle, before checking camshaft retard.
06-19-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Captain Hook

You need a 95 or older "W" (8th character of the...

You need a 95 or older "W" (8th character of the VIN) engine. 96 & newer will not interchange.
06-19-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Captain Hook

You can use pre-bent lines, steel line and...

You can use pre-bent lines, steel line and compression fittings, nylon lines and compression fittings, or fuel injection rated rubber lines and fuel injecton style hose clamps, (not worm gear style...
06-15-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Captain Hook

Sounds like either an engine misfire, or possibly...

Sounds like either an engine misfire, or possibly a driveline problem, maybe a failing universal joint. Are there any trouble codes in memory, or is the check engine light on? Have you removed the...
06-14-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Captain Hook

Yee Haa!

Yee Haa!
06-13-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Captain Hook

When the compressor takes a dump, the first place...

When the compressor takes a dump, the first place metal fragments go, is into the condenser. Flushing the condenser is nearly impossible, (no guarantee it will remove all fragments) and there is no...
06-13-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Captain Hook

Fuel pressure and leakdown specs, and testing...

Fuel pressure and leakdown specs, and testing procedures at the fuel filter, are not in the GM "dealer issue" shop manual. The link in post #9 explains.
06-12-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Captain Hook

What manual did you find the specs in?

What manual did you find the specs in?
06-12-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Captain Hook

A drop at the service port only tells you that...

A drop at the service port only tells you that there is a leak somewhere in the system, it does not tell you where the leak is. What was the pressure and leakdown at the fuel filter? Those readings,...
06-11-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Captain Hook

Good job! Those will work just fine.

Good job! Those will work just fine.
06-11-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Captain Hook

AC Delco or Denso, stay away from Bosch,...

AC Delco or Denso, stay away from Bosch, (response time is too slow).
06-11-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By Captain Hook

Scroll down the page. If they're as bad as you...

Scroll down the page. If they're as bad as you say, you'll need the .020" oversize. Best to get 2 packs of each rather than get the door off and wish you did.
Catalog :: Total Automotive Hinge Kit...
06-11-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Captain Hook

Could very well be lazy O2's. The PCM ignores...

Could very well be lazy O2's. The PCM ignores them in open loop operation.
06-11-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Captain Hook

Wiring schematics are different year to year, and...

Wiring schematics are different year to year, and model to model, and ZR2 has it's own schematic. High beam, low beam, flash to pass, auto lamp, and daytime running lights are all controlled through...
06-11-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Captain Hook

Could be a lazy O2, but you would see that in the...

Could be a lazy O2, but you would see that in the data stream. On your Solus Pro, graph both upstream O2's and watch how they perform. Sweeps should be nearly identical.


You mentioned that you...
06-11-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Captain Hook

I agree, if electric fans were better, all...

I agree, if electric fans were better, all vehicles would have them. With latitudinal engine orientation, you're forced to use electric fans, not because they're better, they are not. Another...
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