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04-24-2019, 07:26 AM
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Posted By mr.vls

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Any backing plate from a first gen drum brake will work. However the axle...
03-31-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By mr.vls

Service 4WD and no lights

My Service 4WD light came on, and I do not have any lights on the 4 button selector. I do not have the ability to read transmission codes.
I checked the fuse for the 4WD System and it is good. Is...
Forum: The Lounge
03-25-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By mr.vls

New Ford Bronco

It looks like there will be a 2 DR and Manual shift blazer with a body on frame configuration. It looks like Ford is keeping true to what a Bronco was and will keep the tradition going. Unlike what...
03-23-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,869
Posted By mr.vls

Spark, Fuel & Timing. Use a timing light to...

Spark, Fuel & Timing. Use a timing light to verify you have spark from the Coil and to the plugs. No Spark could be Coil or distributer. (My distributer went bad some years ago, I bought a...
03-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By mr.vls

TBI needs 9-11 PSI. One easy test you can do is...

TBI needs 9-11 PSI. One easy test you can do is pour a small amount of gas directly into the throttle body. If it fires right up and dies shortly you know you have a fuel delivery problem. ...
03-14-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By mr.vls

No you will not be able to clean the injector...

No you will not be able to clean the injector with air. You could swap the injectors from right to left to make sure it is the injector itself and not an electrical issue. Replacement Injectors are...
03-14-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,869
Posted By mr.vls

I did not look at the date of the original...

I did not look at the date of the original thread. Somebody else commented on this thread before me as it showed up in the New Posts link. I doubt if he even has the car anymore. I tend to hold on...
03-14-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,869
Posted By mr.vls

My upgrade in process for my 89 S15 Jimmy 2WD 2DR...

My upgrade in process for my 89 S15 Jimmy 2WD 2DR 4.3 (Original Owner with over 500k on the odometer)
94 Heads with 1.52 ratio rockers. (Better than the 89 Heads but not as good as the true Vortec...
03-14-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,948
Posted By mr.vls

I have the Bose in my 2000 GMC Jimmy and the...

I have the Bose in my 2000 GMC Jimmy and the speakers are I believe 2 ohm. My front left dash speaker went out and I installed Polk Audio 4X6 Rated for 2 Ohm Amp. At first I installed the Polk...
01-14-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By mr.vls

I installed the hood strut on my 89 S15 Jimmy and...

I installed the hood strut on my 89 S15 Jimmy and am quite satisfied. I have the strut kit for my 2000 GMC Jimmy but have not installed it yet.
01-13-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By mr.vls

Bose Drivers Side Dash Speaker Died.

I have a 2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition that has the Bose Audio system. I noticed the other day that I had no sound coming from the drivers side dash speaker. The drivers side door speaker had sound....
Forum: General Chat
01-13-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12,840
Views: 877,311
Posted By mr.vls

Replaced R/L Motor Mounts (What a PIA), Replaced...

Replaced R/L Motor Mounts (What a PIA), Replaced Transmission mount, changed oil fluid & filter.
01-11-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By mr.vls

R/R Oil Pan Gasket without removing Engine

I managed to replace the oil pan gasket without removing the engine. But it was a real PIA. Steps: Drain Oil and remove oil filter, Jacked up vehicle for clearance to work under the car, Removed...
01-08-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By mr.vls

Oil pan gasket without removing engine

My oil pan gasket is leaking. The book method in to remove the engine. I saw a video that they changed the gasket by raising the engine enough to remove the old gasket and install the replacement. I...
Forum: General Chat
12-21-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,941
Posted By mr.vls

My 89 S15 Jimmy just rolled 500,000 miles I am...

My 89 S15 Jimmy just rolled 500,000 miles I am the original owner and it is still my daily driver. My backup is my 2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition, AWD/2WD/4WD. Not planning on parting with either...
12-20-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By mr.vls

I added LED Flasher and changed the rear bulbs to...

I added LED Flasher and changed the rear bulbs to LED's no problem. But, when I added the front LED's I had the same issue as you. I added LED resistors to the front L/R turn signals and all lights...
12-18-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By mr.vls

Yes you need to remove the axles to remove the...

Yes you need to remove the axles to remove the backing plates. Removing the axles is not hard. Drain fluid, remove cover, remove pinion lock bolt, remove pinion shaft, push axle in and remove C...
12-17-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By mr.vls

I try to fix whatever breaks. Junkyards have...

I try to fix whatever breaks. Junkyards have been my friend, especially for some interior trim pieces. I have been doing upgrades as well. Dual Piston Front calipers. Rear Disc conversion, G80...
12-15-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By mr.vls

Odometer hit 500,000 Miles

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12-11-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By mr.vls

O2 Sensor Replacement

On my 89 s15 Jimmy 4.3 2WD Auto I had a code for the O2 sensor. A normally 30 or 40 minutes job turned into a much larger job.
The O2 sensor would not budge and I ended up rounding the Hex base. I...
12-10-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By mr.vls

Goodyear Gatorback is now Continental Elite. I...

Goodyear Gatorback is now Continental Elite.
I also a firm believer. My belt squeaked ever since I bought my 89 S15 Jimmy and I tried everything before I read about the Gatorback Belt. It worked.
...
11-22-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 21,313
Posted By mr.vls

I replaced the TPS on my TBI for my 89 S15 Jimmy...

I replaced the TPS on my TBI for my 89 S15 Jimmy which should roll the odometer to 500,000 miles sometime in Dec. I am thinking the first week as this is my daily driver and I am the original owner.
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By mr.vls

I converted my rear drum to disk using junkyard...

I converted my rear drum to disk using junkyard and new parts. This was on my 89 S15 Jimmy. The major points was a follows. 1) The mounting tab on the donor axle for the hard line to brake hose on...
11-06-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,050
Posted By mr.vls

Ratech sells a pinion depth tool for specific...

Ratech sells a pinion depth tool for specific axle sizes and is inexpensive and will help set pinion depth. The correct pinion depth is stenciled on the face of the pinion gear. You will need to...
Forum: General Chat
10-15-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By mr.vls

My 89 S15 2WD Auto is my daily driver, (Original...

My 89 S15 2WD Auto is my daily driver, (Original Owner) and as a backup I have a 2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4WD. The Diamond edition is always ready to fulfill it's duties if my wife's 04 Volvo...
Forum: Builds
10-15-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,927
Posted By mr.vls

My 89 GMC Jimmy, Sanden AC comp, in-line fuel...

My 89 GMC Jimmy, Sanden AC comp, in-line fuel pressure gage, adjustable fuel pressure regulator (TBI), KN air filter, hood struts, HID Headlights, LED marker, turn signal, brake & reverse lights,...
09-25-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By mr.vls

You could pull the chunk and use your ring gear.

You could pull the chunk and use your ring gear.
09-13-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,050
Posted By mr.vls

If you can find a suitable axle assy in the...

If you can find a suitable axle assy in the junkyard than changing it is mainly jacking up the car so you can remove the old axle and install the new one. It would be fairly straight forward. ...
09-05-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,050
Posted By mr.vls

I would start by removing the drive shaft at the...

I would start by removing the drive shaft at the yoke. Then you can rotate the drive train from the yoke and at each wheel to listen and feel for binding or noise. I would make sure you can remove...
09-04-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,050
Posted By mr.vls

Yes it is, Last year I pulled a locking rear diff...

Yes it is, Last year I pulled a locking rear diff (G80 RPO Code) to install in my 89 S15 Jimmy but what I did not know was there are different series cases depending on the gear ratio so I could not...
09-03-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,050
Posted By mr.vls

To remove the pinion gear you have to remove the...

To remove the pinion gear you have to remove the carrier out of the axle housing. Drain Fluid, Remove Cover, Remove Pinion lock bolt, Remove Pinion Shaft, Remove wheels, Push axle in and remove C...
Forum: General Chat
07-15-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By mr.vls

I getting close to 500K on my 89 S15 Jimmy. ...

I getting close to 500K on my 89 S15 Jimmy. Engine and transmission were replaced with GM Goodwrench units. Body, Interior, Axle & Wheels all original. I am original the original owner and it is...
Forum: The Lounge
07-08-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By mr.vls

Attached are pics of my light with the external...

Attached are pics of my light with the external ballast.
07-07-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By mr.vls

Try reversing the bulb in the socket.

Try reversing the bulb in the socket.
Forum: General Chat
07-04-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12,840
Views: 877,311
Posted By mr.vls

I purchased a HF Radiator Pressure tester to...

I purchased a HF Radiator Pressure tester to locate a coolant leak. The leak was a loose hose clamp at the inlet hose on the intake manifold.
Forum: The Lounge
07-04-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By mr.vls

ATD Tools 80050 Underhood Light repair.

My Sabre 80050 Florescent under hood light died. I ordered and installed a replacement circuit board off of ebay. The light worked fine after repair. I was using it this past weekend and it died...
Forum: General Chat
07-02-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,659
Posted By mr.vls

I am holding out for the new Ford Bronco that is...

I am holding out for the new Ford Bronco that is based of the Ranger.
Forum: General Chat
07-01-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12,840
Views: 877,311
Posted By mr.vls

Fixed exhaust leak at the passenger side Y-Pipe...

Fixed exhaust leak at the passenger side Y-Pipe to Exhaust manifold (Replaced Doughnut and Manifold gaskets), Replaced exterior turn signal, Brake, Reverse and Marker lamps with LEDs. (Needed LED...
06-29-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By mr.vls

Replacing Oil Pan Gasket

Is it possible to replace the Oil Pan Gasket without removing the engine. This is on my 89 S15 2wd 4.3L Jimmy. I have an engine hoist so I could unbolt the motor mounts and raise the engine for...
06-28-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By mr.vls

LED Install for Brake, Turn Signal & Reverse

I been interested in installing LED bulbs for my exterior lights for some time. I purchased 1157/1156 LED Bulbs with projector lens from Amazon. I thought I was going to need to install resistors...
Forum: General Chat
06-27-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,659
Posted By mr.vls

I am going to go to the dark side and wait and...

I am going to go to the dark side and wait and see what the new Ford Bronco looks like and the options it has available.
Forum: General Chat
06-23-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,659
Posted By mr.vls

I was hoping for a Colorado based SUV with the...

I was hoping for a Colorado based SUV with the same engine and drive configurations available. This is not a Blazer. I am not knocking the new Blazer as I am sure that it is a very nice vehicle as...
Forum: General Chat
06-22-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,659
Posted By mr.vls

I was looking forward to a Colorado/Canyon based...

I was looking forward to a Colorado/Canyon based SUV. It looks like a Jeep Wrangler or the new Ford Bronco in my future. I would lean more towards the Bronco over the Wrangler right now, but who...
06-07-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By mr.vls

I did it the hard way. I swapped in a G80 Diff...

I did it the hard way. I swapped in a G80 Diff into my drum brake axle, than I converted my drum brakes to rear disc from a 2000 bravado. It was a lot of work especially since I had to install and...
Forum: General Chat
06-03-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By mr.vls

I noticed it also has a G80 Locking Diff. Very...

I noticed it also has a G80 Locking Diff. Very nice.
06-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,139
Posted By mr.vls

When I installed the G80 I had to replace the...

When I installed the G80 I had to replace the ring & pinion gear due to carrier breaks. My crush sleeve had split and the pinion bearings were worn. I installed new crush sleeve, new pinion...
06-01-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,139
Posted By mr.vls

The G80 Gov Lock is considered a Low Speed...

The G80 Gov Lock is considered a Low Speed Traction device. I installed a G80 in my 89 S15 Jimmy and it works as intended. But it is not meant for hot rodding. A delta of 100 RPM is all it takes...
Forum: Builds
05-17-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,927
Posted By mr.vls

'' See below to what is available from LMC...

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See below to what is available from LMC truck.

Truck Parts and Truck Accessories (http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/cst/full.aspx?Page=67)
Forum: Builds
05-17-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,927
Posted By mr.vls

Yes, I added some insulation that I got at Lowes....

Yes, I added some insulation that I got at Lowes. I was some type plastic bubble insulation. My ABS Headliner had fabric installed. I see LMC carries them but I purchased on line but I do not...
Forum: Builds
05-17-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,927
Posted By mr.vls

Years ago I gave up on using the OEM headliner...

Years ago I gave up on using the OEM headliner and opted for one made of ABS with the correct color fabric. The fiberglass pressboard is just a pain in the but. This is in my 89 S15 Jimmy.
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