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Forum: New Member Area 04-15-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By swartlkk
Depends on what you are referring to as a...

Depends on what you are referring to as a "fabrication project".

If you are looking for a lightweight option, a soft top is the way to go. Sure you could hand lay some woven fiberglass rather...
Forum: New Member Area 04-15-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By swartlkk
Welcome to the forum! That looks like a top...

Welcome to the forum!

That looks like a top from a 73-75 truck that has a window stuck into it at the back. I would need to see the front of the top to know for sure. The 69-72 tops were flat...
Forum: New Member Area 04-15-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By swartlkk
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Paint, Body, & Interior 04-04-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By swartlkk
Good luck! I'm in a very similar boat with my '74...

Good luck! I'm in a very similar boat with my '74 going off of what I can see. I haven't put a lot of time into tearing mine apart yet nor have I done a lot of searching for repair panels. From what...
Forum: Builds 04-03-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By swartlkk
I believe that the 2000 Tahoe would have an LS...

I believe that the 2000 Tahoe would have an LS based small block while your '94 would have a gen 1 small block. If that is the case, then there really isn't anything that is compatible between the...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 03-31-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By swartlkk
I'm not sure why, but both of your posts so far...

I'm not sure why, but both of your posts so far have been caught by our spam filter for some reason. I have approved this thread and will try to figure out why it is happening if it continues.

As...
Forum: Website Problems and Suggestions 03-30-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By swartlkk
Dwolf, as stated in the new member restrictions...

Dwolf, as stated in the new member restrictions (https://blazerforum.com/forum/private-sale-trade-classifieds-16/announcement-new-member-restrictions/), the appropriate generational tech support...
Forum: Builds 03-20-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By swartlkk
I believe that component in your picture above is...

I believe that component in your picture above is one of the airbag sensors.
Forum: Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain 03-18-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By swartlkk
*Moving to Steering, Suspension, & Drivetrain* -...

*Moving to Steering, Suspension, & Drivetrain* - There never has been a Z71 S-series truck nor was that RPO used for the K5. As such, you have yourself a K1500 IFS truck which falls into a gray area...
Forum: Builds 03-18-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By swartlkk
If you have the GM 8.5" axle, then you need...

If you have the GM 8.5" axle, then you need bearings for the GM 8.5" axle. The type of differential involved does not impact the bearing selection.

Proper identification of the axle is key though...
Forum: Engine & Transmission 03-17-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By swartlkk
The only difference between the fuel systems used...

The only difference between the fuel systems used in your '98 and that used in your '02 & '03 trucks is in the location of the electronic injectors in the spiders themselves. The '98 had the SCFI...
Forum: 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 03-17-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By swartlkk
GM has a TSB on this which I have included below:

GM has a TSB on this which I have included below:
Forum: Engine & Transmission 03-15-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By swartlkk
Reprogramming of the PCM needs to be performed...

Reprogramming of the PCM needs to be performed with a compatible scantool (GM Tech2 or equivalent) with access to GM TIS/SPS system to get the specific programming for your VIN (vehicle...
Forum: Engine & Transmission 03-14-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By swartlkk
Check out THIS EXPLODED VIEW...

Check out THIS EXPLODED VIEW (https://www.wholesalegmpartsonline.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=437935&ukey_make=1024&ukey_model=14483&modelYear=1996&ukey_category=19515) schematic from the...
Forum: Engine & Transmission 03-07-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By swartlkk
While you are under there, check all of the pan...

While you are under there, check all of the pan bolts. I have found loose pan bolts on 3 separate 2nd gen S-series 4.3L engines with the cast aluminum oil pan that caused an oil leak. Two of them...
Forum: Paint, Body, & Interior 03-05-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By swartlkk
The problems that I have had over a few different...

The problems that I have had over a few different vehicles with the in-channel ones isn't the shape of them, per-say. It is that even though they have double sided tape to hold them in position, they...
Forum: Paint, Body, & Interior 03-05-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By swartlkk
Having had both over the years, I can say that I...

Having had both over the years, I can say that I have had less issues with the external mount variant than the in-channel ones. The in-channel ones always seem to affect the window closing and often...
Forum: 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 03-04-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,136
Posted By swartlkk
The G80 diff does not require friction modifiers...

The G80 diff does not require friction modifiers in the gear oil. This is in part due to the engagement/disengagement design of the clutch packs. Unlike clutch type positraction differentials where...
Forum: Builds 03-04-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By swartlkk
It likely is that they could not get it within...

It likely is that they could not get it within specifications given the amount of adjustment required versus the amount of adjustment possible. There are limits to the amount of adjustment in the cam...
Forum: The Lounge 03-04-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By swartlkk
Found THIS DISCUSSION...

Found THIS DISCUSSION (http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000816.html) searching "Holsclaw boat trailer shocks" which suggests that Monroe 555002 shocks are what is recommended as well as an...
Forum: Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain 03-01-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By swartlkk
*Moved to a new thread in the Steering,...

*Moved to a new thread in the Steering, Suspension, & Drivetrain section*

The general torque spec is 25-30 ft-lbs for the cover bolts for a 7.625" GM 10 bolt rear axle.
Forum: Lifting Tech 02-25-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By swartlkk
*Moving to Lifting Tech*

*Moving to Lifting Tech*
Forum: New Member Area 02-25-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By swartlkk
Not really. 2dr Tahoe is what it is. Solid...

Not really. 2dr Tahoe is what it is.

Solid Front Axle (SFA) == K5
Independent Front Suspension (IFS) =/= K5

It does have some things in common with the S-series from a control implementation...
Forum: General Chat 02-24-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By swartlkk
There you go hanging on one line again. ...

There you go hanging on one line again.

Calling them "GM Junk" could be what gives the rest of us the impression that you despise them... On numerous occasions recently, you have expressed your...
Forum: General Chat 02-24-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By swartlkk
*Moving to General Chat* So what exactly are...

*Moving to General Chat*

So what exactly are we supposed to be comparing here? A full vehicle model line that started production in '95 with a drive system that came into production in '05? Or was...
Forum: Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain 02-20-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By swartlkk
If you are replacing the outer pinion bearing due...

If you are replacing the outer pinion bearing due to failure, then the race likely needs to be replaced as well. Typically the race is driven out from inside the diff which would require the pinion...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-14-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By swartlkk
The reverse lights are powered through the PNP...

The reverse lights are powered through the PNP (park/neutral position) switch that you have already replaced. This switch can be a pain to get adjusted properly. Part of the procedure for adjusting...
Forum: The Lounge 02-12-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By swartlkk
I have 4 or 5 of these little guys -- Energizer...

I have 4 or 5 of these little guys -- Energizer Vision HD+ and they work great! They aren't the cheapest, but they produce a lot of light for a relatively small package. I even have one mounted to...
Forum: Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain 02-12-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By swartlkk
Have you watched the lower part of the column...

Have you watched the lower part of the column while someone turns the wheel? This would help you narrow down the source of the play.

Have you replaced the rag joint (the rubber disc coupling right...
Forum: New Member Area 02-12-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By swartlkk
Welcome to the forum! For whatever reason,...

Welcome to the forum!

For whatever reason, your post was marked as spam. It should have gone into an approval queue, but I could not find it in said queue. I had to manually search for it to find...
Forum: 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 02-08-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By swartlkk
It's possible that someone changed out the...

It's possible that someone changed out the factory GT4 3.73 gears for 4.10 gears, but unlikely.

Another consideration... When the torque converter locks up, the RPMs will drop by ~250RPM. The TC...
Forum: 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 02-07-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By swartlkk
If that is the RPO sticker from your truck, you...

If that is the RPO sticker from your truck, you have GT4 - 3.73 gears. 3.73 gears are typically used for towing applications. G80 just means that the rear axle is equipped with the gov-lock...
Forum: 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 02-07-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By swartlkk
When comparing other vehicles, it is always good...

When comparing other vehicles, it is always good to understand what equipment each vehicle has; factory tire size & final drive gear ratios being options of importance for this comparison as is...
Forum: 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 02-07-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By swartlkk
Disagree all you want, but the fact of the matter...

Disagree all you want, but the fact of the matter is that if your truck is an automatic equipped S-series SUV it would have come from GM with a 4L60E 4 speed overdrive transmission. They dropped the...
Forum: Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain 01-29-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By swartlkk
Yeah, it really should be an all or nothing thing...

Yeah, it really should be an all or nothing thing with the front axle shafts. You shouldn't remove one and leave the other installed.

As far as the front axle engagement is concerned, just...
Forum: Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain 01-29-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By swartlkk
So let me get this straight... You've pulled both...

So let me get this straight... You've pulled both front CV shafts (reinstalling the outer most section of each into the hub/bearing assemblies) as well as the front driveshaft? And the problem still...
Forum: 1st Gen S-series (1983-1994) Tech 01-09-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By swartlkk
Yeah, this post is in the wrong section. This is...

Yeah, this post is in the wrong section. This is a fullsize K5 Blazer, not an S10 nor is it a NBS IFS truck.

*Thread Closed*
Forum: Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain 01-09-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By swartlkk
Those are auto locking hubs and they are likely...

Those are auto locking hubs and they are likely frozen up. I would recommend replacing them with a set of selectable lockout hubs like the Warn 20990.

The actuator you purchased is for the NBS...
Forum: Engine & Transmission 12-02-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By swartlkk
You need a transfer case from an AWD 99+ Bravada...

You need a transfer case from an AWD 99+ Bravada or the AWD Mini-Vans (Astro/Safari 99-05 IIRC) that came with the NP136 transfer case.
Forum: Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain 11-28-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By swartlkk
Photo of the rear brake rotor from my old 2000...

Photo of the rear brake rotor from my old 2000 Bravada AWD:
Forum: Lifting Tech 11-26-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By swartlkk
1" Zero Rate 'Add-a-leaf' spacers...

1" Zero Rate 'Add-a-leaf' spacers (http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero%20Rates.htm) are what you are looking for. I picked up a used set a few years ago for like $20.

Shackles won't work on the...
Forum: 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 11-17-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By swartlkk
3-button or 4-button 4wd? The 3-button setup...

3-button or 4-button 4wd?

The 3-button setup does have vacuum lines attached to the vacuum switch on the side of the transfer case. Inside the switch are two o-rings. If the inner o-ring were to...
Forum: Full Size K5 Tech 11-12-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By swartlkk
There is a cutout switch that will restrict the...

There is a cutout switch that will restrict the close function if the switch is not triggered. This is to prohibit the window from being opened without the tailgate being in the closed position as...
Forum: 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech 11-12-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By swartlkk
I'm sure I have posted this somewhere in the...

I'm sure I have posted this somewhere in the past, but couldn't find it in a quick search.

Anyway, I have this labeled as the schematic from the '99 FSM for the auto HVAC option.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-05-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By swartlkk
Known issue on the GMT360/370 platform vehicle....

Known issue on the GMT360/370 platform vehicle. It can sometimes be an issue with the alternator, but more often than not, it is an issue with the ground circuit(s); typically grounds 102 & SP201....
Forum: The Lounge 10-09-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,196
Posted By swartlkk
I still don't know whether I am going to set it...

I still don't know whether I am going to set it up in my garage (24x24) on top of the workbench I built a long time ago or if I'll take it to my shop (40x60) to setup. The shop is a dirtier place in...
Forum: The Lounge 10-08-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,196
Posted By swartlkk
I just started printing parts for the MPCNC...

I just started printing parts for the MPCNC (https://www.vicious1.com/specifications/) (mostly printed CNC by Vicious1.com) engraver/router. I'm going to be using a Makita 30k rpm 1.25hp router and...
Forum: General Chat 10-06-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12,086
Views: 774,722
Posted By swartlkk
DAMN! Glad he's ok! Keep an eye on his neck/back...

DAMN! Glad he's ok! Keep an eye on his neck/back as whiplash can take a few days to show symptoms and can be a real problem later on down the road.
Forum: Full Size K5 Tech 10-06-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By swartlkk
You have to let us know what the code is that is...

You have to let us know what the code is that is popping up. Being OBD1, you should be able to trigger the check engine light to blink out the codes by using a paperclip to jumper two terminals in...
Forum: The Lounge 09-09-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,196
Posted By swartlkk
Nice work!

Nice work!
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