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2000 Silverado 4by4, 5.3, automatic trans. Changed all

2000 Silverado 4by4 , 5.3, automatic trans . Changed all fluids at 197,000 , am now at 276,000 miles . Would like recommendation to what may be best oil fluids to use in each drive train component now. This is all original less water pump , alternator , ps pump. Still runs very good .

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Gary

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My Chevy Silverado 3500 has a warranty on some parts of the

Hi,My Chevy Silverado 3500 has a warranty on some parts of the engine, transmission, axle assembly, seals, cooling and electrical.I would like a dealership to check on all those points:***Engine***Crankshaft and bearingsOil pumpPick/up screen and tubePistonsPiston ringsWrist pinsConnecting rods and rod bearingsTiming gear and chain or beltTiming tensioners/guidesBalance shaftsCamshaft and camshaft bearingsPush rodsRocker armsRocker arm shaft and hydraulic liftersIntake and exhaust valvesValve springsCylinder head gaskets***Automatic transmission***Input and output shaftsBearingsFront pumpPlanetary assemblySpragsGovernor assemblyValve bodyTorque convertorTransmission caseOverdrive carrierReaction carrierCenter supportParking lock actuatorStator and stator shaftSeparator platePressure regulator valvedipstick and filler tube***Drive Axle Assembly (4 Wheel Drive)***Transfer Case including, gears, main shaft, drive chain, thrust washer and shims, bearingsFront drive shaft, differential, axles, U-joints and CV joints***Seals and gaskets***Cylinder head gaskets***Cooling***Water pump***Electrical***Alternator, starter and voltage regulatorI wonder if it is realistic to ask such a detailed check to the dealership, and also how much would be charged for this extensive check-up.

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JOHN aka Eauto

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I have a 1978 camaro z28 350 small block 3 speed automatic.

I have a 1978 camaro z28 350 small block 3 speed automatic. Just purchased from a seller that treated the car like his baby. Engine has headers, mild cam ( hits 3000 rpms @ 70 mph) and corvette heads. Has a/c. Other than that the engine and car are original. Aproximately 60,000 original miles. This is the best description I can give not being an expert or even a semi knowledgeable car repair / mechanic.So I live in central California. It is over 100* degrees 2-4 months in the summer. So my temp gauge (sensor for temp gauge is located underneath the driver side header, on the bottom of engine block) in high heat, or even in normal heat, or at night time will reach 240* degrees. I've changed the thermostat, I have installed two 10" electric fans ( which seem to be pushing air flow through the radiator - as I put a piece of paper up to them it seems to get sucked up to them by air flow suction, but also, they seem to be blowing air outward as well??????? Don't understand that?????)....but yet the temp gauge still reads the same as it did prior to fans being installed. Frickn frustrated as all get out!!! Then if I'm using a/c (which is why this situation has started, I want to use a/c cuz it is so frickn hot, but when u see your temp gauge rising to the 240's to 250's u fear of damaging something, or even worse blowing up something when using a/c).... I purchased a lazer light temp gun and when pointing at sides of radiator (oem replacement, maybe 1-2 years old) they read aproximately 150*. I point the temp gun the heads and they read approximately 200*. I point temp gun at the sensor for the temp gauge and it reads approximately 250*. IS there anything I can do to lower the heat of this engine so I can comfortably use my a/c with no worries of over heating my vehicle????? Would an all aluminum, thicker 2 row radiator (which seems the only thing I hadn't done yet) be any benefit to lowering the temp?????Second new issue: I installed the 2 10" fans in front of radiator (have an on/off switch to manually turn on fans - which when even attempting to get a little bit futile of cool a/c air, I of course have turned on at all times - really I have fans on all times period when driving car). I also (should not have done this - car was running perfect) I instructed the mechanic to go ahead and change spark plugs. So we did all that. Now, my car after driving it for a while, when it gets hotter temp, when I accelerant there's this rattling sound, like a knocking sound when you use cheap gas....or like idk somethings metal to metal rattling. This only has starts since the fan installation and change of spark plugs. No new spark plug wires, or distributor or anything was changed, as it seems all of those items were in new tip top condition....Help!!!!!!Frustrated!!!!!Best,Matt Dunlap

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Don 'Mo Lurch'

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2000 ls1 camaro z-28. My car is over heating when I turn on

2000 ls1 camaro z-28 . My car is over heating when I turn on the a/c. I have had the leaking water pump, fan relay switch and thermostat ( 180 degree I believe) and coolant changed. It will heat up to 235 degrees when it usually runs about 200 degrees in stop and go traffic. My car has 113000 miles on it. When I turn off the a/c the temp will drop back to around 200-210 degrees. I have never flushed the radiator or replaced any of the hoses or cap. When the car temp raises the car sounds as if it has a miss or like someone pulled a plug wire. Any ideas what the remedy is.

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Eric Gardner

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I have a 2005 chevy colorado that overheats I have just put

I have a 2005 chevy colorado that overheats I have just put a brand new radiator new fan clutch new water pump new tempurature sending unit new thermostat new hoses flushed it twice headgasket test came back good the thermostat is one that opens at 195 degrees the old one that was taken off opened at 187 degrees it goes a little past the three quarter line on the gauge it used to sit just below the half way mark

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Roy

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2008 GMC pushing out water when I pull anything, but will

2008 GMC pushing out water when I pull anything , but will not overheat . One said headgaskets one said water pump . And I do not no what to do . Can you help .JA: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced?Customer: never overheated and I have had it 6 months . Took it in for service to a gmc dealer and ask them to check for a water leak on the lower right side of the radiator so they pres tested it and now it is pushing out waterJA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: no / nothing because I don't no what to doJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Eric

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I have a 2003 Chevy Impala with a 3400V6, and I can't get

I have a 2003 Chevy Impala with a 3400V6, and I can't get the replacement after market pump to line up all 5 bolts correctly. I can line up 4 bolts correctly, but not the 5th. When bolted in 4 bolts I attempted to turn the water pump manually, it will only turn a half turn in either direction. HELP!

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Roy

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1990 chev pickup with 305.I replaced the water pump six

1990 chev pickup with 305.I replaced the water pump six weeks ago then week my serpentine belt flipped off. I replaced it but noticed it is riding up on the front of the crank pully.I have replaced the idler pully and the tentioner but the problem is still there.not sure were to go from here. All my other pullys look and sound good??Ron

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Gary

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1990 chev pickup with 305.I replaced the water pump six

1990 chev pickup with 305.I replaced the water pump six weeks ago then week my serpentine belt flipped off. I replaced it but noticed it is riding up on the front of the crank pully.I have replaced the idler pully and the tentioner but the problem is still there.not sure were to go from here. All my other pullys look and sound good??Ron

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