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by Mmusicman
Mon May 06, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: AWD 2000 motor mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: AWD 2000 motor mounts

EXCELLENT!!! I am very grateful for this write-up! I also have a 2000 AWD with over 220K miles and bad mounts. I bought NAPA mounts, but haven't been able to muster up the motivation to put them in! I crawled under and attempted to get a look at the job. I asked myself how can you work on something ...
by Mmusicman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Question On Idler Arms
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Question On Idler Arms

Yes.. both sides in AWD are identical.
by Mmusicman
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: CHASSIS
Topic: Recommendations for 2-3" Lift? - 92 Astro AWD EXT
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Recommendations for 2-3" Lift? - 92 Astro AWD EXT

Front "body lift" does not affect the front subframe, drive-train, and suspension.. it only raises the body up from the subframe. Stock front shocks are unaffected since they are only mounted to the subframe and not the body. No change. 2" of rear lift is not that much... and "may not" require rear ...
by Mmusicman
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: S10 front axle swap
Replies: 13
Views: 4982

Re: S10 front axle swap

This would give me the freedom to use 2low in situations like maneuvering a trailer or even pulling the trailer up a couple of steep mountain passes that are typically below 30 mph... Yes.. this could certainly be one use for this application.. where you'd want to use the low range on pavement (whe...
by Mmusicman
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: S10 front axle swap
Replies: 13
Views: 4982

Re: S10 front axle swap (bad idea)

On further thought, releasing the front axle is a bad idea with this transfer case. This will result in clutches always wanting to slip past each other as the font end will not be turning and the rear will. I have spent time contemplating the same thing.. and came to the same conclusion. Unless "ev...
by Mmusicman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Topic: long crank when cold, hard start
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: long crank when cold, hard start

I swapped the crankshaft sensor thinking that was the problem, and it was only okay for a week or so. I checked fuel pressure and it was good and held pressure as well.. It's interesting that the crankshaft sensor "cured the problem for a week a so".. then the problem came back? Normally I would th...
by Mmusicman
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: COOLING
Topic: Heavy duty radiator for '95+
Replies: 6
Views: 5021

Re: Heavy duty radiator for '95+

I don't want aluminum - I'm after brass (or, better yet, naval bronze if available) for compatibility with the Vortec 4300's iron block and heads! Compatibility? LOL! The radiator is better off being compatible with the coolant flowing though it. This one did give me a good chuckle though. :yawinkl...
by Mmusicman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL PROCEDURES
Topic: Transmission filter change and fluid flush
Replies: 14
Views: 23476

Re: Transmission filter change and fluid flush

This flush idea is excellent!!! It allows the transmission to flush the fluid "naturally"... using it's own pump, to pump out the old fluid exactly as it pumps fluid when it's running normally. There is no shock or danger to the system, just freshly infused fluid! But I think I have a much easier "v...
by Mmusicman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: Power Trax No Slip $320
Replies: 10
Views: 1802

Re: Power Trax No Slip $320

LastCat wrote:...drove 1/2 mile down the street and back.
Worked great, locked and unlocked at all the right places.
Never did install this back in, thought I would one day, but never did...
Seems curious... that you bought it, installed it, "drove 1/2 mile down the street and back".. then never reinstalled it.
by Mmusicman
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: NP233 electric shift to manual shift swap
Replies: 92
Views: 54358

Re: NP233 electric shift to manual shift swap

Well.... it's finally MY turn!!! My "new" NP233C just arrived today! :) The unit is from an 03 Blazer. This will be my first time upgrade. 20180705_100712.jpg 20180705_100852.jpg I confirmed 32-spline. 20180705_105033.jpg Unit weighs only 68lbs, and can easily be lifted or carried by one hand. I unb...
by Mmusicman
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: 'Gifted to me" - a front diff
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: 'Gifted to me" - a front diff

If I understand it correctly, the other axle should rotate twice as fast with the one axle locked; so to find the ratio, I divide the free axle turns count in half , and then compare to the input revolutions, for the ratio. Have I got that correct? Yes, you have this essentially correct. This metho...
by Mmusicman
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: bucking when cold
Replies: 10
Views: 3580

Re: bucking when cold

Bucking at "part throttle" while cruising, (especially when you have over 150K miles) is typically a worn distributor. It happened to me. Sorry I didn't see this post in 2014, to post my reply! Glad you found the problem!
by Mmusicman
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: Just Bought My First Astro!
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Re: Just Bought My First Astro!

Welcome from South Florida!
That's a nice clean van you found there!
You're gonna love it! Enjoy!