First Project Truck!! 1998 Z71

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  1. Biggershaft96

    Biggershaft96 Resident 4l60e killer

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    Wish they did that with coolant temps :3811797817_8d685371
     
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    jollyjerry I'm Awesome

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    Very cool the ECM knows to cut fuel on low oil.

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  3. JakeZ71

    JakeZ71 OBS Enthusiast

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    It's been a while since I've updated the thread here. The truck has been doing it's thing admirably, other than a few hiccups--namely the oil cooler line issue, and the coolant randomly disappearing one day. I've put over 5000 miles on it since December, though, and I really can't say too much other than I love this truck!

    Since I last checked in, i have fixed a fw things, like the 4x4. It was literally just unplugged. That's all it was! One stupid plug on the top of the transfer case. Plugged 'er in, and it worked like a charm!

    This weekend things will get a little hairy, though. I noticed that I had a brake wheel cylinder leaking on the rear wheel, and when I tore it down I discovered there was play in the axle bearing on the passengers side. I'm hoping that's what the whine has been this whole time, though I'm not looking forward to changing it!!

    On that note, does anyone have any tips for removing axle shafts?
     
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    Pull the c clip out of the carrier and slide er out
     
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    98BlackSierra Lifelong Chevy Owner

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    There are several how-to videos on YouTube if you need some guidance while doing it. Pretty straight forward job.

    EDIT: Now after reading through your whole thread, why not swap the 14 bolt out of the '99 parts truck you got your engine and transfer case from? I'm sure the guy would cut you a deal after everything you bought from it.
     
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  6. JakeZ71

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    I would've done that already, but the problem was that truck had 3:42 gears in it, and mine has 3.73's. I would've had to change the front axle too, and that didn't look like any fun!!
     
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    98BlackSierra Lifelong Chevy Owner

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    Are you sure about that? I thought all of the F44 optioned trucks came with 3:73's? I know mine did.
     
  8. JakeZ71

    JakeZ71 OBS Enthusiast

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    Goofing around with the truck today. Can't drive it, because it has a wheel bearing out and i'm waiting for a shop bay to open up, so I did the next best thing--I pretended to wheel it!

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  9. JakeZ71

    JakeZ71 OBS Enthusiast

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    IFS... Why you no flex?!?

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    Also, photobombing beagle!!

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