It's on the back burner for right now. It's only requirement was to last until I got my Trail Blazer back on the road, and it failed. The new ECM will have to wait. I have $600 worth of parts sitting, waiting to be installed on the TB.What was the outcome with the truck?
Yeah, I think I'll get to the truck towards the end of October. Money is tight because I had just dropped around $600 on parts for my Trail Blazer. I can't keep a steering rack in it. I just installed #3 this afternoon. One more day and it should be road ready, again. This time, instead of flushing the old rusted lines, I installed all new stuff. Another rebuilt rack (warranty) and p/s pump, cooler, and all lines. Third times a charm!So this thread turned into a cliffhanger, eh?
It does and it's a hideous site to behold.Won't the color of the Dextron clash?
The thought did cross my mind, but it was originally installed for deer. The 7D is full of them and they refuse to use the crosswalks.That cow catcher would be perfect for obstructionist pedestrians.
Good plan. Replaced more than my fair share of those on 60/70 cars/trucks.While I'm having so much fun with my new found hobby, I'm going over all the brake and fuel lines to check their condition as well.
Ace in Charlotte Hall carries it. I was going to shell out $$ for some Por-15 and my coworker pointed this out. I've never tried it, but I bought a quart while I still received my employee discount. My coworker has used it with good results. I figured a coat of that should stop the progress, to buy a little time.Didn't know Ospho was still available..I have an old (30 years) gallon jug somewhere.
Wet it and Forget It. Lowes has it.Finally back together, mostly. Three test drives down the road and back, checked/adjusted fluids, no leaks at this stage. Son is going to align the front end as soon as I get it insured/registered. I'd forgotten how squirrelly those BFG Mud Terrain tires can be. In hindsight, I should've stuck with BFG All Terrain tire.
I used dish soap to wash it, but 2 years of storage had all kinds of nature growing on it. Does anyone have a suggestion besides elbow grease? I should've left the moss for camo.
Good Job.Finally back together, mostly. Three test drives down the road and back, checked/adjusted fluids, no leaks at this stage. Son is going to align the front end as soon as I get it insured/registered. I'd forgotten how squirrelly those BFG Mud Terrain tires can be. In hindsight, I should've stuck with BFG All Terrain tire.
Bleach free! Thanks for the tip. I was thinking siding cleaner, but the one I have has bleach in it.Wet it and Forget It. Lowes has it.
Not at all, my dear Grumpy, not at all. I'll have an update on the truck in late Oct, early Nov time frame. Jackass...
We shall see tomorrow. I went to register on Tuesday, but the tag and title place couldn't submit my forms because their SW asks for an inspection ticket, and they can't over ride it. I received tags today, and put them on after work. Driving her in to work tomorrow.
The saga continues. I ordered a replacement ECU for my pickup yesterday and expect delivery within a week. I ran across an article written in broken English on the ECU reset procedure and will test on the old one after work today. I have nothing to lose at this point. If I wipe it and it won't reprogram, it can sit for a week.
The final chapter comes to a close. The refurbished ECM from Flagship One was installed after work yesterday, and after the tedious process of disarming the PassKEY system, the truck roared to life. After letting it warm up for 2-3 minutes. I shut it down and checked the ECM for codes with none found! Drove from Boomerangs down to Weis and back going through all the shift points, shut it down, rechecked codes, and again none found. I declare my truck is fit for service again. Once again, I proved to myself that if I had purchased the most expensive part first, I would've saved myself a lot of work and heartache. Today I have to hitch a ride over the bridge and retrieve my work horse. Life is good...