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#2821 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2015 - 07:13 PM

You did good grasshopper!  Glad she's back to life.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 07:56 PM

A mission like this accomplished makes everyone feel better. Glad you got it figured out.
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Posted March 10, 2015 - 10:35 PM

I was afraid you were going to work on it again tomorrow. By then, it might of OXidized... Sorry.
Good news it is a runner.
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Posted March 14, 2015 - 12:32 AM

Willie, I hope you and Steph and a GREAT Anniversary!! :thumbs:

 

Sorry I didn't get it posted before midnight. :wallbanging:


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 06:05 PM

Boys and girls Uncle willie is worn out.

 

 

 

 

After getting the Ox running we went out the next day and it was right back to running bad.

 

 

SO we went through the whole truck again. And again. And again.

 

 

Yesterday I had to be at Jared's school to sign a paper for his drivers ed certificate. I told Steph I had to be there at 3. She lift at 11 to get some windows.

 

It rained off and on so I couldn't do anything outside.

 

The only thing that could be left on the OX that didn't work right was the computer. A new computer is wayyy much dinero. S0 I started to call around. I found one but he said it would take them 4 days to get it pulled because of all the bad weather we have had.

 

I did some more research to find a computer. I discovered that a lot of trucks have the same computer. Pull a part in Charlotte had several.

 

At 230 she still wasn't home. I sent her a text and told her to light a fire then I called the school to see what time the office closed and to tell them that I was going to pick him up.  They left at 4.

 

She got home at 301. His school is 45 minutes away.

 

I got that little truck in super pursuit mode and got gone.

 

At 325 he called and said the secretary wanted to leave. According to my GPS I was 6 minutes away. I was there at 328.

 

Then we went to his grandmothers house and got his clothes and headed home. It took a bit longer to get back.

 

After dinner Jared and I fixed the dryer. He catches on quick to mechanical stuff.

 

We had a big time goofing off and playing around last night. I zip tied Jared's hand to his foot and then sat on him. He was laughing too hard to do anything about it.

 

Then Heath and I played trucks before he went to bed. I built him a lift out of leg blocks and he had one of his trucks up on it working on it. He thought it was great.

 

This morning it was pouring rain when the alarm went off. I checked the weather and it said it would clear up in Charlotte about 1. I went back to sleep.

 

We all got up around 10 and goofed off a while.

 

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At 12 Jared and I grabbed the tools and headed off.

 

After checking every truck in the junk yard we found an S10 that had the same computer. I snagged it ( and left my 1/4 in ch ratchet in the truck dangit) and we came home.

 

We stuck it in the truck and it ran, but isn't getting enough fuel due to the 4.3 tune. It does not bog anymore. SO I pulled the chip out of the old computer and stuck it in. It went right back to bogging. So the small chip got stuck back in. I can drive it but it doesn't like to get up off a stop. You can hear the injectors clicking off and on as the computer is all confused to be feeding a big block.

 

We buttoned everything back up and I will wait for the computer they are pulling for me Monday.

 

We burned the paper in the burn barrel and turned the big dogs loose to run.

 

Heath played in everything dirty in the yard. Steph, Jared, and I sat and talked.

 

Finally I came int o search for a chip online. It isn't going to be cheap, but cheaper than a whole computer. Hopefully the computer I from the junk yard will have the right chip in it.

 


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 07:22 PM

Oh and my yard has been infested with tractor monkeys.

 

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 09:19 PM

Never fails, sounds like you needed to start with the computer first. At least everything else is fixed!


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 09:34 PM

Odd thing was that it was giving me the check code that the computer was good. The chip had failed not the computer. I have seen that happen once before but it was about 25 years ago and I forgot it was possible. I know we did fix everything else that was wrong with it though.


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Posted March 16, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Frontgaters :mad2:


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 07:51 AM

Never fails, sounds like you needed to start with the computer first. At least everything else is fixed!

 

That's how it was with my Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Speaking with pro mechanics, they sent me everywhere except the computer.  After replacing every sensor I finally went with one of my first thoughts....computer.  And it was my problem.


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 08:03 AM

That's how it was with my Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Speaking with pro mechanics, they sent me everywhere except the computer.  After replacing every sensor I finally went with one of my first thoughts....computer.  And it was my problem.

 

I think pro mechanics are trained to replace every single part before they fix the problem.

 

Let's see, cam sensor, crank sensor, MAF sensor, O2 Sensor, IAC, TPS, oh and a few relays..still broke, lets replace the computer next.  There we go runs like top!


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Frontgaters :mad2:

oddly enough the site hiccup ate yesterdays post.

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I think pro mechanics are trained to replace every single part before they fix the problem.

 

Let's see, cam sensor, crank sensor, MAF sensor, O2 Sensor, IAC, TPS, oh and a few relays..still broke, lets replace the computer next.  There we go runs like top!

Since this truck has 206k on it I am not upset about replacing all that stuff. The computer was checking as good so when it does that there isn't much you can do but fix what it is telling you is wrong.  I miss the old vehicles with no computers. They were easy to fix.


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 12:19 PM

I feel the same way Willie!


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Posted March 18, 2015 - 05:41 AM

 

The computer was checking as good so when it does that there isn't much you can do but fix what it is telling you is wrong.

That's the problem , yes on many of those sensors if you had access to the correct flow charts , DVM , and some a scope to watch wave forms you could spend an hour or more testing  the $30 sensor  or just replace it like you did (  me too )   I would think that's why garages would do that at times too .   Telling the customer that he got billed $200 = $150 diagnostic time , $20 to replace and $30 for thee sensor .


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Posted March 18, 2015 - 07:17 AM

I need to have the Tahoe put on a scanner and maybe have computer reflashed, it's still not shifting right after the tranny rebuild. My rebuilder says it must be a sensor or the computer needs recalibrated to the mods he made. I can only dread what that will cost.


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