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  1. Spent over 40 years as a certified auto tech. I...

    Spent over 40 years as a certified auto tech. I feel you guys as I saw some bad things happen in the shop. I have to hope I qualified as a trusted tech though. I never tried to up sell any work...
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    I have a Delta miter gauge with a solid aluminum...

    I have a Delta miter gauge with a solid aluminum bar...peened to tighten it to the slot...Never is a tough word to use.
    Joe
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    Go back and get the rotab and any still sharp...

    Go back and get the rotab and any still sharp tooling. If you can get the collets separated from other dross grab them too. Any vises resembling a Kurt would be a good thing to scope out...
    Joe
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    Especially if the truck bed is the highly...

    Especially if the truck bed is the highly respected “ military grade aluminum “!
    Joe
  5. 5 year old thread... Joe

    5 year old thread...
    Joe
  6. Easy to see why it needed to be repaired... Joe

    Easy to see why it needed to be repaired...
    Joe
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    I don’t trust original formula WD40 as a...

    I don’t trust original formula WD40 as a penetrating oil. I understand the manufacturer makes a WD40 penetrant and if that is what you used never mind. There are many better penetrants than the...
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    Hand scraped in ?... Joe

    Hand scraped in ?...
    Joe
  9. Before it was scrapped I’d pull all the hardware...

    Before it was scrapped I’d pull all the hardware off. The cap screws and the adjustable pins could come in handy for another jig. If room was no object keep the whole thing...never know.
    Joe
  10. I am a retired auto tech with 40 plus years in...

    I am a retired auto tech with 40 plus years in the shop. My take is that the engineering department is closed down to prevent medical costs from the azz whipping the techs would give the engineers. ...
  11. Torqued with a 2’ wrench...You’re screwed. The...

    Torqued with a 2’ wrench...You’re screwed. The rod will turn and kill the impact unless you secure it. Good luck!
    Joe
  12. Live in a rural neighborhood. Our drives are all...

    Live in a rural neighborhood. Our drives are all gravel save for two homeowners that added blacktop. Our UPS driver won’t drive to the door in the winter with chains on to those homes...he delivers...
  13. Most likely an overheated fuel pump feed wire...

    Most likely an overheated fuel pump feed wire terminal at the fuel tank sending unit. May also have overheated the terminals in the fuse panel to the main connector on the back of the fuse panel. ...
  14. The joint you reference is commonly installed...

    The joint you reference is commonly installed into a threaded object and secured with a jam nut on the threads before it is installed. As others have noted, by design, the dynamic loads don’t twist...
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    The OP needs to answer some of the questions put...

    The OP needs to answer some of the questions put forth in the responses. What block of what displacement and who made it? He may be polishing a turd.
    Joe
  16. Yes there are pulleys on a serpentine accessory...

    Yes there are pulleys on a serpentine accessory drive system that are powered by the smooth side.
    Joe
  17. They could be skived off. There are no...

    They could be skived off. There are no reinforcement plies in the ribs. Would be easy with jigging but tedious without.
    Joe
  18. Not possible in this vehicle. Side impact...

    Not possible in this vehicle. Side impact sensors aren’t the same as the front impact sensor. And only one front impact sensor on an express chassis. Code shows internal fault in the only front...
  19. Ok, now you can hang a new sensor, clear the code...

    Ok, now you can hang a new sensor, clear the code and sell the van in good conscience.
    The internal fault is not harness related. Only repair is replace.
    Joe
  20. If it is a sensor circuit code then my experience...

    If it is a sensor circuit code then my experience is the sensors fail. Usually a small crack in the housing and moisture probably. Not a wiring problem unless accident damage causes a harness...
  21. I found many front impact sensors in my...

    I found many front impact sensors in my experience as a GM tech. I couldn’t recommend replacing the sensor/s without a definitive code read. The trucks sensor failures outnumbered any other fault 20...
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    Modern GM vehicles use torque to yield bolts all...

    Modern GM vehicles use torque to yield bolts all over. Suspension components ,hub and bearing mounting, brake component assemblies, and sub frame to body mounts. All spec’d as one use and discard. ...
  23. The GM trucks run the brake lines and the chassis...

    The GM trucks run the brake lines and the chassis harness down the top of the left frame rail. Done lots of them. It would be easy to lever a brake line out of a retainer clip and pinch a wire in the...
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    The manufacturing process Toyota used to make the...

    The manufacturing process Toyota used to make the frames was a large part of the issue. I worked in a Chevy shop that had a sisterToyota dealership with limited shop space. The frame jobs were done...
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    Unfortunately Stephen has left the building...If...

    Unfortunately Stephen has left the building...If you do some searching, he posted his E-mail address on this site. He is very helpful and generous with his experiences and knowledge.
    Joe
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