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Postby mars2878 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:19 am

Figured I would start my own thread.
If in wrong section, feel free to relocate.
She is a 2001 gmc sonoma sls crew cab.
I bought her Aug 2012.
I traded in a rot free 89 s-blazer w/204k in towards the crew.
Crew cabs out my way are overpriced & need work.
I got her with 109k miles, now has 116k.
Needed 2 Balljoints, 1 hub bearing, evap & battery tray, horn, fuel filler neck,
windshield, Hitch wiring, cap 3rd brake light, tires (dealer put used 31's on it, so they rub w/o
The lift) & a few other odds & ends.
Of course it failed inspection.
Dealer had the truck for the next 6 weeks & they said they fixed everything.
Dealer then went & had a passing sticker put on w/o my registration.
I of course bitched them out because all they fixed was the filler neck, windshield & add 3k miles.
My inspection station refailed the truck, so I spent the next couple of months fighting w/ the dealer.
Even got the states attorney general involved.
End result is the dealer had to pay for the parts & I get them installed, because I refused to let them
Work on the truck anymore.
The dealer had full brakes done including the hardlines before I took delivery.
The Rf hardline rubbed open on the frame after 5k miles with my wife & boys in the truck, luckily I was able to avoid the car pulling out from the side st.
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01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:23 am

The old '89
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01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:36 am

The old non-working 1.
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With a cleaner 1 from work, that also works.
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01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:08 pm

My buddy & I replaced the passenger side factory hub bearing & 2 Balljoints Fri night on his lift @ work.
Those rivets were fun 2 cut out.
We'll do the driver side next Fri.
01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:01 pm

Swapped the standard charcoal window switch plates for the bravada woodgrain plates.
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01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby HenryJ » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:44 pm

Classy 8)

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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:18 am

Fri nite my buddy & I replaced the driver side hub bearing & 2 Balljoints.
No more hum.
01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:25 am

Bought a new rear diff cover.
It's a dorman #697-701.
It was $11 & came with a gasket.
Also bought 2 cans of paint to use on the diff cover.
They were on sale @ advance auto parts.
2 for $11, reg $7 ea.
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Re: crue noma

Postby HenryJ » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:51 am

Make sure the gasket opens the carrier lube holes :) Can't hurt.

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Re: crue noma

Postby _STUCKY » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:37 am

I use that paint, in flat black, on EVERYTHING!
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Re: crue noma

Postby ApproachMedium » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:48 pm

_STUCKY wrote:I use that paint, in flat black, on EVERYTHING!


The people on the Honda forums would love you. Switch it up to black plasti dip and you could blend right in with the VW guys.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:28 pm

swapped out the hvac (heat/ac controller) knobs for the bravada style.
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01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby LoneWolf04 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:40 pm

I like the bravada style hvac controls actually. :thumb: I may have to run to the bone yard and pick one of those up.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Thu May 09, 2013 12:39 pm

Got bored, so I took apart my maf sensor.
Sanded & high temp painted it to match the truck.
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01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Sat May 11, 2013 2:47 pm

Took out my rear bilstein shocks, stripped them, couple coats of etching primer & a couple coats of yellow.
A little ocd I know.
But it'll look better now when people are behind me.
New England winters are brutal on vehicles.
01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby HenryJ » Sat May 11, 2013 7:59 pm

You really are detailing :-)

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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:08 am

For the month of July I: installed a rain visor on the sliding rear window, replaced the fuel filter, Reinstalled the leer cap & replaced the locks on the cap.
01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:05 am

Drove to Orlando from Massachusetts, spent 10 days & drove back.
Only problem was the pinion seal blew out in south Carolina on the way down.
Local guy took us right in & charged us $80 for the repair.
Only other issue was a tire cap flew up & cracked my grille.
The crew cab averaged 19-20 mpg both ways on the highway.
01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:49 pm

replaced the broken tilt lever on the pass seat & blew the pinion bearing in the rear end.
01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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Re: crue noma

Postby mars2878 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:20 pm

replaced hood cable
01 Sonoma sls crew cab - 00 Camaro rims, lear cap w/additional led int light, reese hitch, 99 envoy dash outlets, 98 bravada switch plates & hvac knobs.
03 grand am se 3.4 auto sedan - 02 gt ram air induction parts, aftmkt taillights.
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