elcamino1971

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Shade-tree mechanic, die hard Chevy guy. Own a 1971 El Camino, 1997 Z28 Camaro, 1999 Blazer, and a 2003 S-10 ZR5.
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Question Answered: extreme vibration between 1,000 to 1500 rpm
February 22, 2011, 07:59 AM
sounds crazy, but check your motor & transmission mounts. if they are bad/broken, you would feel this problem. that is what happened to mine.
Question Answered: Transmission, Gas Mileage
February 22, 2011, 07:53 AM
Could just be a shift cylinoid, which is a pretty easy fix for a good trans shop. I get between 15-24 mpg depending on my driving habbits. Each state rules the registration differently.
Question Answered: How much to replace a fuel pump and left driver side wheel bearing?
February 22, 2011, 07:50 AM
Don't let the shop rob you on the fuel and air filter, you can DIY. Air filter should cost about $7, fuel will run between $15-25. If you aren't handy with the wrenches, pay to have the wheel bearing replaced.
Question Answered: Power window switch
February 22, 2011, 07:08 AM
I have the same truck. You gotta remove at least the arm rest assembly from the door to get to the switch.
Question Answered: What is the most mileage I can get between oil changes with this truck?
February 22, 2011, 07:00 AM
3000 is great, it helps the engine over the long haul. if you want, in low mileage vehicles, you can go 4500. Try to stay with 3000 if you do city driving, towing, or have high mileage.
Question Answered: won't shift into 4wheel high
February 22, 2011, 06:59 AM
I had this problem with mine. For me, it was the electric relay switch that actualy engages the 4 wheel drive, simple $90 fix at the dealer. Dealer said the problem is actually bases off of NOT using the 4 wheel drive. So every once in a while, even in decent weather, I use the 4X to run to the store. Haven't had the problem in 2 years.
Problem Reported: Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

Problem Reported: Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

Car Review: 1997 Chevrolet Camaro
February 22, 2011, 08:04 AM
I have a 1997 Z28 30th Anniversay Edition. Love This Car!!!!!! What a fun ride. Other than regular maintenance, I have only had to replace the power window motor, rear pinion, and manifold gasket. Car has 130,000 miles and runs like the day I bought it.
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