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someotherguy

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  • Silverado SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Color
    Black
  • SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Year
    2006
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    2WD
  • Build Date/TPW
    08-30-2005

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    Richard
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  • Location
    Houston, TX

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  1. Clean it up with a small hone maybe? The ones used for rebuilding drum brake wheel cylinders are inexpensive. Richard
  2. Column doesn't lock the wheel like older generation trucks (gmt400) but there should be an interlock that prevents shifting out of park unless key is on; I believe that's electronic though and integrated with the brake switch circuit. Have you really inspected the column housing closely with a bright light for any physical damage particularly around the lock bore? I thought typical theft damage was drilling out the tumbler lock pin from underneath but that's vague recollection from other posts, haven't fixed one of these columns myself yet - hope I don't ever need to! Richard
  3. Still available new (for now) from GM for about $160 shipped, or you can just screwdriver one off somebody else's bumper like some asshat did to my wife's truck. Haven't replaced it yet though I did take the eraser wheel to the old tape the other day to clean it up. Richard
  4. Pic? Can you pull the rear seat out of the way and use some kind of tool to simply pull the flap back in or is the vent damaged? Richard
  5. Sounds silly but check the fluid level in your master cylinder. If it's below the sensor you'll get those error lights (and a CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM message) as the fluid level moves away from the sensor under hard acceleration/braking. If the fluid is low don't put too much in; some of that low level is just due to wear of the brake pads. Put a little bit in so it covers the sensor and see how it behaves. Then possibly check your brake lines (the hard portions) for leaks as they can be common on the GMT800 series trucks especially in areas where they salt the roads or if it was driven on the beach a bunch, or you live near salt water. And just remember be careful not to spill any on the paint or touch the paint with brake fluid on a rag or your hand; it'll ruin the paint. Richard
  6. Physically, yes. Functionally, no, not without a lot of work - the 4L60 is just another name for the 700R4 which is similar to the 4L60E/4L65E but does not have electronic control that the E trans has. It uses a throttle valve cable to control line pressure and shift points. The newest fullsize truck you'd find the 4L60 on is 1992 and they fit the old school small block. 4L60E can fit but isn't as strong as the 4L65E, and there are also many revisions of the 4L60E over the years that an older one may not be electrically compatible. Best to stick to the 4L65E or have yours rebuilt. Or swap in a 4L80E which is some work but worth it if you're making more power than stock. Richard
  7. Sorry to hear your truck was stolen, glad you were able to get it back - hopefully not too much of a battle to get it right again. As far as the VIN location, the only "legal" original one is on the dash. Since that has been tampered with, to obtain a state-reassigned VIN, the state will have an officer inspect the truck. They will know exactly where to look for other VIN locations. They'll attach a sticker to the vehicle (location will vary) indicating a state assigned VIN and issue a new title based on the new VIN. Sorry if that isn't exactly the answer to your question; I don't know the location, but to the end owner it's not that useful a piece of info because the state is who's gonna inspect it anyway. Richard
  8. Don't forget Fastenal ships large items pretty inexpensively, store-to-store. Their policies are a little weird so if it's a large fragile item it should be crated or they won't insure it. By fragile I mean I know people shipping pinball machines/arcade games with them and it makes me worry.. but for something NOT fragile, they're a good option to check out. Richard
  9. Hey Janet if your truck is an Intimidator it doesn't have SS logo headrests; it has the DEI (Dale Earnhardt Inc.) logo instead. They are limited edition, no doubt, 933 of them made for 2006 and that's it. All the other SS trucks 2003-2007 have SS logos on the headrests. Gonna be hard to find; every once in a while they come up for sale here and they're not cheap. Good luck. These are the Intimidator SS headrests.. Richard
  10. Should be # 12335769 for 2003-2007 SS. Dunno why the non-SS is a different # (12335700) because they appear to fit the same but I guess the appearance is different somehow? Richard
  11. Man...Houston has always been a big city with big city problems but this crime bullshit has gotten out of hand. Petty crime, serious crime, doesn't matter, these maggots are out just doing whatever the hell they please. If they're not trying to steal the whole truck, they're just stealing pieces off the ****. Probably some time yesterday this happened. Someone pried the step pad off my wife's truck. Didn't just fly off from old tape; you can clearly see all the marks where they screwdrivered the crap out of the bumper. Thanks, you worthless pieces of shit. Go die in a fire somewhere.. Richard
  12. I swear to you the very next night I saw another black SS, on the Brownsville Express... 😉 in other words, pulling some POS on a tow bar, with another tow bar on that pulling yet another POS, and 2 dirt bikes and misc. junk crammed into the bed, on the way to the border! Tried to get a pic but I was getting off I-10 in some heavy traffic w/Friday night drunks all around, so I had to keep rolling. Richard
  13. I think it was Thursday morning? Headed North on the West Beltway.. saw a really clean '03 SS, looked mostly stock other than a bed lid and ventshades. Yeah if you're in here that was me next to you in the black Intimidator SS covered in daily driver filth and sounding like a dump truck since my passenger side cat finally cratered. We were a mini-SS convoy for several miles in that rotten traffic until I broke for I-10. Then later that night West end of downtown - Brazos street maybe? around the clubs - saw another black SS, I had the light so I didn't get a chance to gauge what year, but from a glance it looked like a nice truck, too! I almost never see two SS's at the same time except at home. 😉 Richard
  14. Any GMT800 truck with RPO DL3 would be a donor but IIRC those are only on the high-end trim level trucks (check high end Tahoes/Suburbans/etc.) Power adjust, power fold, heated, signal, puddle light, auto-dim (driver's side - also called "light sensitive")... They're damn expensive new from the dealer, over $500/ea if you can find 'em. Richard
  15. Cloth seats yes; if you decode the VIN it's probably detailed in one of the RPO codes. I don't know about lack of console but that's probably an RPO that's missing from the regular expected SS list - also means it won't have a Bose stereo as there's no place for the amp/subwoofer setup. Some of the last couple year SS's were available somewhat stripped of options. There's pics of a few SS's with the cloth seat setup here on the forum; if you search 'em out you'll probably get your answer on the console too. Richard
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