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    5r55w blown out OD servo cover Please help

    Haven’t been on the forum much since my 97 was totaled several years ago, but I bought an 03 this past winter that drove very nice. But at the end of June it blew out the OD servo cover. At this point I’m at a crossroads and hoping you guys with more experience can help me out. I will apologize...
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    No oil pressure after engine install

    OK, I got my engine started today after having it out to do the timing chains. Now I have no oil pressure. I don't think there was any debris left in the engine from the plastic guides. I replaced the oil pickup tube, but reused the gasket because no one around here had it (I assumed it...
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    Engine install tomorrow-Any advice/warnings?

    The engine is ready to go back in after being out for the timing chains, etc. I'm looking for any advice, suggestions, warnings about the process. Also, I'm wondering if there is any benefit to filling the crankcase with oil before I install it. Would that show any leaks (hopefully there...
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    Rear Main Seal advice-should I replace it?

    I was going to replace my rear main seal tomorrow. I did a search to get some information and it seems that even new ones may leak if not done with the special tool. I was going to use a piece of pipe or tap it in going in circles around the seal. My dilemma is that I don't think it is...
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    exhaust manifold to exhaust downpipe question

    I'm preparing to put my 97 SOHC engine back into my truck after having it out to replace the timing chains. I just want to be sure that there is no sort of gasket that should go between the manifold and the downpipe. I wouldn't think so because the setup looks like a flared fitting and there...
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    Helpful automotive repair link

    :thumbsup:I thought people might find this helpful. It is a link I got from my local library website. Hopefully you can find it to be helpful. You can use it for any vehicle. http://arrc.epnet.com/autoasp/index.asp?sid=10030341&uid=s6051669.remote.autorefctr I have tested the link...
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    Anyone know of a good Engine removal thread?

    So I took off my right (passenger) valve cover off and there is not trace of any guide, but I have a bold with a real nice flat side to it. So not it's confirmed that I have to pull the engine. I didn't know if anyone has come across a good thread about this, or a list of what really needs to...
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    valve cover bolts question

    I'm finally in the process of taking care of my timing chain issues on my 97 SOHC. I've gotten to the point of loosening the bolts to the valve covers. They don't seem to thread all the way out. Do they stay with the valve cover when I pull it off, or should I give them a good tug. I don't...
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    intermittent starting clarification question

    I know this has been a popular topic lately, and I have also done a lot of searches on the topic, but I have read so much information that I am having trouble keeping it straight. This is my question: When the engine cranks, but won't turn over, the "check engine" light comes on, goes off...
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    Drivetrain issue and questions

    I posted this in the 95-01 forum, but I thought I might have good luck here too. Thanks I'm new to the forum. It's great. I've done a lot of looking around trying to solve my issue, but I haven't found anything to completely confirm a diagnosis. I'll give the background as briefly as I...
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    Drivetrain questions

    I'm new to the forum. It's great. I've done a lot of looking around trying to solve my issue, but I haven't found anything to completely confirm a diagnosis. I'll give the background as briefly as I can, and then I will list my questions. 97, 4.0 SOHC, 4WD, 5R55E (I believe it is...
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