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I wouldn't start throwing parts at it until you...

I wouldn't start throwing parts at it until you get a hold of a decent voltmeter. A voltmeter can be purchased for as little as $10. This will allow you to more accurately test the battery 'engine...
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Can you be more specific about the voltage? ...

Can you be more specific about the voltage?

As others have mentioned; 12.0 volts will not be enough the start the car. The battery will probably need at least 12.30 volts in order to start the...
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The battery should have 12.45 to 12.65 volts with...

The battery should have 12.45 to 12.65 volts with the engine and accessories off. With the engine running (above idle) the batt. should read 13.5 to maybe 14.5 volts.
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Is your vehicle equipped with a seat belt...

Is your vehicle equipped with a seat belt pretension system? If so, I recommend that you do not mess around with the belt mechanism. As for 'lubing at will"; you should sparingly use a silicone...
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I, from the very start, failed to ask the OP some...

I, from the very start, failed to ask the OP some very important questions. Kind of late now, but here goes:

Did the repair shop perform any headlight system diagnostics? And, if so, did it...
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Welcome to the forums! Please have the CV...

Welcome to the forums!

Please have the CV (drive shaft) joints and motor mounts checked out.
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What does the owner's manual recommend? Most...

What does the owner's manual recommend? Most vehicle manufacturers recommend oil changes at so many miles or so many months. I, like Mitch17, try to change the oil on my seldom driven vehicles every...
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I had an unpainted 2 car that was taped w/mud....

I had an unpainted 2 car that was taped w/mud. When I painted it I used a texture roller for the primer coats. All-in-all it turned out much better than I thought it would (not to smooth, but...
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Good work WT! Yep, so did my 2K 1500....

Good work WT!



Yep, so did my 2K 1500. It also had a tow package, so maybe that had something to do with it?
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Also check the bulb connector(s) and wiring while...

Also check the bulb connector(s) and wiring while you're in there. Some 330 owners have mentioned frayed headlamp wiring at or near the lamp assembly.
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You first might try swapping the bulbs from left...

You first might try swapping the bulbs from left to right to see if the problem follows the bulb. If so, change both bulbs of course (always change bulbs in L/R pairs).

If that doesn't solve it,...
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The retaining bolt will not clear the ring on the...

The retaining bolt will not clear the ring on the 7.5 inch ring gears. However, you should still be able tom pull it out enough to move the shaft/pin enough to allow pushing the axle inwards enough...
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Is the horn not working and/or, if equipped, is...

Is the horn not working and/or, if equipped, is the Air Bag light on? If so the steering column clock spring could need replacement.
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You got me. Some windshield washer fluid is green...

You got me. Some windshield washer fluid is green these days; but that doesn't look like WW fluid to me.
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Some auto part stores will loan or rent you the...

Some auto part stores will loan or rent you the socket for little or no money.
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Certain Tundras are well known for warping their...

Certain Tundras are well known for warping their rotors in unacceptably low miles. This was said to be due to badly undersized brakes (at least up until the 2013 models). Toyota addressed this...
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Are you saying that you left the car at the shop...

Are you saying that you left the car at the shop for 4 days while you decided on whether or not you wanted the work done? If so, no wonder they upped the price to $300.
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As previously mentioned, the lifespan of a...

As previously mentioned, the lifespan of a battery is also determined on how it's maintained. As others have said; allowing the electrolyte level to drop below the top of the plates can and will...
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Ok, I missed the fact that this is mini...

Ok, I missed the fact that this is mini Blazer/SUV rather than a PU. Sorry bout that. Anyway, the OEM hoses should be available from GMC/Chevy. In my experience, the lifespan of non OEM hoses can be...
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Rough Rooster is absolutely correct. As for the...

Rough Rooster is absolutely correct. As for the line and tubing, I would only use GM replacements. I say this because a lot of the over-the-counter aftermarket fuel line/tubing sold these days is...
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I'm sure that you double/triple checked the belt...

I'm sure that you double/triple checked the belt timing. Plus, it seems to be an intermittent problem, so I'd more or less rule out the belt/timing (but you never know).

Therefore, you might next...
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1. Double check the battery state of charge...

1. Double check the battery state of charge (should be 12.35 volts or above).

2. Double check the battery terminals by making sure they're clean and tight.

3. Check the battery negative ground...
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This is what I was told has a mechanic. I've just...

This is what I was told has a mechanic. I've just never had it happen to me (not yet anyway).

Meanwhile, we're still waiting to hear from the OP... Hopefully he's working from a shop manual.
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It might also help if you tell us why you're...

It might also help if you tell us why you're replacing the lower control arm.

I ask this because I once saw an axle come part way out of a Honda Civic trans when the driver hit a roadside "ditch"...
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Like others have said; you must absolutely...

Like others have said; you must absolutely positively follow the proper procedure. You, of course, (as others have said) must also use the correct fluid, and not some of the cheaper "works in place...
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