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Could very well be a bad ignition switch.

Could very well be a bad ignition switch.
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Start the engine. Place the end of the scope on...

Start the engine. Place the end of the scope on the bolt that secures the pulley to the front of the engine. It's either gonna be the idler or tensioner pulley, as them are very, very well known to...
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9 times out of 10, it's just the intake gaskets....

9 times out of 10, it's just the intake gaskets. When they fail, it lets the coolant poor from the passage directly into the lifter valley, into the oil. When the head gasket goes, you will smell it...
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Clean the throttle body with a toothbrush and...

Clean the throttle body with a toothbrush and carb cleaner.
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Click on this link, it lists everything you need...

Click on this link, it lists everything you need to know.
Solid Axle Conversion Tech - FSC Forum (http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/general-discussion/offroad/59097-solid-axle-conversion-tech.html)
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Sounds like front sway bar links causing your...

Sounds like front sway bar links causing your noise.
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These and Monte Carlos are known to have BCM...

These and Monte Carlos are known to have BCM issues with multiple problems, this one of them. A scan tool is a must in properly diagnosing this issue. Otherwise, you will more than likely be throwing...
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No need to rebuild the calipers. Just make sure...

No need to rebuild the calipers. Just make sure the sliders are not gummed up or rusted. I would suggest putting some silicone paste on the sliders before you screw them back in. The pad kit should...
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Greg is right, no need to do it now.

Greg is right, no need to do it now.
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Yes, it will run with the magnet gone, and may...

Yes, it will run with the magnet gone, and may cause driveability issues.
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I use grade 8's on all my own, with red loctite....

I use grade 8's on all my own, with red loctite. If you can get to them with a torque wrench to properly torque them down, use the blue loctite. If space is limited and you can only get a wrench in...
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The Rendezvous, Montana, Aztek, Venture, and...

The Rendezvous, Montana, Aztek, Venture, and Silhouette had leaking AC condensor issues. GM revised the part. So, there is probably a good chance that you need the AC condensor replaced. This part is...
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Yup, crank arm. The tab on the frame can be bent...

Yup, crank arm. The tab on the frame can be bent back if it's not too far gone. Sometimes they get worn down and require the frame to be replaced. I've replaced my fair share of them.
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I think I might have some extra gaskets for you...

I think I might have some extra gaskets for you as well. I'll check and see if they will work.
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I would advise against using silicone RTV, unless...

I would advise against using silicone RTV, unless you know exactly what to get. I do at least 2 intake jobs a week and most of them have been done elsewhere that used silicone RTV, such as Permatex,...
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Special tools are required to remove the AC...

Special tools are required to remove the AC clutch. If your clutch is making noise, you can take this tool and back the clutch off to rid the noise. If the clutch is too far gone, worn out, you...
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I haven't done one in at least 10 years, but ya...

I haven't done one in at least 10 years, but ya gotta rip the dash out.
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The fuel level sensor is faulty. The sensor has...

The fuel level sensor is faulty. The sensor has small metal contact that eventually wear down or burn off. Very common issue from about '97-about '06 on GM vehicles. The sensor can be replaced...
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Could be the water pump. Most of the time they...

Could be the water pump. Most of the time they will not leak when pressure tested. Let it run for a while and check under the passenger side of the engine for a leak on the ground.
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Usually when the head gasket leaks, it leaks...

Usually when the head gasket leaks, it leaks externally. Most commonly, it's the rear head gasket. This can be verified by pressure testing the cooling system and looking at the rear head gasket near...
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Yes, it is more than likely the front diff...

Yes, it is more than likely the front diff actuator being faulty. Disconnect the front diff actuator connector and check for power and ground while in 4 wheel drive. If there is power, the actuator...
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You remove the 2 bolts securing the headlamp to...

You remove the 2 bolts securing the headlamp to the header panel. Then, you have to find a place between the headlamp and and the header panel to pry the lamp out. In the lower part of the fender,...
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You shouldn't be worried, you're ABS will just be...

You shouldn't be worried, you're ABS will just be disabled while the lights are on. You're regular brakes will work fine.
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Yeah, they are splined. But sometimes with the...

Yeah, they are splined. But sometimes with the hex headed ones you can turn them a little to break them free enough to beat out. These have the cast iron knuckles, so using some heat on the knuckles...
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