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  1. error code 42?

    262ci Forum (4.3)
    So my 91 Jimmy 4.3 TBI threw a check engine light and stumbled a bit when cruising around 1500 rpm. I checked the codes and got a "42" electronic idle control module error. Where is that located? I wanna swap that bugger out. My truck has always had a rough idle so maybe this will fix it. :D
  2. easiest way to get calipers to back off?

    Wheels, Tires & Brakes
    When I do brake jobs I always seem to have issues getting the piston back into the caliper. I have tried using the old pad and a C-clamp....even tried opening up the bleeder screw hoping that giving the fluidand easier ecape path would work but its always a biatch. :rant: any tricks?
  3. Camaro Ss T-tops Amp Location

    well...a couple options First I am assuming you have a sub mounte din the drivers side quarter panel space. If not then there is a good spot depending on the size of the amp 1. remove spare tire from fender...mount it 2. Lose what little trunk space you have and mount them above the fuel...
  4. 1st gen blazer passengers....

    Blazer / Jimmy / Bravada
    Well all kidding aside... heres another thought...its an older truck. how many miles on the engine? It could just be that the engine is tired. It may have excessive wear causing loss of compression....maybe its running lean due to a dying fuel pump...I mean honestly the options are endless...
  5. 1st gen blazer passengers....

    Blazer / Jimmy / Bravada
    It never ceases to amaze me how people buy a truck and expect it to be fast. Its a truck...trucks are about torque mostly and while HP is important its gear ratios are set like a truck. I could be wrong but I think 5000 might be a bit high for a towing capacity. A tahoe is rated in the 6500...
  6. year/engine/etc. suggestions?

    Blazer / Jimmy / Bravada
    Umm..first things first...if you plan on a 383 stroker I would get a 2wd instead of a 4x4. Less stuff in the way for lowering as I expect you will do and the crankcase wouldn't stand a 383 for long anyway
  7. wtf

    262ci Forum (4.3)
    Flowmasters are known more for their sound then their actual performance. They do sound good on 4.3's though. As for chips...There has always been debates about whether chips in general are worth the money...some claim huge gains some see nothing. You could have gotten a bad chip... or maybe...
  8. car died in the middle of the road....whats wrong wit it?

    262ci Forum (4.3)
    Its a gas thing... taking hard turns or going up hill with an 1/8th or so will cause your engine to sputter and in some cases die. Did this myself last night since my digi-guages flake in and out at their own will. Sometimes once the gas settles back there will be enough to re-start and...
  9. Interior Lights staying on

    Blazer / Jimmy / Bravada
    To my knowledge there was no trigger type switch in the back. Thats the reason they included that switch on the light. I would guess its one of your switches...either toggle switch in the back... one of the "door is open" switches...or possibly the one in the dash that adjusts you guage light...
  10. Interior Lights staying on

    Blazer / Jimmy / Bravada
    My 91 has a switch just to the side of the cargo area light located on the roof. Its actually part of the light. If that switch is on then all the interior lights are on. If its not that then I would guess someone wired a live wire into the system somewhere
  11. Runs slower or the same after putting the Hypertech Themomaster Chip

    262ci Forum (4.3)
    firstly..using 87 wouldnt throw a piston through your hood. You have no engine mods which require high octane... save your loot. as for the chip....never used one...did you disconnect the battery to force it to reset? Maybe it will learn new fuel curves and such? I wouldnt think you should...
  12. Need a few things for my 91 S-10 Blazer

    262ci Forum (4.3)
    crap... I did my intake last summer. just be sure to do plenty of good sealant on the front and back. i would reccomend a product called "The right stuff". its the best i have seen. Obviously be sure you clean all mating surfaces well and if you can seem to get the timing right pull the...
  13. Loud Mufflers?

    I have a single in dual out flowmaster 40 with custom "straight" pipes out the back so it looks like a true dual system. It is a 91 jimmy 4 door so your application may vary. Its plenty loud... plenty throaty and backpressure loss is minimal. I am not under the impression it makes it faster...
  14. Looking at buying a 91 4.3l 4 door 4x4.. what to look for??

    262ci Forum (4.3)
    as an owner of a 91 I would add this... your digital dash will fail....its not an if but a when. :rolleyes: You can get them repaired for approximately 100 bucks a shot but it will fail again at some point. Check the gas tank. There is a metal "cage" which is supposed to protect the tank but...
  15. Is there a good forum for..

    The full size trucks like Taho and Yukon? Anyone know a good one?