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Things that frustrate you!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KrebsATM02, Jul 29, 2000.

  1. KrebsATM02

    KrebsATM02 1/2 ton status

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    There are two things that have really frustrated me on my Blazer. First is the removing of the steering arm. I know everyone has there fun with this one!!!! Took me a air hammer, a torch, and two sledge hammers. My other annoyance is the wiring harness that goes on the power window switches. They made these weird looking crimp on things that go over the stud on the switch and the wires on them move around enough and break right after the crimp on things. Had this happen on a suburban, minivan, and my blazer. Oh well, I know stupid. What annoys ya'll? Later - Doug

    Doug Krebs
     
  2. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I have never removed the steering arm but i read you have to fight it with hammers and crowbars to get it off.

    <font color=red>CHECK OUT MY SITE</font color=red>
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  3. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

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    I keep runing out of money.

    [​IMG]Go prepared

    I have a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4WD(K5) and Country Boy Can Survive!!!!
     
  4. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Removal of steering arm. Directions. Cuss and fight for hours use several hammers, prybars, bust knuckles no less than 3 times. Get mad and go ask mechanic friend. He gives you large ball joint seperator. Go home, take medium size hammer and hit ball joint seperator. Arm comes off. Now you must cuss about why didnt you do that in the first place.
     
  5. EDdaTREE

    EDdaTREE 1/2 ton status

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    Brother-in-law (Mr. Badwrench) helping on motor/tranny swap...has to hurry no matter what. Get done...tranny won't shift past first.After changing modulator and springs, e.t.c. find that the end of the steel vac. line for mod. is plugged with gunk from hurrying...GRRRRRRRRRRR!
     
  6. Kelboski

    Kelboski 1/2 ton status

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    hit down on it...cuss....hit down on it....cuss....go to bed...wake up....hit down on it...cuss
     
  7. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    What makes me mad? Lets see. Having to order another set of U-bolts for the frontend when I did the lift because Chevy put a '72 front axle in my '73. Thanks guys. Engine rebuild shops that take my money and give me an engine with junk heads. Rain when my top is off. And the best pissed off moment was when I blew up a $3500 AMC 401 in my old Jeep.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  8. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    The thing that pisses me off the most is tryin to unbolt RUSTED bolts. I F'n hate that. As a matter of fact, I'm battling that right now. I'm in the middel of replacing my body mounts and removing my 3" bodylift for a 1" lift. I started last night with the rear bolts, and I can't get the freakin thing to budge. Rubber mallet is my best friend right now.
    Boss
     
  9. Todd78/87

    Todd78/87 1/2 ton status

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    Thinking my blazer was all done and ready for a 3200 mile trip to AK and the temp gauge goes out. I don't have to much time to mess with it,, I might just have to rig a temporary one up, so I can do it right when I get there.
    Also, the rattles I have not been able to isolate and get fixed.

    Todd 78/87[​IMG]
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    Alaska Bound
     
  10. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Frustration? Let's see.............I battled hard starting for an entire winter until I finally found the source- A little crack in my temperature sensor(inside air cleaner) vacuum line!!!!!!! How about a little rattle coming from my power steering pump for the last two years- Nobody can figure it out!!!! Then there's the fact that $70 of fuel only takes me 500 kms.

    Things I love- Young kids working at the local gas stations saying "I want a Blazer like that someday" or a total stranger coming up to me and asking "Is she for sale?"......... Slamming through 2 feet of fresh powder on a windless winter night, the only vehicle on the road......Knowing that I have a ride that is cool but can still serve as a family vehicle!!!

    Yeah we get frustrated! But it's the same kind of frustration you feel when dealing with a new girlfriend or a little puppy dog, isn't it?
     
  11. Bone85K5

    Bone85K5 1/2 ton status

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    Seeing and hearing about all these nice ass Blazers and Jimmys on here and mine is sitting out there in the drive way with stock suspension and street tires. THAT IS FRUSTRATING. Oh yeah I am in college, so must drive home for money and food every once in awhile so it must be able to get there under $100 in gas.

    Things I love, Regular Gas in ATHENS GA $1.21 a gallon SUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BBone 85'K5
    Wilderness Roof Rack in the winter, Skyler in the summer...
     
  12. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

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    looks like I am comeing to GA with a few 55 gal drums

    [​IMG]Go prepared

    I have a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4WD(K5) and Country Boy Can Survive!!!!
     
  13. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    things that frustrate me are running out of beer and having drank too much too go get more...
     
  14. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    People who don't use their turn signal, replacing a turn signal cam, people who brag about their gas only being 1.21 a gallon(ouch!) cussing a part into or out of place, then having a 9 yr old kid come out and plop it in place, thinking you've fixed the problem, but its not the problem, people who brag about gas being 1.21 a gallon, bad camshafts, 1.21? really? something isn't right here. Gas in Tucson varies by up to 20 cents a gallon from one block to the next. I live between two Texacos about a mile apart and there is 9 cents a gallon price diff. Now whats up with THAT?

    creepin' and crawlin'

    Jim
     
  15. Bone85K5

    Bone85K5 1/2 ton status

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    A new station just opened up so they have the lowest gas price... well EVERY SUBGKE gas station oon the same street has been matching them (regular only). Well the new stations keeps going 3-5 cents lower on all grades... kinda cool, but eventually it will be back to normal....

    Ben
    www.BenjaminBone.coloradoK5.com
     
  16. WakeBoard&4X4er

    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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    At least you did not get ranover by your own truck....... Oh you DID!!!
     
  17. Scoobydoo

    Scoobydoo 1/2 ton status

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    #1 MOST fustrating thing is when the parts store gives you the wrong part (I can almost hear all of you heads nodding),
    #2 I don't have a garage to work in! I have to do everything on the driveway, and it is over 110 degrees outside! if I leave a tool out from under the shade of the truck it gets so hot I have to run water over it just to handle it again.

    Things I like, my wife & kids first, and second to have the god given knowledge that nothing outperforms a CHEVY !!![​IMG] Also having a job that allows me to screw around on the internet[​IMG]
     
  18. BigBurban

    BigBurban 1/2 ton status

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    [​IMG] Scooby! Too funny! Craftsman needs to make little umbrellas that attach to tools.

    Here's one. Trying to finish cutting squares out from the bottom of your rear shackle bracket for custom shackle flipage in the <font color=red>HOT</font color=red> Arizona sun with salty sweat running into your eyes from your drenched eye-brows, plugging in your 4 1/2 angle grinder, having it go screaming accross the driveway cutting it's own power cord in two, tripping the breaker and turning off your fan. [​IMG] How's THAT for a run-on sentence?![/b] [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>~BigBurban</font color=blue>
     
  19. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>We had a fun time trying to remove the steering arm on my truck when we lifted it in jan 99. It took three of us beating it for 2 hours straight, two cans of rust penatrant, one can of WD40, and nearly setting the shop on fire with the torch (trying to heat the arm after all that spray lube [​IMG]) . And that was after we got the nuts off. I'm gonna have to do it again in a few weeks when I put the 3/4 ton frontend in.</font color=blue>

    http://www.chrisd71k5.coloradok5.com <font color=blue>Updated!</font color=blue>
     
  20. BIGJ

    BIGJ 1/2 ton status Author

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    The #1 thing that frustrates me most is this: Helping one of my best friends work on his truck only to find out that he dosen't have all of the parts (we planned his front axle swap for two weeks but he couldn't take FIVE minutes to order new u-bolts for the front), and when he ends up looking for the parts in a rush he can't find em. That's because the nearest napa is a 1 hour drive from his house, and it's got to be the smallest napa I have ever seen. Then the project drags out for more than a week. Hey, I like to help out just as much as the next guy, but c'mon, if you're gonna start a project at least take the time to get most of the "important" stuff BEFORE you decide to pull the front Axle or Motor, etc... I would classify these as "important": Using the correct bolts, rust free, instead of just whatever is in the "bolt bucket" (some mystery bolts went on a flywheel) , new bushings for a suspension lift when you know that the kit didn't come with any (the axle sat in the driveway for 4 days waiting on that stuff). So please, be prepared, and that way your friends will still want to help you with the next "project" you decide to rush into.

    BIGJ
     

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