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Old 03-13-2013, 03:16 PM   #51
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which looks different? the 244 is different
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which looks different? the 244 is different
The mounting points, the case, the cooling fins on the pulley. Actually, they look nothing alike?
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it is different, on the truck and stuff its facing the front and the mounting holes are on the bottom. we had a plow truck with it but they traded it for a POS dodge. according to that site though the plug is the same and all you need is that bracket. i havent messed with it i was just reading what it said on there. if you google "ad244 on 3800" there are a bunch of threads and vids that pop up of people who did
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it is different, on the truck and stuff its facing the front and the mounting holes are on the bottom. we had a plow truck with it but they traded it for a POS dodge. according to that site though the plug is the same and all you need is that bracket. i havent messed with it i was just reading what it said on there. if you google "ad244 on 3800" there are a bunch of threads and vids that pop up of people who did
yeah the google search did bring up a video. Interesting how they got it to work when the coolant flows through the stock bracket.

Anyways, that is more drastic then I want to go on a stock cruiser. Im pretty sure this car hasn't always done this, so I would rather fix it the right way first. Know what I mean? Something has to be chewing up the power at idle more than it should be..
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GM has a tsb about the dimming lights issue, says it is normal and do nothing.
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GM has a tsb about the dimming lights issue, says it is normal and do nothing.
Ugh, that shouldn't surprise me I guess that GM would put out a technical service bulletin stating they know they effed up, but they don't want to do anything about it.
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Ugh, that shouldn't surprise me I guess that GM would put out a technical service bulletin stating they know they effed up, but they don't want to do anything about it.
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thats what i was saying. ive had mine since almost new and its always done it
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thats what i was saying. ive had mine since almost new and its always done it
So, I should just drop it then? All this work, troubleshooting, modifying, and nothing is fixed. But, GM says that this is an ok condition?

I guess if nothing is actually wrong or deteriorated on the damn thing, maybe I should stop trying to make it work properly. I dont know...
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you can modify it, or live with it, but i dont think there is anything wrong with your specific car. just poor design
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