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Old 01-15-2006, 06:55 PM   #31
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My understanding is that they used a primer not compatible with the aluminum hood. So the correct fix is to fully strip it.

Can anyone confirm or blow holes in this rumor?
Confirm.

Fix is to unfold the front seam, mechanically remove all material down to bare metal, reprime, and paint. (Unless they replace the enitre hood) Don't forget that I had my hood resprayed (top surface) after a bra lifted the clearcoat on this same vehicle. Between Clearcoat, bad primer, and hail, my hood is about 6 years newer than the rest of the car. (sure had benn nice to not have to worry about rock chips....)

It should be noted that this is not a GM only issue. Ford had a simialr problem on their higher end truchs that had aluminum hoods, during the same period. (98 to present)

Just like the transistion during the 80'* to the water based primer that caused alot of problems for the big three, any new process can have unintended results after a being on the road. (This is me trying to be fair)

Unfortunately, although I try to be fair, sometimes manufacturers are not, and try to get out of standing behin their issues. (Intake manifolds that crack, window requlators that break, and primer that fails)
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Let'* summarize:

1. Bubbling Hood
2. Intermediate Steering Shaft
3. Lower intake gaskets (is this SC and NA both?)
4. Wheel Bearing (WSS)
5. Steering Wheel Position Sensor
6. Oil Pressure Sender
7. Rear Window Regulators
8. Radio Lights
9 Door Water Leaks
10. DIC

Lot'* of good info here to be used for each area. Am I missing any that are larger issues?
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thanks bill....that is exactly what i was looking for...now we need est. cost to fix appended on to that.
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update with price: ...price are canadian spec...

1. Bubbling Hood: +- 500$ (estimation)

2. Intermediate Steering Shaft: 227$ + 2h of labor

3. Lower intake gaskets (is this SC and NA both?) 500$ to 800$ (depending if lifter are gummed)

4. Wheel Bearing (WSS) 431$ + 1h labor (check "intense" for better price)

5. Steering Wheel Position Sensor: 98$ + 2h labor.

6. Oil Pressure Sender : 27.38$ U.*.

7. Rear Window Regulators ...Unknow...

8. Radio Lights : cheap if its done itself, we need a "How to"

9 Trunk Water Leaks : Depend how much time they search for the leak, 1-2 h labor

10. DIC ... we need to specify what problem we can have with the DIC

11. Boost control solenoid: + - 50$ + 15 minutes labor.

12.Pressure control solenoid: 88$ + gasket+ 5h labor= 568$

13.Road rash: (front tire throw sand on the bottom of the rear passenger door)
estimation: Unknow (fix just the spot or all the rocker of the body???)
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10. DIC ... we need to specify what problem we can have with the DIC
I could not reset the Average MPG or the GAL Used. The trip reset worked fine.

FYI the DIC would still calculate the AVG MPG and the max readout on GAL Used is 99.
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ahhh, ok, so my DIC is not working properly

Another problem to resolve
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update with price: ...price are canadian spec...

1. Bubbling Hood: +- 500$ (estimation) WILLWREN AGREES

2. Intermediate Steering Shaft: 227$ + 2h of labor WILLWREN HAS NFC

3. Lower intake gaskets (is this SC and NA both?) 500$ to 800$ (depending if lifter are gummed) WILLWREN DISAGREES COMPLETELY. THIS CAN BE DONE BY THE OWNER FOR UNDER $100.

4. Wheel Bearing (WSS) 431$ + 1h labor (check "intense" for better price) PLEASE POST diy PRICE

5. Steering Wheel Position Sensor: 98$ + 2h labor. THIS IS EXTREMELY RARE.

6. Oil Pressure Sender : 27.38$ U.*.

7. Rear Window Regulators ...Unknow... PLEASE NOTE EBAY SOLUTION

8. Radio Lights : cheap if its done itself, we need a "How to" AGREED

9 Trunk Water Leaks : Depend how much time they search for the leak, 1-2 h labor AGREED

10. DIC ... we need to specify what problem we can have with the DIC

11. Boost control solenoid: + - 50$ + 15 minutes labor. $37 FROM GMPD, 10 MINTUES DIY.

12.Pressure control solenoid: 88$ + gasket+ 5h labor= 568$ ????? WHAT IS THIS?

13.Road rash: (front tire throw sand on the bottom of the rear passenger door)
estimation: Unknow (fix just the spot or all the rocker of the body???) SOME 2000+ HAVE A FACTORY ROUGH FINISH TO PREVENT THIS. NEED TO CLARIFY. REMARKABLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PDAD'* CAR AND THE SILVERBULLET IN THIS REGARD. NEED MORE RESEARCH.
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mike,

you said those prices were canadian? all of them unless specified U.*? if so, i'll calculate the U.*. dollar prices and repost your summary. it is a great summary so far. just wanted to see if i could insert U.*. dollar amounts. i started the process...and then i thought that maybe i misunderstood....
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Will,
I know it can be done by the owner, those were only dealer basis price, ...we know you can do anything better than anybody...


I just try to give average people an estimation if they go to dealer.

We arent all mechanics and have all tools.

Its up to you to made the best price list .

Those price are what i paid, i know its expensive, but thats it.
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mike,

you said those prices were canadian? all of them unless specified U.*? if so, i'll calculate the U.*. dollar prices and repost your summary. it is a great summary so far. just wanted to see if i could insert U.*. dollar amounts. i started the process...and then i thought that maybe i misunderstood....
Youre right, all canadian price except one, sorry i dont know how to convert it.
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