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Forum: Buick 05-02-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By Soft Ride
Once the IAC is off take a look inside.. ...

Once the IAC is off take a look inside..
https://i.imgur.com/BOdlpLQ.jpg
It can get kinda nasty with built up carbon in there.
I sprayed it out with a bit of carb cleaner, & used precision Q-tips...
Forum: Buick 04-27-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Soft Ride
What does the voltage drop to while attempting a...

What does the voltage drop to while attempting a start?
A battery load test will tell you if there is sufficient cranking power, could be weak battery.
How old is the battery?
Is there any...
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 04-13-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,503
Posted By Soft Ride
True enough Mike. Just thought that this firm...

True enough Mike.
Just thought that this firm may know who is best to contact, and may make a recommendation.
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 04-13-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,503
Posted By Soft Ride
This firm is very familiar with GM ! :) ...

This firm is very familiar with GM ! :)
https://www.mckenzielake.com/practice-areas/class-actions-law/gm-recall-class-action
Forum: Buick 04-05-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Soft Ride
https://i.imgur.com/xjr0YgN.jpg Also look...

https://i.imgur.com/xjr0YgN.jpg
Also look closely for leaks at water pump.
Forum: Buick 04-03-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Soft Ride
Time for a good inspection, & if it is the elbow...

Time for a good inspection, & if it is the elbow replace it with these...
https://i.imgur.com/dE3ojHG.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/yEUUrYC.jpg
Forum: 1992-1999 03-30-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,925
Posted By Soft Ride
Thanks CathedralCub^ Yes please elcue...

Thanks CathedralCub^

Yes please elcue create a new Thread, instead of bumping a 14 year old one.
Necrobumping is frowned upon in the forums.
See bumping old...
Forum: 1992-1999 03-30-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,654
Posted By Soft Ride
If a thread is more than a few month old, please...

If a thread is more than a few month old, please dont necrobump it.
I see that a new thread for further conversations regarding this topic was now opened ....
Forum: General GM Chat 03-25-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Soft Ride
Are you referring to Active fuel management? ...

Are you referring to Active fuel management?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Fuel_Management
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 03-19-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Soft Ride
Welcome to the forums. Sorry to hear about your...

Welcome to the forums. Sorry to hear about your Sierra's Problems/AFM & misfire related issues.
We are not in anyway related or affiliated to General Motors & I suggest that you continue to pressure...
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 03-13-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Soft Ride
No power no lights? Is the battery the problem? ...

No power no lights? Is the battery the problem?
What is the Voltage reading at the battery?
Forum: Buick 03-13-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By Soft Ride
Is the service engine soon light just steady on,...

Is the service engine soon light just steady on, or flashing? If is just steady on, probably will be an emission related problem. It does sound like the car is in protection mode though.
More...
Forum: Pontiac 02-22-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Soft Ride
3m roloc bristle discs. See this video ...

3m roloc bristle discs.
See this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy5p-cUge5s
Forum: Chevrolet 02-18-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Soft Ride
Welcome to the forums! Most interesting... GM...

Welcome to the forums!
Most interesting... GM ditched the spare tire! Yup all about fuel economy they saved 26 lbs.
Instead they give you a tire-inflator kit.
Just google: 2018 Cruze spare tire? ...
Forum: Buick 02-02-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Soft Ride
With new UIM & LIM you should be good to go!...

With new UIM & LIM you should be good to go! Looks & sounds good!
I would run the engine normally for a few days, and then change the oil /filter again, just to be on the safe side.
Glad we could...
Forum: Buick 01-29-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Soft Ride
No extra RTV on new gaskets needed, except in the...

No extra RTV on new gaskets needed, except in the 4 corners.
As in Dan's post with the photos, I RTV'd only the 4 corners before installing the new LIM gaskets.
Also RTV in prep for the rubber end...
Forum: Buick 01-29-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Soft Ride
Please read/reference the link I posted from post...

Please read/reference the link I posted from post #5 above.
There is also torque sequence++ etc, shown in that thread.
Dan states 132 inch lbs which would convert to about 11 foot lbs.
I used a...
Forum: Buick 01-28-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Soft Ride
This link may help with great information for...

This link may help with great information for you. https://www.gmforum.com/mechanical-134/uim-lim-gaskets-l36-297702/
For the LIM gaskets I used these.
https://i.imgur.com/lxeDhnc.jpg
Did you buy...
Forum: GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 01-25-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Soft Ride
I wonder if removing both battery cables for 15...

I wonder if removing both battery cables for 15 minutes may re-set things.
* Before I can recommend the next statement, I would want to hear from our Gearheads about the safety of trying this on...
Forum: Detailing & Appearance 01-22-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By Soft Ride
Guns, for an inexpensive kit, I would give it a...

Guns, for an inexpensive kit, I would give it a :thumbup2
There is a good amount of polish provided, and hand sanders/polishers.
Next time I do the lenses will be later in the spring, and for the...
Forum: Introductions for new members 01-18-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Soft Ride
When I got time, I jam a 12 string and often wear...

When I got time, I jam a 12 string and often wear the strings and fingers out LOL..
One thing with the 3.8's is ensuing you look for any coolant leaks & in the future consider replacing the...
Forum: Buick 01-18-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By Soft Ride
You are welcome. Hopefully your wheel is...

You are welcome.
Hopefully your wheel is similar to these that I found..& the good news is the Air bag should not have to come off.
Also it appear it is two torx screw only to remove the assembly,...
Forum: Buick 01-18-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By Soft Ride
You are probably going to have to replace the...

You are probably going to have to replace the entire stalk. Upper & lower shrouds must come off etc..
I've never had to do the stalk replacement, but hopefully one of our gear heads has and can...
Forum: Buick 01-18-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By Soft Ride
Probably the same one as in my Pk Ave, & I have...

Probably the same one as in my Pk Ave, & I have the factory service manual to help you.
Is this the same as yours?
https://i.imgur.com/CqWfon4.jpg
Forum: Lounge 01-17-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Soft Ride
Kitty Trouble Code !

I cant believe this has happened to me! :rolleyes:
We are out for dinner early in the evening, car was parked nice and toasty warm.
Hour and a half later hit the key Fob to open doors to leave, and...
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