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Forum: Introductions for new members 01-18-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
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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, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 54
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 54
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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 54
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, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
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...
Forum: Cadillac 01-09-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Soft Ride
I would firstly try a good quality filter &...

I would firstly try a good quality filter & synthetic engine oil with good cleaning properties like Pennzoil Platinum in correct weight.
I also would want to confirm good oil pressure indicating...
Forum: Chevrolet 01-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By Soft Ride
Coolant ingestion is not good news. I would not...

Coolant ingestion is not good news.
I would not continue to drive the vehicle until it is inspected properly!
Has the truck temperature ever overheated?
Going to have to tear into top of engine,...
Forum: Buick 01-06-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Soft Ride
How many miles on your car now? From the heat...

How many miles on your car now?
From the heat varnish build ups, this can cause solenoids/check balls to get sticky in the valve body.
I also have a 4t-65e and didn't want to rebuild the valve...
Forum: Chevrolet 01-05-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 124
Posted By Soft Ride
I think those 5.3's are spec'd above 48 psi.

I think those 5.3's are spec'd above 48 psi.
Forum: Lounge 12-26-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 107
Posted By Soft Ride
ha ha...ya he does look like me ...But no, I only...

ha ha...ya he does look like me ...But no, I only wish I could play that well.
Glad your fretted present arrived in colorful shape! :thumbup2Time to play it & practice!
Nice drum kit too, great...
Forum: Lounge 12-20-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 107
Posted By Soft Ride
A 5 string fretted bass, would be an awesome...

A 5 string fretted bass, would be an awesome x-mas present Mike, I hope you do receive one.
I have a wicked custom 12 string acoustic, Larivee hand made from the early 90's.
Ebony fret board,...
Forum: Buick 12-17-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 245
Posted By Soft Ride
Has the transmission been serviced before, pan...

Has the transmission been serviced before, pan drop/filter/ DexronVI fluids?
How many miles are on the 08 Lacrosse? Is the fluid at the full line hot?
Burnt fluid is not good, indicates worn...
Forum: Chevrolet 12-11-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Soft Ride
Often GM on their microfiche will find bolt, and...

Often GM on their microfiche will find bolt, and say "yes" how many do you need LOL..
Forum: Buick 12-09-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By Soft Ride
Exclamation Stiff Steering When Cold !!

The ole 97 PA had super stiff steering, even after driving for 10 minutes.
So bad, it would not return easily in turns.
I guess the old fluid was dirty/thickening in the cold and needed to be...
Forum: Chevrolet 12-09-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Soft Ride
It would seem that the Uplander has a host of...

It would seem that the Uplander has a host of charging related problems.
Feel free to start @ page one, but I am posting page 3 as the last post has a comprehensive check list.
Charging System...
Forum: General GM Chat 12-09-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By Soft Ride
Key FOB quit working & Quick Fix

Do others also have their Key fobs suddenly quit working?
My situation is that the battery hold in clip is lifting out of circuit board at one solder point. This will be the 2nd time it needs...
Forum: Lounge 12-07-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By Soft Ride
Tis The Season..

"To pull up a chair" & get the tree/lights set up..& Wish Everyone a Safe & Happy Holiday Season!

And load the fridge with Turkey & Beer! :beer:

Honestly though I'm having a difficult time...
Forum: Buick 07-14-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By Soft Ride
I would take the IAC off and give it a good...

I would take the IAC off and give it a good cleaning, see if that helps...
https://www.gmforum.com/normal-maintainence-138/how-clean-iac-intake-air-control-3800-v6-307092/
Forum: Pontiac 07-07-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Soft Ride
Has the IAC & or throttle body been cleaned? (IAC...

Has the IAC & or throttle body been cleaned? (IAC controls the idle)
From a scanguage OBD2 reader, what is the idle rpm reading with AC on?
Does it suddenly drop a bit then stall?
Also add have...
Forum: Buick 06-30-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By Soft Ride
I installed a transgo shift kit: ...

I installed a transgo shift kit:
https://www.gmforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14439&dateline=1467283472...
Forum: Buick 06-02-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By Soft Ride
To bypass A/C on, select "Vent" position, lower...

To bypass A/C on, select "Vent" position, lower temp ,adjust air flow to "Mid" and fan to high.
Forum: Buick 05-31-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By Soft Ride
Ok got to head off to work, but going to have a...

Ok got to head off to work, but going to have a peak at the PA A/C FSM diagnostics and see if this also could be a vacuum or blend door situation.
Will post back what I find tomorrow...
Forum: Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 05-29-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By Soft Ride
Wow..Obviously Jerry has gone the extra mile,...

Wow..Obviously Jerry has gone the extra mile, done his homework!
Congrats on getting the system unlocked, integrated & working!
Lighting looks great, modern features, suits the car perfectly!...
Forum: Buick 05-25-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,762
Posted By Soft Ride
3457's are fine. I checked the connector/wiring &...

3457's are fine. I checked the connector/wiring & socket not burned at all.
They are only 1.6 watts brighter.
Aftermarket may even sell dedicated, brighter, reverse halogen bulbs.
Forum: Buick 05-25-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,762
Posted By Soft Ride
Just wanted to update on these GE night hawk 3457...

Just wanted to update on these GE night hawk 3457 bulbs.
After over 4 years, the first brake bulb blew on passenger side. All others still work!
Considering car is used daily, and they are a bit...
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