Category: Automotive

Suburban Update: Replacing the O2 Sensor

I love my 1988 Suburban. With a Throttle Body Injection (TBI) 350 and 700r4 transmission, it can get half decent mileage for a full size SUV and still get up and go if you mash the go pedal. There’s no speed parts installed, but it’s an upgraded GM Goodwrench motor, according the the previous owner. …

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Fixing Slamming Doors on old GM vehicles

GM Slamming Door Fix

Lately I’ve been focusing on automotive projects simply because I really need to get my 1988 Suburban fixed up.  There’s a lot of work to be done- most of it simple cleaning and electrical, with some basic parts replacements to fix some door and window problems. I’ll be posting the fixes as I go along. …

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Diagnosing Car Battery Trouble, the Geek Way

On a recent trip to go see Weird Al’s Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour (which was amazing by the way!) I had some car trouble. My Corolla just would not start. Sometimes it did fine, but other times, it simply refused to turn over fast enough to start. Getting Home with a dead battery Being 250 miles …

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