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Old 10-12-2001, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm the proud new owner of a '91 Chevy K2500 Silverado Extended Cab Shortbox. I plan for this truck to take over the daily driving duties from my Jeep and to use as a tow vehicle for my TJ (once I get a trailer for it).

The truck seems to have been take really good care of but according to the receipts, has had its fair share of work done recently. The tranny was just completely rebuilt last year as well as the CV joint (boots?) replaced and a new radiator. The truck has 136k miles but runs like a champ. It also has a 4-inch Superlift and 33" BFG's on Alcoa wheels, Flowmaster Exhaust, and a K&N (which is the wrong size).

My question so far is it seems to run a little cool. My previous truck (an '86 w/ '88 drivetrain) ran about 210 degrees normally. This one runs about 180 or so. Is that normal? Anything else that I should probably know about this year of Chevy?
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Old 10-12-2001, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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180 is fine and about normal for a 2500 mine ran around 175. should be a great truck.
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Old 10-15-2001, 09:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay, now I'm getting a strange noise out of the front end. It's a repetitive clicking sound much similar to cards in a bicycle wheel spokes. Happens mostly when I'm backing up and especially when the wheel is cranked hard right. I know nothing of IFS (sorry, I guess I'm old fashioned) so any help diagnosing would be greatly appreciated.

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could it be a wheel bearing?
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I had a '99 Silverado, bought it new, just a little Std. cab short bed. I would also get the same clicking noice when I backed up and the wheel was cranked.

I read on here it was something to do with the IFS, however I could be mistaken. From what I remeber it's nothing serious that you should worry about.

Currently I have a similar '93 GMC K1500 w/ 3/4ton, ext cab and a full bed. The only noise I get is the power steering 'growls' when I turn left at low speed. My dad's '90 does it too so I don't think anything of it.
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Old 10-22-2001, 06:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's a pic.



It's parked for now until I can go completely through it since it will need some work but its in great shape for a 10-year old truck.
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