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Re: 1999 Chevy Tahoe Engine Replacement ...Final update(Hopefully)
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2020, 03:22:28 PM »
Mechanic replaced the Spider Injection harness and the distributor. The injector was broken and stuck on #5 cylinder that was miss firing. Said it was a real pain to get the broke injector out. Tahoe seems to be running fine now. Glad we did not need to replace the entire engine. Thanks to all who were kind enough to offer advise.
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: 1999 Chevy Tahoe Engine Replacement
« Reply #61 on: February 14, 2020, 12:10:26 AM »
We have battled fowling and had tune up's done x2, spider injection harness replaced, as well as other things I can't identify, or understand. A friend and me did the water pump. Shop did a gasket of some sort? After the spider harness, it has ran pretty good for about a year, and thought it was good to go. Now the #5 misfire is the problem. I have spent dang near enough on this engine the last 3-4 years to have a huge dent in the cost of a new motor. I change the oil and do very light maintenance on all our vehicles. A motor swap is light years outta my comfort zone. I have shot trap with the mechanic since we were kids, and is a straight shooter at the range and with his business. I sure do appreciate all the comments on here as I value the opinions of the folks on here as well...Doing my best to make an informed decision. We shall see what they find!

Didnít read the last 2 pages but based on this post, 100% this is what Iíd do.
If it were me and I wanted the cheap option, Iíd buy a used engine or vehicle for cheap and slap a new motor in it. 350s are dime a dozen.
But If you have to pay retail to fix, youíre spending what itís worth. Donít do it.
Put it on CL yesterday. If itís as clean as you say, youíll get $1-2k for it. Add the $4-5k and find another one.

Bonus if you can drive it for a while while searching.
Deals are out there. Almost bought a 99 Escalade grandma mobile lowmiles perfect but it sold before I was able to look at it.
But I bought a winter beater Tahoe for the wife last fall. 2001 loaded Tahoe, 9 out of 10 condition. 108k miles for $5k. Theyíre out there if you can find them.

If it was spring time, Iíd sell it to you! But still piling on the miles in the rain while the nice car stays tucked away....

Have cash, even if you have to take a short term loan until the cash flow comes around. You wonít get a deal unless you can jump on it.

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Re: 1999 Chevy Tahoe Engine Replacement
« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2020, 06:54:41 AM »
I hear ya Grit dog...not a bad way to go for sure! We shall see how long this fix lasts. Took the boys to hockey practice in Tri Cities last night in the Tahoe, ran good. Had a loud knock when I started it after practice, that faded after around 5-10 min. Not sure what that was, poss related to the #5 not running for so long?
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

 


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