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the actuator snapped in two inside the steering column
and I don't know why i just had my heads and my throttle body redone it was blowing clouds of white smoke every time I turned it on or let it sit while running now it does it only when it's cold or low on water.... need some ones opinion !
replaced vac axuater nothing wrong with front
I just bought the truck. I started it just about 2 weeks before I bought it, it ran fine. I go to start it after I bought it and the ignition is stuck in the locked position. I can't move any of the pieces. Not even the unlock switch.
Install distributor pickup coil?
I replaced the steering console and everything was working great, now when I turn on right blinker the hazard lights come on. What just happened?????
Wiper motor will not work and cruise stopped also.
This is my father-in-laws old truck and would like to get it back on road if possible. It did sit up for 2 years.
how does one reinstall dash , specifically get the dash to plug into electrical connection... i cant seem to get it to plug in completely.. any suggestions for the insatll would be helpful
i want to make it the "big truck" sound with my little truck for very little to no cost. any ideas? i very much appriciate it guys, THANKS!
started on freeway loss of power. then at stoplight when I gave it gas died. Wouldn't restart unless foot to the floor and then was ruff. I have been thru ignition system all new parts and reset to TDC. It started drove a mile shut it off didn't restart had to tow it home. it smells flooded. Pulled plugs all black. Now what? HELP!!!
ok i have a 2.5L 4 cyl single cab 193HP and this yr model had the option with power steering and no power steering and the one i own didnt get it i want to see if anyone could or know a list of all the parts to need to get to add power steering with in the next coming yr im ordering a 350 small block 410 HP crate motor w/power steering pump and i also wanted to know about what rear end and drive shaft and lift springs or what all i have to do im getting TH 350 tranny
What needs to be replaced to make the vents get off the defrost and floor vents. The A/C works fine and also the blower motor. My only problem is I can not change the vent setting off of the defrost and floor vent setting. What can be the problem. Is it some vacuum hoses that are not attached are the control switch for the vent setting. Please help me out with this.
blows out of defrost and bottom vents but no air out of vents
Sorry if this is a data overload, but I want to be thorough.
As you can see in my previous questions, I've had a lot of problems with my pickup. Most of which I thought I've taken care of. I've had two mechanics work on my truck. The first turned out to be a shade tree mechanic, that I found out had no shop, and did all the work he did on his duplex's driveway. He replaced the flexplate and transmission mount, and he disconnected my steering column to install the driver side exhaust manifold because he broke the bolts on the flange and had no torch. He had me pay extra on labor for that. On top of this, he replaced my rear transmission mount, and left my interior trashed (along with my headlights shorted out).
Since then, I've gotten the headlights to go. Had to replace my positive wire from the starter to my battery because this guy left it next to my exhaust manifold (so it shorted out in the middle of an intersection).
When I start the truck, you can hear a low metallic flutter, then it stops as the truck idles and drives. I checked underneath and the flexplate seems to have a slight "wobble". I was told that torquing the flexplate it tricky and should be done by a professional. So far, no problems have arisen yet.
Next, took it to another mechanic to have a used transfer case put in, because my old went to crap. It would grind and grind. The newly installed transfer case is in the 2WD position, but it seems like once I go over 50 mph, the truck would shimmy. I thought it might be the tires, so I took it easy.
Next, I had the same mechanic (who replaced) the T case, replace both of my front motor mounts. I was always apprehensive about driving on the highway, so I took it out for a spin onto the highway. As soon as I got up to speed, here's what happens next.
Front end up vibration gets greater and greater, GPS reads 65 (my speedometer is saying 80, but the cable has been off since I've owned the truck). I figure if the tires were out balance, I'd be having a hard time steering. It wasn't hard at all. Then as the vibration got to a certain point, I hear on the passenger side.... PING! A clatter noise, something metallic bumping under my truck. I pull over to the shoulder, and was able to walk back to the point of when I heard that noise. I saw nothing.
I went of the nearest exit and pulled into a gas station to check under the hood and I didn't see anything wrong. Crawled under and I noticed that a few drops of tranny fluid were dripping on the pavement right away, then stopped after about 4 drips. I checked the bell housing and starter bolts I replaced, that once had fallen out. They were all there.
Checked the tie rods, shocks, and ball joints. All seem fine.
Then I noticed something odd. My new CV axle on the passenger side had a problem. The upper boot was completely torn off. I bought it brand new in December and had it installed by Commercial Tire. CT said it was a manufacturer issue and nothing I did or all the mechanics who had worked on it before. In other words, just bad luck.
I am curious though. Would that torn boot cause a bad vibration at highway speeds? I forgot to ask the CT mechanic that.
Is it also possible that the used T case I had put in, is stuck in 4Hi or Lo? It seems to shift normal, while in neutral. Ever since the first mechanic worked on my truck, the 4Lo LED is constantly on, and it didn't used to be. Hence my curiosity.
Thanks in advance as always.
I can't seem to find a short, the fuse is fine, both headlights are fairly new, the switch seems to have power and works, the dash lights work fine, dome light works good, tail lights/signals/brake lights all work.
The guy who worked on my truck said they were working this morning and the night before. He is frustrated as to why they stopped working.
Underneath the steering wheel, where the fuse box is, I noticed a hokey setup to allow the brake light to turn off when not in use. Could it be possible there is something similar for the headlights?