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I need help getting my truck in better running condition.

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by LeadFootCaliKid, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Dec 24, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Total Chaos UCA's, Icon coil-overs, Icon gas reservoir rear shocks, Eagle Alloy 17", Nitto Terra Grappler 285/75/17, Flowmaster 40, Kenwood deck, and dual 10" Kicker subs, shorty antenna. There's more...
    I should have been taking better care of my truck. When I got it, she was in perfect condition. Now, she's full of dents, cracks, rust spots, it makes all sorts of weird noises, and some body pieces need to be secured a little bit better, plus a lot more. I need to start fixing some of these things, but I really don't know what I'm doing or where to start. Is there anybody in IE/SD that wants to meet up and work on some stuff or something? I just need to be pointed in the right direction.
     
  2. Dec 24, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    jjw1

    jjw1 Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean dude. My leafs squeak, my dash creaks, my RPMs are higher, it thuds when i stop/let off the brakes, and it doesnt feel as solid as it did the day I brought it home. :(
     
  3. Dec 24, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    battlescars

    battlescars Professionull1

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    Crank up the music, problem solved.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    My truck makes this really annoying "whinning" noise that winds up with the speed. I was told it could be water in my starter. True?
     
  5. Dec 25, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    check all your fluid levels especially power steering fluid when low makes a whining noise
     
  6. Dec 25, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    definitely not the starter. maybe carrier bearing?
     
  7. Dec 25, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Fluids are good. Doubt it was that.

    Hmmm... Maybe. I don't have the tools or knowledge to change that though
     
  8. Dec 25, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Siebler

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    When you start swapping out stock stuff for aftermarket and take trucks offroad they develope sounds and such. I agree with what was said above, turn up the stereo, works for me. :D Well that and I paint my truck every 18 months.
     
  9. Dec 26, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    My noises are the cause of a bit of an accident I got into I think...
    I want to paint my truck that often! I'd be fine with just 1 time. My truck is covered in scratches and the paint is chipping in a few places
     
  10. Dec 26, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Total Chaos UCA's, Icon coil-overs, Icon gas reservoir rear shocks, Eagle Alloy 17", Nitto Terra Grappler 285/75/17, Flowmaster 40, Kenwood deck, and dual 10" Kicker subs, shorty antenna. There's more...
    haha there's no need to explain that story. Every dent on my truck has a story...
     
  11. Dec 28, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    All I can suggest is that you keep you eyes open for a mod meet either in San Diego or LA area. When there is a larger group, more guys would be willing to help if they themselves don't have anything to mod on their trucks. We usually have small ones in SD.
     
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