Gas mileage isn't great, but it is a pretty big engine. Yes Review Date: 4th January, 2005 Faults: Back brakes replaced at 180,000 miles. I went around to 5 junkyards and found another tank and installed it. He back fires out of first and second gear. There's a drop of oil every 10 minutes.
I think it has a lot to do with how you care for it. Have you checked your throttle position sensor? If not it will cause premature valve train wear. Nothing else, and it still is a great truck. Yes Review Date: 13th September, 2010 Faults: I have replaced all steel and rubber flex lines once, and the master cylinder as well as calipers, rotors and pads three times. Remove throttle body and clean the back side of it you will need a new gasket.
The seats are totally gone now, I'm sitting on foam rubber. I don't even have to downshift when passing. If you have any doubt that the cat is plugged, either replace it or pull it out and put a straight pipe in it to replace it but only if your local emissions laws permit you to do so. These are projects for me to tackle in the near future. Ok, your o2 sensor may need replacing.
I would take a look at you vacuum diagram located under the hood or in a good repair manual , and make sure that all the vacuum lines are connected. Spark plug wires keep failing, I have to replace about every year. If you have any doubt in a vacuum line's integrity, then replace it. This is a very nice almost new looking truck for this year. It is flooding because I smell gas and see that its being expelled through the tail pipe due to the black grim on the outside of the pipe. I find on the web i'm not the only one with the problem , I'm just unable to find the solution.
I would make sure that the cat and muffler are secured tightly. General Comments: The truck body has been filled in with body putty and repainted and looks reasonably well for the age. Is there an alternative setup that would work for this truck? You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view discussions and access other forum features. The doors keep getting misaligned. So far, overall, a great dependable 4x4 truck.
The computer chip has failed, was on recall, but truck had too many miles on it. These are classic trucks, sure to appreciate in value over the years. I believe that's why they stopped making them; a conspiracy of the car companies buying out all the patents for fuel efficient and effective engines decades ago, and letting them out as if they were a new thing when the competition catches up. The truck leaks profusely in the rain. You shouldn't run a street vehicle without at least the muffler. If the pump is on the engine then it's mechanical.
It is just a beefy engine. The visors both failed in 1994 or so. Vacuum line cracks are easy to miss so you have to inspect them very closely. Check for leaks on or near the pump. The breather was detached, and needed new plugs and wires. The window molding started leaking in 1995 or so.
Preventative maintenance and good driving habits keep vehicles on the road. Also, you have tons of room under the hood to change spark plugs, etc. The speaker grille is now a big hole. Are you able to re-connect them? Lots of room for everything. Never had the problems others are having, so I can't help you there, sorry for your troubles though. The rockers and doors are incredible.
Dashboard literally fell to pieces after about 10 years. I've replaced numerous fuel components on it, over and over again. Got the kit, did the kit , it runs better. Even the smallest of leaks will cause hesitation, rough idle, etc. I don't care if i have to pull knobs on the dash to get it started. Surface rust mostly, but bad at the rear wheel wells and in the side door rocker panel corners. It needs the back-pressure to help the exhaust valves open.