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Gave The Truck Some TLC Today

Discussion in 'Mechanic's Corner' started by che22879, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. che22879

    che22879 < Yes that was my foot!!!!

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    Mondays are my days off but I still have to drive my wife to work so I used the day to take care of some maintenance on the truck. I had a vibration in the steering wheel while going 65 so I went to a friends shop to get the tires balanced. Turns out the Harley wheels had air pressure sensors and one of them blew up.:dunno: Still I got all 4 tires balanced and rotated. He checked my alignment and adjusted it so i wouldn't tear up the other 2 tires. Got a copy of my house key and still walked out of there only $40 poorer. Gotta love friends with shops! :thumbs: Truck rides smooth now.

    After that I headed over to Walmart and picked up a bottle of Techron complete system cleaner. I have a slight miss @ 1200 rpm so I'm hoping its not time for the dreaded plug change. :uhoh: Picked up some throttle body cleaner and MAF cleaner to see if that would clear it up the problem. So I finally got my hands dirty. :lol:

    A few weeks ago I bought a socket and screw driver set at Harbor Freight( I know, save the flaming) so now I have the tools to do the job.
    Took the air cleaner assembly and the throttle body off.
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    Gave it a good cleaning.

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    Time to clean the MAF sensor.

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    Now to put it all back together.

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    Took all the proper steps for the trucks computer to get used to a clean throttle body and MAF and took it for an 18 mile drive to test it out.

    The verdict:
    Throttle response is 100 times better and acceleration is much smoother. I even took the truck out to Eagle Rock to test it on a steep hill, well still got the miss. :(

    At 100K I knew it was most likely the plugs, so now a good chunk of my next pay check is spent. Felt good to work on it again! :thumbs:
     
  2. Zembonez

    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    Good to see the beast back on the road!
     
  3. PenguinLTZ

    PenguinLTZ I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Nice work, Jose! :thumbs:
     
  4. Mixedbreed

    Mixedbreed And that was the first time i got crabs...

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    Meh. Just dive into the plugs. There is a tool for broke plugs and many vids on how to prep the plugs before removal so they don't separate. Anyway. Good job buddy. Two weekend from now I think we will be coming down. Wanna try it, drop it and paint the bed??????
     
  5. Darkanion

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    :thumbs:
     
  6. 66nova

    66nova Doctor Bob - Fastest Doctor Around

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    Great job man!

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  7. dirtyoldman

    dirtyoldman I'm now on Medicare,officially old.

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    That's great Jose :thumbs:

    If Dave does come down let me know,I might have to show up too :D
     
  8. azmidget91

    azmidget91 Please select another custom user title.

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    I wouldn't jump to conclusion on those plugs, I had a similar issue and after changing the plugs found out it was the O2 sensors. But changing plugs isn't a bad idea at 100k, I have also heard that O2 sensors should be changed at 100k.
     
  9. che22879

    che22879 < Yes that was my foot!!!!

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    Dude I aint making you work while you're down here. I appreciate the offer though.
    The smoker is gonna be hot and ready for you and Gary to come over. :thumbs:
     
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  10. Darkanion

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    What, you don't want to watch him get all hot & sweaty?? :uhoh: :lol:
     

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