Questions tagged [truck]

A light, medium, or heavy duty vehicle often used for transporting goods. Frequently used to refer to consumer pickup trucks (light duty), but can also refer to large panel vans and diesel utility trucks (medium duty), and large 3-axle diesel trucks (heavy duty, aka lorry, big-rigs, semi-trucks).

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Changed brake pads and bled the system, but brakes go mushy when engine is running

2007 Ford F150 4x4 After changing the brake pads and front rotors, bleeding was done and the brakes felt great. While the vehicle was still on the jack stands, I started the engine and now the ...
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Starter motor spins but engine does not crank

I have an intermittent starter problem on my 95 Chevy K1500 pickup truck. When I turn the ignition, I hear the starter motor spinning but the engine does not turn over. If I put the truck in gear ...
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What’s causing my truck to jerk and rpms to go up and gown

Okay so I have a 1996 Chevy 1500 pickup. When I’m going down the highway and get to 45mph or so my rpm will start to jump up and down and the truck starts to jerk. My speedometer also will drop and go ...
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Why does Actors truck has oil in the radiator?

Actros V6 engine. There is engine oil in the radiator, but no water in engine oil. I have replaced the oil cooler, but the oil is there again. Then I changed the head gaskets and check the head, but ...
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94 Chevy k1500 abs/brake light coming on/off

Well my battery went out today and I replaced it.. upon running the truck after this..I have an abs/ebrake light. Pulled the ebrake back it went out..put my foot on the brake it came back. Pushing on ...
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How do I put new clips on my ford truck door to the interior door panel it tight?

My Ford truck door has needed new clips on it for months. I got new ones, but I don't want to mess up the door panel when I go to replace them. Any suggestions or experience to help? Thanx, Amber
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Setting the steering box correctly on a 1967 Chevy C10 pickup

I’m rebuilding a 1967 Chevy C10 pickup and have replaced the entire front end with new parts. I changed from 6 lug to 5 lug, to new tires/rims to the ball joints, including a new steering box. The ...
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Would you replace an EGR or hose down the existing one with throttle body cleaner?

I realize that some of this can be botttled down to 'how much down-time is it worth to me' or 'what is the fastest way to fix a faulty EGR' but that isn't my question. I can handle a day or two of ...
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Big clunk/thunk when stopping fully

This problem started about a month ago. Just got back from traveling for the holidays and have to resolve this problem ASAP. Sometimes, but not always, the truck will clunk or thud hard when going ...
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2010 toyota tacoma AC not working

Blower motor is brand new, tried a replacement just in case and it still did not work. I've got a new diffuser on the wire harness. Lights come on for the ac when I turn the knob on the dash, but the ...
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Trucks fuel economy dependence on weather

I am searching scientific data and studies on the link between weather and fuel consumption in HDV (heavy duty trucks). For now I have found almost nothing. Can anyone help?
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faint white smoke, burning smell and poor acceleration

I have a 1998 V8 5.7 Chevy Silverado C1500 RWD, my problem is I did have a small wreck in this truck and have been replacing parts on it, I hit a ditch and the right front tire hit a metal culvert ...
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Clutch pedal won't go to the floor to engage neutral safety switch

This is a 1993 K1500 Sierra 4x4. I just replaced the clutch master and slave cylinders and bled the line. The clutch has pressure but it won't go all the way down to engage the neutral safety switch....
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Truck fleet monitoring project

I need to design a truck fleet monitoring system and make a prototype of it during my traineeship this year. I've been looking into the different buse networks that are already implemented in trucks ...
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What limits the max power rating of a V belt drive?

We know that belt drives are limited in their max possible power rating and most high power/torque applications(trucks) use gear drives. I wanted to know the main factor that limits the power/torque ...
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Truck only miss fires when it gets up to temp

07 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3 engine - it radom misfires after it warms up. I have changed 1 coil pack, map sensor, plugs, and wires. It only does it after warming up to temperature. What might be the issue.
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2001 Toyota Tacoma collects rain water in bed

My 2001 Toyota Tacoma is normally parked slightly downhill. Since it has a plastic bed liner with no drain holes, the rain water collects near the front and I end up with a koi pond. Doing some ...
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Towing a 72 Chevy pickup

I was towing my truck to the bodyshop on a car dolly. Somehow it slipped into reverse and I kept going until I noticed smoke coming from the towed truck. When I stopped to look at what was happening ...
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Isuzu KB won't Start after an Hour

I parked my Isuzu KB Fleetside diesel bakkie (truck). An hour later, I tried to start it, but the engine wouldn't start. It turns on, but the starter does not crank. The lights turn on, but the ...
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Troubleshooting PO705 code on 1996 Nissan pick-up truck 2.4 liter engine

I took my Nissan pick-up truck to the smog station, and this code appeared. This made it fail the smog test. What can I do to fix the problem?
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Engine dies when brake pedal is pressed

1995 Chevy Cheyenne C2500 dies when brake pedal is pressed. Run fine when started. I changed the brake booster and the EGR valve and problem still there!!!!
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Any tips for removing broken bits of glow plug harness from 6.0 powerstroke without removing valve covers?

So I was switching out the glow plug harness on the driver side of a 2003 6.0 liter engine (it's a 2006 body, don't ask why). Looking back, I should have removed the valve cover and oil rail to do it. ...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty 7.3L Slow Acceleration When Cold

I have a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty 7.3L. The problem I'm having is that as we approach winter and the nights get colder, my vehicle is accelerating very slowly. For example, if I'm going down the ...
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Is it possible to swap out the v6 in my 2019 Ford f 150 XL rwd with a 4.6 v8 2 valve engine?

Can I swap out the v6 in my 2019 Ford f150 xl regular cab to a 4.6 v8 2 valve engine? Will the wiring, plumbing,drive train and exhaust be needed to changed as well? And if so what kind of the wiring, ...
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2002 GMC Sierra Brakes spongy

I have a 2002 Gmc sierra SLT that I just picked up a few months ago. The issue is that the brakes are awful, and they appear to be an issue the previous owners were chasing down too, all calipers, ...
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Silverado Hitch Install with Two Factory Arms

What is this hitch looking bar with arms instead of a receiver? I expected just the truck frame with weld nuts; or a hitch with a receiver. This looks like a hitch but two arms instead of a receiver. ...
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White smoke coming out of manual locking hub

Alright so I just bought a 1988 Dodge W100 5.9 360 small block. I got it home a over a hours drive didn’t notice anything strange but the next day after driving it about a hour I noticed hearing some ...
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My bronco is having transmission issues

I have a 1996 full-size bronco with a 351W and an E4OD trans. I’m having to tach up to or past 3k rpm it to shift. It does way better in higher gears and reverse. Also, when i drop it into 1st and 2nd ...
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Truck's exhaust temperature: how to read EGT sensor by ODB / FMS / Can-bus?

I succesfully decoded can-bus data from a VW Caddy, but know nothing about OBD and trucks. For a research I need now to read a truck's exhaust temperature (EGT sensor), possibly by OBD. I would ...