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Probably not. The engine is going to be running faster than normal to make highway speeds in 3rd, if she got going fast enough it was probably pretty loud. Depending on the vehicle there may be a rev limiter to prevent the engine from running at too high a speed. Teach her to hear what the truck sounds like when it is time to shift if you can.


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How is a 0-100 run done? The fewest number of gears possible will be used, because that's the fastest way to get to a given speed. Engines typically put out their highest power in a certain band of RPMs, so you will accelerate as much as you can in first gear (to the red-line, or to a certain RPM where you know the power starts to decrease), then shift to ...


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I thought we had a duplicate, but can't find it, so here is what I have successfully used: Thoroughly clean the inside of the windscreen Dry with paper towels Use a product like Rain-X anti-fog (there are various by different manufacturers, but this is what I use) That will at least clear the windscreen. Now, to help stop it fogging up again you have some ...


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Here is some information from the Trucker Report. Gottlieb Daimler invented “vehicle no. 42” in 1896. Many truck enthusiasts cite “vehicle no. 42,” a horseless wagon, as the first truck. Daimler’s invention had a 4 horsepower, 1.1 liter, 2 cylinder engine that supposedly hauled 3,300 pounds. Skeptics believe that Daimler over-exaggerated the payload ...


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It sounds to me like the fault is within the instrument binnacle or associated wiring as opposed to the lights being genuine warning lights. It sounds like a classic "shorting out" problem. This could be caused by a loose connection or poorly installed accessory (immobilizer, aftermarket radio, etc...) I'd be inclined to start checking wiring plugs are ...


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The truck in that video has a cap or camper shell. The cargo area of a pickup truck is usually called the bed; trunk is the rear luggage area on a passenger car.


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I recently heard you can fill a stocking or a sock with kitty litter and it will keep the moisture absorbed. At walmart you can get silica gel crystals by the pound, or maybe it's dessicant.


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This can be the key cylinder switch or the harness connector at the other end. These are known to come loose. Find the large harness coming off the key cylinder and follow it all the way to the firewall. Check any connector you come to by opening it, checking for moisture and corrosion, and reassembling it. Check the large firewall connectors as well. If ...


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An SUV or light truck may give you an easier time with potholes, but whether or not they're actually necessary depends on the specific condition of your roads, and whether you find driving around in a sedan uncomfortable. The design of SUV and truck suspension is about as different from sedans as they are from car to car, but the real difference is as you ...


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To replace the cylinder, you need to pull the horn button, then unscrew the nut holding the steering wheel on. Once removed, wiggle the steering wheel back and forth (one side to the other) with some force and the wheel should pop off. Make sure to be careful as the steering wheel can pop off unexpectedly and you'll end up smacking yourself in the face. It ...


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I will need more info but here is what I can say. for the heater you will need to check to see if the heater core was hooked back up plugged or bypassed. I am assuming you let the engine warm up while testing the heater. It is less likely that they unhooked the push pull cable to the heater cores valve. it may be a coincidence but this could have also ...


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No matter if its US made or Japanese Made, a RWD pick up truck usually has 65:35 weight distribution , unloaded, they will tend to fishtail in the wet if not driven carefully. I will not say most vehicles are "Undriveable" a light foot can always be helpful otherwise manufacturers wont sell RWD pickups. The solution to this issue is to buy a vehicle with ...


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