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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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On the road again....... Yeeehaaw

Just wanted to share a bit of the joy. Finally got the truck back on the road. I'm a bit disgruntled over the previous owner of my truck's stupidity but hey, stuff happens right.
Summary of events so far:

Truck won't move:
Previous owner-"Yeah buddy, the tranfer case is shot, I'll give ya a good deal on this thing".
Me-"Ok?" (easy fix, transmission not bolted to motor).

Truck won't idle:
Previous owner-"it's gotta a bad carberaiter"
me-"Alright" (carburator idle mixture screw adjustment)

Transmission leaks like a sieve:
Previous owner- "Prolly a seal or sumthin"
Me-"hmmm" (try inserting the dip stick tube into the transmission, not next to it)

Bad vibration during driving:
Axle shims turned the wrong way.
Transfer case mounts missing.
Motor mounts shot.
($34 for the mounts)

Rear end sloppy:
Rear axle internals destroyed due to lack of lubrication.

Thought it was just the pinion bearing but the the whole thing was toasted. Picked up complete 12 bolt internals for $25 on ck5, installed and checked back lash and gear mesh pattern, all is well and good.

She's back on the road again.....
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Re: On the road again....... Yeeehaaw

Glad to hear that it was mostly easy and inexpensive fixes. Keep us posted on your truck...
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