Stalling Problem Fixed (Hopefully)

Posted: June 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

Got the truck back from the garage after they did some tests and diagnoses. It turns out the fuel relay switch was bad. It has been running great since I got it back. I also had them replace the thermostat which was sticking, which also required a flush and fill for the radiator, which was good as well. Lastly, I had them replace the upper and lower ball joints, which were almost completely shot.

Still need to go back and have them replace the valve cover gaskets, as she is leaking oil there and you can smell it a bit after running for a while. Thought about doing it myself, but I don’t know when I’ll have the time. I also had them check the brakes, which are okay for now, but I’ll need to have the drums replaced as I can feel that they are slightly warped. I also got a quote to replace the slider window, as it doesn’t seal or lock properly. That is on the list for completion by the end of June.

Once all of the vital mechanical issues are sorted out, I’d like to recharge the AC and see if I can get it working again. The compressor spins, which is a good sign. The fan blows and the AC button lights up when it’s depressed. I just don’t get cold air. Hopefully it just needs refrigerant. I did test the cruise control last week, which still works!

Other needs are a re-gluing of the headliner, for which I have purchased some special spray-on glue, and a touch up of the bed Duraliner on the tailgate area. I yanked the old seat cover, which had holes, and replaced it with a new horse-blanket style bench seat in medium blue. There is also a new front license plate (Diamond-plate Detroit old english “D”).

More updates to follow as things unfold…

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