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If you have a technical question regarding problems with your pickup truck, SUV, or van, read here to find more information from Alex Steele, who is a master technician with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
2006 Dodge Dakota Limited Slip Rearend? - Truck Trend Garage 2006 Dodge Dakota Limited Slip Rearend? - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 2006 Dodge Dakota four-wheel drive. I’ve had it for only about six months, and the previous owner didn’t know. So how can I tell... more
2008 Ford F-150 sunroof Rubber Strip - Truck Trend Garage 2008 Ford F-150 sunroof Rubber Strip - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 2008 Ford F-150. I don’t know if it was rats or birds, but something chewed up the rubber strip around the sunroof. I can hear the... more
2001 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Code P0420 - Truck Trend Garage 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Code P0420 - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder with the 3.5-liter V-6. The check-engine light came on, and I had code P0420. more
2012 Ford Escape Airbag Warning Light - Truck Trend Garage 2012 Ford Escape Airbag Warning Light - Truck Trend Garage
I purchased a 2012 Ford Escape in August. Ever since, the passenger airbag warning light comes on intermittently. more
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Crooked Steering Wheel - Truck Trend Garage 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Crooked Steering Wheel - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe that I bought new and now has 78,000 miles. I noticed the steering wheel wasn't straight when going straight... more
2007 Nissan Titan P0430 Code - Truck Trend Garage 2007 Nissan Titan P0430 Code - Truck Trend Garage
My 2007 Nissan Titan had the SES light come on last week. I borrowed a friend's OBD scanner, and the resulting code was P0430. more
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Engine Over Temp, A/C Will Shut Off - Truck Trend Garage 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Engine Over Temp, A/C Will Shut Off - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LT with the 5.3-liter engine. On the instrument panel, I get an error message -- "Engine over Temp, A/C will... more
2009 Chevrolet Silverado Courtesy Lights - Truck Trend Garage 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Courtesy Lights - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab, and the courtesy lights don't come on when I open the driver's door. They do come on when I... more
Should I have the valves adjusted On My 2006 Toyota 4Runner? - Truck Trend Garage Should I have the valves adjusted On My 2006 Toyota 4Runner? - Truck Trend Garage
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Reader Concern: GM Duramax Diesel Trucks - Truck Trend Garage Reader Concern: GM Duramax Diesel Trucks - Truck Trend Garage
There are continuing emission system problems with GMC LML diesel trucks to the point that they have become untrustworthy. These problems... more
2006 Ford F-150 Brake Actuator Rod And Master Cylinder - Truck Trend Garage 2006 Ford F-150 Brake Actuator Rod And Master Cylinder - Truck Trend Garage
I have a soft brake pedal problem on my 2006 Ford F-150. I've read several posts about the brake actuator rod being the cause. more
2004 Ram 1500 Check Gauges Light Pops On and Off - Truck Trend Garage 2004 Ram 1500 Check Gauges Light Pops On and Off - Truck Trend Garage
I bought a 2004 Ram 1500 with the 3.7-liter V-6 a year and a half ago, and never had any real problems. Now the check gauges light has been... more
2011 Chevrolet Silverado Active Fuel Management - Truck Trend Garage 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Active Fuel Management - Truck Trend Garage
My home is in northwestern Pennsylvania and just about in any direction traveled, hills have my 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3-liter V-8... more
2009 Ram 1500 Laramie Engine Shutdown - Truck Trend Garage 2009 Ram 1500 Laramie Engine Shutdown - Truck Trend Garage
I have a beautiful 2009 Ram 1500 Laramie 4x4 5.7-liter. It has begun to do three things that I'm sure are related. The first and scariest... more
2009 GMC Sierra Promblem Code P3400 - Truck Trend Garage 2009 GMC Sierra Promblem Code P3400 - Truck Trend Garage
I was on a long drive with my 2009 Sierra with the 5.3-liter, and the MIL light came on. The code is a P3400 for cylinder deactivation.... more
2009 Hummer H3T Underhood Rattle - Truck Trend Garage 2009 Hummer H3T Underhood Rattle - Truck Trend Garage
I purchased a 2009 Hummer H3T five-cylinder with 73,300 miles. The truck has an underhood rattle after it warms up, but never when cold. more
E10 Rough Idle Ford E-150 and Silverado 1500 - Truck Trend Garage E10 Rough Idle Ford E-150 and Silverado 1500 - Truck Trend Garage
I have a Ford E-150 and a Silverado 1500, both with V-8 engines. Both engines idle so smoothly you cannot tell they are running with good... more
1992 Chevrolet Silverado Misfire - Truck Trend Garage 1992 Chevrolet Silverado Misfire - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 1992 Chevrolet Silverado with a misfire. I changed the spark plugs and wires, coil, and cap, but it's still missing. It does it a... more
2004 Ford F-150 Slipping Reverse - Truck Trend Garage 2004 Ford F-150 Slipping Reverse - Truck Trend Garage
My 2004 Ford F-150 started slipping in reverse. All forward gears are functioning properly. more
2002 GMC Yukon XL RAP Relay - Truck Trend Garage 2002 GMC Yukon XL RAP Relay - Truck Trend Garage
The RAP relay is clicking like a turn signal flasher on my 2002 GMC Yukon XL with 328,678 miles. It starts and stops, and it happens when... more
2008 Ram 1500 Viscosity Rating - Truck Trend Garage 2008 Ram 1500 Viscosity Rating - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 2008 Ram 1500 with a 3.7-liter V-6 that recommends 5W-20 to the point of putting it on the dipstick. Last week, I bought Castrol... more
2013 Ram 1500 New Paint Blemishes - Truck Trend Garage 2013 Ram 1500 New Paint Blemishes - Truck Trend Garage
I recently purchased a brand-new 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab with the Pentastar V-6 and eight-speed transmission. Although I love the new... more
2001 Nissan Frontier Fuel Tank - Truck Trend Garage 2001 Nissan Frontier Fuel Tank - Truck Trend Garage
Every time I put gas in my 2001 Nissan Frontier, some fuel spills out onto the ground. It looks like the fuel is coming from underneath,... more
2008 Nissan Xterra Loose Brake Caliper Bolts - Truck Trend Garage 2008 Nissan Xterra Loose Brake Caliper Bolts - Truck Trend Garage
'm driving a 2008 4x4 Xterra, and was braking and I felt a weird pop/clunk. Kept driving and everything was fine. Then later on I was... more
2001 GMC Sierra Engine Popping - Truck Trend Garage 2001 GMC Sierra Engine Popping - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 2001 GMC Sierra with the 5.3-liter engine. After I park the truck in the garage and shut it off, I hear a "pop" noise about 10 or... more
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