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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.
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
2006 Ford F-150 ABS Trouble Code - Truck Trend Garage 2006 Ford F-150 ABS Trouble Code - Truck Trend Garage
My ABS light came on last week on my 2006 Ford F-150. The auto parts store read the code and said it was the rear center ABS sensor. more
2011 Ford F-150 Acceleration Hesitation - Truck Trend Garage 2011 Ford F-150 Acceleration Hesitation - Truck Trend Garage
I drive a 2011 Ford F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and 26,000 miles. I've been getting a noticeable surge/hesitation on... more
2006 Toyota Tundra Suspension Ride - Truck Trend Garage 2006 Toyota Tundra Suspension Ride - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 2006 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab that I really like except for the ride. It rides much rougher than my friend's Chevy. more
1996 Ford Ranger Replacing The Clutch - Truck Trend Garage 1996 Ford Ranger Replacing The Clutch - Truck Trend Garage
I just had a shop replace the clutch in my 4WD 1996 Ford Ranger. The first clutch started slipping after about an hour of driving. They... more
2002 GMC Sonoma Air Conditioning Issues - Truck Trend Garage 2002 GMC Sonoma Air Conditioning Issues - Truck Trend Garage
The Air Conditioning won't work on the 2002 GMC Sonoma I just bought. I charged the system with R134a from the parts store going by the... more
2009 Dodge Durango Trouble Code P0455 - Truck Trend Garage 2009 Dodge Durango Trouble Code P0455 - Truck Trend Garage
I have a 2009 Dodge Durango with a 4.7-liter V-8. The vehicle has the trouble code P0455. So far, I've replaced the evap purge solenoid and... more
2003 Chevrolet Express Torque Converter Clutch Problem - Truck Trend Garage 2003 Chevrolet Express Torque Converter Clutch Problem - Truck Trend Garage
I've been searching the Internet to diagnose an issue I have with my 2003 Chevrolet Express van with the 6.0-liter engine. more
2002 Ford Explorer Failed Window Regulator - Truck Trend Garage 2002 Ford Explorer Failed Window Regulator - Truck Trend Garage
I took my 2002 Ford Explorer camping and the rear window rolled down fine, but when I tried to roll it up, nothing happened. It makes a... more
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Water Leak Continued -Truck Trend Garage 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Water Leak Continued -Truck Trend Garage
Regarding the question about a water leak in a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe ("Who'll Stop the Rain," July/August 2013), I'm a master auto body... more
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Annoying Normal Noise - Truck Trend Garage 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Annoying Normal Noise - Truck Trend Garage
I just purchased a new 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-liter V-8 with 1786 miles on it, and I'm having the same exact issue you discussed on a... more
2012 Ford Super Duty Crew Cab F-250 Lariat Saving Trailer Brake Controller Settings - Truck Trend Garage 2012 Ford Super Duty Crew Cab F-250 Lariat Saving Trailer Brake Controller Settings - Truck Trend Garage
I am the proud owner of a 2012 Ford Super Duty Crew Cab F-250 Lariat with the diesel option, and the only nagging issue -- is saving the... more
Truck Trend Garage: 1999 Ford Ranger Flex Fuel Sensor Truck Trend Garage: 1999 Ford Ranger Flex Fuel Sensor
I am working on my father in-law's 1999 Ford Ranger. Something caught the wires that go to the Flex Fuel sensor and ripped them out. The... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Rough Idle Truck Trend Garage: 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Rough Idle
My 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 extended cab is my third Silverado; I've had two gas engines and one diesel. This truck is gas, the... more
Truck Trend Garage: Ford Super-Duty Diesel Engine Oil Truck Trend Garage: Ford Super-Duty Diesel Engine Oil
My Ford Super-Duty 7.3-liter diesel, Big Red, is coming up for its first 14-quart engine oil change, and I have been looking through my... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Catalytic Converter Code P0420 Truck Trend Garage: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Catalytic Converter Code P0420
I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 4.0-liter six-cylinder and about 120,000 miles. I keep getting a catalytic converter code P0420. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2002 Chevrolet Silverado Rack and Pinion Truck Trend Garage: 2002 Chevrolet Silverado Rack and Pinion
I replaced the rack and pinion in my 2002 Chevrolet Silverado myself. While the steering column was disconnected, I turned the steering... more
Truck Trend Garage: Overheating 2003 Dodge Durango Truck Trend Garage: Overheating 2003 Dodge Durango
My 2003 Dodge Durango will sometimes overheat. I just had a new radiator put in. I'm not sure if it is the water pump, a bad thermostat, or... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2008 Chevrolet Pickup Water in the Interior Truck Trend Garage: 2008 Chevrolet Pickup Water in the Interior
I have a 2008 Chevrolet Pickup and water sometimes comes in from the headliner after it rains, but almost always comes in when I have it... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2001 Chevrolet Suburban Gas Pump Truck Trend Garage: 2001 Chevrolet Suburban Gas Pump
My 2001 Chevrolet Suburban with the 5.3-liter V-8 has 115,155 miles on it and is mostly used around town. It started to idle roughly at... more
Truck Trend Garage: What Is Electric Power Steering (EPS) Truck Trend Garage: What Is Electric Power Steering (EPS)
While reading the article in your March/April issue, it speaks of the 2014 Sierra and Silverado pickups having electric power steering. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2008 Ford F-150 Unintended Acceleration Truck Trend Garage: 2008 Ford F-150 Unintended Acceleration
I have a 2008 Ford F-150 2WD 5.4-liter V-8 with 25,000 miles on it. Sometimes when coming to a stop at a light, the truck wants to... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2002 Ford Ranger Coolant Pressure Truck Trend Garage: 2002 Ford Ranger Coolant Pressure
I have a 2002 Ford Ranger with 218,000 miles. Lately, after my truck is warmed up and I shut it off, it builds pressure in the overflow... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2009 GMC Sierra Oil Life System And Tire Rotation Truck Trend Garage: 2009 GMC Sierra Oil Life System And Tire Rotation
I own a 2009 GMC. It is equipped with the Oil Life system. My conflict is between this system and conventional mileage to change oil. more
Truck Trend Garage: 1990 Chevy SS454 Pickup Transmission Fluid Change Truck Trend Garage: 1990 Chevy SS454 Pickup Transmission Fluid Change
I have a 1990 Chevy SS454 pickup truck with 191,000 miles. It's time to change the transmission fluid again. more
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