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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.
Truck Trend Garage: 2010 Buick Enclave Navigation System Issues Truck Trend Garage: 2010 Buick Enclave Navigation System Issues
We have the navigation system in our 2010 Buick Enclave. It has the standard arrows moving along the road as you travel, using the motion... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2000 Chevy Blazer Tire Size Truck Trend Garage: 2000 Chevy Blazer Tire Size
I have a 2000 Blazer that came equipped with Michelin 235/70R15 tires. After 99,000 miles, it's time to replace them, but Michelin now only... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2010 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab Truck Trend Garage: 2010 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab
My 2010 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab has a condition my dealer describes as "driveshaft bump." I took it back to the dealer. They road-tested the... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Ford Escape Air-Conditioning Noise Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Ford Escape Air-Conditioning Noise
I have a 2005 Ford Escape with 85,000 miles. When idling with the air-conditioning on, I hear a clicking noise from the engine. I noticed... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2011 Chevy Colorado Transmission Sounds Truck Trend Garage: 2011 Chevy Colorado Transmission Sounds
I have a 2011 Chevy Colorado V-8, 4WD extended-cab with 5700 miles. At approximately 5500 miles, the transmission started making a clicking... more
Truck Trend Garage: 1997 Ford F-150 Lacking MPG Truck Trend Garage: 1997 Ford F-150 Lacking MPG
My 1997 Ford F-150 is in really excellent mechanical condition, but the mpg is a little lacking. I saw an ad in Truck Trend about two or... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Ford F-150 Tire Size and MPG Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Ford F-150 Tire Size and MPG
Our 2004 Ford F-150 with a 4.6-liter V-8 and 3.73:1 gears lost mpg when I changed the tire size from 235/70R17 to 265/70R17. I purchased a... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2012 GMC Terrain SLT Steering Wheel Vibrations Truck Trend Garage: 2012 GMC Terrain SLT Steering Wheel Vibrations
I bought a 2012 GMC Terrain SLT 2 six-cylinder, fully loaded. At 5500 miles I started to experience a problem with the steering. more
Truck Trend Garage: 1984 Ford Bronco Windsor Engine Truck Trend Garage: 1984 Ford Bronco Windsor Engine
When I start my 1984 Ford Bronco, it'll run for a second, then gas will start to bubble out of the vents on the carb. What's going on? more
Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Infiniti QX56 Rattle Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Infiniti QX56 Rattle
My 2004 Infiniti QX56 has more than 90,000 miles. Last month, I started getting a metal-on-metal noise from the front when accelerating... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2003 Ford Explorer Power Window Problems Truck Trend Garage: 2003 Ford Explorer Power Window Problems
On my 2003 Ford Explorer, the power windows sometimes don't work. When one doesn't work, none of them do. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2010 Ram Windshield Washer Fluid In Coolant Reservoir Truck Trend Garage: 2010 Ram Windshield Washer Fluid In Coolant Reservoir
I have 2010 Ram, and I'm embarrassed to say, I filled up the coolant reservoir with windshield washer fluid. I didn't realize until a long... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Reverse Light and Backup Sensors Truck Trend Garage: 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Reverse Light and Backup Sensors
When I put my 2006 four-wheel-drive F-250 Super Duty in reverse, the backup sensor light stays on and I can't turn it off by pushing the... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2006 Toyota Tacoma Wheel Bearing and Hub Truck Trend Garage: 2006 Toyota Tacoma Wheel Bearing and Hub
I have a 2006 Tacoma V-6 4x4. I hear a growling noise and a vibration from the front. I brought it into the dealership who said it was the... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Ford F-150 A/C Blower Issue Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Ford F-150 A/C Blower Issue
I have a 2004 Ford F-150. The A/C blower only works on speeds 3 and 4, but not 1 and 2. I replaced the switch, and it still does the same... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Idle Surge Continues Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Idle Surge Continues
My original problem with my 2004 Silverado 5.3-liter was a surge at idle when warmed up. But the surge problem is still there, and now it... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 Cold Start Truck Trend Garage: 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 Cold Start
I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 with a 6.0-liter V-8. It's hard to start when cold. I have to crank it for a while, and it runs rough... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 Quad Cab Steering Assist Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 Quad Cab Steering Assist
I bought a 2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 Quad Cab. I can hardly turn the steering wheel unless the truck is moving. But it seems to be normal... more
Truck Trend Garage: 1994 S-10 Blazer Fuel Nut Kit Installation Truck Trend Garage: 1994 S-10 Blazer Fuel Nut Kit Installation
I have a 1994 S-10 Blazer with a 4.3-liter EFI engine with the W VIN number. I have a huge problem starting the engine. It has a new fuel... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2000 GMC Sierra Shifty Gears Truck Trend Garage: 2000 GMC Sierra Shifty Gears
I have a 2000 GMC Sierra that won't give me second gear. Sometimes it will shift, but regularly it stays in first. Any suggestions? more
Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Ford Explorer Alignment Check Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Ford Explorer Alignment Check
I hit a curb going about 15 mph in my 2005 Ford Explorer, which was very embarrassing. I took it to two different people and had the... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2008 Chevy TrailBlazer SS RWD Transmission Flush Truck Trend Garage: 2008 Chevy TrailBlazer SS RWD Transmission Flush
I have a 2008 Chevy TrailBlazer SS RWD with the 6.0-liter V-8 and 4L70E automatic, with 42,200 miles. The owner's manual says the... more
Truck Trend Garage: 1998 Chevy 3/4 Ton Flex Plate Flywheel Truck Trend Garage: 1998 Chevy 3/4 Ton Flex Plate Flywheel
Check You Fly(Wheel) more
Truck Trend Garage: 2001 Dodge Durango RWD Transmission Shifting Problems Truck Trend Garage: 2001 Dodge Durango RWD Transmission Shifting Problems
Bad PCM, Good PCM more
Truck Trend Garage: 1999 Dodge Dakota Engine Noises Truck Trend Garage: 1999 Dodge Dakota Engine Noises
I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota with the 3.9-liter V-6. I recently started hearing a loud rattle coming from the front of the truck. It only... more
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