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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: 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Low Coolant Light Truck Trend Garage: 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Low Coolant Light
The low coolant light in my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes on randomly. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine Knock Truck Trend Garage: 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Engine Knock
I have a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe with a 5.3-liter engine, 127,000 miles. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2011 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4; What Oil to Use? Truck Trend Garage: 2011 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4; What Oil to Use?
I recently purchased a new 2011 Colorado 4x4 pickup, and I'm not sure what type of oil to use. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2008 Ram 3500 4x4 Quad Cab Joint Replacement Truck Trend Garage: 2008 Ram 3500 4x4 Quad Cab Joint Replacement
I have a 2008 Ram 3500 4x4 Quad Cab with the 6.7-liter Cummins. The front end was getting sloppy and would shake on the highway, so I... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Land Rover Range Rover E-Box Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Land Rover Range Rover E-Box
When driving my 2005 Range Rover, I hear a high-pitched noise coming from inside the car. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2000 Nissan Frontier P0300 and P0400 Codes Truck Trend Garage: 2000 Nissan Frontier P0300 and P0400 Codes
Ready, Aim, Misfire: I've already done a lot of work to a 2000 3.3-liter Nissan Frontier Crew Cab. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Up Hill Power Loss Truck Trend Garage: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Up Hill Power Loss
I have a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup 1500 with a manual transmission. The rearend is a 3.55. When in fifth gear, it has no low-end power. It's... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2010 Chevy 1500 Silverado Active Fuel Management System Truck Trend Garage: 2010 Chevy 1500 Silverado Active Fuel Management System
I own a 2010 Chevy 1500 Silverado with a flex-fuel 5.3-liter Vortec V-8. The motor has an Active Fuel Management system that deactivates... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2009 GMC Sierra SLE "Four-Wheel Drive" Service Message Truck Trend Garage: 2009 GMC Sierra SLE "Four-Wheel Drive" Service Message
I'm back again with more issues on my 2009 GMC Sierra SLE. After finally getting all the electronics repaired a few months after my new... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Death Wobble Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Death Wobble
I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with the 5.9-liter Cummins. I seem to have a reoccurring problem called the Death Wobble. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Ford F-150 Speedometer Failure Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Ford F-150 Speedometer Failure
I have a 2004 Ford F-150 and the speedometer quit working, but the odometer still works. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2007 2WD Nissan Titan Premature Tire Wear Truck Trend Garage: 2007 2WD Nissan Titan Premature Tire Wear
I have a 2007 2WD Nissan Titan, and it wears out tires way too fast. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Chevy Tahoe Steering Column Replacement Yields Air Bag Warning Light Truck Trend Garage: 2004 Chevy Tahoe Steering Column Replacement Yields Air Bag Warning Light
I did some work myself on my 2004 Tahoe to get rid of a clunking noise in the steering column. When I was done, the "Service Air Bag" light... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT Parking Assist Stopped Working Truck Trend Garage: 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT Parking Assist Stopped Working
My 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT was rear-ended and I had it repaired at a good body shop. They replaced everything including sensors in the... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2008 Duramax Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Black Oil Truck Trend Garage: 2008 Duramax Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Black Oil
I purchased a new 2008 Duramax Chevrolet Truck/Silverado/2500 4WD. It now has 20,000 miles. The first time I checked the oil, it was black. more
Truck Trend Garage: 1986 GMC S-15 Rough-running on Hot Restart Truck Trend Garage: 1986 GMC S-15 Rough-running on Hot Restart
My 1986 GMC S-15 pickup with the 2.8-liter V-6 has a crate motor with 10,000 miles on it. more
Truck Trend Garage: GM Trucks Truck Trend Garage: GM Trucks
I find it amusing that in "Truck Trend Garage," 85 percent of all the letters featured are typically from owners of GM trucks. more
Truck Trend Garage: 1994 Chevrolet Suburban Engine Stall Truck Trend Garage: 1994 Chevrolet Suburban Engine Stall
I used to own a 1994 Suburban that ran great, and used it to pull a pontoon boat when all of a sudden the engine died. more
Truck Trend Garage: Ford F-150 Front Plate Mount Damage Control Truck Trend Garage: Ford F-150 Front Plate Mount Damage Control
When I bought my Ford F-150 FX4 18 months ago, I noticed that any substantial debris entering the lower bumper opening could break the... more
Truck Trend Garage: 1990 Chevy 2500 Pickup Idle Truck Trend Garage: 1990 Chevy 2500 Pickup Idle
I drive a 1990 Chevy 2500 pickup that won't idle when it warms up. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2009 Toyota Tundra TRD Flex-Fuel Exhuast Options Truck Trend Garage: 2009 Toyota Tundra TRD Flex-Fuel Exhuast Options
I just bought a used Tundra, a 2009 with the Rock Warrior package. What pipes could I get that are compatible and won't affect the warranty? more
Truck Trend Garage: 2007 Ford F-150 Brake Noise Truck Trend Garage: 2007 Ford F-150 Brake Noise
I own a 2007 F-150. When I hit the brakes or make a turn, I get a sound like water is sloshing from the passenger-side front, but I can't... more
Truck Trend Garage: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pulley Melt Truck Trend Garage: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pulley Melt
I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee with 98,000 miles on it. I started it yesterday and heard a squealing sound in the engine. more
Truck Trend Garage: 2004 GMC Sierra Loose Spacers Truck Trend Garage: 2004 GMC Sierra Loose Spacers
The heading "Too Much Chatter" in the September/October issue is right on and identifies the solution I found on my 2004 GMC Sierra. more
Truck Trend Garage: 1998 Ford F-150 Startup Truck Trend Garage: 1998 Ford F-150 Startup
I noticed a letter called "Start Me Up" in Truck Trend Garage in the November/December issue of Truck Trend, which I found interesting... more
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