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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-25-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 150
Posted By LugNut1990
Stranger things have happened than smashing an...

Stranger things have happened than smashing an exhaust.


Probably is something else, but always do an overall inspection and check for easy things. And maintenance that should be done anyway.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-24-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 150
Posted By LugNut1990
Look for another exhaust (or intake; you did...

Look for another exhaust (or intake; you did change the air filter?) restriction, e.g., dented-in pipe. It has been a long time since I've seen one, but there have been internal exhaust collapses...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-23-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 150
Posted By LugNut1990
I'll guess clogged cat. But do a major tune up...

I'll guess clogged cat. But do a major tune up (plugs, wires, air filter, upsteam O2 sensor, {timing,} etc.) anyway, if not already done.


After, is the bogging-down at all engine temperatures...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 05-19-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 67
Posted By LugNut1990
Time to take the tank out, and to clean it out...

Time to take the tank out, and to clean it out (or replace). Also to flush the fuel and return lines. Be safe!
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-12-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23,879
Views: 1,865,465
Posted By LugNut1990
My toothpick-fix is doing just fine, after 20 or...

My toothpick-fix is doing just fine, after 20 or so years? :-)
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 05-11-2022, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 67
Posted By LugNut1990
One thing to try, on more modern cars, is to...

One thing to try, on more modern cars, is to disconnect the battery and short together the battery _cables'_ ends (do _not_ short the battery!) for 30 seconds or so. Then reconnect and try starting....
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-10-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By LugNut1990
P.S. While working on your pedals, and if you...

P.S. While working on your pedals, and if you haven't already done so, replace the plastic stop-plug for your brake light switch. It cracks up + falls out suddenly, then kills your battery.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-10-2022, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By LugNut1990
I had to replace the pedal's spring and bushings,...

I had to replace the pedal's spring and bushings, and grease everything, to cure mine.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-08-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 184
Posted By LugNut1990
Interesting. Are the hose nipples of the same...

Interesting. Are the hose nipples of the same size and in the same places on both radiators?
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-05-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 86
Posted By LugNut1990
The bumper looks OE or similar, but is sticking...

The bumper looks OE or similar, but is sticking too far out -- its mounts are either incorrectly long, or bolted too far out on the frame.


You are installing a "receiver," not a "hitch." The...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-02-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 159
Posted By LugNut1990
Firmly tap, not whack, a rust-frozen bolt. WD-40...

Firmly tap, not whack, a rust-frozen bolt. WD-40 not the best at anything, but I still use it a lot for other things, including in locks.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-01-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 132
Posted By LugNut1990
I used to work at an independent transmission...

I used to work at an independent transmission shop long ago. No, not always a "scare tactic" -- often a burnt-up trans could still limp along for a while longer with the ancient, gritty fluid...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-01-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 159
Posted By LugNut1990
Scrape out the inside of the plug's socket. Try...

Scrape out the inside of the plug's socket. Try some different extensions.

Use PB Blaster to soak the threads overnight, spraying every few hours and tapping the plug with a hammer.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-29-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 84
Posted By LugNut1990
OP: Put truck on a hard, level surface then...

OP: Put truck on a hard, level surface then block your front tires, release the emergency brake, jack up the rear from the center of the differential. Spin one rear tire and observe the direction...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 04-24-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By LugNut1990
I had to replace mine to solve. Fortunately...

I had to replace mine to solve. Fortunately found a set, including the cam too, on eBay years ago, for fairly cheap. Turns out the KA24E was the engine of choice for oil tests, so the test-company...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-17-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Posted By LugNut1990
One thing to check is the radiator fan -- see if...

One thing to check is the radiator fan -- see if it is loose, blades hitting the shroud or cracked, hub's shaft wobbly, ...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 03-26-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 67
Posted By LugNut1990
Doh! Getting the oil pump's gear/shaft...

Doh!


Getting the oil pump's gear/shaft set correctly is challenging.
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 03-17-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 45
Posted By LugNut1990
Wow -- big difference for the V6, with manual!

Wow -- big difference for the V6, with manual!
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 03-17-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 45
Posted By LugNut1990
Via a quick search on Rockauto, I'm only seeing...

Via a quick search on Rockauto, I'm only seeing the cheaper one listed. For 1990, 1994, and 1997. But dig deeper ...


But that's for my 2.4L ...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-12-2022, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 92
Posted By LugNut1990
Will it fire, briefly, via starting fluid?

Will it fire, briefly, via starting fluid?
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 03-09-2022, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 92
Posted By LugNut1990
How did you use the seafoam, in the fuel or via a...

How did you use the seafoam, in the fuel or via a vacuum line (e.g., to the brake booster)?
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-06-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By LugNut1990
Air shocks might be an option.

Air shocks might be an option.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-04-2022, 04:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 459
Posted By LugNut1990
Going from the factory-style highway tires, to...

Going from the factory-style highway tires, to the same-size Michelin mud and snow tires cut my highway MPG by about two. But are much better for driving in deep snow, if we ever get some ...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-27-2022, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By LugNut1990
Here are some things in TX to read first: ...

Here are some things in TX to read first:


https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9&p_dir=&p_rloc=&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=&ti=30&pt=1&ch=114&rl=20

...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 02-21-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By LugNut1990
IDK what the RPMs should be with the V6, but are...

IDK what the RPMs should be with the V6, but are you sure (if like my 1990's) your transfer case is set in high, 2WD?
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