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Old 01-13-2015, 02:32 PM
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No, it was probably a jerk.
I hate when people do that.
I've played the CL game enough that I should've known to call him the night before. It's a WANT not a NEED anyway. Oh well...the search continues!
I'm going to the JY this weekend. Maybe a D70 power-lok carrier will come home with me.
There is another guy on CL that's 2.5 hours round trip with a D70 out of a 1990 W250. Gear ratio, carrier, and mileage unknown for $400. I called him about it and he can't be bothered to take 15 minutes to check those things for me. Sooo...he can keep it.
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:59 PM
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FWIW,

BOBVA was dead on, with regards to changing out that pinion nut and washer.
Well, I guess not 100% dead on. I finally got back under the truck today, and found that nothing is loose regarding the pitman arm nut. Truck still acts floaty, but it's not the steering arm. I have to spend more time on it over the next couple days to figure out what's going on. difficult to do by yourself....and no one to turn the steering wheel... but I'm sure I'll figure it out.


In the meanwhile, I found that clunk I was hearing under the truck...

Broken exhaust hanger bracket. Seems as though some pineapple forgot to put the second bolt in, and the stress broke the bracket. Fixed that today...

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Too cold to paint it, so I just neverseized it till spring.

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Old 01-14-2015, 12:11 AM
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What's the matter NJT? Shop heater broken??
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:55 AM
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NJTman, doesn't need no stinking shop, he works right out in the tough "streets" of NJ.
Thats why we call him the man... NJTman that is.
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:07 PM
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By "shop heater" I meant burn barrel full broken up skids!
New Jersey Furnace style.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by MrFusion View Post
By "shop heater" I meant burn barrel full broken up skids!
New Jersey Furnace style.
NJ furnace style is filled with Italians (or anybody else) that don't listen....
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by oliver foster View Post
NJTman, doesn't need no stinking shop, he works right out in the tough "streets" of NJ.
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It's more of a driveway.... but you get the point...
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Fuggedaboutit!!
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Another day of working on the brick...

Checking the adjustment on my wheel bearings, as I can't find the reason for the sloppy steering (YET). I will, but this should help me.

Brought the truck to the spring shop I have do my springs. One of the springs I put in back in April of 2012 has a bushing that's a little soft. It could be the reason why my truck is tracking wrong, as the pitman arm isn't moving at all. I did, however get a new nut and lockwasher, but I don't have a 33 MM socket yet, but that will be here on Saturday.

Removed the screws..

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Pulled the hub

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Adjusted the nuts with this procedure.

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Tighten the nuts down

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Installed the clips

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Have lunch with my wife

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Eh.... yup... that's about how it all went down....
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Almost just fell outta bed laughing!
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Having some brake squeal and wear issues on the crewcab.

Drivers side is wearing fine, inside and outside pads are making contact fine. But pass side is hanging up and both pads are not engaging properly. I have cleaned caliper track surfaces of all paint and debris. There is a little bit of wear on the caliper brackets where the inner pad rides, but I don't think it's enough to cause any "hang up" issues. Everything looks good, but that one side refuse to work properly.

With the drivers side doing most of the front braking I now have a warped rotor as well...

Also the front end is starting to develop a "clunk" or ""bang" when I angle up to get a line on backing into a parking spot. When I turn the wheel to either side, left or right, and start to back up and turn the wheel to adjust my angle...occasionally it will make this noise.

It doesn't have to be a full lock turn to make the noise either. Had it make the noise today when I left work, making a left out of the parking stall....first time it's done it going forward.

Going to have to climb under there tomorrow and see if I can find what's going on.
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Change the brake hoses lately ? Mine swelled internally and prevented the caliper from being released, causing the same issue youre talking of
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by NJTman View Post
Change the brake hoses lately ? Mine swelled internally and prevented the caliper from being released, causing the same issue youre talking of
Yup the brake hoses are less then a year old.
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Hey, ThrashingCows, you ever find out about that clunk noise? Mine has done that ever since I swapped out my old oem body mounts bushings for the energy suspension ones. Only pops on the right side, when making a left turn up a steep driveway or steep entrance into a mall or something. Also, get this rumble noise when I put it in reverse; that, I believe is the exhaust pipe touching frame or something
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