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Old 07-09-2004, 02:19 PM
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Going to check out a 1996, 2500,club cab,long bed, 2x4,automatic on Sunday for possible purchase. Any issues that stand out in this particular year? Thanks in advance for any help!

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The name of the thread shoud read 1996 Question! BIG MIKE
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Look out for KDP damage (oil high up on the front of the motor), rusty doors, and wet carpet.
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Check the vacuum pump to see if it was the updated one...Pull a vacuum line off and check for any oil...Frayed throttle cable too
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Thanks for your help. I bought my 96, and brought it home yesterday. The only problems I found were the fuel gauge sender is inop, and the power door locks not working. Fixed the door locks. Switch in driver's door had lost contact. Cleaned it and installed dia electric grease. Works well, Sure feels good to drive something with TORQUE!!! Looking for an after market fuel level sender.
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Originally posted by BIG MIKE
Looking for an after market fuel level sender.
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Mike: The fuel sending unit can only be purchased from the dealer for about $35. You can either drop the tank or remove the bed hold down bolts on the drivers side, loosen the bed hold down bolts on the passenger side and raise the bed to work on the unit. I have heard good replys on here concerning both methods but raising the bed appears to be the cleanest approach as you can disconnect the fuel lines and wiring easier and don't have to empty the tank to remove it. (I have the unit in the back seat of my truck and need to do it also - for about the last 50K miles).

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Hey MIKE, Good Purchase.

My son has my old 96 and now has 242,000 on it without any problems. I did the tranny at 118k. Since then, one fuel pump and one relay for the fuel shutdown. He knows about the KDP, but has not done anything yet. Gets 21mpg on the hwy at 70mph. This is one of the best packages on the road for reliability.

He had a paint issue that DC would not take care of because he was not the original owner. They would not listen to me. It was a case of wind peel on the door front leading edge and roof leading edge. He has had the truck repainted.

Edit; Mike did not see you were in Scottsmore, send me a e-mail if there is anything I can help you with.

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Thanks for the reply Dave,
My 96 also has dull paint on the hood and cab roof. My son has a shop in Fort Pierce, and he will shoot it for me. This is a one owner truck, that was well taken care of. Was driving a gasser for the last three years, and looked for this truck for about two years. I'll change the filters, belt and do the transmission bands, and drive it forever! Do you know where Scotsmoor is?

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Big Mike; Your just south of Oak Hill, Florida. I'm in Melbourne.

If it has high mileage, which is not a problem with the exception of the Killer Dow Pin, and you can't balance a tire, you may have a rim out. My son just put aftermarket rims on last week. He said its like a differant truck.

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