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    sounds more like brakes hanging up to me. If it...

    sounds more like brakes hanging up to me. If it does it again jack a rear wheel up, block the truck from rolling, put it in neutral and try spining the wheel with your hands. It should spin freely,...
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    I agree, if the head is just rounded off, it is...

    I agree, if the head is just rounded off, it is ok to leave it alone until the hub needs to be replaced.
  3. Pretty simple thing to google it and find out~

    Pretty simple thing to google it and find out~
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    Fix this ASAP; two out of three bolts being...

    Fix this ASAP; two out of three bolts being stripped is not good and you could lose the whole hub assembly. What was going on when they stripped out anyway? Overtightening while reinstalling them...
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    I had a couple of '69s, years ago and love that...

    I had a couple of '69s, years ago and love that body style, '67-'72. One was a long wide bed, the other a short stepside; Sorry, no pics though. Custom bike and matching truck is a cool way to go....
  6. Just drive it like it is for a few months, take...

    Just drive it like it is for a few months, take notes of anything wrong with it, get a "feel" for it, like do you really want to keep it and put $$$ into it? Doing this you will find out what kind...
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    The striker unscrews and the new one will screw...

    The striker unscrews and the new one will screw right in. Also check you door hinges for wear. With the door open, grab ahold of the bottom outside edge and lift. If there if slop in it, or...
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    Going to Arizona to be with the inlaws, but will...

    Going to Arizona to be with the inlaws, but will probably take the Buick instead of the truck. Happy Holidays all!
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    I became a grandpa about 17 yrs ago and about the...

    I became a grandpa about 17 yrs ago and about the same time I got my second computer and started going online. The 45 came from the first Harley I owned, a 1951 45 cubic inch flathead, which I...
  10. It should be available online, and is available...

    It should be available online, and is available in repair manuals like Mitchell, Chiltons and Haynes. You can purchase one of these manuals for your truck, or go to your local library and get one. ...
  11. Try cleaning the battery cables, remove them from...

    Try cleaning the battery cables, remove them from the battery and clean them with a wire or fiber brush, even if they look clean. Do like MightyMax suggests and go over the wires and the grounds....
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    Well, thanks for the feedback there murdog on...

    Well, thanks for the feedback there murdog on Carter, I didn't know other people had so much trouble with them.

    Thanks for the welcome , Horsewoman, and enjoy that great skiing!
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    It never hurts to have the lug nuts retorqued or...

    It never hurts to have the lug nuts retorqued or to do it yourself. With no torque wrench, take your lug wrench and try to tighten the nuts. Do this by putting the wrench on so you can pull up on...
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    If you can feel play in the u-joint, then the...

    If you can feel play in the u-joint, then the u-joint is bad. Replace it with a greasable one.
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    I assume the linkages you are talking about are...

    I assume the linkages you are talking about are ball and socket type or just a rod type with an L bend with a clip to secure them. They can be replaced but do not come in a carb rebuild kit. If...
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    Putting it back together you can use another...

    Putting it back together you can use another gasket or use Permatex gear oil gasket maker. It works just as good or better than the gasket. Refill it to the plug you see, that is the oil...
  17. Do not use carb cleaner, use the engine flush...

    Do not use carb cleaner, use the engine flush that you can add to the oil, drive it 50 miles or better on the highway, not in stop and go traffic, then change the oil and treat it again with an...
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    I've never heard of a Specta before. Carter is a...

    I've never heard of a Specta before. Carter is a good aftermarket brand.
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    I like Timkem or BCA brand myself. One Source...

    I like Timkem or BCA brand myself. One Source seems to be an ok cheaper brand. Otherwise, how often do you like to change your hub? I like to buy quality.
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    Well, you need to get the right tool for the job....

    Well, you need to get the right tool for the job. Get the right size and it should come out. Spray a little penetrating fluid on it also if it is stuck.
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    Run down to the chevy dealer and ask about their...

    Run down to the chevy dealer and ask about their performance crate engines. Be sure to tell them you need a engine for towing and not for top end performance and see what they have to offer.
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    You can buy a link kit at most parts houses and...

    You can buy a link kit at most parts houses and install it easily yourself. They do corrode and break occasionally. Is the whole piece gone? Or is part of the bolt and spacer still there? If it...
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    Sounds like a caliper is hanging up and a rotor...

    Sounds like a caliper is hanging up and a rotor is warped. To tell if it is bad , check the brake pads on both wheels, if everything is good, all of the pads will be wearing the same. If one pad...
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    Pull the thermostat and check to see if it opens...

    Pull the thermostat and check to see if it opens at all. Do this by putting it in a pan of water and heating the water on the stove, the stat should open at 190 or before the water starts boiling....
  25. 156000 on my 95 K1500 (low milage). 198000 on...

    156000 on my 95 K1500 (low milage). 198000 on the 85 GMC C2500. Couple a hundred thou on those other brand trucks I have owned. Like its been said Regular Maintenance is the key. Oil and filter...
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