truck is a V-6 and I have had nothing but problems. I will be driving along at 60 mph and it will die, sometimes backfire and then when I turn the key off sometimes wont start. I have replaced computer, coil, fuel pump, tune up, and numerous odds and ends they havent replaced and it continues to cut out. Has anyone else had this kind of problem. I now have more into in last year than it is worth.
Trucks look great, but lack performance and reliability. Bought the truck 1 1/2 years ago with only 48,000 miles on it, today I have around 66,000 and have had to replace the transmission twice, the radiator, brakes, ball joints, heat. I bought the truck with high expectations and have been nothing but let down ever since the day I drove it off the lot.
The brakes have always left me with the
feeling that they are not adequate for
this vehicle. I have to use considerable
leg strength to stop quickly. There has
been a strange
thump/jerk in the steering wheel ever
since I have had the truck and has
gotten worse over time. I have had the
front end aligned and checked several
times. Steering is awful, the truck wonders
while going down the road but everything
is within "tolerance". Power is great
and fuel economy is average, 15-17 mpg.
Power, looks, limited slip rear end.
Four wheel drive activation on the fly.
Use the brakes from the 3/4 ton or
disc's all around. Side inpact air bags
for safety. Make the back seat taller or
use head rest's so childrens heads don't
hit the glass.
Truck has performed exceptionally well.
The V-8 has plenty of power and never
strains in any situation. Mileage is
not great 13-17 but it is a truck and V-
8. Just the right size also.I recommend
After the first few thousand miles
replaced the #1 spark plug every month
or so(cracked). Strange clunking sound
in steering. At 10000 replaced the
front brakes, then again every 10-16000
miles. At 18000 replaced rear shocks.
At 37000, just out of warranty,
Transmission rebuilt for the first
time. At 44000, rear rebuilt. At 46000,
lower and upper ball joints and outer
tie rods replaced. Odds and ends
replaced until 96000 where the
transmission was rebuilt a second time,
transfer case, back-up light switch and
have new seals put in steering box. I'm
at 166000 now, upper ball joints and
transfer case needs to be rebuilt
again. One good thing, truck still runs.
Nice stereo! Wish it played burned
cd's without popping it in and out
until the cd player read the cd.
Recalls on transmissions, rears & power
steering boxes. Strange clunking sound
in steering to be recalled as well.
Better brake equipment to handle the
size of the truck.