I used to drive this truck hard every day as a ranch truck. It has been the best performing 1/2 ton 4X4 I have ever owned. There is currently 340000 miles on the original 350 engine, and it still passes CA smog tests with flying colors. The auto tranny has to be rebuilt every 100000mi. Have had electrical problems with lights and the heater controls. Other than that this is a nice truck for the year and money.
Independant front suspension. Factory skid plates that protect everything (You should look under some of the brand new 4X4 trucks out there.).
Better gas mileage. Stronger rear springs. Stronger bushings on the front end.
It was a lease back, had 116000km on it. At 240000km rebuilt auto tranny. It has 350000km on it now and I have to get the tranny fix. It has been to Oregon. I drove it to the mountains sledding for ten years and never missed a beat. Now I pull my fishing boat and take it hunting every year. Great truck!
Solid 4X4 with the right tires
There is a antifreeze line that runs to the rear of the intake manifold. The fitting that screws into the intake gets corroded after awhile and starts leaking. When you remove this fitting it breaks off then the fun starts!
Even after over ten years on the
original engine, I just had to put head
gaskets in and adjust the tension on
the shift cable. It has over 150,000
miles and it is still going. The white
paint is chipping away and has since
just a couple years after it was new.
The automatic transmission give a quick
hard shift, and the cruise control
works even when pulling a loaded
Could have better back support on the
front seats and a softer seat in the
rear and could use more leg room in the
Outstanding reliability. Bought it used
with 70K on it and now have 205K with
only routine maintenance. Doesn't leak
a drop of any fluid and runs great. Oh
yes...no rust anywhere and I'm in the
Basically everything but especially the
350 V8 is outstanding.
Electrical problems with climate
control head, stereo control head and
mechanical problems with climate
control temp servo keep this rating