Originally Posted by RamTech
Check the charge level on your battery because many of them don't come off the shelf with a full charge. Also check the terminals and cable connections, particularly the ground side. If you have a volt meter, do a voltage drop test.
Your tune up plan seems solid. I would make sure the throttle body is cleaned. A good alignment man should have no trouble fixing the tire wear issue.
Trans and coolant flushes are a good idea, and if you haven't done the driveline fluids, now is a good time. I wouldn't fool with the water pump or ball joints unless they're needed.
Thanks Ramtech. I dont have a voltmeter so I cant check the drop, I got the batt from walmart last winter, had a date sticker on it but Im sure thats no true indication of age.
I cleaned the throttle body maybe a year ago and wasnt too dirty or difficult so I can do that again, a little oil build up from the CAI (I think). Also changed the PCV valve and EGR valve then, was getting water under the oil cap.
Maybe the "good alignment man" is the problem as I keep going to the same Midas... not again.
Water pump and ball joints arent needed, I had a ball joint go out once on a S10 and wasnt fun so I was kind of thinking ahead. Same with a water pump, I always thought thats something you want to change before it gives you problems? Thanks again
What about plug wires and all that? Or are the plugs themselves good enough as long as there are no problems?