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Old 11-07-2012, 06:15 AM
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Default Fluid Changes and other maintenance things.

As Ive only had my truck a short time I am going through and changing out fluids and will continue from there to get all the maintenance to where I know everything has been done.

So far, trans fluid changed (rebuilt more or less last month), engine oil (full synthetic with 15,000 mile filter, radiator flushed (4 times in a row till no discolor was seen in the water).

I figure before I move onto things like sensors, valves, plugs, wires... Id just finish up all the fluids. The truck has 109K on so am guessing its time to do em all. So what id like is a list of suggested maintenance things that would be good to do starting with fluids. Am a good hand man / fix em guy but dont have much experience with autos. So if something maybe outta my league, please mention it. Also, on the list is breaks. Fronts are starting to squeak, I looked at rotors(?) and they seem grooved but still very good thickness on em. Have them shaved or replaced?

Any info / suggestions would be great. Thanks!
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Sensors - the only sensors that I recommend replacing without them specifically going bad are the O2 sensors because they do tend to react slower over time.

As for the rotors, they need to be measured with a micrometer to see if they can be machined or if they need replacing. Since we're on brakes, pull the drums and have a look at the back brakes and mounting hardware, spings and the like. Check the rubber brake hoses for cracking and dry rot. If the pedal is a little too mushy for your liking, you might consider replacing the hoses or even upgrading to braided steel lines.


May as well give it the full monty if you're planning a tune up. Plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and the PCV valve should be replaced.
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The break response may actually be to much. A light foot is need on the peddle or you will send any open containers flying! Thanks for the imput!
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