Originally Posted by brains06
I wanted to post an update so I wouldnt be a contributor to my one issue with this forum...not enough people post their results. It seems like most problems are chased and discussed but then the thread dies and no one posts the end result...soooo I digress..
I was able to put everything back together and have had the truck running for some time now. I've also done an IAC valve and just replaced the upstream O2 sensor because it had me running in open loop constantly causing me to burn gas at about 8-10 mpg. Hopefully this solves my fuel issue and I can move on to my ball joints. Not sure about doing that project myself but we'll see.
Good to hear it's all working, I had to replace my temp sensor cause I too wasn't getting out of open loop. So far I rebuilt my transmission, replaced my fuel pump, along with a ton of other things.
Ball joints are pretty easy like the other guy said, it's very easy when you have shock suspension. I have to replace mine soon as well 130K miles on them with a busted boot. But, when the time comes I'll replace the upper control arms cause they're rusted pretty bad and then just replace the lower joints. If you need help you know I'm always here!