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What Is Engine Braking?
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Should I Buy a Truck with an Aluminum or Steel Roof?
Roof strength is important in pickups as they can roll over. Aluminum has been found by the IIHS to be safer than steel.
How to Drive a Big Truck When You’re Small
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How to Drive a Moving Truck When Moving Cross Country
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How to Get a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
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How to Put a Truck Cap on Your Pickup
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How to Build a Headache Rack For Your Pickup Truck
Headache racks protect pickup truck cabs from loose objects in the truck bed. Learn how to build and install a headache rack for your pickup truck.
How to Host a Tailgate Party like a Pro
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5 Essential Things to Know Before Buying a Truck
Trucks are a popular option thanks to their overall versatility. They can haul people and things with ease, and they handle off-road adventures like champs. However, there are five essential things to know before...
4 Essential Things to Know About Tie Downs and Tow Straps
When you need to secure cargo in the back of your trailer, truck, van, or SUV, then tie downs and tow straps are going to be your new best friend. These...
3 Essential Things to Know About Trailer Hitches
A trailer hitch is also known as a tow hitch, and is used to pull a vehicle, boat, or other things behind a vehicle. There are different classes of trailer hitches depending on the...
How to Buy a Good Quality Truck Tool Box
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Q: How heavy of a trailer can I tow?
The towing capacity is varied by how your truck is equipped. In a Ram 1500, a V6 is good to about 3750 lbs and a V8 is good to about 5000 lbs. For the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, it...
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Q: Fuel gauge broke.
It sounds like you may have a bad sending unit in the fuel tank. Sometimes the old fuel sending unit floats no longer float in the fuel tank and will not show the proper level, these must be replaced. I...
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How do I replace the remote control batteries?
Replacing the batteries in your vehicle’s remote control is no different than replacing them in your household remote control. Find the battery compartment on the back of your remote control. Slide the battery cover down and off. Remove...
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How do I turn on the electronic range select (ERS)?
Electronic range select (ERS) allows the driver to decide the highest gear their car can operate in. You can enter ERS at any moment by shifting your automatic transmission from DRIVE to ERS. When you shift to ERS, your vehicle...
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How do I adjust the electronic range select (ERS) system?
The electronic range select (ERS) system limits the highest gear that your vehicle can be using. When in ERS mode, tap the shift lever right, towards the +, to add an extra gear to the ERS. Tap the lever left,...
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Q: How do I use TOW/HAUL mode?
TOW/HAUL mode is a feature that allows your car to adjust for carrying a large load. When in TOW/HAUL mode, your transmission will shift less, so as to provide more power, and not risk overheating. To enter TOW/HAUL mode, press...
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How do I manually shift between rear-wheel drive high range (2H) and four-wheel drive high range (4H)?
You can shift between rear-wheel drive high range (2H) and four-wheel drive high range (4H) while you are driving your car. Here’s how. Make sure your vehicle is not exceeding 55 mph. Shift the transfer case shifter from 2H...
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Q: How do I turn off the electronic stability control (ESC)?
The electronic stability control (ESC) is an important safety feature that helps you steer your vehicle. The ESC system should never be turned off except by extremely skilled drivers who know what they are doing. If you need to turn...
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How do I partially turn off the electronic stability control (ESC)?
To partially turn off the electronic stability control (ESC), briefly press and release the “ESC Off” switch on the instrument panel. The ESC Warning Light will illuminate to let you know that the system is partially off.
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How do I find the tire identification number (TIN)?
The tire identification number (TIN) helps you know what specifications your tires are. This is very important when the time comes to replace your tires. Your TIN is located along the outside of each wheel; however, if it is worn...
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How do I properly wash my truck?
Your truck will need to be cleaned regularly. To ensure proper results, do not use any non-recommended car wash or towels. To clean your 2012 Ford F-150. Rinse your vehicle with lukewarm water. Spray off the underbody and clear...
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Trunk won't lock
Hello. When you say the trunk won't lock, I am assuming that the trunk lid will latch closed but you are able to open the trunk after remotely locking the car. If your car is equipped with keyless ignition, be...
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Q: Car oil leak
Hello. The oil can leak from any number of places on this engine. The most common places that this engine leaks oil is from the valve cover gaskets, and from the rear main seal. If it is dripping while the...
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The truck is riding hard
When you say the truck is riding hard, I have seen many of the suspension struts binding causing a hard ride. They do not shift to smooth ride and may stay stiff. Replacing the shock/struts fixed the issue with ride....
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1988 Chevy C60 dump truck. Grinding noise from transmission while in gear
You might want to remove both PTOs first. They may be seized or have bad bearings. You may also have burned out the input bearings. The transmission will need to be removed and torn down to see what the damage...
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My truck won't rev past 1000 RPM
The mass air flow sensors are known to go bad on Nissan Titans. The symptoms you are describing point to the MAF not working properly. Check to be sure you have reconnected the new one correctly, proper continuity and grounds....
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Recommendation about most reliable pickup trucks
Toyota is the most dependable. I remember seeing a '99 Tacoma with a 4-cylinder engine and standard transmission. It had 800,000 miles on it and it was still running pretty good. They make solid trucks. There is no arguing about...
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Fuel door release open
Hey there. This is an electrical release mechanism, consisting of the switch in the glove compartment, and a solenoid that is inside the fuel door itself. Starting with the fuse for this circuit, follow the "power trail" to see which...
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Can you fix a bent frame? If so, how?
Depending on the severity of the damage to the frame, this may or may not be able to be fixed. There are shops that have frame machines that are able to correct small damage to frames, depending on the make...
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How much would it cost to replace a fuel pump on a 2006 GMC Canyon truck offroad
Hi there. You can drop the fuel tank from the bottom of the vehicle to get to the fuel pump. It would require removing the fuel neck, fuel vapor lines to the canister, the electrical harnesses, and the fuel tank...

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