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It's That Time Again! The Annual "I Wanna Burn This Truck" Season

By Crazyfast79TA

Filed under: 1997 Chevrolet K 2500 (Work Horse)

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Seems like it happens every year about this time. We're well into snowfall season and something goes bad on this truck I guess that just because I'm the "car guy" I'm supposed to know what's going on with all the vehicles even when I don't drive them. It may be my fault for not doing a weekly check on each vehicle and make a repair list and schedule the repairs. Someday I will get everything caught up so there won't be any more lingering problems. I finally got the rear brakes fixed. I also tackled the leaking power steering lines while I had it in the garage. I checked the anti-freeze level (first time since new radiator install) good for-45. Now it seems like I'm going to have to tackle the transfer case. I hate winter!

Here's the rundown on what I've fixed on this truck since we've owned it:
Tires...always needing tires!

Front axel engagement know, that electrical gizmo that engages the front end when you flip the 4x4 switch.

Fuel pump...Dustyn replaced in high school auto shop

Power steering hose...Dustyn replaced in high school auto shop

Wiper motor pulse board...Kevin had a stick wedged in it to "fix" it. I used the one out of my S-10 to actually fix it.

Driver's window...Came loose from lower frame. Glued back on.

Right taillight circuit board...Bulbs were good, board wasn't.

Trailer lights plug...Had 3 different pig-tails and none of them worked. I installed a new one and did away with the cluster that was there

Front brake pads...Just worn out.

Tune up...Plugs, wires, cap and rotor.

Fuel pump wiring harness...Shorted out inside tank.

Right inner tie rod end/Idler arm...Probably needs the rest replaced too

Battery...Just like tires, always needs attention.

Radiator...Somebody (not me) tried patching it with fiberglass once before.

Rear brake lines...Rust, rot, and age took their toll on entire rear part of the system.

Power steering hose...Dustyn didn't remove old "O" rings when installing new hose before, so I had to remove old "O" rings and do it right this time.

I know there's a ton more stuff to do on this truck that I don't know where the money's going to come from for repairs. I know we can't afford to find a replacement truck, so I guess I'll do what I can when I can.

I still hate winter!

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