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Got me a m1008

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by merace19, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. merace19

    merace19 1/2 ton status

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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    nice score.... pics?
     
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    I cannt post pics. Oh yeah its got 30k miles on it. But the transmission has got me puzzled. I have Zero knowledge on the auto transmission and how to diagnose any problems other than low fluid level.
     
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    FYI.................I hate you.......:)
     
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    I have been looking for over 2 years for just the right deal. I have every manual that the military ever made for these trucks also. But the troubleshooting guides dont address this problem directly or that i can find. Theres only 2500 pages to look though
     
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    I think i found the problem. I read the trouble shooting tips and it said the vacuum modulator may be leaking. So i look and there was no hose going for the modulator and the hard steel line. I took some off a car i had in my yard and put it on and the truck now moves forward.
     
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    The ride in this truck with no weight on it is like riding a bucking bronco. Super rough. I gues the super stiff springs with coilover shocks aren't helping. Front end seems like its bolted straight to frame no travel. I gues i have to replace the springs with some from a lighter duty truck to get a desent ride out of it.
     
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    Yeh, I believe they are 1 1/4ton springs. Whered ya find it at? Private seller I assume? If ya see another one for 900, send me a pm ;)
     
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    I found it on a gov web site. Its a 1028 for sure. The vin says it and the little tag riveted to the door says it to.
     
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    whats the load cappacity say?? mine says 3600lbs , most of the tags I've seen say less for m1028

    enjoy the limited slip up front it really helps, when I first started wheeling this truck I tried the old crawl up it theory, but 6000 lbs takes a little more pedal to climb with, so now I just point and stab the throtle and am amazed at the ability, this is when I really fell in love with this truck :bow:
     
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    X2!!!

    Lucky Bastard :D
     
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    same 3600 total. Curb Front 3350 rear 2450 total 5800. the Gvw front 3800 rear 5600 and total 9400. Funny the front can only hold another 450lbs.
     

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