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has offroading ever fixed your truck???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fasthumpman, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. fasthumpman

    fasthumpman Registered Member

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    good afternoon everybody i just gotta see if im the only one thats had sh!t wrong with there trucks, cant figure it out, then you take it offroading and the problem is fixed! this has happened a few times especially with my motor. it runs like crap one day, then i take it offroading...runs like a champ! is there a higher power..... or is my IQ way below average....:screwy:
     
  2. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    ha ha I've had little quirks that have mysteriously fixed themselves off road. I equate it to kicking something to get it to work. A good shakedown off road can have magical effects.
     
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    noahrob 1/2 ton status Author

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    I have had that happen almost every trip, however it is usually because the rattling part just falls off...LOL
     
  4. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    Im more familiar to the opposite happening. Things will be running right before, but not after.:doah: Oh, and does anyone else notice that they can park their truck one day with the steering wheel straight, then get in it the next morning, and the steering wheel has to be turned 1/4-1/2 turn in either direction to go straight. Ive always wondered why that happens. It can be way off when i go wheeling, when i get done, the steering wheel is usually straight again.:dunno: :dunno:
    -Harrison
     
  5. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    That would be the steering fairy coming to tweak your wheels. :D
     
  6. OffRoad

    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    yeah all the time, sometimes, the horn fixes itself.

    sometimes more things go wrong. whatever. :laugh:
     
  7. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ive had several things fix themselves after going wheeling
    Ive also had the steering wheel thing happen. its weird.
     
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    88-3/4t-bad boy 1/2 ton status

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    ya. no dude. its happened to me to. when i first got my 1/2 ton sub i found out you were able to start it without the keys and the interior light would stay on when you closed the door. and there was like this rumble thing. then it rained about 4 1/2 inches. i took it out. got it muddy. rained again. took it out yet again. then after awhile i walked out and noticed the interior light wouldnt turn on when i opened the door. so i tryed starting it ( without the keys) and it didnt work so i put the keys in and it started. it fixed that. but now the light doesnt work (yah, i replaced the bulb, but no) and the circuit board is shot to sh%*. but hey i have to use the keys now
     
  9. fasthumpman

    fasthumpman Registered Member

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    now if only off roading could fix my rust, my leaks, my glass, my engine, my steering, my rattles, my doors, my interior, and my ability to pick up chicks...... one day..... one day
     
  10. goldwing2000

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    It can. Drive it off a cliff and get a new truck! :thumb:
     
  11. fasthumpman

    fasthumpman Registered Member

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    ive seriously thought bout that........ or i wish it would just roll over a million times. but so far shes put up with everything ive thrown at her
     
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    there's no "circuit board" for the interior lights. check the door jamb switches, i'll bet they're stuck in the closed position from getting mud or water on them.
     
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    Running an engine that's been sitting a while will usually 'clean it out' and get it running better. Bad gas, dry seals, loosening gunk in the fuel system, etc. Ive noticed this after taking a vehicle out on the highway. But offroading? Like most said, usually the opposite happens for me. :D
     

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