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After the season

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by h2bhumble, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. h2bhumble

    h2bhumble Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 16

    After winter is over, what kind of preventative work should you do on your front end and or Transmission? It's always better to pay that price vs. a big repair bill. Someone told me that he replaces his tie-rods. Your thoughts?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How old is your truck? Do you beat the snot out of it plowing?
     
  3. h2bhumble

    h2bhumble Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 16

    No, I'm actually very careful with it. It's a 2005 GMC 1500.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Just do a tranny service before plow season ,and check the truck over to .
     
  5. h2bhumble

    h2bhumble Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 16

    Thanks, nothing after the season?
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    A big thank you to the snow gods that your truck didn't break down.

    Give it the once over and a good power washing ,grease the fittings on the truck,and of course FF!
     
  7. h2bhumble

    h2bhumble Junior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 16

    What does this mean FF?
     
  8. WRIGHTWAY

    WRIGHTWAY Senior Member
    Messages: 104


    Fluid film it’s a spray lube and you will see these guys use it for everything
    Do a search on it and I bet you could read for days
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Find Dano in the FF forum and ask for a free sample.
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Hey, you're making us look bad. Already planning for AFTER winter. Half of us wait till the snow starts falling to try and remember where we put the plow:eek:

    As mentioned, look the truck over thoroughly before, during, and after the season. Annual trans fluid changes are very important.

    As for the tie rods, you only need replace them if they are worn. And that applies if you plow snow or not.:cool: