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So what broke on your truck last night?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by BPK63, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 244

    Just so I don't feel so bad. Who else? First snow just plowing my driveway and the Y pipe cracks and now it's LOUD. Not a good sign of things to come.
     
  2. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Nothing. I have a Ford.











    J/k. In all reality though, im sorry to hear that happened and hopefully there is nothing else to come for ya! Im actually in the middle of rebuilding my lift cylinder on my western. Was pretty leaky last year.
     
  3. BPK63

    BPK63 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 244

    Oh I had a Ford for years and put about 5k in repairs into that thing before I sold it.
     
  4. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    NOTHING!!!!!!However,when I re attached my Boss controller hot wire in the cab[due to my big foot catching it I think] to a terminal by the E brake,I must not have gotten the right one.When I turn my thumbwheel for dash lite intensity or for the cab lites,I get a clicking and the headlites on the plow flash a few times until they stabilize.Good first storm to get reacquainted with my stuff.
     
  5. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172


    Jeez. Remind me not to let you drive any of my stuff. Sounds like you are prone to breaking things. After all, this is what this thread is about right?
     
  6. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,243

    I blew my truck refrigerator up, I used all last year with no problems, this year I plugged it in and it was blowing hot air and got hot enough to blow a soda can, wtf! So now I guess I have to store my drinks in my toolbox or bring a cooler
     
  7. MarkEagleUSA

    MarkEagleUSA Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Developed a clunk in the left front that sounds like a CV joint on the way out. Won't be able to look at it until the weekend but I'm guessing new half-shafts, hubs/bearings, and front brakes are in my not-too-distant future.
     
  8. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,875

    Doing cleanups with the 95 1ton dump and noticed it pulling to the right when you brake...siezed drivers side caliper. Between rusted brake lines blowing out and siezed parts I spend thousands every year fixing my chevys.
     
  9. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Took the truck out for a test run, (no snow) and the idler pulley started squawking so i put a new one on, then walking by the truck this morning I smell gas, look underneath the truck and find the fuel return line rusted out, So i replaced the hole thing. two things and the snow hasn't started flying yet.
     
  10. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    only up side is its better to catch it now then a few hours into your route
     
  11. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,980

    Good reason to drive around for a few days with your plow on, as it helps me figure out what needs to be tweaked.

    I do this every year to make sure nothing goes wrong................. and then something usually does, but normally not dramatic.
     
  12. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    No snow here. Just drove it to run it some, and saw oil spots in the driveway. Engine oil cooling line rusted through.
    So I better check the oil right. The damn dip stick tube rusted off and the dip stick just lays there, not even in the motor.
     
  13. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    well i had to work 12-8 so my brother drive my truck.....i got a call about an hour into the night, the hose was blowing fluid out of the connection at the motor and leaked some. im very happy thats all that went wrong. i rebuilt the plow up this fall so having everything work out makes me happy