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06-14-2019 04:06 PM
s10010001 I got the new compressor in this morning, after removing the old one we determined the compressor was indeed good and the system was healthy (some gamble there) so we just did the new compressor and left everything elseís alone. The guy let me use his business account and I got the new (not reman) compressor for $259! What a deal!

He even filled it for free, I tried to tip him $100 but he wasnít having it, he said just forward the helpful deed down the road.

ac is ice cold again!


06-14-2019 03:21 PM
myredcab Just put a new A/C Jose assembly on my 06. Old one was leaking around the crimp. Pulled it off and it was brittle. Dealership of course wanted 270.00; bought Autozone one for 125.00. Chinese of course but guess Iíll pay again later. Put new comp and charge in last October. Barely used it. Getting it recharged today, crossing fingers.



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06-13-2019 08:26 PM
s10010001
What did you do to your 3rd gen today?

My ac but the dust today driving in to Texas, so weíre driving in 112* with the windows down! My uncle made a call to a buddy of his in Phoenix, so I have a bay in his shop tomorrow morning to install a new compressor and dryer. He is gonna help vacuum and fill it for me and cost of the r134. Should be fun!

I think itís just the compressor clutch, but Iím just gonna do it all. Compressor is getting 12v, and it spins freely, just doesnít engage
06-13-2019 03:10 PM
oaborbag Installed Thurens 3" soft coils, overland shocks all around, sway bar links, and new battery cables. Also installed a new touch screen radio since my factory one decided to not give me back my cd's in it, time to take it apart and get them back!

Got tired of truck bouncing going down the freeway. I had the 2" lift rubber inserts and Bilsteins 5100's before.
Initial thoughts are the truck almost rides about the same, but is a little less bouncy, haven't taken it on the freeway yet.

Saturday I'm going to install new control arms, 2008.5+ steering upgrade, and the steering brace.
06-05-2019 08:48 AM
lorenzo816
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Do you have any marks on the drag link end of the old pitman arm, or on the steering linkage in line with the pitman arm? Sometimes lift kits arenít bump stopped properly, and the dropped pitman smacks into things when the suspension cycles. When this happens over and over, you get a sector shaft failure. Sometimes, this is also accompanied by a track bar drop that is smacking your coil bucket over and over until the track bar bracket cracks loose from the frame.
I will look. There is a lowering bracket on the panhard bar from the frame and the pittman is a drop pittman arm so the angles are good. I will try to put the wheel up on a curb or something to flex the suspension and move the steering see what happens. However I do think this truck was in a wreck at some point. There are booger welds further back on the same side and the shock mounting head "cone arms" are a little bent. Thanks for the feedback.

One question since I haven't found it yet using the search. I have coolant leaking around the top of the oil filter housing. Any info on this is appreciated.
TIA
06-03-2019 11:39 PM
Baja Yeah, they do make a difference. When I installed it in my old 12v, it REALLY made a difference in smoothness. Surprisingly, it made a difference in shifting the NV4500. I was hoping for the same with the 24v. Yes, the engine is smoother, the sound it used to make @2,000rpm, now it is 2,300 rpm. Nicer on the freeway. For shifting the NV5600, not as much. Personally, I do not really like that transmission, almost thinking of switching to a automatic, my first ever. Anybody want to try to talk me into a switch?
06-03-2019 07:28 PM
myredcab
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Just a few things this last month. Changed oil in the NV5600 + 1 extra qt. Still does not shift as I would like. Changed oil in the Gear Vendors Overdrive. New Fluidamper, new tires, new Raptor 4G fuel pump after mine died, new stereo with backup camera, adjusted valves. Definitely spent a few $$$.


That Fluidamper is sweet. I recall when I installed mine how smooth the truck was afterwards.


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06-03-2019 07:22 PM
Baja Just a few things this last month. Changed oil in the NV5600 + 1 extra qt. Still does not shift as I would like. Changed oil in the Gear Vendors Overdrive. New Fluidamper, new tires, new Raptor 4G fuel pump after mine died, new stereo with backup camera, adjusted valves. Definitely spent a few $$$.
06-01-2019 07:02 PM
Rhinopkc
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The sun burning on my headlights finally got to me so I sanded them down and cleared them out. (Also weíre packing to move and I found a brand new can of UV safe clear I wasnít going to pack anyways.

I prefers to keep OEM housings as long as I can, donít care much for the cheep China replacements.

Anyone elseís hate that these lights wrap up around the top of the fenders?

800 > 1500 > 2000, overkill but I had the paper already and a nice Friday afternoon to myself.




Came out good if you ask me, thereís flaws and I didnít get 100% of the fog from the top edge burns out.
Lights look great! Iíve seen guys wrap the top of the housings. Might get you the look youíre after.
06-01-2019 07:00 PM
Rhinopkc
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Broke sector shaft on the steering gear today.
Prolly have a crack in the frame.
Canít win with this truck. When I think I got something else fixed, here comes another issue.
Yíall know anyone willing to tackle a frame weld job around NC/SC, lemme know.
Do you have any marks on the drag link end of the old pitman arm, or on the steering linkage in line with the pitman arm? Sometimes lift kits arenít bump stopped properly, and the dropped pitman smacks into things when the suspension cycles. When this happens over and over, you get a sector shaft failure. Sometimes, this is also accompanied by a track bar drop that is smacking your coil bucket over and over until the track bar bracket cracks loose from the frame.
06-01-2019 12:43 PM
Gator1
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Crack in the frame. Welded it up and replaced the box. Much better now. Super responsive compared to before. Scary couldíve been a fatality with the snapped sector shaft. I left the steering frame brace on but didnít put the bottom shaft support on.
It might have been the brace that cracked your frame, and shaft.
06-01-2019 12:31 PM
Gator1 What a difference, nice work!
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