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Old 12-27-2009
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so going to get my truck tuned up
i dont know what they will do or what to ask for

but what should be done for the truck


and what would be better for the truck the ford dealer or local mechanic
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ive done plugs and wires and oil and thing else ????
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Look in your manual would be best bet...But dont forget the obvious, check all your brakes and belts, fluids and filters.
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Look in your manual would be best bet...But dont forget the obvious, check all your brakes and belts, fluids and filters.
that yeah, what im trying to ask what more could be done thats not in the book
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Try and find someone who can help you do a tune up. The dealership or mechanics shop will charge you an arm and a leg. I dont know what your knowledge base is on vehicles but doing it with someone who knows about the truck is great first hand knowledge to start doing everything on your own. Maybe I am just spoiled but I have a great support group who are willing to help and even show me how to do things.

If you really dont know anyone or dont want to jump in and try things I would take it to a dealership. I have a hard time trusting anyone working on my trucks especially a mechanic from a shady shop.

Like said above additional to your oil, plugs/wires you can change fuel filter, air filter should be changed, check trans fluid/diff fluid, belts and you can also look into Pm3.

Inspect your brakes (especially for leaks around wheel cylinders) ball joints/tie rods. Pretty much everything can be checked and should really be checked all the time not just at tune up time.
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^ What he said. I definitely agree you should find someone to help you do it.
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