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When your working on your truck, fixing something and you find something else thats broken.

I was just out trying to get my starter off (without success) and I found that my drivers side sway bar link rusted through.

It seems everytime im out working on the truck i find something i need to either replace or repair. Anyone else have this trouble? haha
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all the time, it gets frustrating.
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Not so much on the ranger, But my diesels are that way. Soon as one leak is fixed it decides to leak something else
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I dont think it would be so bad if it wasnt a ten year old truck with very limited maintenance (owned by my grandparents)
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i know how this goes. for me i blame it on being a beginning experience mechanic and that makes it ok lol. i sometimes break stuff when fixing other stuff lol.
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Im 45 minutes north of you, Trust me central PA is hard on trucks
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Very hard haha, this summer is basicly going to be devoted to rust repair/prevention haha
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Well depending how in depth you wanna go, I have a method that works amazing and gives it a factory gloss look
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You should pm your method haha this is my first car and i would like all the info possible
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well its just using POR15. its a pain to use but with a wire wheel and and some time I made my 350s frame look like this

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That looks great, thats what i was planning to do. Pull the bed and use por-15 on the frame and underside of the truck after wire wheeling it. Then im going to sand down my rockers and get rid of the rust there and bedline them.

Hopefully ill have the cash for the por-15, how much did you use on your 350?
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Well I bought a quart and that did the rear frame, springs, brackets for everything, axle, and i spilled some. Plus i have about a 1/4th can left
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all the time, it gets frustrating.
Hate it so much. Makes me not want to g out and work on it because a small project always turns into a 5 hour fiasco.

Sometimes every will be fine and I will break something trying to fix something else. NOW THAT IS FRUSTRATING.
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Hate it so much. Makes me not want to g out and work on it because a small project always turns into a 5 hour fiasco.

Sometimes every will be fine and I will break something trying to fix something else. NOW THAT IS FRUSTRATING.
yea or when you think you finally have everything fixed and then the next day something else decides to break. has happened numerous times
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Looks good! Better to find it now than later though! I just found out my rear window is leaking along with the front one lol!
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I prefer fixing everything, and changing all fluids before a big road trip. Then after 500 miles, a major break happens, and then you get towed home :(
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Well I bought a quart and that did the rear frame, springs, brackets for everything, axle, and i spilled some. Plus i have about a 1/4th can left
Aren't the quarts like $100+?



Yeah running in circles fixing thing sounds like my wiring nightmare. I wired up 3 sets of switches, relays, ruses, and wires last summer and I'm still fixing issues every month. I've had my radio bezel off so many times the nuts are rounded off.
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I hate wiring, thats why ive put off installing my backup lights and my kcs haha
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Wiring is so simple to me. I actuall enjoy it. I had the winch hardwired into the cab with leds just for fun. But then again, other things arent easy to me, like plumbing (can't stand it), Gears, welding (not so good). I guess everyone has there perks.
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The biggest thing i hate about wiring is somehow getting it into the cab. All other parts are relatively simple. I tried one day and couldnt find a way so I gave up.
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Aren't the quarts like $100+?
nah it was like 40 bucks, but all the metal prep stuff you need to make it work it ended up being like 100 bucks
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I hate wiring, thats why ive put off installing my backup lights and my kcs haha
HAHA my fogs have been out for weeks and my backup lights mounted without wiring for the same amount of time hahaha. I am seriously considering having a professional do the whole thing.
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usually when i have to fix something ill finish and fix stuff that aint even broken

alot of people say "if it aint broke... dont fix it" but my motto is "if its broke... fix it and if it aint broke... modify it"
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Not so much on my truck,But my old ladies car is a pain in the @$$ fix one thing 3 others break.
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usually when i have to fix something ill finish and fix stuff that aint even broken

alot of people say "if it aint broke... dont fix it" but my motto is "if its broke... fix it and if it aint broke... modify it"
You have the same motto as the engineers at Ford do.
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