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Ga to Ohio Trip in 2 weeks..

i want to make sure my truck is ready for this trip....the farthest i have been is savannah which is 220 miles from my house iam going to cincinatti OH from griffin ga....iam really scared to take my truck with out checking everything out.....what do i need to check basically preventive maintenece.... what else do u guys suggest i should do/ check?

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i havel already
1. replaced spark plugs and wires
2. radiator flush and fill
3. Power Steering Top off.
4. seafoamed b4 SP/wires
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Check your spare tire, tranny and brakes.
Can't think of anything else right now.
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Check your spare tire, tranny and brakes.
Can't think of anything else right now.
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glad u reminded me i need to putthe spare and all the jack and lug wrench in the truck...iam going to have to get my lug nuts loosened when they tightened them up they tightened them to tight and i cant get them off with my huge air rachet, impact or by hand....that was me jumping on the socket wrench and cant get them off.....very good tip there man....
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belts, lights, oil and all the above stated and you should be good to go.
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belts, lights, oil and all the above stated and you should be good to go.
should i be worried about a little squeek from the tensoner pully or whatever it is....
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windshield washer fluid full of bug b gone.
make sure all your lights and signals work.
make sure you have a radar detector...cops LOVE to pull over out of state cars
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windshield washer fluid full of bug b gone.
make sure all your lights and signals work.
make sure you have a radar detector...cops LOVE to pull over out of state cars
gotta get some bug be gone.

just checked all signals and lights they are all good with the exception of 1 reverse light out...

got my handy-dandy radar detection ready to go...lol
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no i wouldnt worry about the squeaky tensioner, shouldnt be an issue..
check tire pressure, check the drive train overall, like ball joints, wheel bearings......
check all oil levels.
check lug nuts.
take a general amount of tools with you.

PM or ask members along your route for contact information if they are willing to help out. could really save you.

I have made several trips in my truck, after several hours of driving the 4.0 does pretty well, i know i have been happy with it.
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oh and make sure you cheak all of this like a week or two before you leave, that way you know you changed all of it right, ie.. no loose bolts, caps etc...
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yea iam headed i-75 north almost all the way 10. Take ramp onto I-75 NORTH - go 471.2 mi....

those of you that live nearby i will be on colerain ave.....
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after the tranny/t-case thing and bodylift iam scared to take it on that long of a trip....iam sure it will be ok but i just worry all the time.........savannah was the only trip it has been on and that was 2 weeks ago
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i took a 1000 mile trip one way so total 2000 miles within two weeks to North Carolina with 4.56 gears, 3" body lift, 35s, and 4" Superlift. I have 75,000 miles on my truck too.
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i wouldnt worry too much about it, just keep an eye on the dummy lights and make sure you take your phone charger
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i wouldnt worry too much about it, just keep an eye on the dummy lights and make sure you take your phone charger
ROTF i have 2 dummy lights on now...lol the airbag one and the check engine one....lol
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i took a 1000 mile trip one way so total 2000 miles within two weeks to North Carolina with 4.56 gears, 3" body lift, 35s, and 4" Superlift. I have 75,000 miles on my truck too.
i have 81k on the odo....u are not to far behind me...
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It might be a good idea to throw a blanket and some extra socks etc. in the truck just in case you did happen to break down and you had to wait in the cold for a little while. I think you will be fine, but definitley bring a blanket, it is cold up here lol!! Blades
p.s. gloves and warm hat too
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It might be a good idea to throw a blanket and some extra socks etc. in the truck just in case you did happen to break down and you had to wait in the cold for a little while. I think you will be fine, but definitley bring a blanket, it is cold up here lol!! Blades
good idea! us southern boys aint used that that really cold stuff....ROTF
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lol, i think you can go ahead and ignore the airbag light, what does the code say for the CEL
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I just know that because freezing to death isn't fun lol!! I have not experienced it but I dont want too. I will be checking all of this stuff as well when I move to Kansas in a few weeks, 1000 miles there, 18 hours, not sure how she will hold up lol so your concerns are met with warm blankets!! if that makes sense
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lol, i think you can go ahead and ignore the airbag light, what does the code say for the CEL
last i checked it was the EGR insufficient flow, diagnostic code P401




but that was months ago.....i need to check it again and see if anything new popped up......
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My check engine light has been on since I bought the truck almost 2 years ago. It first would let me know there was misfires although we could never figure out the right thing to fix. The light is still on and we have a new engine in there, the damn thing just won't go out, the only light that scares the hell out of me is the check guage light. I have had too many run ins where I have lost all oil pressure, so because of that I am looking at my guages every 20 seconds or so.
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My check engine light has been on since I bought the truck almost 2 years ago. It first would let me know there was misfires although we could never figure out the right thing to fix. The light is still on and we have a new engine in there, the damn thing just won't go out, the only light that scares the hell out of me is the check guage light. I have had too many run ins where I have lost all oil pressure, so because of that I am looking at my guages every 20 seconds or so.
yea mine has been on since i bought the truck to....that was 24k miles ago.....lol
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