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1998 Chevrolet S-10: The Right Spark

1998 Chevrolet S-10: The Right Spark

Q--What is proper spark plug gap for 1998 S-10 Chevy pickup? The owner's manual says 0.045 inches but the parts books say 0.060 inches. Who is right? My son has a 2000 Blazer and his owner's manual says 0.060. He has the same six-cylinder 4.3-liter engine. Why the difference? A--Maybe there is an...

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2001 Ford Ranger

2001 Ford Ranger: Noise From Front Left

Q--My 2001 Ranger has 60,000 miles and for some time has had an intermittent thump or pop sound coming from the left front when you start moving. It seems occur at very low... read more July 20, 2007 by  0


 
2006 Nissan Frontier LE King Cab V6 Auto 2WD Grille

2006 Nissan Frontier: Dual Exhausts

Q--I am considering putting true dual exhausts on my 2006 Nissan Frontier 4.0, V-6 but I was told that I would lose some torque. I always thought that putting dual exhausts... read more July 12, 2007 by  0


 
2007 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 Super Crew

2007 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 Super Crew

The Ford Harley-Davidson truck is back — and for its 2007 rendition, Ford is stuffing it with a supercharged engine that makes it one of the most powerful trucks on the... read more May 23, 2007 by  0


 
2007 Roush F-150 Nitemare

More Truck Badness: Roush Nitemare

Roush’s latest spin on the Ford F-150 pickup takes the same idea as the new Harley-Davidson F-150 to boost and blow the truck to new highs. The “Nitemare” F-150 gets a... read more May 23, 2007 by  0


 
1999 Ford F-250 XL

1999 Ford F-250: What Should My Tire Pressure Be?

Q--I recently purchased a new set of four Firestone tires for my '99 F-250. The tire size purchased was what was recommended by Ford on the label of the door panel. The... read more May 2, 2007 by  0


 
2002 Dodge Dakota Base

2002 Dodge Dakota: Grease is the Word

Q--Awhile back you replied to my question concerning the ball joints on my 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab. Thank you. Since that time there has been a recall (#D47) issued and in... read more April 19, 2007 by  0


 
1997 Dodge Dakota

1997 Dodge Dakota: Muffler Rust

Q--I just read your answer to the question about a 1998 Dakota with a noise first thing in the morning. I own a 1997 Dakota pickup. I had the same issue and it turned out it... read more April 19, 2007 by  0


 
1998 Dodge Dakota Sport

1998 Dodge Dakota: Warming Up Your Transmission

Q--I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota with a V-6 engine and automatic transmission. Lately I noticed that first thing in the morning when I put it in gear to back out of the garage... read more April 13, 2007 by  0


 
2006 Dodge Ram

2007 Dodge Ram

Dodge’s boldly styled, full-size pickup line is updated for 2007 with standard stain resistant/odor resistant, anti-static seat fabric incorporated into vehicles with cloth... read more November 15, 2006 by  0


 
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck

RELEASE: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado

SEE the GM Webcast of the Silverado/Sierra reveal on August 2 at 10 a.m. 2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO AND GMC SIERRA: BREAKING NEW GROUND WITH INDUSTRY’S BEST PICKUPS... read more July 31, 2006 by  0


 
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 2WD Crew Cab 130" LS Dashboard

2007 Chevrolet Avalanche Goes Flex-Fuel

The handsomely updated 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche descended on theChicago auto show before the actual snow started outside McCormick Place. And similarly upstaging the... read more February 8, 2006 by  0


 
2008 Toyota Tundra

Preview: 2007 Toyota Tundra

MORE PHOTOS: In a market increasingly dominated by imports, there’s one segment still controlled by the Big Three. But maybe not much longer, at least not if the 2007... read more February 8, 2006 by  0


 
2005 Dodge Ram Power Wagon - front

2005 Dodge Ram

Ram Dodge's full-size pickup continues for 2005 with only a modicum of modifications. A high-performance Ram SRT-10 edition was added to the line last year that comes packed... read more January 1, 2006 by  0


 
2005 GMC Sierra

2005 GMC Sierra

Sierra As with the Envoy SUV, the full-size Sierra pickup adds a luxury Denali model for 2005 in four-door Crew Cab configuration. Unique styling cues include a chrome... read more January 1, 2006 by  0


 
2004 Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series

Preview: 2004 Harley-Davidson F-250

Yee haw! I feel like a hog. You know--- that feeling of a pig in the mud on a hot summer day. But, in this case, I'm a black and orange hog that's movin' down the road, with... read more August 22, 2003 by  0


 
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