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Old 03-10-2010, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: im about to cry :( i have to sell my truck.

its got 130k, but they were saying these 4.0's seem more likely to have problems than a 3.0 so i might just look for a 3.0
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:22 AM
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Default Re: im about to cry :( i have to sell my truck.

I would still get a second opinion from another shop. Synchronizers shouldn't wear out in 130,000 miles unless the truck was beaten on very hard or the driver didn't know how to shift with the clutch and just shoved it into gear. It should be more like 300,000 miles when they need replaced.

And where is the coolant leaking? You said in your original post that "my coolant is leaking externally from both cylinders." I'm assuming that you're meaning both banks of cylinders here because hopefully you know that you have 6 cylinders. I also find it hard to believe that both head gaskets are bad. Do you ever have to put more coolant in it?
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:23 PM
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Default Re: im about to cry :( i have to sell my truck.

yeah i know that, both thats what they were tellin me, but yeah i have to put more coolant in it every week basically.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: im about to cry :( i have to sell my truck.

i had to sell my v8 ranger, but thats because EVERYTHING on it was screwed, thanks to the chevy dude who built it, but i learned my lesson, next time, i'll do the swap. But you can still keep yours, who knows, the shop could have been lying, it is a bad economy after all.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: im about to cry :( i have to sell my truck.

Thats interesting how both seem to be bad with only 130,000 miles on it. I feel your pain though. I had to put an engine in my truck after only havng it for like 6 months.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:32 PM
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Default Re: im about to cry :( i have to sell my truck.

sounds like your shop is trying to get some money out of you. 130K? and all theses problems don't sound right to me. but im no Auto Tech Expert, lol. if the truck means anything to you keep it... i would if you got the money fix it. but id take it soemwhere else and see what they say. Good luck though.

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Old 03-11-2010, 06:59 AM
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sounds like your shop is trying to get some money out of you. 130K? and all theses problems don't sound right to me. but im no Auto Tech Expert, lol. if the truck means anything to you keep it... i would if you got the money fix it. but id take it soemwhere else and see what they say. Good luck though.

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If you can buy another vehicle to get from point A to point B, keep the truck as a project...5.0 swap.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:54 AM
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If you can buy another vehicle to get from point A to point B, keep the truck as a project...5.0 swap.
Definately.

If the body/frame/interior are in good shape, swaps aren't that expensive if you pick your shop right. Since the 2010 model shares its 4.0L engine with the mustang (as the dealership told me), wouldn't it be easier to find a potent used one that fits?
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: im about to cry :( i have to sell my truck.

i found a tranny rebuild kit for $200 and i think im just gonna slowly just buy parts for it along the way as they break on me ha
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