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Old 07-06-2017, 08:59 AM
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I've owned my 2003 xlt 2.3 for about one year now and I want to use my truck as a way to learn more about mechanics and modification. I have just the very bare bones knowledge about auto mechanics. I'm on this forum to get to know my truck more and upgrade it.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:06 AM
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:23 AM
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:43 AM
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Hi and welcome.

If you really want to learn about your truck and how to work on it then modify it.

I highly suggest the very first thing you purchase is a factory service manual or a online subscription to Alldata or Mitchell ondemand.

A manual will give a description on how systems on your truck are supposed to work and will be needed when you want to repair it. Online subscriptions will also give you access to
TSBs ( technical service bulletins ) which are updates in service procedures or parts.

A relevant TSB can save you a lot of time money and frustration.

My only other suggestion is to learn how a system you may want to modify on your truck is supposed to work, confirm it is working properly before you modify it.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:07 AM
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that's true, i find that i learn the most quickly when i have a goal in mind. modifications force you to learn the most! that and troubleshooting engine codes haha! repairs and regular maint will too though of course
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:17 PM
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:16 PM
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:14 PM
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Michael, welcome to FRF.
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