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by ilyes on Jul 12 2012, 2:54pm
I just got my very first pickup truck. In bad condition, but that's to be expected from a $2000 truck from copart.
The truck needs coule of things like handles, mirrors, crossmember, subframe, frame repair, body repair, massive engne work, new tires, ...
Truck started fine for days, yesterday I decided to check the codes, so I do so but I totally forgot I removed the battery for a charge the other day.
After checking the codes, which were not logged in, the truck made me poop my pants. Battery was reading 12v before I hook up the odb scanner, started fine.
I check the codes, and then it doesn't start again, no matter what I do. Voltmeter reads 7v, so I check the battery, which reads 12v, go back to start the truck, no way.
At this point, I started to freak out, as truck was touching the Monte bumper and garage was wide open.
I tried another battery I charged but knew it was gone anyway, and engine cranks over. So i put back the original battery and back to square one. I used the MC battery to be able to turn on the truck.
I wonder what happened, battery still reads 12V on the multimeter, and 7 on the truck. But it still has enough power to run light and heater.
I took few pics to show you the truck. I also started to clean it out, and boy is it tough, there's so much sand, I used a shop vacuum but with no luck.
Any ideas how to removed the sand without removing the carpet?
Rockers panels are shot, rust is very rusted, but surprinsingly, the body underneath is totally rust free
My own beach
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by Bob's_Sierra on Jul 13 2012, 8:09pm
get some of that TuffStuff carpet cleaner?shampoo. I bought a old chevy that was similar but it was a 92 model and it had mud and sand all through it, i would clean it with that stuff, the sand would rise, and then I would vaccume. Of course i had to repeat the process several times, but eventually it got to my liking, it looked pretty clean, cheap easy way to do it without removing carpets.
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