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About NC85ST

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    Nebo, NC
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    1970 521, 1985 720 ST, 2004 Frontier

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  1. I had a similar problem and I installed a relay between the solenoid and ignition switch. Haven’t had a problem since.
  2. If I’m not mistaken, the plastic washer goes on the ball joint, under the dust boot. When you remove the lower ball joint, from the lower control arm, you will understand why only 2 washers. The tension rod is held by 2 of the bolts that run through the ball joint. If I remember right, the washers go on the bolts that don’t run through the tension rod. Just pay attention when you take it apart. It’s not all that hard.
  3. Grease after you install them. The plastic ring, I’m not sure. Did it not come with the nut?
  4. I’ve never had a problem using a pickle fork to get them out. Sometimes I get the fork wedged in there good and then hit the threaded end with a hammer. They always pop out. My trucks are 2wd, I don’t know if yours is.
  5. NC85ST

    Tranny leak

    The tail shaft seal should not spin. The seal is a combination of rubber and metal. The rubber may have broken away from the metal portion. I would buy a new seal. The metal part of the seal is probably still there. Use a screwdriver to pry it out and pop the new one in. Use a little grease on the lip of the seal where the driveshaft slides in.
  6. Sounds like the switch to me. I’ve had issues with the switch in the past. Sometimes it would kill my turn signals all together.
  7. The alignment shop should give you a before and after alignment specs. You didn’t mention replacing any of the tie rods, but if any were bad, they should have told you before trying to align it. I agree that you need to replace the shocks anyway.
  8. Is that the reason you took it to have it aligned in the first place?
  9. Nice looking truck.
  10. Goldengarat, most likely trash in the carburetor. Need to clean the jets. Tizzytanner, I agree Lockleaf, need more information.
  11. Am I right in understanding, Madkaw, that you’re saying that there is a difference in the turning radius of your truck, depending on whether it’s in 2wd or 4wd?
  12. NC85ST

    My 1971 521

    It couldn’t be a faulty gauge could it? If you have an Advance or Autozone near you, take it by and let them check it while it’s still in the truck and see if they can tell you what’s going on.
  13. That’s a new one for me. Did not know the newer radiator’s could be rebuilt.
  14. Your probably more familiar with the more modern radiators with the plastic tanks that have to be replaced if they break. One nice thing about this older stuff, a lot of it can be rebuilt.
  15. Do you have a radiator shop in your area? They should be able to re-core it without any problem, then you know you have the right radiator.
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