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    Gonzales, LA
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    2014 GMC Sierra 2017 Toyota 86

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  1. Do a search for cycling thermostat Bad news is it can cause your radiator to crack and leak good news is you noticed it and can replace it. GM has a new updated part be sure you get the right part. Yotaman
  2. Make sure to check the oil with the dipstick once a week and notice if level is falling. 22R
  3. I have a 2014 Sierra 5.3 it was recalled 21 times and luckily I have not had any engine or transmission issues. I have had the cycling thermostat, AC condenser and right now I am going to replace my front control arms cause the ball joints are getting loose. It is ashamed I really the looks of the truck, the interior and the fuel economy but I do not have the most faith long term. My advice to anyone is get on this forum and read about your model and get interested in doing mechanical work if you want to own a GM truck. And yes I said the same thing about my loose drivers seat the dealers had no fix for but the guys on this site have a fix that stopped it. Hope the G218 fixes ya up. My co worker has a 15 year old Tacoma and it just keeps going and going with no repairs just maintenance. 22R
  4. I feel for you. The stolen and damaged really sucks I would be livid with the dealer but damm criminals today letus not even get started. Do a search on Ground 218 on this site. It sounds like you may have that issue and if it is that the good news is it is a easy fix. best of luck and keep us updated. 22R
  5. Thank you for the advice and I will check them again after the first of the year. I have read a thread where Moog is not what it used to be as it is what I always used in the past. The OEM to me has only lasted 77K miles so I am not sure any are better than the others. My arms are steel as I did check. Thanks again for the advice. Yotaman
  6. I brought my 2014 GMC Sierra SLE in for a tire rotation today and they summoned me to the shop area. The lower ball joint on the passenger side has about 1/16" or so slack in it. The guy says it is not that bad yet and truck has 77K on odometer. They quoted me about 700 bucks to replace both lower ball joints. I called another shop I usually use for mechanic work when it is more than I want to handle and they was 900 something. So after some googling and youtubing etc I found that I can get from Rockauto both the upper and lower control arms with ball joints installed for about 220.00 these are the Mevotech brand. Is it worth it to just have the ball joints replaced or wise and easier to just replace both control arms ? Any danger or quality issue getting away from the OEM control arms ? I am just collecting data to make a decision on which way to go and if I want to do the work myself or buy the parts and pay a mechanic to do it. And the truck still drives fine so I wonder if they are really bad are maybe they just pushing a upsell ?? Thanks, Yotaman
  7. Don't think the new Toyota cannot have problems but I agree that your chances are much greater to not have issues with the Toyota. I do think Toyota is making a mistake not offering the current V-8 as a option in the 22 model but not because I think the V6 TT is not enough, Just cause in America almost everyone seems to think that bigger is always better. Best of luck with the new Toyota.
  8. Welcome to the joys of GM ownership. Hopefully it is something simple and they can get you fixed up. 22R
  9. 2014 SLE CC 75K miles. Engine and Trans been great. AC condenser replaced with extended warranty, Infotainment glitchy at times and brake level res switch caused two alarms service stabiltrac and Service brake assist that took dealer years to figure out. Mine has been mostly good but I am weary of it esp the trans. 21 recalls done on it 22R
  10. 2014 SLE. My USB from center console only charges my Iphone. It will not play the content and has been this way a while. I just use the bluetooth hook up. Radio has always been glitchy in it.
  11. Do you know what the Kicker Part number is for this set up ?
  12. Anyone have a used set up they would like to part with ? Yotaman
  13. Wow. Since you have not taken delivery of it..... do you have to ? lawyer up !!! Yotaman
  14. Look in the 2014-19 forum our trucks had the same issue may be the same problem. Some guys came up with a few different fixes. I did the washer fix and it has been solid since. I tried the hose clamps and it work work a while them loosen again later. Yotaman
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