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June 3, 2022

Is Your Truck Pulling To The Side? What Does That Mean?

Pickup truck pull is annoying, but it may also be hazardous. Uneven tire air pressure, incorrect wheel alignment, or a damaged suspension, to mention a few, might all be to blame. This tutorial will discuss what causes a pickup truck to pull to one side and provide some fast troubleshooting methods!

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May 6, 2022

Top 5 Tips To Keep Your Pickup Truck's Suspension In Best Condition

Suspension is an essential component of every vehicle. It maintains the pickup truck balanced, steady, and capable of reacting to moves during operation. It's one of your pickup truck's less visible systems, but it's one of the most important.

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April 11, 2022

How To Tell If It Is Time To Change A Truck Engine's Timing Belt

In this article, we will provide a clear picture of when the correct time is for you to go ahead and change the timing belt of your truck. 

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March 8, 2022

Rebuild the engine or trade the truck? Ultimate guide

Are you confused about whether to rebuild the engine or trade the truck? Explore this ultimate guide to have a good understanding of the differences between rebuilding your truck's engine and trading your truck for a new one.

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December 15, 2021

Advantages and Disadvantages of an EGR Delete

In this article, we’re going to walk you through some of the advantages and disadvantages associated with getting this kit installed in your diesel vehicle to help you better understand what the right choice will be for your particular situation. Let’s start with the basics.

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November 15, 2021

3 Common Duramax Diesel Engine Problems and How To Fix Them

The 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine is one of the main motors you will find in General Motors (GM) trucks. While these engines are extremely durable and reliable, they do have some problems.

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October 26, 2021

Common Causes of Diesel Engine Failure

It might go without saying, but those of us who love diesel love it a lot. With the days getting shorter and the trails getting muddier, it’s a great time of year for diesel 4x4 enthusiasts.

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September 16, 2021

7 Diesel Engine Maintenance Tips for Keeping Your Diesel Running Smoothly

First off, let's talk about diesels themselves. In case you didn't know, diesel engines are special types of internal combustion engines – which means they work by burning fuel inside of them – but what makes them different from other types of engines is that instead of using spark plugs or an electric current to ignite their fuel mixture as gasoline engines usually do, diesel engines use high compression to ignite the mixture in their cylinders.

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May 6, 2021

Most Common Problems: 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Heavy Duty

The Chevrolet Silverado is one of the most popular trucks on the market. It's also prone to some common maintenance complaints. Here are the three biggest problems found in the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Heavy Duty based on the number of customer complaints RepairPal has recorded.

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April 6, 2021

The Three Most Common Issues With the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Pickup

If you're experiencing an issue with your 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Pickup, chances are, you aren't alone. Let's take a look at the 3 most common issues owners have experienced, the most likely causes, and how to fix them.

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March 6, 2021

LP5 Duramax: Can It Be Deleted?

There is much confusion circling the topic of whether the LP5 can be deleted or if GM has found a way to make deleting engines a thing of the past. Let's take a closer look at the robust LP5 Duramax and whether this diesel engine can be deleted and tuned.

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February 6, 2021

3 Reasons Your Diesel Isn't Accelerating

There's nothing better than sitting behind the wheel and feeling the power of your engine. That's why it can be so frustrating when you're stepping on the gas and you realize your engine isn't accelerating like it should. At JD Diagnostics, we've seen just about every reason for poor acceleration you can imagine.

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January 6, 2021

Why Is My Cummins Making A Whistling Sound?

Anytime you hear strange noises coming from your engine that sound more than a little foreign, it's normal to feel a bit anxious and alarmed. With some knowledge and some actionable advice, rest assured that any problem you come across has a solution just around the corner.

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July 21, 2020

Key Differences Between Winter Diesel Fuel and Summer Diesel Fuel

Let's look at the difference between summer and winter diesel fuel options. When such freezing temperatures hit, failing to prep your diesel engine could mean its failure.

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July 6, 2020

Is Gas or Diesel Better For Towing? Let's Find Out.

Choosing the ideal truck for towing requires you to understand the intricacies of your dream truck.

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January 2, 2020

Canadian Winter Diesel Truck Checklist: The 2020 Update

A harsh Canadian winter is an excellent time to put your diesel truck to the test. However, its performance heavily depends on how well you manage to prep your vehicle for the upcoming season.

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December 19, 2019

What is the Cost of Owning a Diesel Truck in Canada?

The first generation of diesel trucks in Canada was slow, smelly, and their vibrating engines made them unpleasant to drive. And though diesel has undergone a lot of changes over the past few decades, the perception that diesel trucks are agricultural still holds strong in a lot of people's minds. However, education is key, and at JD Diagnostics we have made it our mission to enlighten on the cost and benefits of diesel trucks.

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December 11, 2019

Common Problems Found In 2003-2004 Dodge Ram Diesel Trucks

Dodge had it coming when they turned out this beaut. Thirsty off the line, you'll be doing well to get 11 mpg out of this hog. That said, it was also one of the quickest trucks Consumer Reports ever tested. Run your truck into the ground by fixing these common problems yourself.

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November 27, 2019

Chevy Silverado HD: 3 Most Common Problems

Wondering what to look out for with your Silverado? While the 6.6L Duramax Diesel found in Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup trucks is a very reliable engine there are a few recurring problems to look out for.

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November 7, 2019

The Most Common Problems: 2003/2004 Dodge Ram

2003 – 2004 Dodge Ram: Overview The 2003 Dodge Ram was the 3rd generation of the 2500/3500 models. Changes to the truck included smoother body lines, a larger grille, increased towing capacity and improvements to passenger comfort.

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July 22, 2019

5 Reasons to Turbocharge Your Engine

Thinking about installing a turbocharger, but haven’t made up your mind? Here are five reasons why you should do it.

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July 15, 2019

How to Find a Trustworthy Diesel Mechanic

There are plenty of reasons to find a good diesel mechanic. They can save you money and keep your diesel vehicle running. However, it can be hard to find the right one if you are not knowledgeable in the automotive industry. Here are a few tips to help you find the diesel mechanic that’s right for you.

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July 3, 2019

Transmission Rebuild Vs Replace: 3 Things To Consider

Your transmission is shot, which means that you have a big decision to make: rebuild it or replace it. This isn’t the easiest decision to make, so we have a list of things for you to look at. You can make an educated decision about your transmission to get your truck back on the road.

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June 19, 2019

Having EGR Problems? 3K Calibrations probably has the solution.

Our tuning partner, 3K Calibrations, has a ton of tuning options for EGR problems. If you run into a problem and you can’t find a solution give them a call and they’ll help you find the info you need.

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May 29, 2019

Summer Service Special

Keep your diesel running smoothly over the summer and save money. From brakes to custom tuning, engine rebuilds and electrical diagnostics and pretty much everything else diesel we are ASE certified diesel specialists. We take a lot of pride in our reviews. If you’re already a customer, we’d love it if you left one. If you’re looking for a new shop, we hope our customer’s reviews will speak for themselves.

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May 21, 2019

A/C Recharge & Repair

Are A/C issues expensive to fix? Probably not. Most A/C issues are fixed quickly with a refrigerant recharge but some involve more time-consuming repair or replacement work. The average cost for an AC recharge is between $123 and $300. The average cost for more in-depth repair and replacements is $488 but can raise to over $3,000 for more extensive issues.

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May 20, 2019

Your truck deserves more everything.

Next time you’re driving down Sumas, keep an eye out for our sign! Your truck will thank you 😉

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March 18, 2019

ECM Issues & EGR Problems

If you’re thinking about getting an ECM tune on your vehicle, our #1 piece of advice is this: do your research. There are a million home tuners out there that will throw any old tune into your vehicle without checking engine modifications or specifications and output an injector flow rate or incorrect timing code that ruins your fuel economy or wrecks your rig entirely.

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February 12, 2019

Canadian Winter Diesel Truck Checklist

Preparing your truck for winter can not only mean a safer season for you and your family but more fun too. So what does it mean to winterize your truck? Some people just throw on their winter tires and that’s it.

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Top mistakes to avoid when choosing a truck repair shop

We often see how truck drivers make mistakes when selecting a truck repair shop. To help you overcome that mistake, we thought of sharing a list of mistakes that you should avoid when choosing a truck repair mistake. 

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