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The Impact Of Lift Kits On Truck Performance And Handling
January 23, 2024

The Impact Of Lift Kits On Truck Performance And Handling

Explore the impact of lift kits on truck performance and handling at JD Diagnostics & Diesel Repair in Abbotsford, BC. Learn about the pros, cons, and considerations before opting for a lift kit. Make an informed decision for a truck that aligns with your needs and desires.

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Semi truck's air intake system
June 16, 2023

The Benefits Of Upgrading Your Truck's Air Intake System

Upgrading your heavy-duty truck's air intake system can deliver various benefits, such as improved engine performance, fuel efficiency, and longevity. Discover different upgrades available and the technical advantages they offer in this blog.

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Semi truck receiving diesel engine maintenance
June 9, 2023

The Importance Of Regular Diesel Engine Maintenance For Optimal Performance

Unlock your truck's full potential with regular diesel engine maintenance. Neglecting it leads to costly repairs and diminished performance.

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Pickup truck diagnostics services
May 15, 2023

Common Issues That Can Be Identified Through Pick-Up Truck Diagnostics

Efficient fleet management requires minimizing downtime. Pick-up truck diagnostics help identify common issues early on, preventing costly breakdowns and delays. Learn how diagnostics enhance truck management strategies.

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Pickup truck having engine rebuild services
March 9, 2023

Top 3 Pickup Truck Engine Rebuilding Mistakes

The pick-up truck's heart is its engine. The following errors are simple to overlook and brush off, but they may also result in early wear, a lack of power, and the need to rebuild the engine again soon.

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Pickup truck receiving diagnostics service
February 28, 2023

The Role of Computer Diagnostics in Pickup Truck Repair

One of the most important tools we use to diagnose and fix issues with pickup trucks here at JD Diagnostics and Diesel Repair is dealer-level computer diagnostics.

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7.3 Powerstroke EGR system issues
December 29, 2022

What Can Go Wrong With the 7.3 Powerstroke EGR System?

The 7.3 Powerstroke engine is a reliable and durable engine that has been used in Ford trucks for decades. However, like any engine, there are certain components that can fail or malfunction over time. One of these components is the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system.

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Pickup truck with transmission problems
October 25, 2022

5 Common Pickup Truck Transmission Problems and How to Avoid Them

Your pickup truck's gearbox is the device that transfers engine power to the wheels. The tremendous heat and friction from numerous parts of your pickup truck regularly put a lot of strain on the gearbox. Fortunately, many of these transmission issues may be identified early if you know what to look for while driving about regularly.

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Ford F-250
September 6, 2022

Ford F-250 vs. RAM 2500 - Ultimate Comparison

You may have already evaluated the 2022 Ford F-250 and 2022 Ram 2500 if you need a reliable pickup truck for your next ride. They're both high-quality trucks from reputable manufacturers, built to haul, and out perform other models on the market. Both the Ford F-250 and the RAM 2500 are regular front-runners in their segment. 

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Truck having lift kit installed in Abbotsford
August 9, 2022

Suspension Lifts vs. Body Lifts: How To Choose The Right Lift Kit For Your Truck

Trucks can go where cars can not. How much off-road capability do your need is a primary question when determining which truck lift is best. This page discusses the many factors buyers should weigh in the decision of which lift system is best for them. 

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Diesel truck engine service
July 7, 2022

5 Important Maintenance Tips For Your Pickup Truck’s Diesel Engine

If you are planning on heading out on a long, cross-country trek in your pickup truck, you might want to consider bringing some extra truck supplies just in case you get in trouble along the way.

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Truck receiving alignment services
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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Pickup truck receiving suspension services
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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Truck having engine timing belt changed
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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Diesel mechanic performing engine rebuild service
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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Truck in for affordable repairs
December 30, 2021

How Do I Reduce Truck Repair Costs?

It’s estimated that 43% of all trucks on the road today run on a diesel engine. This makes it clear that diesel is an essential element of one of the most paramount industries in the entire world. If you drive a diesel truck and you want to avoid high costs at the repair shop, it’s essential to learn what you need to do to maintain your truck and prevent serious problems.

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Truck receiving EGR delete service
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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Duramax diesel engine receiving repair services
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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Diesel engine having service performed
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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Truck receiving diesel engine service in Abbotsford, BC
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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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Heavy Duty
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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2018 Ford F-150 diesel pickup truck
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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LP5 Duramax ECM tuning
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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Diesel truck having acceleration issues
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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Cummins diesel engine making a whistling noise
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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Truck owner choosing which fuel to use for their truck
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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Pickup truck performing towing
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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Diesel truck in Canadian winter
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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Diesel truck in Canada
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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2004 Dodge Ram
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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Chevy Silverado HD
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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2004 Dodge Ram
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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Engine receiving turbocharger
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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Diesel mechanic repairing a semi truck
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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Truck having transmission replaced
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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Truck having EGR issues
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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Summer service special
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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Truck receiving A/C repair and recharge
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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Diesel truck receiving repair and maintenance services in Abbotsford, BC
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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Truck having ECM & EGR issues
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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Diesel truck receiving maintenance for Canadian winter
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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Truck owner choosing a truck repair shop in Abbotsford, BC

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 shop. 

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Pickup truck broken down in winter

5 Tips To Help Prevent A Winter Breakdown Of Your Pickup Truck

Winter months may be particularly hazardous for stopping on the side of the road due to dropping temperatures, early dusk, and poor visibility. Even while nothing can substitute defensive driving techniques and a well-equipped emergency bag, if you follow the following pick-up truck maintenance advice, you may prevent certain winter driving disasters.

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