Throttle positioning sensor is out of synchronization with the throttle body. Will not idle.
Starter had to be replaced. Faulty relay switch from overheating. Conveniently located under the exhaust manifold.
Ignition system had to be replaced. All of it. From rust and worn out parts.
A/C system is leaking what looks like water inside the cabin onto the passenger side floor whenever activated. Will not hold a charge.
What can you expect from American cars? Not much. Sure, they are great for like the first week right of the showroom, but anytime after that it just goes all to pot!
It seriously has been the worst piece of crap I have ever owned. I miss my Celica. Would've still had it if it hadn't been totaled head-on by another driver.
Sure it's a truck, it isn't supposed to handle like a sports car, but I shouldn't have to worry about whether or not I am going to crash or lose control whenever I drive in the rain. Brakes are just as bad; locking up is mortifying. And no the brakes are fine. Disks are not warped and pads are fine. But for some reason they still lock up, and the right bank is not existent.
Idle on the 5.0 of a beast is terrible. Ranging from 600 RPM's to 2,100. And whenever it hits 2,100 RPM's, it will not come back down. Imagine all that extra gas I'm burning. the truck is still driveable ONLY because it's a manual transmission.
Who in the world places a starter motor right underneath the right exhaust manifold, with only a crappy heat shield separating both? Believe me, that heat coming from the exhaust will eventually kill the solenoid. Apparently it's a very common bug.
The ignition system is ancient. While extremely simple and easy to fix, it just isn't reliable.
Hell, I had a 1987 Z31 300ZX that was a high maintenance sports car. Even that car was cheaper to maintain and fix than this abomination of a truck.
Never again will I buy an American car. From now on, it's all Honda's/Acura's & Toyotas.