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@CowboyCody, I think you might be right. I bet I made the mistake of going in there and saying, "Hey, I am new to the diesel world and just got this truck. Can ya look it over for me and let me know what needs to be done?". Wrong, wrong, wrong.
I am certain they are right about the ball joints being really bad. The wheels cant inward at the top and when I turn (not even locking it out) I hear a rumbling noise. Now as far as the leaks in the fuel pump, low-pressure oil pump, power steering pump and a new clutch, hell I don't know.
Reading about the fuel pump kinda worries me to do it myself. Like @superduty4x4 was mentioned, I keep reading about them being hard to get off due to o-ring that are swollen and then about push rods dropping down in the engine and nightmares to get them out. I sure as heck don't need that issue.
Regarding the ball joints though, they gave me a quote of $1200-$1300 parts/labor for that and then they said the tie-rods needs replacing for $300 and the pivot bushings for $475. What do all think of those prices? I have NO reference points to judge by. As soon as I get the list of "issues" and their costs, I want to post the list and get people's opinions about prices and what they would do themselves or have a shop do it.
96 F-250 PSD CC SB 4x4