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Old 09-15-2010, 06:18 PM
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a 95 F350 PSD 4X4 5-Spd for around 5k and I'm looking for a little feedback.

The truck I'm looking at has around 250K miles and has had the alternator, starter, slave cylinder, power steering pump, cam sensors, and sending unit in front fuel tank replaced in the past year.

The water pump and clutch are the original units... this worries me. Should it?

He says it needs a fan clutch and that it keeps overheating serp belts and skipping/shearing belt teeth. This doesn't sound like a bad fan clutch to me. More like a bearing hanging up on the tensioner, idler, etc?

Other than that the truck seams to run well, starts ok when cold, ac and heat works... I think I would expect it will need a water pump and clutch replacement. Anything else you think I should expect to have to replace right off the bat?

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Old 09-15-2010, 08:57 PM
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I paid 3500 for virtually the same truck just 2 months ago. Except I have body rust. If he's never had any front end work done, just count on it. If you have to pay to have it done, expect a grand for front end U-Joints, Ball joints, and tie rod ends. Inner axle seals are kind of a *****...and mine leaked after I had the spindles out once.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:56 AM
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I'd try to get him down closer to 4k myself. At that mileage plan on having to spend some money to get it back up to snuff- ball joints, brakes, etc. If the engine is healthy and the truck doesn't look beat down in general I wouldn't be too scared to pick it up.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:26 AM
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i too would try an get him down. the good is you should have the Dana 60 front end. 250k on a water pump might be fine, but it is a wear and tear part, expect to have to replace it. DIY on that isnt too expensive. clutch is anyoens guess. all you can do is have it checked out.

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Old 09-21-2010, 05:13 PM
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Well, I ended up picking it up for a little under 5K, thanks for the input. The body is in great shape, runs well, and drives well. It always cranks right up quickly, but a few times it has idled very roughly for a few seconds before smoothing out. Other than that it seams to be in very good shape mechanically. I'll be having someone take a look at it soon...

Here are some crappy night pictures.



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Old 09-21-2010, 05:39 PM
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i would say whats eating the belts would be a bad waterpump, my truck was doing the same thing and i replaced the water pump and it fixed the problem.
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That's a good looking truck for 250,000 miles on it. Is it a Texas or OK truck, it should be rust free, you didn't say where your from?

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Old 09-21-2010, 06:20 PM
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Nice Snag. I would've payed that for a crew cab. I thought we were talking in terms of Reg Cab trucks...
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Nice truck. check out the fuel filter, and clutch pedal bushing. Any noise coming from the throw out bearing?
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:29 AM
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WOW, nice snag! this is NOT what i had envisioned. you stole that thing!

how long does it idle rough after startup? mine is abut 4 seconds and seems to be a normal consensus around here. i agree, water pump.
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