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Old 02-07-2012, 07:09 PM
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Good deal on a 1997 Ford F250

So there is this 97' Ford F250 powerstroke for sale close to me. I was wondering if it is a good deal. I called and it has 260k miles on it but has recent rebuilt tranny. My concern is the high miles and if you look at the picture the lines on the bed don't exactly line up with the cab. Am I wrong? Could it be bad cab mounts? About the price, is it a good price? Thanks for your help

7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL! 1997 FORD F-250 SUPERCAB "XLT" 4X4
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:26 PM
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wow that truck is clean, inspect the underside before you buy and test drive, just check for blow by by flipping the oil fill cap, and look at the fluids, check for rust and what not, and good luck, price seems pretty good too, good luck
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They are a fan of Armorall which happens to degrade plastic. I saw at least 5 pieces under the hood, several interior pieces and the tires for sure. It is because of armorall that it looks that nice...
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theres 4 vids, this guy has some good vids.
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So there is this 97' Ford F250 powerstroke for sale close to me. I was wondering if it is a good deal. I called and it has 260k miles on it but has recent rebuilt tranny. My concern is the high miles and if you look at the picture the lines on the bed don't exactly line up with the cab. Am I wrong? Could it be bad cab mounts? About the price, is it a good price? Thanks for your help

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Yes pretty sure she needs new cab mounts at least in the right side.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:40 AM
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Yuh, I'm gettin' a contact high from the Armor-All just looking at the pics. Why are dealers so hooked on that stuff? If they wanted to make this truck look good, they should've replaced the engine cover and not left it with just ONE out four hub caps (either replace the missing ones or take them all off ).

Mileage isn't that high, esp. for the price. Cab mounts always sag on these trucks; they're not "bad", they're just showing their age. Weird thing is, I seem to see more with the right side sagging, but of course, the left side sees more weight year in year out.

"Tow pkg" -- well, sort of. Hitch, yeah, but no brake controller.

I'd request written info on the trans rebuild. Who did it, when, still warrantied, etc...
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Yuh, I'm gettin' a contact high from the Armor-All just looking at the pics. Why are dealers so hooked on that stuff? If they wanted to make this truck look good, they should've replaced the engine cover and not left it with just ONE out four hub caps (either replace the missing ones or take them all off ).

Mileage isn't that high, esp. for the price. Cab mounts always sag on these trucks; they're not "bad", they're just showing their age. Weird thing is, I seem to see more with the right side sagging, but of course, the left side sees more weight year in year out.

"Tow pkg" -- well, sort of. Hitch, yeah, but no brake controller.

I'd request written info on the trans rebuild. Who did it, when, still warrantied, etc...
I could see the brake controller in the dash in two pics

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The driver front is sitting ip on a higher spot of blacktop causing the cab to shift, you can see the suspension is flexed.
A truck that clean for that $$, if I had the cash I would bring it back here and re-sell it
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yeah its in there rite above the transfer case shifter lol
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The driver front is sitting ip on a higher spot of blacktop causing the cab to shift, you can see the suspension is flexed.
A truck that clean for that $$, if I had the cash I would bring it back here and re-sell it
Yeap, you are right and that could be totally normal, this frames are very flexibles.
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