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Old 10-15-2008, 09:07 PM
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What are the common problems a 97 stroker will have?

Thinking of buying another one for parts because it's dirt cheap 1k. But didn't list any problems he just said the engine and tranny has issues.


Is what he said.... Below. I will call tomorrow when I get a chance, might be worth it and could make a driver out of it for cheap. LOL probably a bad injector. And ussually those old auto tranny's ford had in the 90;s were junk though, so that might need a replacing. IDK what do you think guys?

97 ford f-250 4x4 diesel for parts or whole. engine and tranny have problems but does run and drive. no title. nice front clip.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:09 PM
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I would buy the truck for front end parts. and all that stuff, if its just the engine, id build the block and swap it one day
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I would buy the truck for front end parts. and all that stuff, if its just the engine, id build the block and swap it one day
I am really curious on what the truck looks like and what really is the problem/problemS. Craigslist needs to have people require pics before advertising there stuff on there.
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Big thing I see that is a big big big red light. NO Title, if it ain't got a title how you going to register it for the road.
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Big thing I see that is a big big big red light. NO Title, if it ain't got a title how you going to register it for the road.
That's exactly what I was thinking scott. Probably hijacked for the guys crack addiction. Now who owns a older 7.3 and not know a little bit about diesels? I think thief also.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:33 PM
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That's exactly what I was thinking scott. Probably hijacked for the guys crack addiction. Now who owns a older 7.3 and not know a little bit about diesels? I think thief also.
I wasn't exactly thinking thief. I was just thinking to much of a hassle. I mean if he is the legitamite owner then where is the title. If he lost it then a responsible person would go file for a lost title and replace it before selling. It is just to much of a hassle to deal with.
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Yeah not title is messed up, because its not hard to get a new one, if you own the truck...
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Unless I'm buying a vehicle for parts, I will NEVER buy one without a title ever again, at least not without REQUIRING the owner to apply for a lost title and have the replacement IN HAND before I buy it. I'll even pay to have them apply for it, but I won't buy it without one! Way too many hassles.

I bought my PSD off CL with no pictures... granted, the description was way rosy compared to the reality, but the mechanicals were good, very little rust, and the body damage (wrinkled bed at the tail but no frame damage; causes the tailgate to fall off when opened) is manageable.

As for what problems they have, here's a few problem things I've learned about in the three months or so that I've owned mine:
* Vacuum pump
* Tilt steering loose (depends if PO used it as a grab handle to climb in, mine did )
* Turn signal switch loose/broken
* Dual-mass flywheel springs worn/broken (if manual trans)
* Clutch pedal loose (bad pedal bushing; again, manual trans)
* Trans slipping (auto trans)
* Bad ball joints/camber adjusters (if D50 front axle)
* Loose/blown frame-end bushings/mounts (if D50 front axle)

That's really about all I can think of. Not a lot of huge problems on these rigs.
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cam sensors go bad buy a spare!
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cam sensor rear seal on an auto trans injec. glow plug relay lower end of motor if it has a lot of hours and not been taken care of just my .02
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