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Old 07-15-2009, 11:48 AM
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Gentlemen, I have a dilema here. My truck with 195,000 miles on it.

Has some electrical issues, wipers come on by themself, fuel pump circuit 2 open, shocks are gone need replaced, ball joints are close to needing replaced, t-case for some reason is in 4wheel hi, tie rods need replaced, I just replaced all the u-joints and carrier bearing on the rear driveshaft, having the front driveshaft rebuilt now, has an oil leak, and the body shows 195,000 miles of use on it.

Now those are all the problems with my truck I know of as of right now. The truck is a 2002 F-250 with the 7.3L psd under the hood.

Thinking about how much will it cost me to repair all these problems. Versus selling the truck and buying something newer.

The engine besides the oil leak starts up and runs great. Transmission works great, The t-case problem I think is related to my electrical problem.

So knowing all this what would you all do. Would you repair the truck that is Paid for in full. Or would you look at other trucks to buy.
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I would repair it. If you were to sell it you might not get as much do to the problems.
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I would repair it. If you were to sell it you might not get as much do to the problems.
Plus I know this truck I have owned it since it was brand new.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:53 AM
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There's a lot to be said for "Paid in full".
My current truck is the first new vehicle I've ever owned.
Always bought new for the wife, 'cause she hauled the
kids (and now grandkids) around.

It's a personal choice, of course. I'm not very handy with
the late model stuff, so DIY repairs aren't much of an option
for me.
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Plus I know this truck I have owned it since it was brand new.
Thats true too. If its runs good and is pretty reliable I say keep it
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Well ball joints moog ball joint kit for all parts needed is 400 dollars, I figure 200 dollars for tie rods including the alignment when completed, So that is 600 dollars, cost to repair the electrical problems I will say 200-400 dollars if I can't figure it out myself. So that is 800-1000, as for the body rust and little dents well the truck has 195,000 miles on it so that will stay the way it is.
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its always enticing to just get a new truck when yours has problems, but your probably better off to fix it
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There's a lot to be said for "Paid in full".
My current truck is the first new vehicle I've ever owned.
Always bought new for the wife, 'cause she hauled the
kids (and now grandkids) around.

It's a personal choice, of course. I'm not very handy with
the late model stuff, so DIY repairs aren't much of an option
for me.
I agree with Russ, being "paid in full" is a big deal.

Yea it will cost a bit to get your truck fixed up, but it will be cheaper than buying a new one
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I would be slowly repairing it, starting with electrical. Then move on to suspension parts. It may not be as expensive to do them parts as you think, IF you do it yourself. I for one will NEVER get rid of mine. Mainly because I have an OBS thats is relatively good looking condition, and I do maintain and have done a lot of work to it. So its special to me, it never lets me down, and its been in the family since mile 1.
And the OBS trucks are hard to find in good shape.

If shes never let you down, keep her around. Just give her a little TLC
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There's a lot to be said for "Paid in full".
My current truck is the first new vehicle I've ever owned.
Always bought new for the wife, 'cause she hauled the
kids (and now grandkids) around.

It's a personal choice, of course. I'm not very handy with
the late model stuff, so DIY repairs aren't much of an option
for me.
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I agree with Russ, being "paid in full" is a big deal.

Yea it will cost a bit to get your truck fixed up, but it will be cheaper than buying a new one
And BTW, I still have my last truck, a 1989 Chevy Silverado (bought used in
1992). All my kids learned to drive in it. It's beat up pretty bad, but still
runs.
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