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Old 05-17-2007, 07:20 PM
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1999 F250 4x4(looking)

I brought home a new truck for me. Just looking tonight. I believe it is a early 1999 model. Anything that I should be concerned about or need to check. I have a 1995 250 4x4 also. This thing runs like a stripped --- ape. I just wonder if it's not programmed or something. Any way to check if it is programmed? Sure do like the way it runs and drives. The overhead does not work and a few minor things that I have found. Any info would be appreicated.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:24 PM
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The PCM in beside the parking break. A few 10mm bolts I think and you can have it off and see if there is a chip or anything there. I would look for oil leaks in the valley of the motor. Is there any body damage? What else is not working. Maybe you can get whom ever has it to fix what is broken or not working. An Oasis report would be helpful. Service history? How many miles does it have? I am sure I will think of more, but that is a good start.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:25 PM
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Here is a link to a list that Marty put up. It is a pretty good list.

What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD
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There is no body damage. Very sharp on outside, not quite as sharp on inside. I need to do some work on leather. Electric mirrows do not work except drivers side will go down, but thats all. Milage is 147000, but very clean. Could mirrows be the switch?
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:34 PM
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Yeah, I think the switch is bad for going out in those. That was the case with my 2000. I think it is a pretty easy fix. Is it and auto or a 6spd?
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It is an auto. My 95 is a stick.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:37 PM
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OK, that is one other thing to think about. The autos can go out around the milage you have, or they can go 300k. Just depends on the service and how hard it has been run. Might be something else to think about. I dont think they are bad, but just not as strong as the 5R110s.
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The auto seems to shift a little hard, is this normal?
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:42 PM
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It should be smooth...It may have a aftermarket torque converter in it, or maybe a probelm with it. Dont know a whole lot about the trannies, so I will let some one else tackle that one. Are the fluids good. Nice red color, no burnt smell?
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No burnt smell and all were bright in color. I know how to check for a chip, but what about a programmer?
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