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Old 07-31-2010, 06:57 AM
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hi guys, i just got a 99 4x4 f250 psd and am working out a few bugs here and there on it.. i have a few questions..
1 what's up with the search on this site? i type in ball joints in the 99-03 forum and get 2000 results totally unrelated. am i doing something wrong?
2. my rear door locks don't pull down or push up, but i can hear the actuators working.. i pulled the door and the rod that goes over to the pivot point just doesn't move enough, but when i grab and move it, the lock does work. sooo i need actuators right? anybody have a preferred source? are the ebay ones ok?
3. anybody have a sensibly priced rotor source for front rotors on an early 99? napa, ebay, etc?? my build date is 9-98...
4. my truck seems to take 5-7 seconds of cranking before it fires up.. after i wait on the light to go out.. is this fairly normal? or should i be concerned ?

thanks i'm really enjoying this forum.. i've already found alot of good stuff just lurking..
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:43 PM
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door lock actuators can be repaired, someone has a right up on it, I need to find it again to fix mine.
I got rotors for 125 at oreilly's, I have an early 99 also.
My trucks takes a few seconds to fire also, it's the 15 HPOP building pressure, 99.5 trucks with a 17 or if you get a aftermarket pump will start a little quicker.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:49 AM
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I have to agree with the Search Engine here......

I don't know why it sucks So Bad I've tried quotes (" ") I've tried AND, it's just AWFUL and unproductive

To make matters worse, SO Many of the searches really need to be 3 letters (IDM - CCV - CPS - etc) and the stupid Search rejects any query less than 4.....
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:50 AM
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thanks, you're happy with the oreilly rotors? did ya get the two year warranty ones?
i still havent figured out the search function here.. door actuator repair brings up a thousand results..
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:33 AM
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If you're going to replace actuators, I'd suggest RockAuto.com. They are pretty cheap over there... I was looking into them as I have one that is getting finicky.
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good news is i don't need rotors.. had my tires balanced and the slow braking wobble went away.. bad news is i've got about a quarter inch of slop in the ball joints..
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x3 on the search. it pulls threads that have your search tems in them. so i use google to search the org, much better.
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