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Old 11-01-2007, 12:37 PM
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Did I get screwed???

Hey fellows,

Okay so I just bought my first diesel truck 2000 f-250 last Saturday, and I noticed the alignment was a little off when i bought it "didnt think to much about it", so I took it in and they are saying its gonna cost me a little under a $1000.00 bucks to fix the front end. they say it needs ball joints and hubs and such. does this sound screwy or is this normal for a diesel truck?

Like I said I'm new and now I'm a little pissed havent even been able to have any fun in this truck and I am already gonna be out 1000 bucks.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:41 PM
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Ball Joints will go about every 75k miles or so. Give or take. Depending on the price of the truck, you still may be OK. Also depends on where you got it. Was it from a dealer or private party?
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:44 PM
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well

That is actually common on higher miliage sd's. How many miles do you have on it? That is one reason to get things checked before you sign your name.
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both

Yeah I know "what do you mean both"

I purchased it from a sales man that worked at the dealership. we did all the paper work through the dealer but he signed the title to my truck and I wrote the DP check to him personally. so Both i guess.

The Truck was purchased in Michigan in 2000 and then made its way to Nebraska, and has been here for a while I am guessing.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:46 PM
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164,xxx

I had a mechanic look over the motor and stuff. said he thought it was a great truck. especially for the price
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:47 PM
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If you are good at working on stuff, I think you could probably cut about half of the cost out of that figure. With the weight of these motors though, they will eat some ball joints. As for the hubs, that maybe a little different. Do they just not turn or what. Warn makes some nice replacements that are cheaper than OEM stuff. You wont have the auto feature, but they will be tough.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:48 PM
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No they turn fine. thats why i was confused. I mean they turn and it engages 4x4 so I thought they worked?
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:50 PM
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The Vac lines may just be bad then. Maybe good all the way around. Hard to tell from here. If you have the switch and not the lever in the floor, and when yo uflip the switch and your 4x4 works, I would say you are fine.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:52 PM
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The guys at the shop were just wiggling the tires and said " well you need hub" and the ball joints are bad and you need osme new tires.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:53 PM
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I am no tech, so maybe Jon can jump back in here, but I think that is just usually to check the ball joints.
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