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Old 02-01-2009, 12:09 PM
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1st Diesel Ford P/U - 99, 7.3 Auto

Just picked up a 99, 7.3, Auto, new to Fords w/diesels. I got it for a song $ it has 340k and no mods, was always maintained by dealer and presently needs a flywheel - teeth are gone so it won't start. I'm familiar with the truck as I've worked on other cars & trucks the previous owner has brought to my shop. He works the trucks in his business - home construction. It has the typical tool boxes stacked on the bed rails with bed racks above for ladders and the like.

All in all its in pretty good shape, new rubber, paint isn't too bad, I'll have to remove the business lettering stickers, ladder rack and tool boxes and obviously install a new flywheel / possible a starter?

What things should I look at for trouble areas in:
Engine - ?
Trans - ?
Rear Diff - ?
Fuel System - ?
Electrical - ?
Brakes - ?

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common problems for the 7.3L:

1. CPS - cam position sensor: cheap fix, $30 at the dealer
2. Under Valve cover wire harness
3. IDM/ICP sensor
4. fuse #22 - this goes out usually cuz the fuel heater shorts out, this fuse is also for the computer
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common problems for the 7.3L:

1. CPS - cam position sensor: cheap fix, $30 at the dealer
2. Under Valve cover wire harness
3. IDM/ICP sensor
4. fuse #22 - this goes out usually cuz the fuel heater shorts out, this fuse is also for the computer
& if it's got the vacuum-servo operated 4x4, she'll go sometime. @ 340k, though, it's probably been done(or a couple times!).
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With that many miles keep an eye on the waterpump unless it has already been replaced!
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first thing i would do is check and replace all your filters, and oils, engine oil, trans, transfer case, front and rear diff. also check your brakes..........good fluid and filters= long truck life
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first thing i would do is check and replace all your filters, and oils, engine oil, trans, transfer case, front and rear diff. also check your brakes..........good fluid and filters= long truck life
+1 I'm just typing this to make 10characters...
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first thing i would do is check and replace all your filters, and oils, engine oil, trans, transfer case, front and rear diff. also check your brakes..........good fluid and filters= long truck life
i thought it wasnt good to change the diff fuilds after like 100k?
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i thought it wasnt good to change the diff fuilds after like 100k?
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