02-01-2009, 01:09 PM
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 - ?