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New Excursion what?

Just bought a 2000 Ex Limited 7.3 2wd with 180K on it. Carfax shows previous trans rebuild and I know it needs tires. Never owned a diesel or a ride this big. Seems to be stock. I also saw a speed control recall come up on the report which I don't know if it has been addressed.
Basically, besides finding a good diesel mechanic, what else would you do or look at right away?
I think the steering box is a bit sloppy also but want to prioritize.
Thanks in advance for any input.
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Tires and fluid changes then drive it.
When that gets old
Intake , exhaust , gauges , chip
Steering could be a number of things . Tierods , pitman arm , ball joints , quite a few things to look at before going right to the box - if box turns out to be loose look up a " redhead " replacement box.

Sold 01 350 6" on 37's and mild mods, 00 X 4" on 35's, 02 f350 4" 35's modded from fan to drive shaft, ridin the 03 with nose conversion with 125k and counting upwards slowly.
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Dig deep into those pockets and go all out IMO

2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3 4x4
297K on body-126k on motor as of 12/1/14
Too many extra goodies to list....

SOLD: 2012 Ford F250 6.7 Lariat (19k)

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