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Test Drove 1997 F250 PSD!! (5 or so pics)
I just Got back from test driving a pickup that i posted pictures of last night. 1997 5speed 4x4 279Kmiles
Here are some interior and engine pictures that I took a few hours ago. Now I have some questions about the test drive and problems that may arise out of purchasing this pickup. I don't have much extra $$ to spend after I purchase her, I just need something reliable and safe.
First off: It started up well and immediatly started purring! But it seemed like she ran a little rough almost, maybe its just an older truck noise. I don't know, I thought at first she was missing, but after driving and pushing her pretty hard and seeing no signs of white, blue or black smoke or even lack in power I ruled that out. Shifts well and drove fairly well.
-Breaks needed to be pumped in order to make them respond properly...
-Tires are going to be needing replacement sometime before summers over with if I had to guesstimate...
-Veers to the right a lil at lower speeds but quite a bit at 70. (alignment??)
-Substantial humming at high speeds (older truck just not seal as well in the cab??)
-Back right window roles down, not up.
-Steering wheel torn quite a bit.
-Cruise control fails to work
-More Substantial Issues-
-A dieselly smell can be smelt when the hood is popped and when its running, perhaps this is normal?
-Shocks have never been replaced and the bushings are completely gone from the shocks on the back.
-When the truck is put into gear and begins to role forward, a loud rubbing/gridding noise can be heard. It does not sound lik the transmission but something else underneath the hood. I have no clue what it might be, but I really want to have some ideas. You can even feel the vibrations in the steering column.
Those are basically all the issues I can think of top hand.
Guy is asking 4000, said he will go to 3800. AM I GETTING A GOOD DEAL?
-How much do those repairs run, and How much money will I feasibly be spending on this truck if I purchase her.
Sorry for the long post!