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I see you are from Georgia.
Lucky you,12 months of (mostly) summer and very little snow.
Which means very little road salt,which after 14 years plays havoc with everything on a vehicle.
Right now.on the 7.3,I have a service engine light that comes on,off,on,off.
The abs light is on(have replaced sensors and all brakes).
Just had new from stub axle on passenger side and on and on and on
I all I wanted was a shiny new truck,I would have traded when it was 5,not 14.
After a while when you reach a tipping point.
The dealer tells me I have a rusted out manifold bolt
MAY have a leak in the oil pan(have to remove the engine for that one)
We will do the brakes...for 2 grand( I did them my self for 700 in parts),but had to spend another 800 on two seized rear calipers and two rear brake lines that ruptured soon as I hit the brake pedal after putting on the new brake parts(labour in)
It all adds up to more than the truck is worth.I have every work order that was done on that truck,and it is a good truck.
I f I figure how to post a pic here I can show you that this truck is still good looking,but I cannot trust it anymore,as far as a daily around town driver,it would last forever,but lashing the 12000 lb 5 th wheeler to it,no so much.
Replacing everything with quality parts(which I do) is the way to go,but not every other month of the year,i would sooner spend the coin on a new one that rebuild the old dear from the wheels up.