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2000 Ford F350 Super Duty repairs

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by EVM, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. EVM

    EVM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 371

    I am looking at buy this crew cab dually with 165K miles on it for around $12,000. What kind of repairs will I be looking at in the near future? I don't think the truck was used for any serious work or towing. The truck is loaded with leather etc so I guess it was the owners company/personal truck.
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Probably a bit of Front end work. Im sure the tranny has been replaced. Other than that truck should be great for years to come. Just keep the oil changed, Air Filter clean, and fuel filter replaced every 15k.
  3. THEoneandonlyLawnRanger

    THEoneandonlyLawnRanger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    If you like lawnsite for lawncare........you will like www.fordtrucks.com for Ford trucks. THere is a ton of knowledgable guys on there to help with any type of problems/questions you may have about almost any ford truck/suv dating way back. Ball joints are one of the most common thing to go out on the superduty, TXNS is probably right, tranny might have already been worked on or may be needed to in the future especially if its the 4R100, they are pretty solid from what i hear but cannot handle all the torque that alot of people put on them with chips, programmers, etc. Just a few thoughts but be sure and check out that forum if you are very serious about buying or if you do eventually buy.........a Great resource!
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    You will probably have the usual stuff like brakes and ball joints etc. May need springs. Is the truck gas or diesel.

    When you buy a used truck you just have to take the chance.

    If the truck looks good and runs good buy it.
  5. Need4racin

    Need4racin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    You forgot the transmission fluid, and rear differential gear oil, assuming it's 2wd.
  6. tenndigger

    tenndigger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    I own a 2000 F250 powerstroke with almost the same mileage. My truck is used for heavy towing and lots of offroad. Does this truck have any performance upgrades? Typically the torque converter comes apart which causes the tranny to fail. Ask about the glow plug relay and the glow plugs. Front hub bearings will go and you have to replace the entire hub. One of mine is still original. Brakes and rotors are easy. Water pump, ball joints, batteries are close to replacement time if not already. Fuel injection pump and injectors are hard to evaluate. Check out dieselstop.com for lots of info. The 7.3 engine is considered to be the most reliable.
  7. EVM

    EVM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 371

    This truck is a diesel. I usually buy older trucks and never owned a diesel. I spoke to the seller today and he said the truck has had its routine maintenance and thats it. No new trans, radiator, etc. I have a 99 Dodge Ram, I already put a trans, radiator in it and it only has 110K on it. Anyways the truck is real clean so who knows. I guess a new trans would cost 1k, a new radiator around $400.00, ball joints$?$?$?, Fuel injection pump and injectors?$?$?$?$?$
    The guy never mentioned any performance upgrades.
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Um expect atleast $2500 for a Tranny. If the tranny has made it this far, its got a good bit of life left. Prob start watching it around 200k. Our 96 powerstroke has 220k and its still on the factory tranny. Injectors are about a grand a piece. But its rare for those to go if you keep good fuel in it. Definitely check out www.fordtrucks.com They have lotsa good info for all Fords.
  9. EVM

    EVM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 371

    Ok so I started to check out the FordTruck.com site. Thanks for the link, very useful stuff.
  10. Bobcat John

    Bobcat John LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Another site to check is powerstrokehelp.com. That has a section on buying a used diesel truck. Also lots of maintenance tips for 7.3 and 6.0 owners. Anyone reading this that has a 6.0 should check this site out.

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