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what to look for , buying used truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bligh61, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    i am looking at a 2000 f250 5.4ltr 4x4. can anyone advise what to look at engine wise and drivetrain wise. body is clean, but its the mechanics i would like to check. thanks
  2. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    I'm assuming you are going to tow with it, and how much weight. With that engine you want the lowest gear ratio you can get. What trans does it have? These trucks are very sound as long as you do the maintenance. Don't expect good fuel mileage. If you are going to keep the truck for a while consider a Powerstroke.
  3. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    Save yourself some grief and take the truck to a shop and have it looked over by a certified mechanic. Most shops usually charge 1/2 to 1 hr labor to check one out. Its money well spent. Could save ya a bunch in the long run.

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