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HOW TO BUY A USED POWERSTROKE DIESEL TRUCK - 3 OF 4

Jan 14, 2022
you want to check and make sure your a/c is working well one of the things you want to do obviously check if it's cold but these are coming out fine and as you go you want to change this and see if the vents are going move. quickly up two down two up two down this is an indication that you may have a worn rear end Diesel engines do not produce their own vacuum like gasoline vehicles and have an auxiliary pump in the system that supplies that vacuum when the vacuum pump wears out causes bends to move from floor to bed to defroster very slowly or you may have a leak in the system very major make a note of this make a note of any lights that are on on the dash as this needs a little check of the supplemental restraint system make sure the check engine light doesn't come on does the horn sound to get the wipers to work? do the high and low beams work? you might just need a light bulb or something now when you finally get back to your starting point you want you want to stop the

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and you want to rev it up to about a thousand rpm in neutral in neutral you wanted a thousand rpm and you want to put it in gear but in reverse we don't i drove see how fast it goes down into gear it goes down into gear quickly it's ok if it sort of goes into gear you probably have a problem there that will have to be dealt with the other thing you want to see is how loose the shifter is what so loose is the shifter the shifter cables and these things like to stretch a bit especially if there is a lot of going back and forth to meet people in and out of the

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so you may need to replace that even if your shifter cables are loose you'll want to replace them because they're hard to get into gear sometimes check as well to make sure your column grab the steering wheel and go back and forth make sure the tilt and your steering column rise and fall as it should be fine and then grip tight good stee ring column repairs are very common just to make sure everyone function switches work check the trunk and check everything one of the other things that are important to look for when doing your interior inspection of the truck is the door locks and making sure they go up and down you see you want to go up and it doesn't go all the way up you want to make sure all of them especially on a four door truck they all go up and down click click click and you have to do it five or six times the reason is these switches wear out especially on trucks that have the Keyless entry system, you know that opens the door locks with a key and then it will wear these things out.
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I'm looking at around 125-140 dollars per door to replace them so it's important to check them while you're standing looking at the truck to keep an eye out for what's going on underneath especially if you drove it on the freeway and whatever else there will be feel if your a/c ing is working there will be some water dripping here by the passenger side wheel if you want to take a close look at it and see if there is any oil or transmission fluid coming out from under the truck it's very important leaning down under the truck and look at the rear sprocket seal just lean in here and you can look and make sure it's dry one has a bit but it's not leaking from the bottle that's a sure sign there's possibly rear work done the seal to wear out the oil to come out the lubrication is much thicker the exhaust system make sure it is intact and there are no problems sometimes people go back to the phase and they flatten them if the truck has a bed liner put the bed liner on take a good look in there and see if it's all banged up and they have

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the bed liner to cover all the hard work this truck has done if it's going To buy a truck that already has a gooseneck or fifth wheel hitch on it is pretty much hoping they've run out of snot and are ready to move on, expect there are probably some repairs that will need to be done on it next transmission, rear end, brakes or injection system and understand that for example the T's are a very very important thing when you get back to your destination one of the other important things is open the hood and get up here and remove the engine cover. in huh remove an oil cap now i'm going to open a smoke here it's not a bad thing i'm going to have some where this thing is oil out here engines run you have a major engine problem here now let me get a truck.
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It has a container. You have a container when it's cold and the container disappears and you feel like it could have a small container when it's on the road. air I know uh blow to come that you know it's not the engine that is injection if they do the price ri Now that an injection job is not that important, one of the last things you want to do when you walk is take a look at the tires, make sure they all match, that's important, all treads are the same now sometimes. you might have mud grips in the rear and then this is a different problem but check and see if they are all worn evenly because what happens very often is people don't spin the tires on these trucks and usually it's an indication that if they do rotate it, they took care of its maintenance pretty well.
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I'll tell you something really crazy, but it's a really strong indicator of how well people take care of their vehicles, whether you're talking to the dealer who obviously owns the vehicle but didn't drive it or you're talking to an individual who is the dust caps on the valve stems of the tires I know it sounds really stupid but it's one of those little things I look for to see if you're there now then that means the vehicle was previously owned by someone who took care of their truck and equipment and paid attention to what they were doing and when i

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to find auctions it was one of the few things i would always look for and if they were there i usually always bought a good truck i mean sometimes they had some challenges and stuff but in For the most part, when they had the dust caps on the valve stems, they were pretty neat.
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Vehicles call it crazy, but it's true. your initial walk around the vehicle and you have made a determination as to the attitude of the seller and whether or not the truck is really worth having, this should not take you more than ten or fifteen minutes, write these things down, take the list with you a Couple of things now as you go, make initial contact with the seller and truck and have made an assessment of whether or not this is a truck that you would like to keep buying. to buy the truck you're going to look at the truck never let the seller push you unless it's absolutely a deal you can't walk away without it only after you've done a background check to see if it has salvage and just then get a really good idea of ​​what the numbers are on this truck don't let anyone dwell on your problems here and always bring a friend or a couple of friends have those people distract the vendors so you can look at the truck and do an honest appraisal don't let them monopolize your time with blah blah blah blah blah and things like that while you're trying to make a serious financial decision now that you've made the decision that this is a vehicle you'd like to proceed with, you should take it to a store or put it on the left and you have to do the checklist exactly as I describe in the number on the first DVD of the three DVD set you get when you convert to member of the

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support community this is very important that you do this checklist.
I'm going to take a quick walk under the truck over here to the left and give you a quick rundown of what I'm looking for.

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