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Old 02-11-2020, 09:25 AM   #11
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once they started putting computers in vehicles, all the ghost issues started....its like your home computer, it can work great for 6 months and then the blue screen or it freezes up, reboot and your good togo for another 6 months or a year..so same in a vehicle, the computer can have a hiccup and when you shut it off and start again the computer reboots and your good togo, also try disconnecting the battery for an hour, this will reset the computer memory and clear codes..
if this becomes a chronic problem and has your truck down alot, its time to get a new truck, as your truck = making $$$$ only if you can get to the job..
you need reliable transportation to stay in business...
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:29 PM   #12
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I need a new truck too.... my 1997 ford e-350 is rusting out
and I have had to patch the floor boards under both drivers and passengers
seats with water heater flu pipe and expansion foam just to firm it up.....

once it starts to nickle and dime you to death, its time to put it down....





My ‘97 has 86k on it. Test drove it, brought my mechanic, stepped back to look at the box. I knew more about the truck more than the guy I bought it from. It was first owned by a electric motor company that I worked for, sold to a retired couple who used it for antiqueing, then he used it for mini race cars.

I’ve had to spend money on it, but nothing over 1k other than tires. Fuel pump and shocks, known when purchased. Tail lights, breaks, coolant cooler, radiator... ac will run $800.

Not bad for 5 years? And 27 years old.
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I need a new truck too.... my 1997 ford e-350 is rusting out
and I have had to patch the floor boards under both drivers and passengers
seats with water heater flu pipe and expansion foam just to firm it up.....

once it starts to nickle and dime you to death, its time to put it down....





My ‘97 has 86k on it. Test drove it, brought my mechanic, stepped back to look at the box. I knew more about the truck more than the guy I bought it from. It was first owned by a electric motor company that I worked for, sold to a retired couple who used it for antiqueing, then he used it for mini race cars.

I’ve had to spend money on it, but nothing over 1k other than tires. Fuel pump and shocks, known when purchased. Tail lights, breaks, coolant cooler, radiator... ac will run $800.

Not bad for 5 years? And 27 years old.
Hopefully it’s nothing
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Keep it, take it to a mechanic and get it back on the road and making you money.

86k is nothing for these trucks.
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So did you figure out the problem?
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So did you figure out the problem?

it was the dead short between the steering wheel and the seat.....
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Taking it in Monday morning. Have a job with my Master and might need my main line machine.... or a closet auger....

For now I can just use the power wagon. PITA breaking down machines when loading, but it works I guess.
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