Scotty Kilmer, I have owned now for two years a 1999 Ford F-250 super duty xlt 4door 4x4 7.3l diesel pickup truck. when i bought the truck it had 224k miles on it. It now has 246k miles and the 4x4 just stopped working on it. The only parts it has needed and that i have installed on it since I bought it were, a new alternator, two new batteries, 4 new seals in the turbo pedestal which i learned is common leak point for the 7.3L diesel, and new bearing hub housing unit and new outer tie rods and front and rear disc brake complete replacement. Just a few week ago my truck started making a grinding sound at the drivers side and passenger side front wheel area. this sound seems to be worse on the drivers side front wheel but will or seems to get louder at times on both front wheel areas. I have checked my breaks and the pads are good and my brake rotors are brand new as of two years ago and there still to this day in good shape and don't need replaced. my 4x4 drive gabs some times and then some times doesn't. I installed manual locking hubs on the front hubs and removed the old vacuum auto locking hubs that came from the factory because they were stuck in the engaged position. my question is what do you think the issue could be and is it worth fixing it or should i get rid of the truck? the diesel engine from what mechanics have told me is still running great and is burning really clean for its age/miles that are on it. i had one mechanic tell me that he hasn't seen a 7.3L run as clean as my engine does in a long time. he told me for my trucks age he is surprised its running as well as it does. however I would like your opinion on what i should do. sell it or fix it? that mechanic told me to fix it and do the work myself to save me some money. I'm also going to school for automotive repair and service technician. unfortunately I haven'y made it to the drive train or axle part of the class yet since my studies are online. what do you think i should and what do you think the issue is?
thanks Scotty. May I ask what you think of the ford 7.3L diesel engine in my 1999 ford f-250 super duty?
hey, learn to fix it yourself as you want to learn how to do that for a living anyway. But don't depend on it for your only mode of transport