9th Dec 2005, 13:09

My 96 powerstoke has 155000 miles. I've replaced the clutch, glow plugs, water pump, cam sensor, speed sensor, throttle pedal, vacuum switch, alternator, #5 injector, brake rotors cracked, brake vacuum pump, brake vacuum pump booster, shocks, and had to put $1000 into the front end because it was chewing up tires. I know there's more that I can't think of. It's great that the motors last so long, but it seems that the rest of the construction is crap.

14th Jan 2006, 20:11

I would like to hear someone who HASN'T had problems with the cam shaft sensor position... just got it replaced last week and the mechanic told me he replaced FOUR the last week alone, he is not given to hyperbole.

19th Jul 2008, 13:46

I'm currently looking at a 1997 F-250 Super Crew 4x4. The truck seems to be in good working order except for a few minor details.

The brake light is on, but stops good for the size of the vehicle.

The cruise doesn't work, but I wonder with the brake light being on if that's the cruise problem.

The air doesn't work, wonder if that's a common problem.

I've read that there's been a lot of glow plug issues and relay problems, wondering what the cost is on this.

I've got a friend with a couple of 7.3 psd and he swears by them.

I'm going from a Toyota Tundra to this truck, I'm wondering if I'm making a mistake. I need more room.

25th Nov 2010, 13:04

The 7.3 Powerstroke diesel is the best buy on the road. People want way too much money for Cummins/Dodge. Yeah the motor is great, but the truck is crap. Stick with the Ford/Powerstroke combo to save money and get the job done.

Are you people whining about glow plug relays? Buy a decent brand before you whinge about them failing. Plus it's a 5 minute fix.