I bought this truck in '98 with 69k miles on it. The only major repair I had done was new gears in the rear end. Everything else is original. Oh yeah, I had to replace the battery a couple times. I wish Ford would go back to this truck.195k miles and still truckin'.
EXCELLENT TRUCK!. I HAVE A 4.9 STRAIGHT
SIX WITH A 5 SPEED. THE ONLY FUSS IS
REGARDING THE PLASTIC COMPONENTS USED
IN THE HYDRAULIC CLUTCH SYSTEM. THE
PLUNGER ROD THAT CONNECTS TO THE MASTER
CYLINDER IS MADE OF PLASTIC. IT IS HELD
IN PLACE WITH A PLASTIC BUSHING THAT
WEARS OUT EVERY 30,000 MILES. THESE
TWO CHEAP COMPONENTS CAUSE CLUTCH LOSS
MORE OFTEN THAN ANY TRUCK OWNER WOULD
EXPECT, HOWEVER THE PROBLEM IS EASY TO
FIX. JUST TAKE THE PLUNGER ROD OUT OF
THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER AND HAVE
YOUR LOCAL MACHINE SHOP MAKE YOU ONE
OUT OF STEEL. PROBLEM SOLVED. NOW YOU
HAVE A BULLETPROOF 300,000 MILE TRUCK.
STRONG RELIABLE CONSTRUCTION OVERALL.
BULLETPROOF ENGINE AND POWERTRAIN
(EXCEPT FOR PLASTIC HYDRAULIC CLUTCH
COMPONENTS). MINE HAS 178,000 MILES. I
WOULD DRIVE IT TO ALASKA TOMORROW.
REPLACE CLUTCH MASTER AND SLAVE
CLYINDERS WITH METAL COMPONENTS INSTEAD
OF PLASTIC. THESE ARE THE ONLY THINGS
PREVENTING THIS RIDE FROM A 100%