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Hi I'm a big powerstroke fan and own 5 total(7.3 only). I found this
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Great site. Reading other remarks helps. Right now my 97 F-250 7.3 won't start. It quit on the road with out any notice. My OBD-2 won't connect. Ive checked all fuses, and the 9 & 22 with an ohm/voltmeter. This is like my 73 Bronco that sometimes would just refuse to start. After several r&r's it was a fusible link to the distributor. This 97 has many F/L's. Did you ever have a similiar problem?

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My 15 y.o. son and I did ball joints on both sides of my F350 4x4 last weekend. Thanks so much, for the write up! You helped us avoid many pitfalls. I purchased parts through Amazon, so hopefully it got back to you.

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Thank you for your time and dedication! The information you have provided is invaluable. We have five Powerstrokes from a 2001 to a 2014. Keep up the great work!!

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Thanks for a superb sight! My daughter, who returning from 2 years in the Peace Corps, wanted a diesel truck so someday she can convert to a waste vegetable oil burner. The only thing we could find in her price range was a 2wd F350, full towing/camper package, with 286000 on it. Rides like a truck, ha :D Passenger door and slight tailgate rust just starting. I have been using it this winter in Michigan and it runs well enough for her basic transportation needs. Repairs will come up so now she needs to learn how to fix it and your sight will be invaluable.
Thanks for taking the time to put up the picts and articles!

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What ball joint press did you use in your write up? I need to replace my ball joints but in doing research a lot of the presses I have found seam to be of less quality. Thanks Joe

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Sorry about my delayed response, jbl3145. I am not sure what press I used. I actually rented/borrowed it at Checker Auto Parts.

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Just used your write up on replacement of the water pump on my 2003 7.3, great stuff! I got to looking around the site a little more and I'm very impressed with the info you've gathered. I will definitely be coming back!

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Thanks putting this very helpful info on the net and available to all.

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I am glad you like it. Thank you for posting.

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Thanks for putting together the quick reference guide to torque specs. I replaced the front shocks today with some KYB MonoMax 565044s, and needed the specs for those bolts, and your chart came up when Googled. Was much quicker than digging through the maintenance manual! Again, THANKS!

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Is this THE SpringerPop? Thanks for stopping byand taking the time to post!

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The way isolated the leak is I pulled the vacuum lines that run to the hubs and used a vacuum guage to pull about 15 lbs of vacuum. On the drivers side I held pressure and the passenger side I could not get any pressure. Also I turned pump around to make sure the rest of the system was working by turning switch in cab to 4 wheel drive and I have vacuum on both sides. when you say axle seal are you talkig about the knuckle seal. Sorry not real familiar with how that whole system works or where vacuum can leak from. Also just to be proactive I replaced the vacuum lines that run to the hub. This really has not been a big deal I have been doing it manually for about 2 years but I bought new rims for the excursion and my old center caps popped off from the outside and my new ones mount from the back so I thought I should try and tackle this. Thanks for anything you can offer.

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Sorry, yes, I mean the knuckle seal. It could be the outer hub (this is the auto/manual locking hub) o-ring, the yellow o-ring, or the knuckle seal. It could also be the outer hub itself leaking. It looks like you've done great job verifying where the leak is in the knuckle/hub.

Best of luck.

Jerry


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