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I have a 1999 F350 7.3. I bought this truck used to pull my horse and have been peforming preventative maintenance for longevity. I had a loud moaning sound coming from the engine that continued even after I replaced the drive belt, alternator, and oil service. I am so thankful to have stumbled upon this site as I read your power steering flush article and it was exactly my problem. Talkikng to local auto parts stores could not even tell me that I am supposed to use Mercon ATF for power steering fluid and NOT regular power steering fluid. I used your guide including pics and the fix was a substantial difference and sounds awesome.

Thank you again for your articles and personal experiences that others can use to extened their superduty's life. Bryan from AZ

Admin reply: Hello Bryan. Glad my power steering flush article helped. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.


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I have several thing s for you Ford friends.
1. I have the 7.3 Diesel and since i have owned it i have added 2 Quarts of Marvel Mystery Oil to every oil Change and it keeps the sut and ash build up out of your engine. When you start adding marvel it will take 2 to3 oil changes to flush out your engine, but then you will be good. My oil stays clean right up to my oil change at 4,000 miles.
2. When you change your water pump , I have a additive I add to the water to help lubricate and make it run cooler. I add Shaklee Basic H. it is a suffactant that makes water wetter. It has at this point made my Water pump last longer, and seems to run cooler. Prior I was loosing a water pump every couple of years.
3. Has anyone ever replaced the pitman arm on the steering gear box? I took mine down as I was told it was bad. When I took the bolts loose from the front stabilizer bar to gain access to the pitman retaining bolt I encountered a problem. The bolts under the gear box in the boxed frame area had rusted and when I tried to un bolt the stabilizer bracket they stripped. I ground the head off the bolt , but that left another problem in that the stud left inside the box frame will not come out. The hidden nuts are on a flexable strap that inserts from outside the frame. The only solution I have found is to take a cutting torch and blow the remaining stud and nut assembly apart , so I can install a new flex nut assembly and bolt back up. Any other solutions ? Please let me know. Thanks


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Enjoyed your pictures and instructions for the ball joint remove and install. Very helpful. Thank You

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I appreciate you taking the time to do the write up and pics. Now that I don't turn wrenches for a living I actually really enjoy working on my stuff. I especially love planning things out and taking my time to clean things up.

Your write up told me what size sockets and what torque I was looking at without me having to search for things.

I went 330,000 miles of my stock ball joints!


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Thank you for posting the ball joint/axle/brake forum on your website. Wish I had found it earlier before ruining one $60 axle seal when trying to install it. Making the "special tool" allowed us to perfectly place the seal without any trouble. Thanks again!

Mark


Added: November 16, 2010
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Thank you so much for all the information. I just recently bought a 2000 f250 turbo diesel and within the first week i had to replace the ball joints, seals, hub, and axle shaft. The ball joint write up helped me out so much and save me a tonnnn of money by doing it myself.

Thanks again
John


Added: November 16, 2010
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First off, I just wanted to say thank you. Your site is very informative, I'm very capable of doing any automotive service,repairs,& rebuilds myself but I'm a bit hesitant to jump into the issue im having with my truck.......
#1-There is a oil leak coming from the top of the engine but its not coming from the(hpop) plugs,or hoses "just lots of oil build-up on valley area"
#2-when i change the oil it has a rough idle for aprox. the first 2-3,000 miles or until oil is broke down.
I'm praying that its not the injectors ,is there anything you can suggest?


Added: November 14, 2010
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Hey, I used your instructions for changing the ball joints and axle u-joints on my 2000 F250,4x4. They really came in handy and saved a lot of guess work.
Thanks,
Jim


Added: November 8, 2010
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Wow, exceptional instructions for replacing the ball jionts on my '01 F250. The detail you provided really took out all the guess work you are typically left with in the factory manuals. Thanks again for your hard work in putting together this web site. :D

Admin reply: Thanks Dan, for taking the time to post your feedback. I am glad the article helped you.


Added: October 21, 2010
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I had to replace the ball joints on my wifes F350 7.3L dulley. My brother in law found the diagram and printed it off. It was a life saver, thank you so much for the site. Very helpfull. If it were not for you and this web site we would have been out a LOT of money that we did not have. Thank God for honest people like you who really want to help people.

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