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Old 02-13-2019, 06:34 PM
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Hey Everyone!
I am looking at a 2002 F150 Lariat. It has under 300,000 miles . Is there anything you can tell me about this type of truck??
Thanks MJ
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:04 PM
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That's a lot of miles.

What engine?
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:25 PM
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well with near 300k it is well used and most every common problem these trucks have has been addressed a couple times over
it better be cheap

that said, we bought an 03 4 years ago with 250ishK miles on it
today it has over 350K miles and still going strong
all we've had fix on it other than normal tire/brake stuff is a shifter cable and 1 blown spark plug back in November
the kid had the rocker panels replaced shortly after we got it $1000
my kid drives it every day and he beats the crap out of it regularly
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:37 PM
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A Timesert and good as new! Make sure you torque them to 28 ft/lb and you won't have any more blowouts.
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:43 PM
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actually I used this
 
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Give it a good inspection. Look underneath for rust, leaks, damage, etc. Check the ball joints, tie rod ends, pitman arm, idler arm, and sway bar links for looseness.
Take a look at this video.

 
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:34 PM
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V8 5.4
 
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:37 PM
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The 2 valve 5.4 is a solid engine. That's the engine that was in that guy's million mile van.
 
 


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