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Icon7 01 XLT 4X4 Maybe/Maybe not!

Hi ya'll!

I am a newbie with a dilemma!

Good news. I have the opportunity to pick up an 01 XLT 4X4 with 5 spd overdrive for $4000.00.

Bad news. Just looked it over and drove it.

91,000 mile engine runs good, not blowing smoke, etc. 4 Dr body is clean, bed needs liner. Looks like a lot of rust underneath.


MAJOR CONCERN.

Transmission control arm/shifter is difficult to move between all gears. On the road it shifts not as smoothly as it should. No noise just feels a tad "rough".

Tranny fluid had some grit. Not good.

Check engine light is on. Owner says he changed EGR valve but did not fix.

4 wheel drive appears to be working fine.

My thinking: If tranny problems, STAY AWAY. Even at at $4000.00 price tag.

Any feedback would be GREATLY appreciated!


Thanks again!

Sam



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If by grit in the trans fluid you mean something resembling metal shavings, I would pass. You also mentioned a lot of rust underneath, I would also stay away. I would rather get a clean frame truck with a blown trans than a rusty truck with a possible transmission issue later on down the road.
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Thanks russiankid!

Did not think about it from that angle. Major rust underneath truck/frame.

The tranny fluid is more like a super fine grit/sand. Hard to see but you can feel it.

Thanks again!

Sam
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Pass, transmission work is a major red flag
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Thanks Justin! Leaning that way.
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I would say pass.
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Thanks russiankid!

Did not think about it from that angle. Major rust underneath truck/frame.

The tranny fluid is more like a super fine grit/sand. Hard to see but you can feel it.

Thanks again!

Sam
The fluid should not be gritty at all, it should be smooth and oily (go figure, right? haha).
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Thanks to all for your replies!I'm passing. Too many red flags and the seller told me one thing on the phone and when I saw the truck a few different stories came out.

Thanks again!

You guy's are awesome!!!
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