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Old 10-10-2011
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What do you think of this 01

Looking into buying this one, what should I check and what to expect. Thanks in advance
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The narrator makes it sound like a state of the art loaded truck

But it looks pretty good. Maybe I'm a little biased lol
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It kooks pretty clean, and priced about right considering a dealer's got it. About a month ago I gave $6,000 for a 99 in similar condition with 133,000 mi.

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carfax, if its clean, and no signs of being messed with or owned by a kid, then go for it. altho, i will say alot of people complain about the bed size of a step side. if its what your looking for however, go for it!
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What should I expect from the 4.0 SOHC? Is that a good engine or a problem child that needs to be avoided?
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The 01-02 4.0L SOHC's are susceptible to the timing chain tensioners breaking, it's never happened to me since I take good care of my truck

If they break it's at least a $1K repair at a shop
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is there a preventable fix for the tensioner? I'm not to worried about bed size, that's what the F350 is for. But right now I'm been driving my wife's Grand Am to keep the mileage down on my 350, and I hate driving the Pontiac

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is there a preventable fix for the tensioner? I'm not to worried about bed size, that's what the F250 is for. But right now I'm been driving my wife's Grand Am to keep the mileage down on my 350, and I hate driving the Pontiac
I just take care of my truck and hope it doesn't happen.
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looks clean. a bit pricey for me but then again i got my 03 in december, as-is, for 5500. all it needed was a ball joint and a vacuum leak fixed. it had 121K on it.just rolled 140000 last thursday
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Looks like it needs new tires.

You know....that truck looks super familiar. I think I see one identical to it at McDonalds by my house everyday. Some old guy drives it.
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is there a preventable fix for the tensioner? I'm not to worried about bed size, that's what the F350 is for. But right now I'm been driving my wife's Grand Am to keep the mileage down on my 350, and I hate driving the Pontiac
if you hear it starting to make the slightest rattle, replace it. If you ignore it thats when you're risking it.
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thanks for all the info. I'm also looking at a 03, Hopefully I'll get some "shopping" in the weekend. Thanks again. GRuss
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looks nice but then it cost about12,oo new. ask if they think it has half themilage left in it? i'd try for about 5,000 myself. trucks and cars are just to expenseive these days people need to think about the miles and years on a truck and bid that way.
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Nice truck just not a fan of those seats
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Not a fan of a stepside. and 6 is alittle much.
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Thanks, I passed on the 01 and bought the 03. Really happy with what I got. Very clean!
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