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Old March 5th, 2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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lookin at a 99 ford 7.3..and inside the cab is a box with an lcd read out says ford on the box with alot of other buttons..didnt play with it to long. all i could get it to do is show rpm and and voltage. just wonderin what this box is and what it does...trucks a 6 speed if that helps
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Old March 6th, 2011, 06:40 AM   #2
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sounds like a idle control box for running a pto. is it an ex work truck?
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no its a lariat package...was kinda thinkin that after a while..did the 99's not have the elevated idle?
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thats exactly what it is.. wonder why this truck has it..dosent have a goose neck or fith wheel hitch and the paints still on the inside of the receiver ..truck has 109k on it..but i have no way of knowing engine hours..wonder if i should stay away from this truck?
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If it's a '99 7.3 with a 6 speed @ 109k i dont know if i could or would want to stay away. I looked for almost 2 months to find a decent Ferd Diesel with a 6 speed.

Hours do make a difference but you could still assume a solid drivetrain unless it was all city.
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I have a 99 7.3 6 speed 4x4 and it has the elevated idle. With fuel prices I am thinking of pulling the lift off mine or just selling it. You can always take the VIN to a ford dealer and have them run a oasis on it. I wouldn't be afraid of it myself, mine has 150k on it and runs great.
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great lookin truck...find out tomorrow if she's comin home with me
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Good Luck, you like it except for the fill ups and thats starting to get scarey since I have a 40 gallon tank on mine.
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found another one . the wife didnt like the idea of drivin a stick with are 32ft horse trailer..so i bought a 99 f250 crew lariet majestic package body has some minor imperfections. but nothing i cant deal with this winter. overall its in good shape for a 13 yr old truck..picked it up from the 2nd owner with 80k on it for 13400
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good deal. my 2000 5.4 gasser is about 400 miles from 200k.
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