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Old 12-07-2017, 03:34 PM
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2000 F150 4.6 V8

I need your advice. Put yourself in my shoes. If you just bought a excellent running used 2000 F150 4.6 V8 ,4x2 ,auto trans, what are all of the things you would do in regards to maint. , not knowing anything about its previous maint records? From most important to do's to the least important to do's?
Keep in mind the trucks runs excellent,but being that most of us on here are somewhat obsessed with doing things to our trucks.
 
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:02 PM
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Does it have a safety check before you bought it? If not;

Oil change if it's dirty.
Brake lining/pad/rotor check; park brake cable check holding and release
All suspension and steering check
Body and frame structural check for rust
Check one sparkplug for wear and gap. Change if necessary
Antifreeze check for -35*F and acidity.
Year of battery; life usually 5-7 years
All lighting, horn, signals, brake, reverse, etc.
Trans fluid check and change filter
Pwr Strg fluid check
Look for leaks from diff, trans, eng, rad, brakes and strg.
Check when key turned On all tell-tale lights work, ie. check engine, park brake, abs, oil, coollant, brake, seat belt, etc.

Just some of the things I can think of if not safetied.
 
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:03 AM
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radiator & heater hoses
vacuum hoses
accessory drive belt
PCV valve and hoses
clean MAF, IAC, EGR, throttle body
 
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:15 PM
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get a car fax report you might be surprised as I was when I got one for my 2001 lightning.
 
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