WTB high milege 2003 Ford F-150 Problems?

Asked by Jan 18, 2009 at 10:35 AM about the 2003 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I'm looking at a high mileage F-150, 238000 miles.  5.4 V-8 and Auto Transmission. The truck has had only one owner that I do not have contact with.
The Car Fax report is clean and so is the truck. But, what problems do I look for regarding the engine and tranny? What sounds are acceptable and what ones are not?
Thanks

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my expedition has 293000+ miles on it and has no abnormal sounds in engine or transmission. So nothing that is out of the ordinary would be acceptable for me!

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Personally I wouldn't trust it any farther than I could throw it. I've seen more fords from that generation of fords in the shop than anything else.

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its true that they do show up in the shop often but honestly most fords of the era did... fortunately they are mostly just minor fixes and computer issues... I wouldnt hesitate if the price is right just know that your getting into a used truck... the power plants and trannys are pretty solid... as for sounds that are good or bad youl know if they are bad .... (big knocking grinding screaching...)

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