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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so my 1997 Ford F150 has been leaking oil for awhile. Found out the leak is coming from the tensioner rubbing against the timing chain cover for awhile. To replace the timing chain cover involves removing a whole lot of the engine just to get to it. Like the intake manifold, intake, throttle body, headers, all kinds of things. Also both front wheel bearings are shot and need replaced. Monro muffler estimated that at $1000. It's a 1997 with 120000 miles on it. Should I just put the money towards fixing it towards a new truck? Any opinions would be appreciated on what to do.



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Get a newer Chevy truck.
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Replace the bearings on your own and JBweld the timing chain cover.

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BS on the hubs, I just got one replaced on my 2000 Ram for only $210. If it wasnt raining off and on at the time I would have done it myself for jsut the $150 cost of the hub. The hubs are easy to replace yourself.

I would get a second opinion on those repairs as you should not need to remove the exhaust headers for any repair to the fron of the engine unless you have to remove the heads.

The newer trucks IMO arent all that great, too many power options that you do not need.



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heres the issue.. yeah its a 1000 dollars but would either spending 15k+ on a new truck or making payments be beneficial?! i say fix it.. run it for a few more years then buy a new one.. save yourself payments or spending more outta pocket..!

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I agree the timing cover shouldn't be that hard to do. Is it overhead cam or pushrood?
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heres the issue.. yeah its a 1000 dollars but would either spending 15k+ on a new truck or making payments be beneficial?! i say fix it.. run it for a few more years then buy a new one.. save yourself payments or spending more outta pocket..!

15K for a new truck?? You cannot even think about a new truck for under $20-$25K, and that is the "base" models. That is why I had my motor replaced and still have my 2000 Ram, $2700 is a lot better than $500-$600 a month plus the full coverage insurance on a new truck.



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