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Ford 350 89

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by east end turf, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. Just Bought A 89 F350 V8 460 Dump With A 8' Meyers Central Hydrolcs And A Henderson Cheif Ss Sander . Not A Ford Guy At All I Bleed Chevy But Got A Good Deal On Truck And Its In Good Shape So I Figured What The Hell Only 46000 Miles. So Far Ive Chased Non Working Headlights For A Week Changed Switch Then Burned Up Plug On Switch You Ford Guys Know What I Am Talking About ! Then The Ho Low Beam Switch On Floor Cought Fire . Now The Power Steering Pump Only Works Going Left So If I Wanna Race It It Would Be Perfect ! No Power Steering To Right Side Im Gonna Change Out Box!! Just Bad Luck Or Will Things Get Better ? This Truck Is Not Making Me Like Fords Any Better!! Anything Thing Else I Should Be Lookin Fore?

    05 3500 8' Western Ultra 1875 Snow Ex
    94 1500 7'6 Western Uni
    89 F350 9'meyers 8' Henderson Spreader
    84 C20 3/4 Ton 7'6 Meyers
    Bobcat 753 10' Diamond Pusher
    1228 Toro Power Max
    Ass Load Of Shovles
  2. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    look out for rusting brake lines,we've repaired far too many of them.
  3. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    I have heard of the light switch plug shorting out, but the dimmer switch on the floor is unusual I would suspect something is causing too high of a amp draw on the light circuit. The p/s on left only is another odd issue I have not seen before. I agree with rusting brake lines but that has been on GM and DCX as well as Fords.
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Bet you figured out why it was such a great deal?
    I bought an 89 too. Wife named it "The Big Red Drain "
    It got 4 new tires, Brakes , a gas tank / 2 pumps and every filter in the first month I had it.
  5. Ill Never Spend A Dime On Any Ford Proudct Again!! My 84 2500 Sat For 2 Years Started Up And Drove It Away !!!ford ****** Over Erbuilt Dodge!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 19, 2006
  6. Duracutter

    Duracutter Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 200

    It's an 1989 truck...??? that should tell you everything. Be ready for repairs...:)
  7. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    they are solid trucks we just bought a 91 same truck but 12' flatbed owned by a welding company garaged every night never plowed no rust and its solid