Hey guys I found a truck w/in 30 miles of me that is a diesel.Has a few things that need fixed and I'm kind of worried about how the guy who owns it installed the PMD himself he also installed a new block heater. What are some common problems or things to look for on the PMD problems? He says it has a u-joint going out on the drive shaft but that isn't to hard to replace I don't think. Well here it is. I offered him $2,000 as is.
pmd problems usually start out as a "fishbite" where it seems like its misfiring. sometimes they will just stall. then you can start them right up again. some have also reported that the truck will accerlate at full throttle. sometimes they just stop working. thats the syptoms i have heard of. for 2k it sounds like a nice deal as long there isnt a ton of problems.
u joints are easy, as soon as i bought mine i replaced and relocated the PMD and its been a great truck, 260k miles and still goin strong, id say as long as its a moderatly clean truck and not too many issues 2 grand isnt that bad