I have a family member who is looking at trading off his 96 powerstroke for a 2002 model. I have heard bad things about the automatics that ford uses. Should this be a concern on this pickup, it has 30000 miles.
I know some of the older trucks had some problems, but as far as i know they made some upgrades to the trans in the 99 model year, Beefed it up (so to speak). The new superdutys are nice trucks, but I love my 95 and had original tranny replace at almost 200,000 miles. Best of luck!
The 2002 does have powdered metal rods, but they are only a concern if you want to run over 400 rwhp. The trannies are good to go as long as you don't abuse them. If you plan on doing some performance upgrades, I would definately look into beefing it up. Hope this helps.
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