80-96-list-digest Wednesday, October 28 1998 Volume 02 : Number 372



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - Lightning for Sale
Re: FTE 80-96 - hesatation prob
FTE 80-96 - Re: high mile 302 issues
Re: FTE 80-96 - cruise control and horn both out!
Re: FTE 80-96 - hesatation prob
Re: FTE 80-96 - hesatation prob
FTE 80-96 - truck swerving to right or left
FTE 80-96 - Electrical Woes.......
Re: FTE 80-96 - keep cool
Re: FTE 80-96 - keep cool
Re: FTE 80-96 - cruise control and horn both out!
Re: FTE 80-96 - motor
FTE 80-96 - A few questions about my 96 Explorer
FTE 80-96 - 4x4 conversion
FTE 80-96 - TBI
FTE 80-96 - Motor Mounts
Re: FTE 80-96 - motor
Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Woes.......
Re: FTE 80-96 - TBI
Re: FTE 80-96 - Motor Mounts
Re: FTE 80-96 - Motor Mounts
[none]
FTE 80-96 - Re:1985 F350 6.9L Diesel Fuel Pump
Re: FTE 80-96 - motor
Re: FTE 80-96 - A few questions about my 96 Explorer
Re: FTE 80-96 - keep cool
FTE 80-96 - Fwd: Can U Help Me!
Re: FTE 80-96 - hesatation prob
FTE 80-96 - fuel pump noise
[none]
[none]
Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Woes.......
FTE 80-96 - Re:
FTE 80-96 - gauges? 1985 f150 351w temp
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:
Re: FTE 80-96 - fuel pump noise
FTE 80-96 - Re:
FTE 80-96 - Re:

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 07:10:58 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Lightning for Sale

melody engle wrote:

> Thanks, but I'm only interested in a bikini top for a 1983 Bronco. Have
> one or no where I can get one?

Melody,
I would suggest getting on the Late Model Bronco email club
where I am also subscribed :

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.off -road. com /4x4web/ford/bigbroncos/

Some of the gang there has gotten them and can tell you price and
where they got'em.

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Thanks,
Rick Wojo
'83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Blasters
'92 Mstng 5.0L
'95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 07:12:21 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - hesatation prob

GLMPILOT aol.com wrote:

> I have a 95 f150 4.9 5 speed F.I. and im having a hesitation problem while
> under load like it keeps cutting out all I have done to this truck is put
> larger tires (31.10.50) and prerun bumpers all around I hope someone can help
> plus im looking for a good performance lift kit thanks.

What do the computer codes say ?

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Thanks,
Rick Wojo
'83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Blasters
'92 Mstng 5.0L
'95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 08:05:31 -0500
From: John Wickerham
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: high mile 302 issues

Thanks to all for the response on my high mileage engine.
Will look into the water pump and timing chain/gear part
to make sure it isn't just that.

>High miles on 302's I've seen is: water pump and timing set (gears&chain).
>this summer i replaced my'81 stepside 4X 302 w/'83 5.0L HO. all this was
>because 130k on it and timing chain jumpin' teeth. I live in Alaska and the
>cold is hard on vehicles if you don't take care of them. but now this thing
>is a snowmachine trailer pullin' sob.

Hope mine is as simple as a new timing chain and water pump. I
don't need this thing for every day - but I'd like it to be
reliable when I do drive it.

Thanks,
John

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 07:25:17 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - cruise control and horn both out!

Andy wrote:

> hi guys. thanks for the help on getting a new muffler. i have a new problem.
> the cruise control and horn on my bronco both went out. i noticed this a
> couple days after i put in a c.b. (when someone going 45 changed into the
> fast lane!) that's the only thing i can think of that might have affected
> it. i've checked the fuses, and everything seems to be fine. any ideas?
> thanks for your help guys.

Andy,
I would go to a junk yard and buy a horn. They should be very
cheap. They hardly ever go out, so you should find a good one
the first time. So, are you sure you checked the wiring to the horn
and cruise control. Thats the first thing I would do.

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Thanks,
Rick Wojo
'83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Blasters
'92 Mstng 5.0L
'95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 07:17:15 -0600 (CST)
From: Michael Whities
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - hesatation prob

> '83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Blasters
> '92 Mstng 5.0L

Ok? The car or your wife? Which ones for sale? :P



> '95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)


Michael


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 07:43:37 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - hesatation prob

Michael Whities wrote:

> > '83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Blasters
> > '92 Mstng 5.0L
>
> Ok? The car or your wife? Which ones for sale? :P
>
> > '95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)
>
> Michael

Mike,
The car naturally. But if I can find a later model for
trade, I would consider it. :-)


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Thanks,
Rick Wojo
'83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Blasters
'92 Mstng 5.0L
'95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 07:49:00 -0600
From: "Gourde, Darrin"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - truck swerving to right or left

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 10:53:38 -0800
From: "Nystuen, Tracie J"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 1990 - truck swerving to right or left

My father is driving a 1990 350 engine. When he brakes, the truck goes
to
the left and right. Sometimes so bad, it goes in the other lane.

He is a mechanic so he knows what he is doing. He has changed the
brakes,
the calapers(sp) and taken the truck to Les Swabe and no one can figure
out
what is going on. The checked out the alignment and it checks out fine.
He
is very scared to drive it. This only happens when he brakes.

Tracie Nystuen
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Has he changed the rear brake pads? If he has a rear axle seal that
leaks the oil will get on the pads and cause it to pull to the side.
Darrin

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 06:17:40 -0800 (PST)
From: David Whipkey
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Woes.......

I have an interesting problem in my '89 CC Dually. The battery has
been checked, the alternator was just replaced (to try and fix this
problem), and to my knowledge on this year Ford the regulator is
internal to the alternator. Whenever I have the Defroster, headlights
and wipers going, I get about 10.5 to 11 volts output with the vehicle
in Drive (RPMs lowered). The idle is set correctly on the Truck. The
thing that brought this to my attention is my cell phone. When this
drop occurs, it beeps and shows a low battery message. This is a
function designed for the cell phone battery, not the vehicle battery,
but a low battery is a low battery. Because the alternator/reg? has
been replaced and the situation is the same, I am tempted to throw a
new battery in it. Anyone have experience with these optima gell cells?

Thanks & sorry for the big post :)

D.W.




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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 09:42:23 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - keep cool

At 09:23 PM 10/26/98 -0900, you wrote:
>I have a 81 stepside w/stang 5.0L, anyone ever put an electric fan on a s/b
>before (dispose of h/p robbin' water pump driven)?
>

I'm running an electric fan on a big block 390 with no
problems.

Ken Payne


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 09:50:57 EST
From: IMATOOLMAN aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - keep cool

Where is the best place to buy such a replacement fan?
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 11:57:14 -0500
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - cruise control and horn both out!

> Andy wrote:
>
> > hi guys. thanks for the help on getting a new muffler. i have a new
problem.
> > the cruise control and horn on my bronco both went out. i noticed this
a
> > couple days after i put in a c.b. (when someone going 45 changed into
the
> > fast lane!) that's the only thing i can think of that might have
affected
> > it. i've checked the fuses, and everything seems to be fine. any
ideas?
> > thanks for your help guys.
>
> Andy,
> I would go to a junk yard and buy a horn. They should be very
> cheap. They hardly ever go out, so you should find a good one
> the first time. So, are you sure you checked the wiring to the horn
> and cruise control. Thats the first thing I would do.
>

What year truck is that? On the more recent models ('92 and up) the horn
and the cruise control are both controlled by switches in the steering
wheel. If the return line (ground) from the steering wheel was interrupted
in any way neither the horn or cruise will operate. I think the cruise
control and the horn relay are on the same fuse as well, you might want to
check that.

Matt

"nothing is impossible, difficult just costs more"
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 12:10:20 -0500
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - motor

That sound of rushing air you hear around the pedals is most likely a
leaking brake booster, and not an engine problem. The booster is much
easier to fix/replace than the head gasket. I completely renovated my '82
Bronco some years ago, I had no problems finding everything I needed. As
for the horses, ... it depends ... what sort of trailer your truck is
setup to tow. Properly equipped (sway bars, brake controller, equalizing
hitch etc) you should have no problems towing 7000 pounds. '83 was not the
best year for engine power, but there are a number of things you can do
(exhaust, cam, intake) without taking the engine out of the truck that will
add a bit of towing grunt.

Matt

"nothing is impossible, difficult just costs more"

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> From: shy anne
> To: ford maillist
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - motor
> Date: Tuesday, October 27, 1998 2:58 AM
>
> i need a new motor and head gasket on my 1983 ford f-150. there is
> a whistling sound around my brake and accelorator pedals..is that from
> the head gasket cracked head gasket? I am wondering how much
> difference the new motor and gasket will make on my trucks power and
> gas mileage. Has any of yall ever
> remodeled a 1983 ford f-150 extended cab? i've got some questions
> about some things. We have 3 horses and i was wondering if our 2
> horse trailer with 2 of our horses in it is too much for this size
> truck. and also if i was to get a 16' stock trailer and put all 3
> horses in it, would that be too much? I would like to be able to take
> all 3 horses places instead of just 2.
> Thanks in advance.
> "Shy"
>
>
>
>
> ==
> -"God forbid I shall go to any heaven where there are no horses."
>
>
>
> _________________________________________________________
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 12:10:56 -0500
From: Robert Bowen
Subject: FTE 80-96 - A few questions about my 96 Explorer

Hello,
I am a owner of a recently purchased 1996 Ford Explorer 2 door. When
I purchased the truck used, it had 27,000 miles on it. I am having a
series of problems with it, and would like some advice.

The truck has gone through 2 oxygen sensors in 1500 miles. The dealer
told me that it is probably because the previous owned used Premium
gasoline instead of the 87 octane that the truck is designed for.

The exhaust is very loud. Louder than when I test drove it, and louder
than any other explorer I have come in contact with.

The 4 wheel drive clunks. It almost feels the same way that my old FWD
- - Pontiac Grand Prix felt when the CV joint went bad.

My Questions are - Could the dealer be correct about the gas quality
that was used in the truck before I owned it? Has anyone ever had this
problem on either an Explorer or any other Ford Trucks?

Any hints on the exhaust?

Anyone ever experience this with a 4wd? I was told this morning by the
dealership that 4wd is not designed for sharp turns and that might be
why it is clunking. (Although they couldn't tell me why it was
happening in very mild curves and when I stop and start from a dead
stop).

Also my last question, is there any way that anyone knows of to get this
vehicles complete maintenance history. I would like to know if the
previous owner (Leasee) had any similiar problems.

I really love this truck and would like to be able to enjoy it rather
than curse it every time I get in it.

Thanks,
Rob

Please respond via e-mail to me, and to the list as I get my messages in
digest form.

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 08:42:46 -0900
From: "L WALTERS"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 4x4 conversion

Randy, call info w/ this area code 801-555-1212 ask for Salt Lake City, and
# for "Advanced 4wd" then when U call them ask for Gordon or Ryan. Gordon
has been at Econoline conversions for 10-15yrs. ....BART

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 08:45:11 -0900
From: "L WALTERS"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - TBI

Does anyone know the best TBI system out there for 5.0L. Lookin' for
aftermarket product for ease of install. anyone?

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 12:46:21 -0500
From: "Bruce A. Ramirez"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Motor Mounts

Hi all,

I have a 1991 F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4 with a 4.9L and a 5 speed which I
bought new. In the last 7 1/2 years, I have had to replace the right
motor mount 3 times and the left motor mount once. Does anyone know why
they keep breaking? I'm not hard on my truck. The motor mounts are the
oil filled type. Does anyone make a solid rubber or heavy duty motor
mount for my truck?

Bruce Ramirez
1991 F-150 4x4
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 13:06:10 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - motor

shy anne wrote:

> i need a new motor and head gasket on my 1983 ford f-150. there is
> a whistling sound around my brake and accelorator pedals..is that from

If you are talking about a hissing/vacuum sound that happens
when you apply the brakes, then that is only the brake booster.
Easy to replace. I am not sure if they get bad enough to here it
constantly, mine is not that bad yet, I do here mine when I apply
the brakes and I have to replace mine on my '83 Bronco.

I don't tow horses, I do load the bronco up with firewood.
And doing that offroad, my 4.9L is awesome. But you probably
want something a little bigger since you are on the highway. Since
the 302 is roughly the same although not as good for the low
end torque, but a little better on the higher end as a 4.9L then
I guess a suggestion would be a 351. My $0.02


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Thanks,
Rick Wojo
'83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Terrains
'92 Mstng 5.0L
'95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 13:11:18 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Woes.......

David Whipkey wrote:

> I have an interesting problem in my '89 CC Dually. The battery has
> been checked, the alternator was just replaced (to try and fix this
> problem), and to my knowledge on this year Ford the regulator is
> internal to the alternator. Whenever I have the Defroster, headlights
> and wipers going, I get about 10.5 to 11 volts output with the vehicle
> in Drive (RPMs lowered). The idle is set correctly on the Truck. The
> thing that brought this to my attention is my cell phone. When this

Throw out the cell phone therefore your problems go away. :-)


> drop occurs, it beeps and shows a low battery message. This is a
> function designed for the cell phone battery, not the vehicle battery,
> but a low battery is a low battery. Because the alternator/reg? has
> been replaced and the situation is the same, I am tempted to throw a
> new battery in it. Anyone have experience with these optima gell cells?

I have heard they are good, but ofcourse have to replaced just
like any other battery. And at $160.00 a pop I stick with a
$55.00 and $40.00 for my dual battery setup.

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Thanks,
Rick Wojo
'83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Terrains
'92 Mstng 5.0L
'95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 14:01:13 -0500
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - TBI

I have installed the Holley ProJection system on an older Dodge product.
The sensors and connectors are all GM bits and pieces. It worked alright
after much tweaking. I don't know that it's a lot easier then installing a
Ford EFI (which I did to my '82 300"). The Ford system started right up
and tuned itself without me ever having to look at it.

Matt

"nothing is impossible, difficult just costs more"
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> From: L WALTERS
> Date: Tuesday, October 27, 1998 12:45 PM
>
> Does anyone know the best TBI system out there for 5.0L. Lookin' for
> aftermarket product for ease of install. anyone?

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 16:08:15 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Motor Mounts

At 12:46 PM 10/27/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>I have a 1991 F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4 with a 4.9L and a 5 speed which I
>bought new. In the last 7 1/2 years, I have had to replace the right
>motor mount 3 times and the left motor mount once. Does anyone know why
>they keep breaking? I'm not hard on my truck. The motor mounts are the
>oil filled type. Does anyone make a solid rubber or heavy duty motor
>mount for my truck?
>
>Bruce Ramirez
>1991 F-150 4x4

Make sure the transmission mount is changed when the motor
mounts are changed. This mount is critical to keeping the
engine from moving clockwise/counterclockwise which can
wear the mounts out.

Ken


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 17:55:10 -0500
From: "Bruce A. Ramirez"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Motor Mounts

> Make sure the transmission mount is changed when the motor
> mounts are changed. This mount is critical to keeping the
> engine from moving clockwise/counterclockwise which can
> wear the mounts out.
>
> Ken
>
My transmission mount has been changed even though it wasn't broken. I
replaced it when I replaced my motor mounts. The motor mounts should
last longer than they do. I only have 88k miles on my truck.
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 15:12:44 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: [none]

I'm so excited. I got some new wheels and tires for my 83 ford f-150.
It made the whole truck look newer. I really like it. I thought
about putting dual exhaust on my truck. How hard is this to do? Also
I am wanting to get a bed rail and tailgate protector on my truck. I
looked in the JCWhitney catalog but I can only find it for 87-96 year
fords. Is there any that will fit my 83?
TIA
*Shy*




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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 19:17:11 -0500
From: Jeb Barnett
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:1985 F350 6.9L Diesel Fuel Pump

> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 11:50:02 -0600
> From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1985 F350 6.9L Diesel Fuel Pump, oh boy...
>
> Barnaby Duncan wrote:
>
> > They want $800 for the job, to replace with new. Is this reasonable? How
> > hard would it be for me to do this myself?
>
> Barnaby,
> Is this thing gold plated or what ? You should definately be able to
> do it yourself. If it is a mechanical pump then the pump will run you
> about $40.00.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>snip

I've replaced my mechanical pump twice on my 89 7.3L and it was less
than $40 it is a stock item at most auto parts stores,seems the same
pump also fits International gas engines
also... Ed
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 22:15:49 -0500
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - motor

Rick Wojciechowski wrote:
>
> shy anne wrote:
>
> > i need a new motor and head gasket on my 1983 ford f-150. there is
> > a whistling sound around my brake and accelorator pedals..is that from
>
> If you are talking about a hissing/vacuum sound that happens
> when you apply the brakes, then that is only the brake booster.
> Easy to replace. I am not sure if they get bad enough to here it
> constantly,
>
Mine was that bad. And it caused all sorts of not nice side effects in
the engine because of all the air leaking into the intake. Talk about a
vacuum leak.

Anyway, it is quite easy to replace. And yes, it can go that bad without
actually affecting braking performance.

> mine is not that bad yet, I do here mine when I apply
> the brakes and I have to replace mine on my '83 Bronco.
>
On mine, the hissing actually went away when I pressed on the brakes. Go
figure.

With the engine running, lie down on the floor with your head near the
brake pedal. Push the brake pedal, if that changes the hissing, there's
your culprit. Replace the booster.

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 22:33:38 -0500
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - A few questions about my 96 Explorer

Robert Bowen wrote:
>

[ 1996 Explorer, 27,000 Miles]

>
> The truck has gone through 2 oxygen sensors in 1500 miles. The dealer
> told me that it is probably because the previous owned used Premium
> gasoline instead of the 87 octane that the truck is designed for.
>
Balderdash.


> The exhaust is very loud. Louder than when I test drove it, and louder
> than any other explorer I have come in contact with.
>
Could very well be rusing out. Just might have to replace it. Consider
exausts a 'wear' item.


> The 4 wheel drive clunks. It almost feels the same way that my old FWD
> - Pontiac Grand Prix felt when the CV joint went bad.
>
There are CV joints in the front. Sorry to hear your truck is behaving
like a ponti-yuck :-/


> My Questions are - Could the dealer be correct about the gas quality
> that was used in the truck before I owned it?
>
No. With a provision. If the previous owner put _leaded_ premium in
there, it could junk up the O2 sensor. But, if 1500 miles, you would
have put at least six tanks of unleaded through there, right? So the
second sensor should not have failed that quickly.

Possible causes. Wiring. Most sensors are now preheated. That is,
there's a little heater in them to get them up to operating temperature
quickly. If the wiring is foozled (scientific term there) current could
be leaking to the return wires. The sensor part should _NOT_ have any
voltage applied to them. The sensor generates EMF, and the Voltage is
what tells the O2 content of the gas. Applying any kind of voltage to
that will fry the sensor.

Another cause. During some maintenance, RTV sealer containing silicone
was applied to where engine oil can get to it. The silicone (or is it
silicon?) gets carried away in the oil, a bit of it burns (it dowsn't
take much at all) and fouls the sensor. The only way to fix this is find
the offending RTV (first guess, valve cover), totally and absolutely
remove it and clean it and de-dirt it, put in a new sensor and hope you
got it all.

Another cause, just plain bad luck. Sometimes these puppied fail for no
apparant reason. Supposedly, Bosch, who make many many OEM sensors had a
bad batch a while ago. Maybe you just got badlucky.


>
> Any hints on the exhaust?
>
Just get it checked. I got about two years from the factory exaust on a
non-Ford, about eight years on a dealer replacement on that car.

> Anyone ever experience this with a 4wd? I was told this morning by the
> dealership that 4wd is not designed for sharp turns and that might be
> why it is clunking. (Although they couldn't tell me why it was
> happening in very mild curves and when I stop and start from a dead
> stop).
>
Find a new dealer. The Explorer comes with Full-time 4wd, I believe.
THese have a differentiation action between the front and rear. It
shouldn't clunk.


> Also my last question, is there any way that anyone knows of to get this
> vehicles complete maintenance history. I would like to know if the
> previous owner (Leasee) had any similiar problems.
>
I hope it wasn't serviced by that dealer. Criminy. Maybe, just maybe,
they will release the service records to you. But there's no way they
would know what was done to the vehicle elsewhere.

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 22:50:52 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - keep cool

At 09:50 AM 10/27/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Where is the best place to buy such a replacement fan?

I just picked up the biggest fan I could find, and
a relay for the ignition switch at Autozone.

Ken Payne

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 23:21:17 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Fwd: Can U Help Me!

Forwarded For: Susan Kerr
Please send replies to bkerr cabler.cableregina.com, not to the list.

Dear (person who gets this letter),

Ok, I know this is going to sound stupid if you have no idea what I'm
talking about. Please bear
with me. On CMT, they mentioned a contest that Ford is putting on. I
think you write different lyrics to Alan Jackson's song, and if yours
gets picked you win something. Well, seeing how you guys are Ford
fanatics, not that I'm not, I was wondering if you happened to know
something about it. Where you send the lyrics, what you win, if its
even still on. Now, I don't know if I sent this to the right spot, if
not please forwarded to someone who might know.
I've already tried to contact CMT, and they are no help AT ALL. Not
that I hold that against them. Ok, anyway, I would really appreciate
your help, if you know anything.

Thanx a bunch,

Yours Truly,

Becky


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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 23:25:42 EST
From: GLMPILOT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - hesatation prob

I don't no how to bring the codes up ,but I changed the cap and rotor that
seemed to help a little, also my slave cylinder is going out in the trans. I
have to keep putting fluid in the res.how hard is that to change? Dwayne j
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 22:42:40 -0600
From: Joe Van Beckum
Subject: FTE 80-96 - fuel pump noise

i recently bought a 95 f150 w/a v-8 302 ,, it has two gas tanks ,, when
the front tank nears empty ,, i can hear a high pitched humming noise
from the tank area,, i think its the fuel pump because it stops when i
switch to the rear tank,,it also stops if i fill the front tank ,,
is this a signal that its about to go out ?? ,,
thanks ,
, joe ,,

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 20:43:43 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: [none]

about the hissing noise:
when i hit the brake, the hissing definately gets quieter. In a
previous message I said that I needed my head gasket replaced...I
meant my master cylinder. I (obviously) am new into vehicles (i'm 18)
and I am very interested in learning about my truck so I will probably
be asking a lot of questions. Thanks for everyones help.
*Shy*




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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 20:58:26 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: [none]

what is the difference between an XLT and an XL?
also my dad has an 84 ford truck and I was wondering if I could switch
his bench seat with the bucket seats in my 83 ford truck. The bench
seat is a different color but i found a seat cover that I want to put
on it. TIA.
*Shy*




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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 21:03:18 -0800 (PST)
From: David Whipkey
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Woes.......

WOW!!!! Thanks for that Brilliant reply!!!!.......




- ---Rick Wojciechowski wrote:
>
> David Whipkey wrote:
>
> > I have an interesting problem in my '89 CC Dually. The battery has
> > been checked, the alternator was just replaced (to try and fix this
> > problem), and to my knowledge on this year Ford the regulator is
> > internal to the alternator. Whenever I have the Defroster,
headlights
> > and wipers going, I get about 10.5 to 11 volts output with the
vehicle
> > in Drive (RPMs lowered). The idle is set correctly on the Truck.
The
> > thing that brought this to my attention is my cell phone. When this
>
> Throw out the cell phone therefore your problems go away. :-)
>
>
> > drop occurs, it beeps and shows a low battery message. This is a
> > function designed for the cell phone battery, not the vehicle
battery,
> > but a low battery is a low battery. Because the alternator/reg? has
> > been replaced and the situation is the same, I am tempted to throw a
> > new battery in it. Anyone have experience with these optima gell
cells?
>
> I have heard they are good, but ofcourse have to replaced just
> like any other battery. And at $160.00 a pop I stick with a
> $55.00 and $40.00 for my dual battery setup.
>
> --
> Thanks,
> Rick Wojo
> '83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Terrains
> '92 Mstng 5.0L
> '95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)
>
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Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 01:03:20 EST
From: GLMPILOT aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:

pull your rim off and check your breaks u might b down to your wear indicators
and need to change your break pads
DJ
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Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 00:09:46 -0600
From: "Ralph Ward"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - gauges? 1985 f150 351w temp

I have the above vehicle, for the last month (I live in TX...it's still
early fall here...temps in the 80's )it never indicates warm on the
temp gauge. I found the fan clutch stuck, replaced it. I replaced the 180
degree thermostat with a new 195 degree one (and a new housing, sigh)
yesterday, also replaced the ported vacuum switch, since it was so corroded
on it couldn't get it off the old housing. still no temp indication. I ran
it last night for 20 minutes at idle, then at about 3/4 throttle for about 2
minutes, when it took might foot off the gas, it stalled instantly, raised
the hood and it was boiling, blew out all the coolant. runs fine at idle
this morning (with new coolant!) although at it backfires through the
carburetor and hesitates at acceleration (always has) when cold.
Questions:
1) is it the sender? (and where is the sender on this engine?)
2) should I check for any damage elsewhere from last nights adventure? and
where?
3) is the other stuff likely a tune up problem?

sorry for the ignorant post, I am very new at mechanical endeavors......

regards,
Ralph Ward

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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 22:23:13 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:

My dad just replaced the brake pads not too long ago.
we took the rims off today...i got new ones!!! = )




- ---GLMPILOT aol.com wrote:
>
> pull your rim off and check your breaks u might b down to your wear
indicators
> and need to change your break pads
> DJ
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 22:21:18 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:

oh yeah...thanks for your help = )




- ---GLMPILOT aol.com wrote:
>
> pull your rim off and check your breaks u might b down to your wear
indicators
> and need to change your break pads
> DJ
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Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 01:23:38 EST
From: GLMPILOT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:

good luck my 95 need to have the trany pulled this weekend going to do a
clutch, it sucks
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Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 23:45:01 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - fuel pump noise

Ford in-tank fuel pumps have a reputation as being rather noisy. If the
noise is getting real loud it could be that the pump is getting worn out.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: Joe Van Beckum
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 4:38 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - fuel pump noise


>i recently bought a 95 f150 w/a v-8 302 ,, it has two gas tanks ,, when
>the front tank nears empty ,, i can hear a high pitched humming noise
>from the tank area,, i think its the fuel pump because it stops when i
>switch to the rear tank,,it also stops if i fill the front tank ,,
>is this a signal that its about to go out ?? ,,
>thanks ,
>, joe ,,
>
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Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 00:09:00 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:

The XL is the base trim line and the XLT is the fancier line. I believe the
XLT's get things like chrome bumpers, am/fm cassette, chrome trim, A/C,
tilt, cruise control, etc. The seats from your fathers '84 should fit just
fine. Do you have an extended cab? If so you might want to see if the bench
seat allows for access to the back.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: shy anne
To: ford maillist
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 4:56 AM


>what is the difference between an XLT and an XL?
>also my dad has an 84 ford truck and I was wondering if I could switch
>his bench seat with the bucket seats in my 83 ford truck. The bench
>seat is a different color but i found a seat cover that I want to put
>on it. TIA.
>*Shy*
>
>
>
>
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