80-96-list-digest Monday, November 23 1998 Volume 02 : Number 394



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - F-150 Front End Popping
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: 1999 F-100 Supernationals, Pigeon Forge
Re: Subject: FTE 80-96 - Front Driveshaft Problem
Re: Subject: FTE 80-96 - Front Driveshaft Problem
Re: FTE 80-96 - F-150 Front End Popping
Re: FTE 80-96 - F-150 Front End Popping
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Stereo removal help
Re: Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Stereo removal help
Re: FTE 80-96 - F-150 Front End Popping
FTE 80-96 - '90 E-250 5.0 Problems

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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 09:52:52 -0800
From: Howard Webb
Subject: FTE 80-96 - F-150 Front End Popping

Has anyone had any experience with the front end of their '95 F-150
supercab making a popping noise when turning or going over bumps? I
think mine has been doing this now for about two weeks. I think it has
always done it but is more noticeable just recently. In fact, I took it
to the dealer about a year ago and they replaced some rivits with bolts,
but here we are a year later with a similar problem.

Appreciate any input----- Howard in Vegas

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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 15:16:31 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: 1999 F-100 Supernationals, Pigeon Forge

The 21st annual F-100 Supernations, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee,
is scheduled for May 13-16, 1999 at the Grand Hotel.

This show features both old and new trucks and is the largest
show of its kind. Last year, over 800 trucks were registered
in the show. Ford Truck Enthusiasts had very good attendance,
especially since it was our first year. We had 32 people (not
including spouses) from our group there. Already we are nearly
double the size we were in April of 98. We're hoping to have
over 100 people attend in 1999.

As many of you may know, several of us are trying to incorporate
a non-profit Ford truck club. We hope to have this together
by the show. Regardless of whether or not this happens by then,
we'd like to put together a committee to plan for the event.

If you would like to be part of the planning, and/or you plan to
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Full information about the show will appear on the web site events
guide this evening.

Regards,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 12:43:37 PST
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: Re: Subject: FTE 80-96 - Front Driveshaft Problem

When I did mine, I just popped the two u bolts holding the ujoint (tape
the u-joints when you take it apart) and then wired the shaft up out of
the way. Mine dropped easy though, I am not sure what you would be
hanging up on? Could you get the yokes loose? or did I read your
question wrong?

Thanks
Casey

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I'm sorry to inform the group that I'm still working on getting my
clutch replaced! I'm afraid the truck project got put on the back
burner
during hunting season!
I'm having trouble getting the front driveshaft to come down. I've
tried prying at both the flange on the X-fer case and at the front
differential. It looks like there is no play in the shaft where the two
pieces join. I tried greasing at the fitting at this point to no avail.
I
dont think this thing should require a lot of force to pry off? Rear
one
came down real easy.
Maybe I should try heating it up, (its' 28F outside) or spray some
kind
of spray lubricant to get the two pieces to slide together?

Thanks again,

Geof Schrag
1980 Ford Bronco
351M, 4sp

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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 16:01:03 -0500
From: Larry Shertzer
Subject: Re: Subject: FTE 80-96 - Front Driveshaft Problem

i'm sorry but i got someone else's mail
At 12:43 PM 11/22/98 PST, you wrote:
>When I did mine, I just popped the two u bolts holding the ujoint (tape
>the u-joints when you take it apart) and then wired the shaft up out of
>the way. Mine dropped easy though, I am not sure what you would be
>hanging up on? Could you get the yokes loose? or did I read your
>question wrong?
>
>Thanks
>Casey
>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> I'm sorry to inform the group that I'm still working on getting my
>clutch replaced! I'm afraid the truck project got put on the back
>burner
>during hunting season!
> I'm having trouble getting the front driveshaft to come down. I've
>tried prying at both the flange on the X-fer case and at the front
>differential. It looks like there is no play in the shaft where the two
>pieces join. I tried greasing at the fitting at this point to no avail.
>I
>dont think this thing should require a lot of force to pry off? Rear
>one
>came down real easy.
> Maybe I should try heating it up, (its' 28F outside) or spray some
>kind
>of spray lubricant to get the two pieces to slide together?
>
>Thanks again,
>
>Geof Schrag
>1980 Ford Bronco
>351M, 4sp
>
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>
From: Larry Shertzer email lshertzer nbn.net
phone 717-867-1099

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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 16:36:04 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F-150 Front End Popping

are the strut bar bushings in the front end really tight?? if theyre loose
that will make a kind of popping noise I have a 1989 F250 that does the same
thing
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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 15:01:30 -0800
From: Howard Webb
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F-150 Front End Popping

Thanks, thats for sure one of the things I will check.- --- Howie in Vegas

ROlson1039 aol.com wrote:

> are the strut bar bushings in the front end really tight?? if theyre loose
> that will make a kind of popping noise I have a 1989 F250 that does the same
> thing
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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 19:59:05 -0500
From: EJ
Subject: Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Stereo removal help

From: Bryant Smith
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Stereo removal help

Can somebody please tell me the secret to removing a stock AM/FM/cass
stereo ? I tried to insert a piece of #8 solid wire (shaped in a "U" so
I could do the top and bottom) into each side to release it but it
didn't seem to work. I need to get it out but I didn't want to break it
either ! Any secrets would be greatly appreciated.

Bryant Smith
'93 F150 SC Mark III

Been there done that. I used to work for a Lincoln Mercury dealership,
so i always had access to the proper tools(clips). But even with them, i
found there to be a small trick to sucess, which you could probably
apply to your "home made" tools as well. When you insert the clips into
the radio, do it very slow and gently(no wondering minds and flames
please !...lol). You should feel and hear a "click" of sorts, do not
push the clips in any further than this. You will notice that they can
be pushed in deeper, but DO NOT PUSH FARTHER !!!. Now with the clips in
this position, spread them apart so to speak(i repeat my previous
sidebar from above, concerning the minds, and flames), slightly and
gently to the right and to the left of the radio as you also try to pull
them(with the radio) back towards you. I've done this quite a few times,
and have found this to seemingly be the "correct" way to do this. I have
usually gotten pretty quick and easy results this way. Hope it works for
you.


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"EJ" In Hamilton Township, New Jersey, suburb of Trenton
On digest where availabile, not regular mail
E-Mail: oldsluvr bellatlantic.net
The "Fleet"
1979 Pontiac "Olds organ donor" Trans Am T-tops Rebuilt Olds 6.6L 403
4bbl-TH350 Performer Cam and Intake.....going into the Calais
For Sale. Click on the link below.....
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.1pontiac.com/cgi-bin/1pontiac-cgi/webbbs1-cgi/config.pl?read=3210
1984 Olds Cutlass Calais T-Tops 5.0L 307 4bbl-TH350-2.14 gears K+N.....
soon to be 6.6L 403 4bbl, and hopefully some better "rear" gears
1985 Olds Toronado 5.0L 307 4bbl-AOD(newly acquired Sept. 98).
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC Moonroof 5.0L 302 EFI HO-AOD-3.27 gears
inner fender baffle removed-K+N.
1992 Ford F-250 Reg-Cab 4WD 7.5L 460 EFI-E4OD Auto-3.55 gears.
3-inch converter-dual outlet flowmaster 3 chamber.
Complete K+N(no more factory air-box)-ADS Super Chip-Spitfires-
Accel Super Coil-Cap-Rotor & 8.8 wires.
1994 Toyota Camry Sedan 4-banger-(Wow we could have had a V6!)-"mili
-liter"-AOD. K+N (why did I even bother, still a slug!)
My SO's rider
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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 20:13:53 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Stereo removal help

i used a narrow needle once and another time i used a cotter pin that fit in
the hole
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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 21:28:19 -0500
From: "Len D"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F-150 Front End Popping

Hi Howard

I had the same problem with my 88 f250 the noise drove me up
the wall and i check everything i possible could, then i told the shocks off
and to my suprize noticed the shock absorber bolts were worn out,
so i replaced the the bolts and eliminated that problem. I would of never
suspected that problem my shock bushings look fine it was the dam bolt that
caused all the problems. I hope this my help you out.

regards
Len

P.S. let me know if this helps you out.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Howard Webb
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, November 22, 1998 1:20 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - F-150 Front End Popping


>Has anyone had any experience with the front end of their '95 F-150
>supercab making a popping noise when turning or going over bumps? I
>think mine has been doing this now for about two weeks. I think it has
>always done it but is more noticeable just recently. In fact, I took it
>to the dealer about a year ago and they replaced some rivits with bolts,
>but here we are a year later with a similar problem.
>
>Appreciate any input----- Howard in Vegas
>
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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 00:11:41 -0800
From: Vogt Family
Subject: FTE 80-96 - '90 E-250 5.0 Problems

Thanks for the help on pulling the codes, can't remember the numbers now
but basically what it boils down to is I've got faults in the EGR
sensor, the Fuel Pump relay circuit, and the MAP sensor. The symptom is
that the van will only run if you constantly vary the throttle. Try to
hold it at one place or let it idle and it dies.

Now the update, I was poking around to find the MAP sensor and I came to
this thing with a medium-small black hard vacuum line from the manifold
(plenum) to it that is under the hood, above the battery. It has a
3-position electrical connector on it which looks OK inside. When I
pull this electrical connector the van runs incredibly rich and still
won't run. But when I pull the vacuum line off, it idles and revs just
fine. Is this the MAP sensor? If so, how can it run without a signal?....


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