80-96-list-digest Monday, February 15 1999 Volume 03 : Number 045



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - A/C
FTE 80-96 - START KEY WON'T WORK 86 F-150
Re: FTE 80-96 - START KEY WON'T WORK 86 F-150
FTE 80-96 - A friend needs help.
Re: FTE 80-96 - A/C
FTE 80-96 - Wanted: 300 I-6
FTE 80-96 - Wanted: 300 I-6
Re: FTE 80-96 - "I Like FORDS, but the CHEVY was cheaper!"
FTE 80-96 - RE: Slip Yoke
Re: FTE 80-96 - START KEY WON'T WORK 86 F-150

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 12:24:05 -0800
From: "Josh"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - A/C

I picked up a 1990 F-250 4x4 with a 7.5L. It has 27,800 original miles on
it. I just got rid of my beloved 88 Bronco. Anyways heres my question.

This morning I was poking around the engine compartment. I turned the A/C
on, but nothing happened. (compressor i mean) The temp outside was 45F. I
moved the control to defrost and again nothing happened. On my Bronco, I
used to have to push the A/C button to get the compressor rollin. I can hand
turn the compessor with the engine off. I also made sure there were no blown
fuses and the A/C connector was plugged into the compressor.

Thanks in advance.


Josh
berelson gte.net
Edmonds, WA

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 15:27:45 -0600
From: "ROB SARTORIUS"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - START KEY WON'T WORK 86 F-150

WHEN I TURN THE KEY IN PARK, IT WON'T TURN OVER, BUT WILL START IN NEUTRAL.
I HAVE A 1984 F-150 EXT CAB XLT 351 2 BL 3 SPD AUTO.
THE TUMBLER HAS BEEN STIFF AND WOULD NOT SNAP BACK TO RUN IN THE PARKED
POSITION, BUT NOW WILL NOT START IN PARK, JUST IN NEUTRAL AND THE TUMBLER
IS VERY LOOSE IN THE NEUTRAL POSITION. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

ROB SARTORIUS


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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 17:16:36 -0500
From: "Christopher Maher"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - START KEY WON'T WORK 86 F-150

Time for a new neutral safety switch.

Christopher T. Maher
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From: ROB SARTORIUS
To: FORD TRUCKS
Date: February 14, 1999 4:37 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - START KEY WON'T WORK 86 F-150


>WHEN I TURN THE KEY IN PARK, IT WON'T TURN OVER, BUT WILL START IN NEUTRAL.
>I HAVE A 1984 F-150 EXT CAB XLT 351 2 BL 3 SPD AUTO.
>THE TUMBLER HAS BEEN STIFF AND WOULD NOT SNAP BACK TO RUN IN THE PARKED
>POSITION, BUT NOW WILL NOT START IN PARK, JUST IN NEUTRAL AND THE TUMBLER
>IS VERY LOOSE IN THE NEUTRAL POSITION. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
>
>ROB SARTORIUS
>
>
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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 17:33:41 -0500
From: Jan Campbell
Subject: FTE 80-96 - A friend needs help.

>
>His 1988 Ford, F150, 5.0, 5-speed manual od transmission, 4 wheel drive,
>has poor fuel mileage. The problem is intermittent. Following is a
>list of past work (most recent first):
>
>plenum gasket & thermostat,
>vacuum reservoir,
>EEC relay and EEC,
>throttle positioning sensor,
>TFI mod throttle ans stator,
>O2 sensor,
>cleaned emission system and fuel injectors.
>
>Any input would be greatly appreciated.
>
>Matt Campbell
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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 17:45:57 -0600
From: bgarrett
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - A/C

most have a pressure switch, on the drier i think, to keep the compressor from
engaging if no/low freon. you can usually jump across the thing to see if
compressor will go or just put 12v on the compressor. probably those persnickity
o ring seals.

Josh wrote:

> I picked up a 1990 F-250 4x4 with a 7.5L. It has 27,800 original miles on
> it. I just got rid of my beloved 88 Bronco. Anyways heres my question.
>
> This morning I was poking around the engine compartment. I turned the A/C
> on, but nothing happened. (compressor i mean) The temp outside was 45F. I
> moved the control to defrost and again nothing happened. On my Bronco, I
> used to have to push the A/C button to get the compressor rollin. I can hand
> turn the compessor with the engine off. I also made sure there were no blown
> fuses and the A/C connector was plugged into the compressor.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Josh
> berelson gte.net
> Edmonds, WA
>
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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 19:24:25 EST
From: Dmcomp aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Wanted: 300 I-6

Hey guys,

Does anyone have a good running carb 300 I-6 for sale? Preferably in Oklahoma
area, mine finally quit.


Thanks,

Dennis
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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 17:13:59 PST
From: "Steve Likness"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Wanted: 300 I-6

I have a 300 I6 w/carb, however, it's in a bunch of pieces. It needs a
good overhaul probably including a re-bore of the block. Hard to tell,
though. It was running good, but leaking a ton of oil. I did not
notice any blue smoke, but when I tore the engine apart it was plenty
sludgy. I would be happy to sell everything at a low dollar. Shipping
would probably run between 75-100. Make an offer if your interested in
doing an overhaul.

As I started, I kept expanding my project and I'm now in the process of
building a 351W w/Edelbrock manifold and 600 cfm carb, Thorly headers,
and neat looking valve covers, air cleaner, oil pan, etc. It's been
taking a while and I'm anxious to get it back into my '82 F150.

Steve

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 22:13:33 EST
From: CphgnCwby1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - "I Like FORDS, but the CHEVY was cheaper!"

Hey guys, I am getting ready to turn 16 and I asked you guys about a few
trucks I was gonna buy, but I ended up finding a hell of a deal on a Chevy. I
KNOW, I KNOW, and I will let you all know about all of the problems I have
with it. LOL

My Truck:

1989 C/K 1500 Long Bed
5 speed trany, 4x4,
and I got it for $2,700
No big dents, and runs great

Well anyway, I have seen a bumper sticker that says:
"I like FORDS, but the CHEVY was cheaper!"
But, know I can't seem to find it anyplace to buy it...... So If you happen to
know of a place that I can buy this sticker, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

WELL ANYWAYS, I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT I STILL "HATE"
Chevys

BART
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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 19:38:16 -0800
From: "Posluszny, Walt (POSL)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Slip Yoke

Mike,

Good Luck getting Ford to pay.

I have had the EXACT same trouble with my slip yoke since DAY 1(Oct.
19th, 1984 - it's 85), they even replaced it once, in 1985 with an exact
replacement. It helped for a little(a few months) but then came back
shortly after. I even replaced both u-joints as well - the front one...at
the slip yoke...burned up, looked and smelled like toast....total
rust...bone dry.) This solved my u-joint problem...for now, but did nothing
for the clunk, groan, bang, curse, etc.... I understand they now have a
nickel plated yoke that is supposed to resolve the problem. I haven't tried
it yet, don't want to put out the bucks for it till I'm sure it works. I
asked this list about 4 months ago if anyone had installed the new nickel
unit and I got zero responses. Let me know what you find out. It's been
driving me nuts for 14.5 years. I'm with you on this one.
\
Walt

1985 F-150 4x4 351W, 2bbl, Manual 4sp-O.D.

Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 13:53:53 -0500
From: "PmctBaker"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Warranty status for 1985 F-150 slip yoke TSB

hi all,

All this time I thought my groan/grunt/clunk/ noise, was the C-6
tranny.
but I changed the U-joints, and the noise went away, for two days.
now ive
found a TSB that says the slip yoke is causing this noise. makes
sense, but
what do you think?
AND
will/should the dealer replace the part?

thanks
mike baker
pmbaker your-net.com
1985 F-150 4X4
351W 4bbl C-6



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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 22:21:55 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - START KEY WON'T WORK 86 F-150

A common problem... your "Caps Lock" key is stuck on. I needs to be
libricated.

At 15:27 14/02/99 -0600, you wrote:
>WHEN I TURN THE KEY IN PARK, IT WON'T TURN OVER, BUT WILL START IN NEUTRAL.
>I HAVE A 1984 F-150 EXT CAB XLT 351 2 BL 3 SPD AUTO.
>THE TUMBLER HAS BEEN STIFF AND WOULD NOT SNAP BACK TO RUN IN THE PARKED
>POSITION, BUT NOW WILL NOT START IN PARK, JUST IN NEUTRAL AND THE TUMBLER
>IS VERY LOOSE IN THE NEUTRAL POSITION. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
>
>ROB SARTORIUS
>
>
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