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80-96-list-digest Friday, July 16 1999 Volume 03 : Number 198



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes
RE: FTE 80-96 - What area is everyone In????
FTE 80-96 - Fan clutch
Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes
FTE 80-96 - FW: FTE Small - Re:
FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes
Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes
FTE 80-96 - Re: David Anderson? startup speed
FTE 80-96 - RE:95 f-150 clutch/transmission probem and front shocks
Re: FTE 80-96 - Fan clutch
FTE 80-96 - Bad relay to EEC-IV
FTE 80-96 - Seat Compatibility
Re: FTE 80-96 - Seat Compatibility

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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 08:07:35 EDT
From: MRStace84 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes

Mine is hissing any time, that I have the pedal pushed. Whether the truck is
at a stop or I am moving the pedal downward. After further investigation I
have noticed that I am starting to have to press harder to get the truck
stopped, which seems to be a good indication of a bad booster. Did anyone
else notice having to press the pedal more firmly?

Thanks
Stacy Fisher

84 F150 4x4
98 Ranger XLT 4x4
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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 09:00:23 -0400
From: "Ratcliff, Dale"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - What area is everyone In????

Magnolia, Texas ( 20 miles NW of Houston )

Dale Ratcliff
Email : dratc Telxon.com
92 F150 SC LB 351 Auto
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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 08:04:35 -0500
From: Robert M Sands
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Fan clutch

I have a 92 F150 300 I6 and was noticing when idling for an extended
period that temp gauge will climb higher than usual. I'm the original
owner so I am familiar with the quirks of this truck. It never gets hot
enough to shut down, and will cool down when you pick up rpm's. I have
noticed that the fan does not seem to "roar" like it did in previous
situations.Fan/clutch does not show any obvious signs of wear. Appreciate
any ideas/advice. I have also noticed little rust bubbles above the rear
tires starting to form. This truck has only 72K on it and I have babied
it the whole time.
Anyone else seeing rust ? And of course it wasn't noticeable until it
was a year out of warranty. Thanks
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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 15:23:04 +0200
From: FXL
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes

Same here!
Its getting harder to stop. Bad booster?
Hissing when I let the pedal up.
Air in the system?
Costs for a new booster?
Thanks
Gunnar

MRStace84 aol.com wrote:
>
> Mine is hissing any time, that I have the pedal pushed. Whether the truck is
> at a stop or I am moving the pedal downward. After further investigation I
> have noticed that I am starting to have to press harder to get the truck
> stopped, which seems to be a good indication of a bad booster. Did anyone
> else notice having to press the pedal more firmly?
>
> Thanks
> Stacy Fisher
>
> 84 F150 4x4
> 98 Ranger XLT 4x4
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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 13:55:50 -0500
From: "Mike Griffith"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - FW: FTE Small - Re:

Hi! I've been listening for a while.

I've got a '92 Ranger, 4cyl, 5 speed, short bed. Here are a few questions
and comments:

Does any one know if the later model Explorer seats will fit my Ranger? The
drivers seat support is shot. (Upholstery is great but I don't need to
analyze the frame welds with my back side!)

I have terrible electrical noise on both the regular and CB radios. It is
both ignition and motor noise (fan, wipers, etc.) on both radios. I have
checked, cleaned and tightened the engine and body grounds, alternator and
battery connections, etc. The CB now runs on a separate 14 Ga. shielded
twisted pair direct from the battery; it doesn't work any better than with
the cigarette lighter plug. On a related question, I know how to pull the
DIN style radio with the 4 holes in the face, but how do you pull the dash
trim that is over it? Is it just a pry and pull or what?

What is typical fuel mileage for this vehicle? I get 19-22 MPG depending on
speed and road conditions. Is this good bad or typical?

I drained and flushed the 5 speed when I changed the clutch. I'm now
running Mobil 1 synthetic ATF and it works well. I checked with the local
Ford dealer and their comment was "...as long as it says that it meets the
Ford spec on the bottle." It shifts just fine.

I have the rear ABS and have found that except for sometimes a very short
chirp I *can't* lock up the rear a speeds much above a fast walk. 'love it!

Thanks in advance for the help!

/s/

Mike



Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 08:51:30 -0500
From: Kevin Arnold
Subject: FTE Small - RE:

Ron,

I have stock bucket seats in my Ranger and they are quite comfortable.
However, if the bucket Explorer seat will fit, they are the way to go. They
have the blow-up lumbar support ( very nice ).
My two cent,
Kevin



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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 18:51:51 -0400
From: "Steve"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes

From:



> Mine is hissing any time, that I have the pedal pushed. Whether the truck
is
> at a stop or I am moving the pedal downward. After further investigation
I
> have noticed that I am starting to have to press harder to get the truck
> stopped, which seems to be a good indication of a bad booster. Did anyone
> else notice having to press the pedal more firmly?
>
That's exactly what happened to mine!!!

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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 18:54:11 -0400
From: "Steve"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes

From: FXL

> Same here!
> Its getting harder to stop. Bad booster?
> Hissing when I let the pedal up.
> Air in the system?
> Costs for a new booster?
> Thanks
> Gunnar
>
From my understanding, it is actually air entering the system. It cost me a
total of $220 for my mechanic to fix. I saw another post from someone who
did it themselves for $80. My reman booster cost $130.

Slik

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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 19:46:31 -0500
From: "DannyF"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: David Anderson? startup speed

Looking for David Anderson or anyone else that found the solution
to this common problem.

'90 F-150 2WD 300-6 auto: Remember, its only on startup. Used to
immediately idle up to ~1500 rpms then settle back down after 20-
30 secs. Now it doesn't.

David was going through this problem and I wondered if he found it.

He was going to clean the Idle Speed Control Valve and then
replace the MAP sensor.

ANyone? Is the MAP sensor the fix?


Danny
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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 19:46:31 -0500
From: "DannyF"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE:95 f-150 clutch/transmission probem and front shocks

> Hi everyone,
> I am new to the list. I recently bought a 1995 f-150xl regular cab long
> box with a 302, 2wd, and a 5 speed. I have 2 problems right now and Any
> advice that you feel like giving would be great.
>
> 1) I think I have a mazda tranny. When I press down my clutch pedal there is
> a loud squeak coming from somewhere in the tranny. The tranny also squeaks
> when I let the clutch out. When I let the clutch out it kind of jumps right
> at the point the squeak happens. When I am driving It isn't as smooth as it
> used to be. Sometimes it will clunk when I pull it out of gear even when I
> have the clutch to the floor. Also when I'm stopped sometimes it will grind
> when I put it into gear even when the clutch is fully depressed. The clutch
> is even more vaugue than it was before and It is hard to switch gears
> smoothly. A friend of mine suggested that It could be the release bearing.
> Any ideas??
>
> 2)The front end of the truck sags down quite a bit in relation to the back
> end. At first I thought that the truck wass supposed to be like that but
> then I saw lots of other f-150s that were almost level. I thin that
> replacing the front shocks will do the trick. The truck has 55k on it and I
> don't think they have ever been replaced. What shocks are good to get? I am
> looking for something with a pretty smooth ride. I use the truck mainly for
> light on road hauling and daily driving. What shocks are good to get??
>
> I appreciate any help anyone can give. Thanks,
> Aaron
>

At 50k mi I don't think its sagging springs. From what I've observed
a lot of trucks come stock w/a stiffer rear leaf setup purely for
carrying capacity. Take another look around...you'll see plenty of
Ford trucks jacked a little in the rear...all stock.

If you want to level it the best/cheapest solution is to install
aluminum shims between the I-beam and fr. coil spring. Come in 1
or 2"(cost ~$12 ea.). As usual, best to realign after installation but
I've never seen anyone have any problems w/o realigning...yet.

Danny



Danny
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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 20:52:08 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Fan clutch

> Anyone else seeing rust ? And of course it wasn't noticeable until it
>was a year out of warranty. Thanks

Too late for your truck now, but the best thing to do is spray the entire
bottom of your truck and inside the doors with hydraulic or another
non-detergent oil every year before winter.

There are companies that make over the fender pieces that you can weld in
after cutting out the old ones.


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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 21:15:42 -0500
From: "ROB SARTORIUS"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Bad relay to EEC-IV

Does anybody know what to do to test for a bad eec relay to the eec-iv
computer. I can get to codes from a new EEC-IV installed. The fuse is
working.

Rob Sartorius

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 01:27:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: Christopher Tirone
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Seat Compatibility

Hello!

Does anyone out there know if a seat made to fit an
'87 F150 will fit in an '86? Are the bolt locations
for the bench seat in the '87 the same as in the '86
or would I have to modify? How about the width of the
seat ( is the '87 seat too wide to fit in the '86 cab
)? Thanks in advance for your help.

Greenman

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acceptable to offer items for sale here; if it isn't,
please accept my apologies in advance. If it is, then
I've got the following to sell:

4 - King Sport 33 x 12.5 - 15 with lots of rubber,
mounted on American Racing Chrome Nugget wheels, to
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Also:

Brand new in the box, never used!

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Grizzly Push bar, black $125
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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 22:43:24 -0700
From: Bob Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Seat Compatibility

Is the roll bar for a F-150 or a Bronco?
Is the push bar for the 86 or 87?
How many lights do you have?

Bob


Christopher Tirone wrote:

> Hello!
>
> Does anyone out there know if a seat made to fit an
> '87 F150 will fit in an '86? Are the bolt locations
> for the bench seat in the '87 the same as in the '86
> or would I have to modify? How about the width of the
> seat ( is the '87 seat too wide to fit in the '86 cab
> )? Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Greenman
>
> P.S. I'm new to this group so I don't know if it's not
> acceptable to offer items for sale here; if it isn't,
> please accept my apologies in advance. If it is, then
> I've got the following to sell:
>
> 4 - King Sport 33 x 12.5 - 15 with lots of rubber,
> mounted on American Racing Chrome Nugget wheels, to
> fit five bolt, 5.5 circle Ford trucks. Best offer.
> Also:
>
> Brand new in the box, never used!
>
> Grizzly Roll bar, black $200
> Grizzly Push bar, black $125
> KC hilites model 46, $25
>
> email to: greenman_11....


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