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80-96-list-digest Friday, October 8 1999 Volume 03 : Number 282



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - FW: Re: New Topic - Headlight problems
FTE 80-96 - help needed
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear end change out
RE: FTE 80-96 - Howling
FTE 80-96 - heater switch
Re: FTE 80-96 - heater switch
FTE 80-96 - Crackling
Re: FTE 80-96 - heater switch
Re: FTE 80-96 - Crackling

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Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 07:48:51 -0500
From: Craig.Wallace emotors.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - FW: Re: New Topic - Headlight problems

> Ken Justice wrote:
>
>
> I pull out the knob on the switch. But if I move the directional lever
> or flash the brights, they will turn on. On the other hand, if I push
> the directional lever down for the brights, the lights go out (parking
> lights stay on).
>
> Has anyone experienced this? I'm wondering if I just need to replace the
> light switch or if there is a component in the steering column that
> needs replacing? Or both?>
>
>
> Ken,
>
Don't know if you received a response on this, yet. I was having trouble
unsubscribing and re-subscribing yesterday and the day before due to e-mail
address change. But here was my response......I get the digest version, so
you may e-mail me at craig.wallace emotors.com off list today if this helps
you out any at all.

> I had the same problem with my '94 F150 this year. I had to replace the
> headlight switch. I noticed that if I pulled the knob out beyond the
> actual point at which it's suppose to turn on the headlights, they would
> come on, but the parking lights and my cab lights would go off. I would
> not suggest trying this. When I did this, the switch got extremely hot
> and melted the plug. You can purchase a new switch housing at your local
> dealer for about $20.00. Included will be a new plug, too. You can't
> purchase just the switch. I'm sure you could get one at a clunker yard if
> you wanted to, but it's well worth the money for the hassle you will have
> removing just one, let alone two. If Ford put your switch in the same way
> they put mine in, you will have a horrible time getting the old switch
> housing out. You will have to pull the dash and put your arm in extremely
> difficult and most likely, painful, positions. I'm 6' 3" and my hands are
> not very small, so I had to literally force my hand into very tight spots.
> There's a button you will need to push to get the switch to release the
> knob so you can remove the dash entirely. But once it's out, putting in
> the new one is a piece of cake. If the button is in the same place as
> mine was, it will be on the top of the switch towards the back. There's a
> step down on the switch and the button is on that step down. Just be sure
> to put the switch back in with easy accessibility to the button in case
> you ever have to take it back out. I'm sure you will need to during the
> installation.
>
> Total time to remove my switch............about 2 1/2 hours and lots of
> aggravation.
> Total time putting the new one in..........about 15 minutes.
>
> Later,
> Craig Wallace
> 1994 F-150 4.9L, 300 cu. in., I-6
>
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Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 12:49:08 PDT
From: "Scottie Schmidt"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - help needed

Hi,
Sorry this is off topic but, I was wondering if anyone new of a general
horse and or farm related mail digest just like this one? I am especially
looking for a horse one, but a farm one would be great to Thanks in advance.
Thanks,
Scottie Schmidt JR.


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Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 16:04:08 -0400
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear end change out

A 4.10/4.11 ratio is available for just about every Ford rear axle.
You can get something in the order of 65 different ratios for the 9",
starting somewhere around 2.00 and going to over 6.00.
You shouldn't have any problems.

Matt

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Kennedy
To:
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear end change out


> The 8.8" rear will allow for that, don't know about the 9"
>
> Bob
>
>
> Benny Hanzelka wrote:
>
> > I have a 1988 Ford, F-150, 302 engine, 2.55 rear axle. Does anyone know
if
> > a 4.10 rear axle ratio can be fitted to this truck?
> >
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Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 16:03:16 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Howling

Is it more of a "wind" like howling, or a mechanical one?
Does it change in pitch with speed?
Does it only start from a certain speed?

Todd

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From: J.S.H. [mailto:F428 ford-trucks.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 3:49 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com; 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Howling


I have a howl coming from either the rear end or the carrier
bearing.The colder the temp the louder the howl.
Any Ideas?
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Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 21:53:16 -0400
From: "Phil / Debi"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - heater switch

My 91 F150 heater blower only works when switched to high, the previous
owner said he replaced the switch to try and fix it and it still only works
on high. Is there something else that I can check? Im assuming that since
the blower is working that the problem isn't with it, right?

Phil Beattie
66 F100
79 F250 4x4
91 F150 4x4
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Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 22:10:25 -0400
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - heater switch

You're right, the blower is OK, the switch is probably OK too. The problem
is probably the resistor pack, or the connector to the resistor pack.
Check on the blower housing for a 3 or 4 wire connector, connected to a
retangular phenolic plate. Try the connector, if it is OK, remove the screw
holding in the resitor pack and check the resistors, they could be burned
out.

Matt


- ----- Original Message -----
From: Phil / Debi
To:
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 9:53 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - heater switch


> My 91 F150 heater blower only works when switched to high, the previous
> owner said he replaced the switch to try and fix it and it still only
works
> on high. Is there something else that I can check? Im assuming that since
> the blower is working that the problem isn't with it, right?
>
> Phil Beattie
> 66 F100
> 79 F250 4x4
> 91 F150 4x4
> www.geocities.com/imstobu
>
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Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 20:58:33 PDT
From: "Christopher Worley"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Crackling

I have a '93 Ford F-150, 351. I seem to get a crackling noise underneath the
front floor pan when stopping after highway driving, can anyone help.

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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 00:06:00 -0400
From: "Theodore D. Mills"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - heater switch

Sounds like the blower resistor is burnt up.

Not real sure where exactly it is on the F series (I just got my F250 3
weeks ago) but on most cars they are usually in the blower box somewhere. I
think you can get to it from under the hood.

Ted
84 Mustang GT (in pieces)
85 Ranger 2WD 2.8L
91 F250 4X4 7.5L Beast
94 Taurus LX Wagon 3.8L



At 21:53 10/07/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>My 91 F150 heater blower only works when switched to high, the previous
>owner said he replaced the switch to try and fix it and it still only works
>on high. Is there something else that I can check? Im assuming that since
>the blower is working that the problem isn't with it, right?
>
>Phil Beattie
>66 F100
>79 F250 4x4
>91 F150 4x4
>www.geocities.com/imstobu
>
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 03:47:23 -0400
From: "Michael McCarthy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Crackling

Catalytic converter or exhaust cooling?

Michael McCarthy
Export, PA

- -----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Worley
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, October 08, 1999 12:01 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Crackling


>I have a '93 Ford F-150, 351. I seem to get a crackling noise underneath
the
>front floor pan when stopping after highway driving, can anyone help.
>
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