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80-96-list Digest Wed, 31 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 102

In This Issue:
Re: Lifter ???'s
cruise control
Re: Steering
Re: Lifter ???'s
Re: lifter ???

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From: "Jim Kuhl" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Lifter ???'s
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 05:49:04 CDT

Thanks for the reply,
What in the ignition would make a pinging noise? I have replaced recently
the cap, rotor, wires, and plugs.

Also, what exactly is a volume/pressure test?

I have been wondering about the valves, and was thinking about having the
heads redone this summer. I guess the ol' girl's just getting tired, as it
was used to tow horses it whole life. I think alittle TLC will bring back
her orginal power and fuel economy.
Thanks for the input,
Jim



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From: "Weerheim, Mark L." mayo.edu>
Subject: cruise control
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 08:45:14 -0500

The cruise on my 94 F-150 doesn't work. The horn works and the airbag light
doesn't come on so I'm assuming the clock spring is not the problem. The
buttons in the steering wheel are new -long story. Now this leaves the main
unit under the hood. That sucker is expensive so I was looking for some
ideas or ways of testing that to see if it is the problem. A co-worker has
the same problem with his E-series van. Is there a common problem with
fords cruise control?

Thanks,
Mark

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From: BanksRVA aol.com
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 09:49:29 EDT
Subject: Re: Steering

I have to much play in my steering wheel. I adjusted the screw and the
steering box, but not much help? Any Ideas anyone? Or would I be better off
taking it to someone who knows what they are doing?

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From: FULSZBRONC aol.com
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 20:21:47 EDT
Subject: Re: Lifter ???'s

bigcat80 hotmail.com writes:
<< What in the ignition would make a pinging noise? I have replaced recently
the cap, rotor, wires, and plugs.

Also, what exactly is a volume/pressure test?

I have been wondering about the valves, and was thinking about having the
heads redone this summer. >>

Ping is not (directly) caused by the ignition system, rather it's a case of
"pre-ignition", which is the air/fuel charge in the combustion chamber
igniting early. Carbon build up is the cause and something like the product
"Sea Foam" is the cure. There are other products that does a fine job of
removing carbon deposits. Also a vacuum leak will cause the "ping" you
described that occurs during acceleration. Look first for rotted, cracked or
missing vacuum lines.

A fuel voulmn/pressure test is a good place to start to look for a low
power condition (assuming the engine is in tune). Specs for a typical fuel
Ford pump is: fuel pressure should reach 35 - 45 psi, able to flow a minimum
of 5.6 ozs. in 10 seconds, and remains at a minimum 30 psi immediately after
de-energizing.

Why are you wondering about the valves?? Symptoms? Doing the heads on a
high mileage engine is kinda risky business. Before you spend the big bucks,
I'd advise having some diagnostics done first. Hope this helps.
Alex

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From: 2insaneexcite.com
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 06:39:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: lifter ???

My clicking noise on my truck was my cracked exhaust manifold. it only
happened to me when it was cold too. as for the low power, i don't know.

DK





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