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80-96-list Digest Tue, 16 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 089

In This Issue:
Re: Droopy front ends and new springs
Corporate Rear-End
Re: Clutch must be down to start
Re: Fuel pump/sender...
Whew!!! My Diesel Ran Out of Fuel Today!
Re: Owners manual
Re: Corporate Rear-End
droopy front end-measurement
poor running
Re: Corporate Rear-End
Re: Pls help diagnose my AOD
Re: Droopy front ends and new springs

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From: "Michael J. Pasznik, Jr." exit109.com>
Subject: Re: Droopy front ends and new springs
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 18:58:30 -0400

Ezekial,

Yeah, my axle dropped considerably when I disconnected the shocks, but
it wasn't quite enough to get the spring out. Then again, I didn't try
pushing down on the axle either. It wouldn't be the first time I did
something the hard way. :) I'm not sure how yours were, but my new coils
were quite a bit taller than the stock ones even when they weren't being
compressed. I probably would have needed the compressor to get those
suckers in anyway. Or maybe I'm just trying to justify the extra effort to
myself...

-Mike
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>I didn't need a spring compressor. I took the wheel off (obviously),
>disconnected the shock at the bottom and then loosened the bolt in the
>center of the spring and then pushed down on the axle assembly. The
>spring will just come loose. Then take out the bold at the top and the
>little bracket that holds the spring at the top and the spring will come
>right out.




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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 16:48:11 -0700
From: Marv & Marge lafn.org>
Subject: Corporate Rear-End

Got a 10+inch Ford differential in the '89 F-250. Single wheel.
Anybody got an idea of what size spindle nut socket is required
for rear brake inspection? Thought I'd ask BEFORE I get it all
apart and have to use a chisel or somesuch.

Also, anybody know what the Inferred Milage Sensor (IMS) does?

Thanks,

-Marv-

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From: Scrangler83 aol.com
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 19:58:37 EDT
Subject: Re: Clutch must be down to start

yup, i had an 83 scrambler that i had to do that in once with it in low
range.. guess its been too many months since ive been offroad

Tom

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 20:25:01 -0400
From: S Spaulding worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Fuel pump/sender...

Steve,

Is it two wheel drive, or four wheel drive? I did not need to drop the
driveshaft on my four wheel drive.

The inlet side of the rear tank was fun, huh? All the neighborhood
children learned some new words...

Steve

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From: "Dave Harmier" pdq.net>
Subject: Whew!!! My Diesel Ran Out of Fuel Today!
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 21:44:02 -0500

Sitting at a light, it ran rough for a few seconds, bucked and died. The
gauge (which HAS been working as advertised) said I still had 1/8th or more
left, but the Odometer gave about the normal I get right now.

Anyway, I always thought one was SCR&WED if he ran out, but after switching
tanks and cranking on and off for 20 seconds or so she roared!

A POX upon my gauge for doing that!!! And a BIG sigh of relief!

Dave H.
Houston
90 F-350 Crew LWB Diesel with Knapheide Service Body, and Tommy Lift (The
BEAST!)
91 F-150 SC LWB 5.8 with Crossbed Toolbox, and Tommy Lift (Dads)
92 F-150 SC SWB 5.0 with Crossbed Toolbox (Sisters)
All with the DREADED E4OD......


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From: Mc Gregor JAMES mossgas.co.za>
Subject: Re: Owners manual
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 08:20:21 +0200


Were you after a manual, or just a copy of a manual>

John either would do , are you able to assist?

The local supplier for US Ford parts in South Africa has been out of stock
for some months now.

James







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Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 07:38:10 -0400
From: James Oxley thecore.com>
Subject: Re: Corporate Rear-End



Marv & Marge wrote:
>
> Got a 10+inch Ford differential in the '89 F-250. Single wheel.
> Anybody got an idea of what size spindle nut socket is required
> for rear brake inspection? Thought I'd ask BEFORE I get it all
> apart and have to use a chisel or somesuch.
>

My 95, 10.25 does not require hub removal to remove drums. They come
off like 1/2 tons or any rear drum car.

OX

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Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 05:06:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Paul Rozell yahoo.com>
Subject: droopy front end-measurement

What is the best way to check the front end on a truck to see if it is indeed the springs. Are
there any points on the frame that I should measure from. I am considering changing the springs
just because I don't like the diving front end on my truck. Several places here have the springs
ranging from 70 to 85 bucks. Any help would be highly appreciated.

Paul Rozell
65 F100 460 C6
96 F150 5.0 SC

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From: 2insane excite.com
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 06:44:56 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: poor running

how would u go about cheking the tps and changing the voltage to it?

DK





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From: Greg Carter entrust.com>
Subject: Re: Corporate Rear-End
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 11:14:15 -0400

The 10.25 full float rear I used was out of an '89 and I don't think it
required you to remove the hub to get at the brakes. I remember my friend
with a Chev commenting when we picked up the used axle that it was 'neat'
that you didn't have to go to all the trouble he had to with his full float
axle when working on the brakes. I converted it to disks at the same time
so never had to worry about drums.

Also it could be a semi float axle (no hub) in which case you for sure do
not have to worry.
Bye.

Greg Carter
Entrust Technologies - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.entrust.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/buildup/dana60.html
-----Original Message-----
From: James Oxley [mailto:luxjo thecore.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 7:38 AM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [80-96-list] Re: Corporate Rear-End

Marv & Marge wrote:
>
> Got a 10+inch Ford differential in the '89 F-250. Single wheel.
> Anybody got an idea of what size spindle nut socket is required
> for rear brake inspection? Thought I'd ask BEFORE I get it all
> apart and have to use a chisel or somesuch.
>

My 95, 10.25 does not require hub removal to remove drums. They come
off like 1/2 tons or any rear drum car.


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From: BSchinski aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 13:29:40 EDT
Subject: Re: Pls help diagnose my AOD

Thanks to all who responded. My AOD is back to normal now. After checking everything out, it appeared that the only explanation was that an internal valve body was sticking. My brother EJ, who has quite a bit of experience with AOD's, suggested adding a tranny lubricant which might help free it up. I added a bottle of Dura-Lube and thirty miles later it was shifting normally again. EJ is of the opinion that after 232,000 miles, my tranny might be wearing to the point that I should consider replacing it before too long. I'm just happy that I can schedule this at my convenience, rather than having to do it immediately.
Thanks again,
Bo Schinski, Seattle

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Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 16:18:48 -0500
Subject: Re: Droopy front ends and new springs
From: Paul M Radecki juno.com>

>>> The rear on
>>>mine is also drooping as a result of occasional waaaay overloading.
Do
>>>they have relatively stock leaf springs as well, or should I get them
>>>from a lift-kit company?

>>I would just go to a junk yard and pick up a set off another truck that
>>doesn't look like its hauled or pulled much. Also try to get a set
with
>>the towing package so that it will have at least one extra leaf.
>>Possibly might want to check into F-250 springs if you still carry lots
>>of weight...

Um... just how do you propose to tell whether a junkyard truck has
hauled or towed much? My F-150 looked and rode like new right up until
the day two of the leaves broke in half. I wasn't even hauling at the
time. Metal fatigue can be like that: the part might not appear strained
until it fails. I would avoid junkyard springs for that reason. F-250
springs will not bolt right up because they are wider than F-150 springs.
If you want to try to replace all of the brackets and hangers in order
to accommodate F-250/350 springs, be my guest.
When my rear springs failed, I ordered stock replacements from JC
Whitney (www.jcwhitney.com). They charged less for the pair than Ford
wanted me to pay per spring, and the springs arrived in under a week.
You can get them in either 4- or 5-leaf packs, and the quality appears to
be even better than OEM. Installation is cake once you get the rusted
bolts out. I was even able to salvage a leaf from each of the original
packs and use them for overload springs, so I now have 6-leaf packs. The
truck stays more level when loaded, but rides more harshly when empty.
Please bear in mind that upgrading your springs does not increase
your maximum safe payload. You are still limited by your brakes,
bearings, rearend, U-joints, tranny, frame, hitch... well, you get the
idea.

lordjanusz juno.com
'94 F-150
'73 F-100
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