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80-96-list Digest Fri, 25 Aug 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 176

In This Issue:
Re: U-Joints
Re: electrical question
Re: electrical question
Re: U Joints
Re: electrical question
Re: what hapends when i remove air pump??
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Aluminum Drive Shaft
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Re: Source for Replacement body panels
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Re: U Joints

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From: "Michael J. Pasznik, Jr." <mjp exit109.com>
Subject: Re: U-Joints
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:36:14 -0400

Eric,

   I had my rear U-joint go bad earlier this year and the symptom was a
clicking sound that came from the back end of the truck.  Sounded just like
a loose piece of metal pinging against something and the sound increased
with the speed of the truck.  First time I had one go like that.
   Good luck.

-Mike

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From: Eric Sneed <ESneed REIL.COM>
Subject: Re: U-Joints
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 09:21:25 -0700

That is what I thought, my truck does not display the common symptoms of
u-joints going bad, so I am baffled at what could be wrong. It only does
this when in gear and the harder I get on it the louder it becomes. There is
not a noticeable difference in performance.

Eric



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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 12:43:06 -0700
Subject: Re: U Joints
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny <redstone home.com>

Eric,

When the rear U joints on my 85 F150 [5.8 4x4 4 speed manual] went out, it
made a squeaking sound every time I accelerated and changed gears.  It took
me a while to figure it out since my previous experience with bad U joints
was a clunking noise.  This was definitely a squeaking sound with no clunk.

When I narrowed it down to the u-joints, I crawled under the truck and shook
the hell out of the back of the rear driveshaft and I could definitely feel
the movement in the u-joint.  When I changed it out the, the cups fell off
and brown powder was all that was left of the roller bearings on 2 of the 4
arms.  Dry as a bone.   I replaced with H.D. units that are greaseable and I
use synthetic grease in them.

Walt

>
> From: Eric Sneed <ESneed REIL.COM>
> Subject: U-Joints
> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 08:59:06 -0700
>
>
> What are the tell tale signs that my u_joints are going bad? So far I
> isolated the problem to the rear of the truck(removed Front drive shaft). It
> is making a squeking ratteling sound only when in gear. I thought that
> u-jounts going bad made a clunking sound?.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Eric
> 89 F150 4.9 4x4 4sp man


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From: Metalcaster4jc aol.com
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 16:33:00 EDT
Subject: Re: electrical question

You must not have noticed before, but when you switch your key switch to
start, everything usually cuts out to allow more power to the starter.  Do
you have an automatic transmission?  If so check your transmission linkage.
There is a neutral safety switch that keeps the engine from starting in
nothing but park & neutral.  I just finished the same project and it took me
a couple of minutes to track down my oversight.

Andrew Abrams
Metalcaster4jc
Marcellus Metalcasters, Inc.
Marcellus, MI 49067
Gray, Ductile and White Iron sand castings.

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From: Lingus0169 aol.com
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 16:40:57 EDT
Subject: Re: electrical question

well andy. i have a manual t-18(4 speed), and i bypassed that sqitch where u
have to have the clutch in, but when the key is turned to start, all power
goes and the startr still doesnt even click. my battery is fine and when i
did a direct start(bypass the starter soliniod) it will crank over, but i
cant use the key switch to start it..thankx for your insight about my problem
nick
85 F150 XL 4X4 T-18 NP-208
3.55's in dana 44 and ford 8.8"
82 351w 400 hp

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From: Eric Sneed <ESneed REIL.COM>
Subject: Re: U Joints
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 13:38:51 -0700

Thanks Walt, that was indeed the problem. I also replaced it with a "heavy
duty" greasable unit. I had visualy checked all the u-joints last weekend
and found nothing unusual. Last night it started squeeling really bad, so I
got back under the truck and found the rear u-joint had puked it's grease
and bearings. Slapped the new one in and all is good.

Thanks

Eric
89 F150 4.9 4x4 4sp

-----Original Message-----
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny [SMTP:redstone home.com]
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 12:43 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [80-96-list] Re: U Joints

Eric,

When the rear U joints on my 85 F150 [5.8 4x4 4 speed manual] went
out, it
made a squeaking sound every time I accelerated and changed gears.
It took
me a while to figure it out since my previous experience with bad U
joints
was a clunking noise.  This was definitely a squeaking sound with no
clunk.

When I narrowed it down to the u-joints, I crawled under the truck
and shook
the hell out of the back of the rear driveshaft and I could
definitely feel
the movement in the u-joint.  When I changed it out the, the cups
fell off
and brown powder was all that was left of the roller bearings on 2
of the 4
arms.  Dry as a bone.   I replaced with H.D. units that are
greaseable and I
use synthetic grease in them.

Walt

>
> From: Eric Sneed <ESneed REIL.COM>
> Subject: U-Joints
> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 08:59:06 -0700
>
>
> What are the tell tale signs that my u_joints are going bad? So
far I
> isolated the problem to the rear of the truck(removed Front drive
shaft). It
> is making a squeking ratteling sound only when in gear. I thought
that
> u-jounts going bad made a clunking sound?.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Eric
> 89 F150 4.9 4x4 4sp man

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 13:52:59 -0700
From: Bob Kennedy <bobkennedy uswest.net>
Subject: Re: electrical question

Is there a red wire there already? Take it off,  put the hot lead of a VOM on
it, put the negative end to ground. Place the VOM in the window so you can see
it, and then hit the switch. You should see 12 volts, if not, it's ran from the
start position of the switch, through the safety switch you removed to the
starter relay.
Since it turns over, by the by-pass, it's either the wiring or the starter
relay.

Bob


Lingus0169 aol.com wrote:

> well andy. i have a manual t-18(4 speed), and i bypassed that sqitch where u
> have to have the clutch in, but when the key is turned to start, all power
> goes and the startr still doesnt even click. my battery is fine and when i
> did a direct start(bypass the starter soliniod) it will crank over, but i
> cant use the key switch to start it..thankx for your insight about my problem
> nick
> 85 F150 XL 4X4 T-18 NP-208
>  3.55's in dana 44 and ford 8.8"
> 82 351w 400 hp
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From: "Stephen Hansen" <shansen ndak.net>
Subject: Re: what hapends when i remove air pump??
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:58:52 -0500


My only real safety concern is that the cat runs real hot; and the air pump is putting cool air into it (for whatever reason). Couldn't removing it cause a serious overheat problem? I mean, I remember hearing about vehicle fires that were caused by the cat converter in it's early stage of production.
My cat is off right now, and the amount of air the pump puts can be felt. The cat's going back on real soon.
Steve


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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 16:49:23 -0700
From: Marv & Marge <ae722 lafn.org>
Subject: Aluminum Drive Shaft

Anybody had a problem with these?  Mine makes a "clicking" sound, sort
of like metal fatigue when I reverse the direction of torque through it.
Drive shaft shop says there are swedged connections in it, and wants to
build me an all steel one for about $200.  Before I spend the cash,
however, I'd like to know that this isn't "normal" for the breed.

-M-

Marv Miller  mailto:ae722 lafn.org
"Striving to be the person
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From: "Del quattro" <delquattro hotmail.com>
Subject: Power steering bracket bushings
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 00:47:40 GMT

Hello.
My mechanic is in the process of installing a built 351W into my '83 F150
4X4 Flareside.  In order to mount the p.s. brackets, a 5/8" coarse threaded
bushing (about a 1/2" long) is inserted, then a bolt that is 7/16" coarse
threaded is inserted through the bracket and screwed into the inner 7/16"
hole of the bushing.
The problem is that the old bushings are rusted into the old engine(head?)
and Ford has quit making the parts and I don't know where to begin looking,
what to call them, etc.  My mechanic is pretty resourceful, but hasn't been
able to locate any of them anywhere.  I'm just checking to see if anyone
knows where we might find some (two) before we have to make them.
Thanks.
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From: "Stephen Hansen" <shansen ndak.net>
Subject: Source for Replacement body panels
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 22:48:23 -0500


I discovered my 92 Supercab has some cancer on the cab. Specifically the area just forward of the left rear cab corner, just above the running board.
It appears to be an isolated problem, my guess is that some sealant cracked and allowed water to get trapped in the area. (I found a seam that was too big, could have use a bit more sealant) Anyone have a source for replacement panels for that area? From what my dad told me, JC Whitney doesn't offer one for my year/cab style. (How did I get off their mailing list? I thought that was imposable!)
Steve



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From: "Travis Moore" <webdoc arkansas.net>
Subject: Re: Source for Replacement body panels
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 00:27:06 -0500

Steve,

Try http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.millsupply.com.  They will send you a free catalog and price
list.

Doc



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Subject: Portable Computer for your tuning.....
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 10:41:47 -0500


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