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80-96-list Digest Fri, 09 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 050

In This Issue:
Auto hubs
stalling
Ignition actuator replacement
Flaming question :-)
ADMIN: FTE's new 1997 and newer F-150 store
There's Booze in the Blender

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From: "Telford" <tweister ptialaska.net>
Subject: Auto hubs
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 19:37:39 -0000

From: "Norman Maranda" <eglu gdeb.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 07:11:05 -0500
Subject: AUTO Hubs


Hello All,

I have a front driver side auto-hub that seems to lock when I'm going
forward in 4 wheel drive but when I back up in 4wd  it seems to un-lock. I
noticed this morning when I was backing up a snow bank to park. Any information
would be very helpful. Oh ya My truck is a 1994 F150 4X4 with a 5.0 L.


Thanks,
NORM

Hello Norm,

   According to my information, what you describe is partly correct for auto-locking hubs up to 1994.  They require axle movement to lock and unlock automatically.  When you put it in 4X, you must drive a couple of feet under power to engage the hubs.  If you back up, they unlock for a couple of feet, then relock in the other direction.  If yours unlocks in reverse and STAYS unlocked, you have a problem.  If the other side DOESN'T unlock temporarily, you have a different problem.
   I agree with others that the best solution is a good set of manual locking hubs.  They are not to difficult to install, are much stronger and troublefree, and have no real disadvantages.  Here in Alaska, we lock our hubs in at the first snowfall, and just leave them engaged until breakup is nearly over in the spring.  That way, we can go in and out of 4X anytime we need it, without getting out of the truck.  The supposed extra wear and reduced fuel mileage is really negligible.  Anyone who is that worried about the mileage in winter should spend some time installing a good block heater no matter where you live.  It really does save a lot of engine wear by getting your oil pressure up as quickly as possible.  (Engine preheaters are for the ENGINE primarily, not the people in the cab.  Getting warm heating air is just a nice byproduct.)




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Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 21:09:48 -0800
Subject: Re: lights pulsing
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny <redstone home.com>


Voltage Regulator, been there done that.
>
> From: "Nelson Vasconcelos" <NelsonV mediaone.net>
> Subject: lights pulsing
> Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 18:36:34 -0500
>
>
> Hi All,
> Recently I've noticed a weird pulsing on my instrument, interior, cargo,
> marker, stop/tail, and, head lights, when they're on. I've watched the
> voltage gauge at the same time and seen It also pulsing about +/- 1 volt.
> This happens often at idle, but sometimes at speed too. I replaced the
> alternator a few months ago after it stopped charging. I only noticed this
> pulsing after the new alternator was in.
>
> Nelson


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From: "Sam Means" <smeans inetport.com>
Subject: stalling
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 06:02:34 -0600


Dawn wrote about a stalling problem after hitting a curb. Had a similar
problem with a 1970 f100 with the 360 CU engine. Traversing some very rough
ground which would result in the truck rocking hard from side to side and
immediately cause no idle and rough running at low engine speed. Eventually
found that water in the gas tank ,when sloshed, would find it's way into the
carburetor and into the idle passages. There was two ways of temporarily
correcting the problem: 1) remove the idle adjust screws and inject
carburetor cleaner from a spray can tube, or 2) floor it in low gear for a
few seconds. ( I learned the latter method when I was exasperated with it).
The final solution was to remove the gas tank and totally drain it by hand
out the filler tube.

Dawn wrote:

However today I kindda misjudged the distance to the curb and as my daughter
put it "her hair hit the ceiling of the cab" luckily it wasn't her head too.
Anyway I got the woman driver look from my husbands coworkers and got out
and checked her over.

I did a more thorough check after I got her to Peyton (to pick up my son)
cause since I went over the curb- into the curb and -over the other side,
she stalls at idle at the lights. . . I've always been told you can't stall
an auto tranny. . . guess what, I figured out a way to do it. . . anyway I
don't see any damage to the back tire (passenger side) or any of the parts
to that. I looked under the hood to check the connections there and
everything is as it was when I left Oregon;

So what did I do to her?

Dawn Chere
dawnchere qwest.net
Calhan, CO




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From: Eric Sneed <ESneed REIL.COM>
Subject: Ignition actuator replacement
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 10:18:58 -0800


Hello

I need to replace this piece on a tilt wheel 89 f150, I have replaced this
part on non tilt wheel fords in the past. My questions would be are there
any special tools that I will need to complete the job? as well as anything
that I should look out for?

Thanks In Advance

Rick





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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Flaming question :-)
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 15:12:24 -0700


Ok, we all know that Fords are better than Chevys, but why?  Besides ugly,
is there anything else really? :-)

The question comes up because of a chat-room arguement a friend was in.

Thanks in advance,
Chip

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Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 14:59:51 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: FTE's new 1997 and newer F-150 store


Ford Truck Enthusiasts is pleased to announce our new online
store for 1997 and newer F-150's (and light duty F-250s):

www.motorhaven.com

We will be adding more products and cover additional trucks
in the future.

Of course we still have our existing store for literature
(all years) and apparel:
www.motorhaven.com

Our 1997 and newer F-150 store is the result of an online
collaboration with friends of ours who operate Geno's Garage
here in Georgia.  Geno's Garage has traditionally supplied
parts and accessories for diesel trucks and has been looking
an opportunity to break into the gas engine market.  FTE has
been in need of order fulfillment services for higher end
items. Though we have thousands of books, CD-ROMs, t-shirts
and decals in our inventory, its hard to stock larger products
given the space we have available.

Our collaboration with Geno's Garage gives us the opportunity
to service newer truck owners.  We appreciate your support
and if there's something you're looking for that we don't
carry, let us know.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com



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From: "mmiller14" <mmiller14 socal.rr.com>
Subject: There's Booze in the Blender
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 11:55:17 -0800


The Listfather, kpayne ford-trucks.com wrote, in part:
> Ford Truck Enthusiasts is pleased to announce our new online
> store for 1997 and newer F-150's (and light duty F-250s):
>     www.motorhaven.com
> We will be adding more products and cover additional trucks
> in the future.

Ooooo, Ooooo, Oooooooooooo!  A GAS-POWERED
MARGARITA MIXER!!!!!  Too bad I can't afford it, but it
certainly adds significantly to the cylinder count!
You super-macho guys with V-10's NEED this!

Marv Miller - mailto:ae722 lafn.org
or:  mailto:mmiller14 socal.rr.com
"Striving to be the person
that my dog thinks I am"


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-Saddleman Seat Covers for 1992-1996 F150 - F450 Lariat

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