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fordtrucks80up-digest Monday, September 22 1997 Volume 01 : Number 126



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In this issue:

Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #125 ["Alan Heaberlin" ]
Ranger 5spd OD Ratio Change [Gary Snook ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #125 ["C. E. White" ]
Questions about F-150 [MuddFlappC aol.com]
1997 Ford F350 PowerStroke [Jan Campbell ]
Re: 1997 Ford F350 PowerStroke ["C. E. White" ]
Re: 1997 Ford F350 PowerStroke [Andre Ducote ]
Re: 1997 Ford F350 PowerStroke [johnboy popalex1.linknet.net]
Re: 1997 Ford F350 PowerStroke [ERI302 aol.com]
2 questions [Ezekial ]
Re: 2 questions [johnboy popalex1.linknet.net]

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 06:56:38 -0700
From: "Alan Heaberlin"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #125

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Try checking your TPS (throttle position sensor). For some reason they seem
to be wimpy on Ford trucks. My 86 Ranger 4X4 is on its 2nd one, the Bronco
II I just got rid of needed one when it left, and my 94 Explorer engine
light went on last Saturday. You guessed it! TPS is what the code reader
spit out.
Buffalo Al

> Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 17:40:54 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "John W. McCleney Jr."
> Subject: hesitation
>
> I've got a 1991 f-150 spacecab with 170,000 mi. on it. When I first
> start-up in the morning ,the first time I try to put it in drive it
> kills. Everytime!! When I restart and put in drive it runs fine.
> I was told that it sounded like the idle control motor so I had it
> taken apart and cleaned. No difference! I also borrowed one of those
> injector cleaning tolls that operates off of air and flushed the fuel
> inj. twice. No good! It's also got a hesitation when first taking off.
> I don't know if the two things are related or not.
> I've done a complete tune-up including plugs, wires, rotor, cap, pcv,
> air cleaner, and breather filter. None of this has made any difference
> on either problem. (although cleaning made a big difference on gas
> mileage).
> Can anybody think of anything???
>
> Thanks
> John McCleney Jr.
>
> 302 V-8
> AOD

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color=3D"#000000" face=3D"Arial">Try checking your TPS (throttle =
position sensor). For some reason they seem to be wimpy on Ford trucks. =
My 86 Ranger 4X4 is on its 2nd one, the Bronco II I just got rid of =
needed one when it left, and my 94 Explorer engine light went on last =
Saturday. You guessed it! TPS is what the code reader spit =
out.Buffalo Al> Date: Sat, 20 Sep 1997 17:40:54 -0700 =
(PDT)> From: "John W. McCleney Jr." <
color=3D"#0000FF">jmccleney rocketmail.com
color=3D"#000000">>> Subject: hesitation> > I've =
got a 1991 f-150 spacecab with 170,000 mi. on it. When I first> =
start-up in the morning ,the first time I try to put it in drive =
it> kills. Everytime!! When I restart and put in drive it runs =
fine. > I was told that it sounded like the idle control motor so =
I had it> taken apart and cleaned. No difference!  I also =
borrowed one of those> injector cleaning  tolls that =
operates off of air and flushed the fuel> inj. twice. No good! =
It's also got a hesitation when first taking off.> I don't know =
if the two things are related or not. > I've done a complete =
tune-up including plugs, wires, rotor, cap, pcv,> air cleaner, =
and breather filter. None of this has made any difference> on =
either problem. (although cleaning made a big difference on gas> =
mileage). > Can anybody think of anything???> > =
Thanks> John McCleney Jr.> > 302 V-8> =
AOD

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 09:10:59 -0500
From: Gary Snook
Subject: Ranger 5spd OD Ratio Change

I would like to know if it is possible to change the 5th gear (OD) ratio =
on my 94, 4.0L with 5 spd 3.53 LS rear end. On the highway, this truck =
would like a "6th" gear, and milage isn't as good as it could be. Tach =
reads 3,000 at 65. There is plenty of power available for anything =
without downshifting. Thanks - Gary

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 11:07:07 -0400
From: "C. E. White"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #125

Alan Heaberlin wrote:
>
> Try checking your TPS (throttle position sensor). For some reason they
> seem to be wimpy on Ford trucks. My 86 Ranger 4X4 is on its 2nd one,
> the Bronco II I just got rid of needed one when it left, and my 94
> Explorer engine light went on last Saturday. You guessed it! TPS is
> what the code reader spit out.
> Buffalo Al

One word of warning...There are lots of failures that will cause the TPS
to show up as bad when it is in fact good. For instance an intake
manifold leak will set the TPS failure code. So will lots of other
failures. Anytime the engine speed is out of spec in relationship to the
TPS reading the TPS failure code is set. The shop manual has a specific
order for diagnosing problems. The TPS is one of the last things to be
replaced. Make sure you don't have any intake manifold or EGR system
leaks first. Then reset the codes, run the engine for a while and
recheck.

Ed

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 11:57:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: MuddFlappC aol.com
Subject: Questions about F-150

I just bought a 91 F-150 w/ a 5.0, & AT and I have a few questions:

1. My fuel mileage seems to suck! >10 MPG, is this normal?
2. What is the correct Spark Plug Gap? Sticker under hood says 0.042-0-046
and Champion says 0.054?

Any help would be great!

Mudd Flapp

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 18:40:16 -0400
From: Jan Campbell
Subject: 1997 Ford F350 PowerStroke

I have a couple of questions and wonder if anyone could give me an
answer.

1. Could anybody tell me the location of the power connection for the
engine block heater?

2. Any pros or cons on WIX filters?

Thanks.

Matt Campbell

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 19:34:35 -0400
From: "C. E. White"
Subject: Re: 1997 Ford F350 PowerStroke

Jan Campbell wrote:

> 1. Could anybody tell me the location of the power connection for the
> engine block heater?

The plug is in the center hole in the front bumper.

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 21:19:10 -0400
From: Andre Ducote
Subject: Re: 1997 Ford F350 PowerStroke

>Jan Campbell wrote:
>
> I have a couple of questions and wonder if anyone could give me an
> answer.
>
> 1. Could anybody tell me the location of the power connection for the
> engine block heater?

On my truck the power connector was wired tied between the air cleaner
inlet and the radiator support.

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 21:11:37 -0500
From: johnboy popalex1.linknet.net
Subject: Re: 1997 Ford F350 PowerStroke

Same with mine on my 93 F250 diesel. Just look for the only 110 Volt
grounded plug under the hood, its on the left side, (while facing the
engine) around the location of the battery...

John Hughes,

At 09:19 PM 9/21/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>Jan Campbell wrote:
>>
>> I have a couple of questions and wonder if anyone could give me an
>> answer.
>>
>> 1. Could anybody tell me the location of the power connection for the
>> engine block heater?
>
>On my truck the power connector was wired tied between the air cleaner
>inlet and the radiator support.
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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 22:17:48 -0400 (EDT)
From: ERI302 aol.com
Subject: Re: 1997 Ford F350 PowerStroke

someone put my e-mail adress on this mailing list and i sont want to be on it
please take me off

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 21:53:17 -0500
From: Ezekial
Subject: 2 questions

I got two questions for everyone.

I have a 88 F-150 with a 5.0. Not to long ago the fuel filter got
cloged and my truck shut off about 3 blocks from the guaranteed gasoline
place, QuickTrip. Anyways my dad pulled my truck to his house, since
this is like midnight, and the next day I replaced the filter. Since
then the truck had better starts (because it died sometimes afer
starting) better mileage, and ran better. Now in the past few days
another problem has popped up. Hesitation. If I hit the gas hard is
slugs down and runs real strange. Let me see here, hard to explain, kind
of like a normal engine going vvrrrroooooooooomm this is going v v v v
rrr r rr oooooo oo mmmmm,,, if that maked since. Like cuts out
slightly. But when you get in higher rpms it straighens out like all at
once. And i mean all at once. Also if I am in low rpms just cruising
and tap the gas just slightly to speed up it does it too. Please give
my any reasons to this. Thanx.

Also on my second question, this is actually an older truck but I am not
a member of the other one. One of my friends is thinking of buying a
1965 Ford F100 with a 352, added A/C, 3 speed on the column. This truck
hasn't ran in about 6 years. It burns oil. It was driven VERY easy
evern since it was made and only as 86,000 original miles on it. The
bed is rusted through in the front of it. Both side of the bed on the
outside of it, on the back is slightly dented. And the floor board has
some rust holes. Overall the truck is decent shape and of course no
major rust. Just overall light rust. I was wondering what the value of
this truck would be approximatly. Thanx. Reply to me either through
the list or in e-mail. Thanx.

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Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 01:06:32 -0500
From: johnboy popalex1.linknet.net
Subject: Re: 2 questions

I dont know for sure if this will help or not, but as best I recall, the 87
and 88 f150 had two fuel filters in line there was a tsb come out to
remove one of them but a lot of trucks didnt have any problem and didnt get
to the dealer for this service... You might simply have a second fuel
filter that is now clogged... check the frame rail inner portion... you
will most likely find two filters there about 6 feet apart.... I know I
did !!!!!

John Hughes


At 09:53 PM 9/21/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I got two questions for everyone.
>
>I have a 88 F-150 with a 5.0. Not to long ago the fuel filter got
>cloged and my truck shut off about 3 blocks from the guaranteed gasoline
>place, QuickTrip. Anyways my dad pulled my truck to his house, since
>this is like midnight, and the next day I replaced the filter. Since
>then the truck had better starts (because it died sometimes afer
>starting) better mileage, and ran better. Now in the past few days
>another problem has popped up. Hesitation. If I hit the gas hard is
>slugs down and runs real strange. Let me see here, hard to explain, kind
>of like a normal engine going vvrrrroooooooooomm this is going v v v v
>rrr r rr oooooo oo mmmmm,,, if that maked since. Like cuts out
>slightly. But when you get in higher rpms it straighens out like all at
>once. And i mean all at once. Also if I am in low rpms just cruising
>and tap the gas just slightly to speed up it does it too. Please give
>my any reasons to this. Thanx.
>
>Also on my second question, this is actually an older truck but I am not
>a member of the other one. One of my friends is thinking of buying a
>1965 Ford F100 with a 352, added A/C, 3 speed on the column. This truck
>hasn't ran in about 6 years. It burns oil. It was driven VERY easy
>evern since it was made and only as 86,000 original miles on it. The
>bed is rusted through in the front of it. Both side of the bed on the
>outside of it, on the back is slightly dented. And the floor board has
>some rust holes. Overall the truck is decent shape and of course no
>major rust. Just overall light rust. I was wondering what the value of
>this truck would be approximatly. Thanx. Reply to me either through
>the list or in e-mail. Thanx.
>
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