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fordtrucks80up-digest Monday, October 6 1997 Volume 01 : Number 148



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In this issue:

verified url [cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)]
Re: Mazda B4000 [john.doe erols.com]
RE: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help! [David Hertzberg
Suspension Question [flderoos mmm.com]
ADMIN: Out of order digests. [Ken Payne ]
Re: Mazda B4000 [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: Mazda B4000 [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: Mazda B4000 [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: Mazda B4000 [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
smisen cyberhighway.net [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: 84 Bronco II charging system [Steven McCullough
95 4wd problem [sm2d ]
Pinging ["John W. McCleney Jr." ]
Truck suck? Should've bought Ford [Bob Scola ]
a tale of two trucks [Dan Simoes ]
Re: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help! ["Laura Dale"
Re: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help! ["Laura Dale"
Re: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help! [MD Wayment

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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 06:42:59 -0400
From: cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)
Subject: verified url

Ed,
I just verified that this is a valid url and it is, if you had trouble
connecting you might want to try again.
Chuck

Date: Sun, 05 Oct 1997 18:41:45 -0400
From: "C. E. White"
Subject: Re: Ford parts

Charles R. Van Hooser wrote:

> get a part number then go to www.partsvoice.com

This URL did not work for me.

Ed

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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 07:10:30 -0400
From: john.doe erols.com
Subject: Re: Mazda B4000

>On Mon, 6 Oct 1997 Bakend aol.com wrote:

>...If you buy a Ranger that was built in St. Paul, Minnesota (little oval
>sticker on driver-side back window will tell you), it was made without a
>Mazda presence....

Does that mean a St. Paul Ranger w/manual trans does not include the Mazda
5-speed?

- ---
john (the original doe)

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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 97 05:46:44 PDT
From: David Hertzberg
Subject: RE: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help!

Have you had the batteries checked?


>My husband has a 1989 Ford F-250 7.3L Diesel that we bought brand new.
>He loves his truck, and actually, so do I. He uses it for his
>construction/manufacturing
>business, so it is very important to us that it work. And, it is our only
>vehicle for the next
>10 days until I get my brand new Expedition (why don't these things come in
>a 5-speed?!)
>
>Anyway, we have been having trouble with our prize vehicle - it does this
>failure to start
>thing at least once a day. Here is the scenario:
>
>We live in southern California - no hard starting because of weather. It
>starts fine first thing
>in the morning. Next, we drive around doing things like work and shut the
>motor off. If he tries
>to start it within, say , 30 -45 minutes from that time, it doesn't start
>off. The starter cranks, but
>the engine doesn't engage. Next, I have to get my 5'9" blonde frame out of
>the truck and push
>this beast down the road/drive/whatever so that he can pop the clutch and
>start it. Now, I know
>that is usually the man's job, but I kind of enjoy just being able to do
>it, so he's really not a
>pig. I'm actually getting tired of this charade, though, because sometimes
>I do wear dresses
>to work, as I teach 1st grade and my children find it amusing to see me
>pushing this truck around.
>
>We have done the following that I am aware of:
>It has spent at least 6 different nights in mechanic prison doing time for
>its crime.
>We have replaced the glo-plugs,
>We have adjusted the timing on the fuel pump?
>We have replaced the fuel pump because it was discovered this last time
>that the pressure drops
> to 3 instead of the usual 6-8 when the failure occurs.
>We have done a couple of other things, which I can't remember and Horst
>(the husband and Ford
>Truck enthusiast) is asleep right now so I can't ask him.
>
>Still, we weep....
>
>I hate to beg, but does anyone have another suggestion as to what would be
>causing this
>horrible event to occur? The interesting and fascinating part to our
>mechanic (who is not stupid)
>is that it will push start. It seems to do this rebellion against us when
>it is all warmed up. We
>would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. And, I know about contacting
>Customer Service - they don't always provide any service.
>Thank you again for your reading of this essay. A solution is appreciated!
>Laura Dale
>ldale discover.net
>
>Oh, and while I am here, did anyone have a problem with the rear seals like
>we did? I think we
>replaced them 7 times because they continued to leak all over the place.
>Just checking....
>We really love the truck and are interested in the 1999's.
>
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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 97 07:57:24 -0600
From: flderoos mmm.com
Subject: Suspension Question

I have a 1992 F-150 4x4 that is no longer level in the back. The
driver's side is approximately 1.5 in lower than the passenger side
when measured at the bumper or 0.5 in lower when measured from the
frame. The front is closer, in fact, the driver's side is actually a little
higher.

I've never carried over 500 pounds in the bed or towed more than a small
trailer. The problem seems to have started when I changed from 235R75 tires to
265R75 tires. I also notice that the steering wheel has to be turned slightly
(5-10 degrees) to the right when going straight. There are only 12,000 miles on
the truck, so I doubt if something is worn out. I've looked quickly at the
spring u-bolts and they seem tight with no evidence of the springs sliding back
and forth. Stabilizer bars also seem tight.

Anyone have any suggestions of what is wrong or what else to check?

Thanks,

Fred L. DeRoos

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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 09:23:13 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Out of order digests.

Every list had either a duplicate digest number or an out of
order digest number. The information is not duplicated and
each digest is unique. This occurred due to a configuration
error on my part. This has been corrected. We now return
you to our regularly scheduled program.

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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 09:55:03 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: Mazda B4000

On Mon, 6 Oct 1997 07:10:30 -0400 john.doe erols.com writes:
>>On Mon, 6 Oct 1997 Bakend aol.com wrote:
>
>>...If you buy a Ranger that was built in St. Paul, Minnesota (little
>oval
>>sticker on driver-side back window will tell you), it was made
>without a
>>Mazda presence....
>
>Does that mean a St. Paul Ranger w/manual trans does not include the
>Mazda
>5-speed?

No, it still gets the same Mazda transmission, but the St. Paul plant
doesn't
have any Rangers with Mazda badges rolling off the line.

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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 09:55:03 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: Mazda B4000

On Sun, 5 Oct 1997 22:43:41 -0400 john.doe erols.com writes:
>>if your gonna get a mazda then you should get out of this mailing
>system
>>unless your gonna put a ford motor but eveb though mazda is ford
>cause ford
>>bought out mazda and on some new mazda trucks if you look on the door
>with
>>the sticker it would say manufactured by ford
>
>I don't agree that you need to leave this list... from everything I
>have
>read (not having actually compared the two trucks) you are essentially
>buying a Ranger. Some of the sheet metal and interior pieces may be
>cosmetically different but I believe the rest of the truck(s) is the
>same.


I have nothing aginst the post 94 Mazda Trucks either. From what I have
seen, they are the same truck.

B2300 -2.3L I4 Ranger
B3000 -3.0L V6 Ranger
B4000 -4.0L V6 Ranger

SE5 -Ranger loaded

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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 09:55:03 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: Mazda B4000

On Sun, 05 Oct 1997 16:47:48 -0400 bigguy writes:
>I am thinking about buying a 94 Mazda b4000 pickup truck with 30000
>miles. First question is what do you guys think of this truck? The
>second is what exactly is its relationship with a Ranger?
>
>Thanks,
>Jim

Other that the front end, window trim, and rear tail lights, its
a Ford Ranger 4.0L v6 with Mazda badges. How much is it? You
know you can always convert those back to Rangers. ;)

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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 09:55:03 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: Mazda B4000

On Mon, 6 Oct 1997 01:59:26 -0500 (CDT) James Federline
>
>If you buy a Ranger that was built in St. Paul, Minnesota (little oval
>sticker on driver-side back window will tell you), it was made without
>a
>Mazda presence. (It's hard to find a new Ranger in the Twin Cities
>here
>that *doesn't* come from the St. Paul plant.)
>
>This was the situation as told to me by the Ford shop I use, in 1996.
>
>-Jim
>
>'96 Ranger, built in St. Paul, Minn.

Do you know where I can get another one of these stickers? I had to
have mine removed when I had my windows tinted.

I was kinda proud of that fact that my 95 was made in St. Paul.

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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 09:55:03 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: smisen cyberhighway.net

I got this message from a guy that did the v8 swap in a 89 Ranger and is
need of some help...

Please reply to: smisen cyberhighway.net

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From: Joe Fuckknuckle


To whom it may concern,

I could go on and on about my 1989 Ranger that I converted to V8 and how

incredibly fast it is and so on, but it really doesn't matter much since
here in
Oregon (more specifically, Portland, OR) it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to
legally
register my fast Ranger due to emissions rules and testing. Not that it
wouldn't
pass emissions (it has late model Mustang injection) because I'm
positive that
it would, but the rules (???) say that it's illegal to swap an engine
unless it originally
came equipped with such engine. Stupid, I know, but what can I do???

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR ME???
HOW DO OTHER PEOPLE REGISTER THEIR V8-SWAPED RANGERS
IN OTHER STATES (THE RULES MUST BE SIMILAR)???

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated since I'm at the
end of
my rope and am getting ready to sell (if I can!?!) my Ranger.

Thanks...

Steve Misenhimer
Gresham, OR
smisen cyberhighway.net


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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 09:31:27 -0500
From: Steven McCullough
Subject: Re: 84 Bronco II charging system

Erik,

I was just wondering if you found out what was wrong..My F150
has started doing the same thing-voltage drops pretty low
when at idle and the lights or fan is on. As soon as I get
just above idle the voltage jumps back up where it should be
(at least according to the meter on the dash) No problem starting,
but I did notice that it did turn over slower if I had killed it
after it had been at idle (or in stop and go traffic) for a while.

I supsect the battery...what was your final solution?

Steve



At 09:45 PM 9/30/97 +0000, you wrote:
>The dashboard ammeter is showing a drain, especially when the lights
>and fan are turned on. But the battery hasn't gone dead and I've had
>no problem starting the vehicle. A local parts store hooked up their
>battery/alternator tester and the tester couldn't conduct the test.
>I can't remember exactly why. (I also got code 55 from the computer
>but I don't have any specific test to troubleshoot that code. I
>thought the Mitchell manual was pretty thorough, but...)
>
>Anyway, he indicated that I should check all the wiring and such,
>possibly pull the alternator and bring it in to be tested.
>
>I checked what wiring I could. Here's what all I have:
>
>Battery shows a bit over 12 volts just sitting there. It shows about
>the same when the vehicle is running. (Haynes indicated a battery in
>a running vehicle should indicate 14-15 volts?)
>
>I get a reading of 12 volts at the Battery terminal on the
>alternator, and twelve volts at the Ground terminal. The Ground
>terminal doesn't have any wiring going from it to ground and the
>wiring diagram doesn't really indicate that it should. Is it
>grounded because it's bolted to the head or engine block?
>
>I don't know if I can test anything at the Field and Stator terminals on the
>alternator, so I haven't messed with them except to check the
>connections.
>
>I replaced the regulator and nothing changed.
>
>So: bad battery or bad alternator?
>
>Thank you.
>
>Erik O'Daniel
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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 10:18:41 -0500
From: sm2d
Subject: 95 4wd problem

I could use some info regarding a problem I am having with my 95 F-150.
It has been clunking in the front wheels for over a year now. I have
brought it in over 6 times. It likes to just kick into 4wd on it's own.
It is push button and it locked up on me on a road trip 900 miles from
home. The hubs seemed to engage and it chattered like the brakes were
on. This has happened several times. They just replaced the hubs(I have
2K left on warranty)and it actually seems worse. I love the truck
otherwise, but cannot have an unreliable vehicle in Minnesota winters.
Thanks Terry Pomahatch

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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 08:37:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: "John W. McCleney Jr."
Subject: Pinging

Good morning to all,
On my 1991 f-150 with 5.0 aod 4x2 with 180,000 I just recently
installed a k+n air filter.
My first question, is this supposed to help my power or gas mileage,
or both.
2nd. Right after the installation I noticed a pinging under power. I'm
sure adding this filter wouldn't cause it to ping, right? It seems
funny that I didn't notice the pinging before. Any ideas???
thanks
John McCleney Jr



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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 08:42:05 -0700
From: Bob Scola
Subject: Truck suck? Should've bought Ford

>Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 18:28:58 -0700
>From: MD Wayment
>Subject: Re: Sticker
>
>As Marv Albert would say ......... YESSSSSSS!!
>
>Ezekial wrote:
>
>> I will have to vote for the following:
>> Truck suck? Should've bought Ford...
>> www.ford-truck.com

Then Marv would have bit you on the ass .....

I'll vote for "Truck Suck" too.


thanx
Bob

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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 11:50:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Simoes
Subject: a tale of two trucks

1) On my 1991 Ford Ranger XLT 2wd auto, I have a problem.
It originally was just a whining noise from the rear end
while rolling, like a bearing, but the other day it got really
loud, like a metallic shrieking noise. People stop and
stare as I drive by at 45mph up.

Also, the truck started
doing something else weird - once or twice, when I put it in
R after starting it, it would die. After restarting,
it would be fine.

Now, sometimes when I start it, if I rev the engine in P, it
will not go past 1500 rpm. If I drop it into neutral, it revs
fine, but in P, D, or R, it will not. After warming up a bit
it goes, or if I start driving, it hesitates for about a
minute, then picks up.

Any idea what this could be? I'm guessing something in the
rear drivetrain, as the tranny was just serviced not long
ago. Could this be the rear differential?

2) My brother in law has a new 97 F350 crewcab diesel.
Build date is 6/97. We noticed this weekend that under the
truck, lots of things are rusted, like the brake calipers,
the center driveshaft, and paint is peeling off the rear diff.
I told him it seemed to me that the truck had been under
water or something... Does this seem remotely possible for a
vehicle that is now under 4 months old to have this much
rust? Not sheetmetal mind you, just underneath. Anything painted
black is clean and shiny, except for that peeling on the diff.

Thanks in advance.

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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 09:00:15 -0700
From: "Laura Dale"
Subject: Re: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help!

Yes - we thought about that, too. But, we will check them
again. Wouldn't it be awful if it was something that simple
and here we are being so stupid? Thanks for the help.
Laura

- ----------
> From: David Hertzberg
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject: RE: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help!
> Date: Monday, October 06, 1997 5:46 AM
>
> Have you had the batteries checked?
>
>
> >My husband has a 1989 Ford F-250 7.3L Diesel that we bought brand new.
> >He loves his truck, and actually, so do I. He uses it for his
> >construction/manufacturing
> >business, so it is very important to us that it work. And, it is our
only
> >vehicle for the next
> >10 days until I get my brand new Expedition (why don't these things come
in
> >a 5-speed?!)
> >
> >Anyway, we have been having trouble with our prize vehicle - it does
this
> >failure to start
> >thing at least once a day. Here is the scenario:
> >
> >We live in southern California - no hard starting because of weather.
It
> >starts fine first thing
> >in the morning. Next, we drive around doing things like work and shut
the
> >motor off. If he tries
> >to start it within, say , 30 -45 minutes from that time, it doesn't
start
> >off. The starter cranks, but
> >the engine doesn't engage. Next, I have to get my 5'9" blonde frame out
of
> >the truck and push
> >this beast down the road/drive/whatever so that he can pop the clutch
and
> >start it. Now, I know
> >that is usually the man's job, but I kind of enjoy just being able to do
> >it, so he's really not a
> >pig. I'm actually getting tired of this charade, though, because
sometimes
> >I do wear dresses
> >to work, as I teach 1st grade and my children find it amusing to see me
> >pushing this truck around.
> >
> >We have done the following that I am aware of:
> >It has spent at least 6 different nights in mechanic prison doing time
for
> >its crime.
> >We have replaced the glo-plugs,
> >We have adjusted the timing on the fuel pump?
> >We have replaced the fuel pump because it was discovered this last time
> >that the pressure drops
> > to 3 instead of the usual 6-8 when the failure occurs.
> >We have done a couple of other things, which I can't remember and Horst
> >(the husband and Ford
> >Truck enthusiast) is asleep right now so I can't ask him.
> >
> >Still, we weep....
> >
> >I hate to beg, but does anyone have another suggestion as to what would
be
> >causing this
> >horrible event to occur? The interesting and fascinating part to our
> >mechanic (who is not stupid)
> >is that it will push start. It seems to do this rebellion against us
when
> >it is all warmed up. We
> >would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. And, I know about
contacting
> >Customer Service - they don't always provide any service.
> >Thank you again for your reading of this essay. A solution is
appreciated!
> >Laura Dale
> >ldale discover.net
> >
> >Oh, and while I am here, did anyone have a problem with the rear seals
like
> >we did? I think we
> >replaced them 7 times because they continued to leak all over the place.
> >Just checking....
> >We really love the truck and are interested in the 1999's.
> >
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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 09:05:06 -0700
From: "Laura Dale"
Subject: Re: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help!

- ----------
> From: Lamar Zabielski
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net; fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Cc: Laura Dale
> Subject: Re: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help!
> Date: Sunday, October 05, 1997 9:51 PM
>
> Hi Laura,
>
> This is a long shot but it was my solution. The day after I bought my 88
250
> 7.3 this summer, it wouldn't start, although it sounded like it was
cranking
> good at first, it quickly drained the batteries, so I bought a 40/200 amp
> charger/starter, that did the trick for awhile, then even 200 amps was
not
> enough! After a few cranks I thought to get under the truck and feel the
> starter to see how it was doing, and it was too hot to touch! Ouch!
Replaced
> the starter myself ($250 Western Auto, lifetime warranty) and it fired
right up.
>
> Still though, 45 minute breaks are the hardest starts for me but I'm
hoping
> the rebuild this month will fix that. The 2nd mortgage check is to arrive
> this week.
>
> Good luck! Let us know what fixes it.
>
> Zeb
>
I will show this to Horst (the husband :) ) and thank you for your advice.
Laura

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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 09:18:12 -0700
From: MD Wayment
Subject: Re: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help!

Not really stupid - but a real world solution is often simple.

For instance my 84 300 ZX needs a brand new battery every 1-1 1/2 years, no
matter what. Otherwise I get all sorts of wierd queertrons running through the
cruise control, radio, etc. I gave up trying to figure out why. The whole
electrical system is suspect but short of re-wiring the entire friggin car I
bought a 72 month battery and I have to spend $10-$12 every 1-1 1/2 years to
get a new battery from the battery's warranty. Runs like a charm now.

Laura Dale wrote:

> Yes - we thought about that, too. But, we will check them
> again. Wouldn't it be awful if it was something that simple
> and here we are being so stupid? Thanks for the help.
> Laura
>
> ----------
> > From: David Hertzberg
> > To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> > Subject: RE: 1989 Ford F-250 Diesel - I Need Help!
> > Date: Monday, October 06, 1997 5:46 AM
> >
> > Have you had the batteries checked?
> >
> >
> > >My husband has a 1989 Ford F-250 7.3L Diesel that we bought brand new.
> > >He loves his truck, and actually, so do I. He uses it for his
> > >construction/manufacturing
> > >business, so it is very important to us that it work. And, it is our
> only
> > >vehicle for the next
> > >10 days until I get my brand new Expedition (why don't these things come
> in
> > >a 5-speed?!)
> > >
> > >Anyway, we have been having trouble with our prize vehicle - it does
> this
> > >failure to start
> > >thing at least once a day. Here is the scenario:
> > >
> > >We live in southern California - no hard starting because of weather.
> It
> > >starts fine first thing
> > >in the morning. Next, we drive around doing things like work and shut
> the
> > >motor off. If he tries
> > >to start it within, say , 30 -45 minutes from that time, it doesn't
> start
> > >off. The starter cranks, but
> > >the engine doesn't engage. Next, I have to get my 5'9" blonde frame out
> of
> > >the truck and push
> > >this beast down the road/drive/whatever so that he can pop the clutch
> and
> > >start it. Now, I know
> > >that is usually the man's job, but I kind of enjoy just being able to do
> > >it, so he's really not a
> > >pig. I'm actually getting tired of this charade, though, because
> sometimes
> > >I do wear dresses
> > >to work, as I teach 1st grade and my children find it amusing to see me
> > >pushing this truck around.
> > >
> > >We have done the following that I am aware of:
> > >It has spent at least 6 different nights in mechanic prison doing time
> for
> > >its crime.
> > >We have replaced the glo-plugs,
> > >We have adjusted the timing on the fuel pump?
> > >We have replaced the fuel pump because it was discovered this last time
> > >that the pressure drops
> > > to 3 instead of the usual 6-8 when the failure occurs.
> > >We have done a couple of other things, which I can't remember and Horst
> > >(the husband and Ford
> > >Truck enthusiast) is asleep right now so I can't ask him.
> > >
> > >Still, we weep....
> > >
> > >I hate to beg, but does anyone have another suggestion as to what would
> be
> > >causing this
> > >horrible event to occur? The interesting and fascinating part to our
> > >mechanic (who is not stupid)
> > >is that it will push start. It seems to do this rebellion against us
> when
> > >it is all warmed up. We
> > >would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. And, I know about
> contacting
> > >Customer Service - they don't always provide any service.
> > >Thank you again for your reading of this essay. A solution is
> appreciated!
> > >Laura Dale
> > >ldale discover.net
> > >
> > >Oh, and while I am here, did anyone have a problem with the rear seals
> like
> > >we did? I think we
> > >replaced them 7 times because they continued to leak all over the place.
> > >Just checking....
> > >We really love the truck and are interested in the 1999's.
> > >
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