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fordtrucks80up-digest Thursday, December 25 1997 Volume 01 : Number 279



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In this issue:

RECALL: 98 Ford Ranger, F-Series, and cars. [silent.bob juno.com (Silent ]
Re: Ford Suburban [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: Ranger 4x4 mod [Thom Cheney ]
1999 Ford Super Duty Trailer Towing Ratings ["jim schang"
RE: 1997 F250 Transmission Noise Problems [Randy Rees ]
Fan and Supercharging a Ranger [Brad Allerheiligen ]
Re: RECALL: 98 Ford Ranger, F-Series, and cars. ["R. Carson"
Christmass Whishes From the Lublin's ["The Lublin Family"
Re: ADMIN: Explorer/Bronco 2/Ranger list [Randy ]
Re: Suburban competition [Lt 4x4 ]
Re: 1999 Ford Super Duty Trailer Towing Ratings [Lt 4x4 ]
Re: 94 F150 Power Door Locks [ILuvTruks ]
Re: ADMIN: Explorer/Bronco 2/Ranger list [Ken Payne
Re:Fan and Supercharging a Ranger [Geoffrey Hoffman ]
Re: ADMIN: Explorer/Bronco 2/Ranger list ["Ryan Penner"
Christmas wishes [Ken Payne ]

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 09:38:42 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: RECALL: 98 Ford Ranger, F-Series, and cars.

I was watching the news last night and there is a recall for a lot of
Ford cars and trucks. Problems ranging from bad tires to something to do
with fuel lines. The 98 Ranger was on this list (A long with some
F-Series trucks; sorry I didn't take note to which ones). I think it was
all engine classes.



silent.bob juno.com
95 Ranger 2.3L, SVO OHC
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordRanger.com (Ranger Site)
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordManTed.com (Mustang Site)

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 09:38:42 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: Ford Suburban

On Tue, 23 Dec 97 09:02 CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John) writes:
>
>Silent Bob,
>
>I work over in the Galaria area, on Bearing by San Felipe. The guy
>with
>Ford Suburban must work in the building accross the street. It is a
>dark
>metalic grey color.

Maybe Ill catch a glimpse of it when I take my CNE classes over there
next year.





silent.bob juno.com
95 Ranger 2.3L, SVO OHC
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordRanger.com (Ranger Site)
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordManTed.com (Mustang Site)

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 07:58:15 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Ranger 4x4 mod

Randy wrote:
>
> Dave Armbruster wrote:
> >
> > I was flipping through a co-worker's 4x4 magazine, I think it was Four
> > Wheeler, although I am not sure. But, they had a section on Ranger
> > modifications that are possible. One that caught my eye was a conversion
> > for F150 Dana 44 TTB to fit under older Rangers (and TTB Explorers I
> > assume). The blurb said that the width was reduced, 4" I think. I was
> > wondering if anyone has done, or heard of anyone doing, this.
> >
> > The question that struck me was that by the time you put in a V8, IFS Dana
> > 44, transmission change, suspension lift, etc. into a Ranger, why not just
> > get a short WB F150?
> >


Here in the Pacific NW... sometimes it is difficult to squeeze between
the trees. I suppose the Modified Ranger would be a bit better for
that. Of course, that's why we use early Broncos :)

Probably someone with money and time with nothing else to do is the real
answer!!

TC

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 12:09:05 -0500
From: "jim schang"
Subject: 1999 Ford Super Duty Trailer Towing Ratings

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Does anyone have any accurate information on the rated fifth wheel =
towing capacities for the 1999 Super Duty F250 and F350. I heard that =
it was 13,800 # and 13,500 # respectively. Seems strange considering =
the improvements to the Powerstroke etc. for 1999 and the ratings for =
the 1997 F250 and F350 was 14,000 # for both. Seems as though they are =
going in the wrong direction or are they encourage the introduction of =
the F450? How the heck do they come up with these ratings anyway?

Jim



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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 10:10:37 -0800
From: Randy Rees
Subject: RE: 1997 F250 Transmission Noise Problems

There is a Ford TSB on this problem, look it up at ALLDATA.COM and scan
through the TSB's and you will find one related to E4OD transmission
noise. Have the dealer look up the TSB, and if he still won't do
anything, find another service department.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:Bill Jeska [SMTP:Bill.Jeska.wjeska nt.com]
> Sent:Tuesday, December 23, 1997 6:59 PM
> To:'fordtrucks80up listservice.net'
> Subject:1997 F250 Transmission Noise Problems
>
> I have a 1997 F250 Powerstroke 4x4 Crewcab with 5000
> miles on it which has had this problem since I took delivery.
> Experiencing a loud hum at 1600 rpm in either 3rd gear
> (at about 40 mph) or in 4th gear (at about 60 mph).
> Also, when the truck is rapidly accelerated at 2500 rpm
> and the transmission upshifts from 1st to 2nd, and when the
> transmission shifts from 2nd to 3rd, the rpms drop to
> about 1600 rpm and there is an extremely loud groaning
> sound and a strong vibration. The same thing occurs
> if the truck is accelerated back up to about 2500 rpms
> and when the transmission shifts from 3rd to 4th the
> same groaning and vibration occurs when the rpms drop
> to about 1600 rpms. I notice this shifting problem as
> I accelerate onto the highway. Does anyone have an
> idea as to the source of the problem. The Ford dealer
> and Ford have looked at this problem for over 2 months
> and cannot diagnosis the problem. They have changed
> engine/transmission mounts, remouted the exhaust. I
> feel it is transmission related, but the Ford dealer
> will not work on the transmission as the Ford Technical
> Hotline apparently has to authorize the dealer to do
> the work, or the dealer work will not be paid by Ford.
>
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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 10:23:18 -0800
From: Brad Allerheiligen
Subject: Fan and Supercharging a Ranger

First I was wondering if anybody has found a better than stock
replacement for the engine fan on a 4.0 Ranger mine is cracking (as I
heard most do pre-maturely).

And second has anybody here supercharged the 4.0? Which
manufacturer? How is the performance? How was the install? Would you
recommend it? Any info on this at all would be great.

TIA,
Brad Allerheiligen
94 Ranger XLT PreRunner (NSTYXLT)

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 16:54:06 -0500
From: "R. Carson"
Subject: Re: RECALL: 98 Ford Ranger, F-Series, and cars.

Just got done with NHTSA recall web page and there is a recall for 98
Ranger's non-metallic fuel lines. The page address is below.

Ron Carson

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recmmy4.cfm

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On 12/24/97, at 9:38 AM, silent.bob juno.com wrote:

>I was watching the news last night and there is a recall for a lot of
>Ford cars and trucks. Problems ranging from bad tires to something to do
>with fuel lines. The 98 Ranger was on this list (A long with some
>F-Series trucks; sorry I didn't take note to which ones). I think it was
>all engine classes.
>
>
>
>silent.bob juno.com
>95 Ranger 2.3L, SVO OHC
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordRanger.com (Ranger Site)
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordManTed.com (Mustang Site)
>
>
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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 13:05:35 -0500
From: "The Lublin Family"
Subject: Christmass Whishes From the Lublin's

Greetings all:

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hope everybody has a nice Christmas.

from Chris "Lube" Lublin, Melissa Lublin, Karen Lublin, and Steve Lublin

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 19:00:00 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Explorer/Bronco 2/Ranger list

Ken Payne wrote:
>
[SNIP]
>
> Following is the list of everyone for the small truck lists...
> This new list had better response than any new list in the past
> so I guess it was long over due. Formal announcement goes out
> to the Newsgroups on Monday when the list is activated. Full
> directions will go out as the first post to the list and a
> digest will immediately go out after that post.
>
> Later,
> Ken Payne
>
> Live Digest
> ------------------------------- ----------------------------
> afn23242 afn.org andrburk umd5.umd.edu
> Bakend aol.com Auntpow aol.com
> bcenter digitaldune.net Bakend aol.com
> Blest25913 aol.com balusek aud.alcatel.com
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> coffman defnet.com bross awinc.com
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> rleifer sprynet.com perfgauge mail.xtalwind.net
> silent.bob juno.com RussellMG aol.com
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> vf500f ruff.com
> vjorge off -road. com
> wkurtz sky.net
>

Sure are alot of names on here that you don't hear from very much. Just
an observation, I guess.......

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 18:18:22 EST
From: Lt 4x4
Subject: Re: Suburban competition

I have also seen this bute. It's called a super crew-cab and is made by
Centurion Conversions. It's a hot truck. I've even seen this super crew-cab
as a 4x4. Too cool. I've seen these trucks in Oklahoma and Missiouri.

Jeff Wallace
97 F-350, crew-cab, 4x4, Powerstroke

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 18:25:49 EST
From: Lt 4x4
Subject: Re: 1999 Ford Super Duty Trailer Towing Ratings

I've heard more like 20,000#.

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 19:33:31 EST
From: ILuvTruks
Subject: Re: 94 F150 Power Door Locks

Hey Steve,
Were the loose wires pulled at the drivers door switch, the passengers switch,
or is there a relay somewhere in between? I have the exact same problem only
my drivers side doesn't do anything, and the passenger side only locks.
Thanks
Clay

In a message dated 97-12-22 10:02:42 EST, you write:

> After I had my door hinges repaired (don't ask), a very similar thing was
> happening in my 95. Seems that when they took the door off, they pulled
> the wires a bit too much & partially disconnected the wires that go to the
> power locks (they run through my aftermarket alarm "brain"). It was a
> quick fix...just traced the wires & found the loose connector. If you
> can't find it, a decent shop could probably trace through it very quickly.
>
> steve

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 21:53:36 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Explorer/Bronco 2/Ranger list

At 07:00 PM 12/24/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Ken Payne wrote:
>>
>[SNIP]
>>
>> Following is the list of everyone for the small truck lists...
>> This new list had better response than any new list in the past
>> so I guess it was long over due. Formal announcement goes out
>> to the Newsgroups on Monday when the list is activated. Full
>> directions will go out as the first post to the list and a
>> digest will immediately go out after that post.
>>
>> Later,
>> Ken Payne
>>
>> Live Digest
- -snip-
>>
>
>Sure are alot of names on here that you don't hear from very much. Just
>an observation, I guess.......

Nothing wrong with "lurking". I'm a Fordnatics lurker myself.
I comment on rare occasion when I feel "moved" to make a
statement. And I'm glad that not everyone participates all
the time, we'd never get done reading it all!

Ken

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 21:44:16 -0500
From: Geoffrey Hoffman
Subject: Re:Fan and Supercharging a Ranger

At 1:23 PM -0500 12/24/97, Brad Allerheiligen wrote:
>And second has anybody here supercharged the 4.0? Which
>manufacturer? How is the performance? How was the install? Would you
>recommend it? Any info on this at all would be great.

Vortech has a good package. something like 3200 for the whole thing. the
system has a couple of components that are tricky to put in, like you need
to hook it up with the cars oil feed, so you need to add a fitting, and you
need to put a hole in your valve cover for the return oil from the charger.
you need to add an inline fuel pump, which isn't too bad, but the one
special tool you will need are the little fuel line release thingys. Other
than that, the rest of it is pretty easy: you have two plates that go in
under the air conditioner compressor, and it bolts on to that. then you
add a slightly longer serpentince belt, and you add some tubing in under
the hood to redirect the air through the charger.

i fairly long job, maybe 10, or 12 hours if you are not sure what you are
doing....

see ya....

- --
Geoffrey Hoffman gch2 cornell.edu
Cornell University http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pobox.com/~hoffy

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 22:02:49 -0700
From: "Ryan Penner"
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Explorer/Bronco 2/Ranger list

- -----Original Message-----
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Date: Wednesday, December 24, 1997 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Explorer/Bronco 2/Ranger list


>At 07:00 PM 12/24/97 -0800, you wrote:
>>Ken Payne wrote:
>>>
>>[SNIP]
>>>
>>> Following is the list of everyone for the small truck lists...
>>> This new list had better response than any new list in the past
>>> so I guess it was long over due. Formal announcement goes out
>>> to the Newsgroups on Monday when the list is activated. Full
>>> directions will go out as the first post to the list and a
>>> digest will immediately go out after that post.
>>>
>>> Later,
>>> Ken Payne
>>>
>>> Live Digest
>-snip-
>>>
>>
>>Sure are alot of names on here that you don't hear from very much. Just
>>an observation, I guess.......
>
>Nothing wrong with "lurking". I'm a Fordnatics lurker myself.
>I comment on rare occasion when I feel "moved" to make a
>statement. And I'm glad that not everyone participates all....


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