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fordtrucks80up-digest Tuesday, January 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 009



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In this issue:

[Fwd: Re: Shocking F-150, AND Ford dealer mishaps.] [Randy
Re: Ranger problems [Macormick ]
Re: Rough ride [Randy ]
Powerful Powerstrokes in Future? ["Steve Ford_Man"
Re: If it fits you must.... not aquit??? [Lajone ]
99 Ford Ram Series ["Steve Ford_Man" ]
One More Thing ["Steve Ford_Man" ]
Re: If it fits you must.... not aquit??? [Midwest96 ]
F-150 Shocking, still. Etc..... [Bob ]
Re: If it fits... [Bill Funk ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #8 [Bill Funk ]
Re: Ranger problems [FastRngXLT ]

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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 00:03:45 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: [Fwd: Re: Shocking F-150, AND Ford dealer mishaps.]

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Once again....wrong address, these browsers should have two different
addresses; one for mail replys and one for newsgroups.....mho...so
here's the reposted post

Randy wrote:
>
> Bob wrote:
> >
> > Hey all,
> >
> > Ive got this weird problem with my 1995 F-150 Supercab pickup. Every
> > once in a while it shocks me through the little screw on the inside door
> > handle, or through the ignition when I insert the key. Most of the time
> > it is a small shock, but sometimes I really get hit, and can see a blue
> > spark jump from the truck to my finger if its dark out.
> >
> > What is the problem ? It doesnt happen all the time, off and on at all
> > times during the year. Any ideas ???
> >
> [SNIP]
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Bob
> > Anchorage, Alaska
>
> Bob, was laughing hysterically at your problem, sorry. Was on the phone
> w/my sister when I read the post and she may have a solution. Try
> spraying 'static guard' on the upholstery of the truck. She says she
> had a car years ago that did the same thing, no matter what she touched
> first would shock her (metal). Sounds like a cheap fix to me, I'd at
> least give it a try!!
> later,
> Randy

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Bob wrote:
>
> Hey all,
>
> Ive got this weird problem with my 1995 F-150 Supercab pickup. Every
> once in a while it shocks me through the little screw on the inside door
> handle, or through the ignition when I insert the key. Most of the time
> it is a small shock, but sometimes I really get hit, and can see a blue
> spark jump from the truck to my finger if its dark out.
>
> What is the problem ? It doesnt happen all the time, off and on at all
> times during the year. Any ideas ???
>
[SNIP]
>
> Thank you,
> Bob
> Anchorage, Alaska

Bob, was laughing hysterically at your problem, sorry. Was on the phone
w/my sister when I read the post and she may have a solution. Try
spraying 'static guard' on the upholstery of the truck. She says she
had a car years ago that did the same thing, no matter what she touched
first would shock her (metal). Sounds like a cheap fix to me, I'd at
least give it a try!!
later,
Randy


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Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 22:57:49 EST
From: Macormick
Subject: Re: Ranger problems

My 94 Ranger XLT 3.0 does the same thing sometimes. Usually once the brakes
cool down. I can go to stop and just apply a little pressure and they grab
like I mashed the pedal to the floor.

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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 00:13:04 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Rough ride

Ryan Penner wrote:
>
> >Why do people brag about buying a TRUCK, the complain that it rides
> >like a TRUCK? If you want a soft ride, buy a car, or a boulevard
> >cruiser like an F150, or a toy truck!
> >

>
> I will have you know that my F-150 happens to have a "rough" ride. Mabey not
> as rough as my dad's 250 but never the less it does not feel like no crown
> vic!

OOOOOOoooooooo! You're a big boy now!!! You have a rough riding
150...wooooooowwww!
I will have you know....I just couldn't resist....
Later,
- -Randy-

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Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 20:38:38 PST
From: "Steve Ford_Man"
Subject: Powerful Powerstrokes in Future?

I have been hearing some rumors about the new Ford diesels that are
saying they are not as good and/or powerful as the 97 Powerstroke
Pickups. My friend's dad is not getting a new ford Diesel (like he has
every other year), He is sticking with 97 F-350 XLT crewcab powerstroke.
If anybody can tell me the anything about the new diesel's power please
do so. Thank you.


/\ /\ /\
|~****~|
`------`
Ford Diesel

Long Live The King
POWERSTROKEMAN


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Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 23:45:08 EST
From: Lajone
Subject: Re: If it fits you must.... not aquit???

In a message dated 98-01-05 17:16:58 EST, you write:

>>My garage is exactly 267" from drywall to rubber on garage door floor seal.
Truck is 257.5 + 5"for bumper = 262.5". That leaves at most 4.5". . . . .
Looking
for some feedback to help me make my decision.

I have a 95 PSD F-350 duallie, crew cab. It fits in my garage with a full 1
inch to spare. After first couple of times, you'll get quite accomplished at
pulling it in straight! I put a couple pieces of cardboard up against the
drywall, helps to cushion the bumper--somewhat.

Larry

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Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 20:52:22 PST
From: "Steve Ford_Man"
Subject: 99 Ford Ram Series

I think the man who came up with the new body style for the 99 Trucks
should be fired. I have always hated Dodge. This new body style will
dissappoint many "Ford Lovers" and "Dodge Haters". Well since the body
of a Dodge Ram has been a best seller might as well come up with a Ford
version right? It might gain some customers--but hey thats what business
is all about. Who cares about the 50 years of Ford tough trucks and all
the supporters Ford has gained throuout! Has Ford gone desperate? This
Really ticks me off; maybe me and some other dissappointed Ford fellas
will go and buy a Chivy Truck. I want to know what you all think about
this Ford Ram. Please tell me.

/\ /\ /\
|~****~|
`------`
Ford Diesel

Long Live The King
POWERSTROKEMAN


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Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 21:01:38 PST
From: "Steve Ford_Man"
Subject: One More Thing

Is this going to be the new Signature for Ford like dodge has done with
all its trucks & stuff? Like that Ford Suburban. I certainly hope not.
Thanks for listening.

/\ /\ /\
|~****~|
`------`
Ford Diesel

Long Live The King
POWERSTROKEMAN


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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 00:07:42 EST
From: Midwest96
Subject: Re: If it fits you must.... not aquit???

I have 3.5" clearence in my garage (house is 25+ years old), and have never
had a problem. Three tennis balls let me know when to stop (nailed on the
wall)

Craig {Midwest96 aol.com}

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Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 22:42:07 -0900
From: Bob
Subject: F-150 Shocking, still. Etc.....

>Hey!
>I have the same shocking problem! Same screw, same effect. It comes
>from when you slide in (Usually with jeans) or when you slide out.
>Natural occurance! If you were to sit right on seat and get right off
>seat without the slide part. You would not get a shock. Just thought
>you might like to know.
>Mike

Thanks for all of your replies, but this isnt the solution. I make it a
point not to slide out of my truck because the seat will last longer if
you dont. Ive also tried holding the door as I get in... I get shocked
when I sit down then... I know it is probably static electricity, but
where it is coming from is beyond me ! I dont slide my feet, I dont
slide into the truck, and even holding (grounding) onto the door as I
enter/exit I still get shocked sometimes. Any other ideas ?

Ive been folowing the posts on the front frame rivets coming loose, and
causing the front-left side to make soft clunking noises. I believe
that my truck is having this problem. My 90 Jeep wrangler also made
this noise, but I never found the culprit. Ive also seen that there is
a TSB out on the problem. How do I go about asking my dealer to look
into the TSB related problem ? Do I mention the fact that there "is" a
TSB on that symptom or not ?

And finally... Has anyone else heard of the loud whine/whirr/noise
that comes from the engine compartment when its real cold out ?

Thanks again !

Bob
Anchorage, Alaska
ascbh1 uaa.alaska.edu

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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 01:56:07 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: If it fits...

> From: Daryl.Rue entex.com (daryl rue)
> Subject: If it fits you must.... not aquit???
>
> My garage is exactly 267" from drywall to rubber on garage door floor
> seal.
> Truck is 257.5 + 5"for bumper = 262.5". That leaves at most 4.5". It
> seems
> like if it will fit why not do it? But then again this thing is still
> man
> operated I could take out a wall! Anyone else have this tight of a
> fit? I
> could get a short box 6 3/4' that would be about 16" more room(in the
> garage,
> not the truck). Still not room enough to do anything, and I would
> probably end
> up pulling it ahead further that necessary most of the time
> anyways... Looking
> for some feedback to help me make my decision.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Daryl in Omaha

Daryl,
Hang a tennis ball from the ceiling so that it just touches the
windshield in front of the driver when you pull the truck in to the
proper distance.
To do this, first park the truck where it needs to be. Then, fasten the
tennis ball (or whatever... if you want to use a baseball, go ahead) to
a cord, chain, whatever, and position the other end of the cord on the
ceiling so that the ball just touches the windshield. Fasten the cord to
the ceiling.
Now, drive into the garage until the ball touches the windshield, and
stop. You're there.

Bill Funk

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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 02:04:03 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #8

> From: "The Lublin Family"
> Subject: Re: Rough Ride.
>
> ...
> Hey by the way, Does Ford still use the twin-I-beam with kingpins
> setup on there F-250 HD and larger two wheel drive trucks? Have
> they started putting ball joints on these trucks yet? What year
> did Ford switch from Kingpins to ball joints on there 1/2
> trucks? My '81 has kingpins. and I just got rid of an '82 van with
> Kingpins also. Both were 1/2 ton. The '84 F-150 I had
> had ball joints.
>
> Later....
>
> Chris "Lube" Lublin

My '91 F-250 HD has ball joints.
My '81 F-250 had a kingpin setup.

Bill Funk

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 04:08:00 EST
From: FastRngXLT
Subject: Re: Ranger problems

In a message dated 98-01-05 23:12:29 EST, you write:


brakes
cool down. I can go to stop and just apply a little pressure and they grab....


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