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fordtrucks80up-digest DigestVolume 97 : Issue 55

Today's Topics:

Re: Onboard air compressor [Jordan ]
Re: Re: 97 Ranger Mileage [Jordan ]
lift question [OSCARLIP aol.com ]
Starting Problem with 1994 F-250 [Cardwell Smith
More on steering 97 F-350 ["Todd A. Muccilli"
yhtlines surfari.net [ ]
Re: 87 Ranger won't run when cold ["Craig Steiger" ]
Re: (no subject) [mrkrispy webtv.net (Ian Holter) ]
Re: Starting Problem with 1994 F-250 [ksbdj00 tamuk.edu (Johnson Bradford]
RE: rough idle ["DAVID MUMMERY"
Fwd: HELP! AOD not working! [mrkrispy webtv.net (Ian Holter) ]
Re: Re: 97 Ranger Mileage [ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave Armbr]

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Date: Sun, 03 Aug 1997 13:52:14 -0500
From: Jordan
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At 09:16 PM 8/2/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Anyone know of an inboard 12v air compressor (pref under the hood install)
>to pump up truck tires? Have COSTCO $40 wonder and it takes about 10 min
>per tire....
>
>Thanks
Try looking up QuickAir or QuickAir2, these are both good , but I can't
remeber who makes them right now.

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Date: Sun, 03 Aug 1997 13:54:16 -0500
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At 08:13 AM 8/3/97 -0400, you wrote:
> Well, I filled the tank up again after diriving 192 miles; it took 13.1
>gallons to fill it! Still comes out to a 14.6 mpg, still pretty low for a
>Ranger 4X2 V6 3.0 liter. The dealer says it will improve after 1000 miles
>on it, and I'm bately up to 500 miles on it now. does anybody else here have
>a 3.0 Ranger 4X2 to give me their gas mileage figures?
>EPA sticker says 17 city, 23 on the road, but the last tankful was mostly
>driving without the normal city stop and go.
>
>Bob
Well, I have a 4.0 explorer sport and I get 15 mpg so you should definatly
get more than that (especially since mine is a manual and I drive the heck
out of it)

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Date: Sun, 3 Aug 1997 18:34:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: OSCARLIP aol.com
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Subject: lift question
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I have a '92 f-150 4x4 with the 351. I was planning on lifting it 6 inches
or so in order to fit 35 inch tires. The truck sees a good bit off road, but
it is also my daily driver. I plan to compensate for the bigger tires with
lower gears and maybe some other mods (new exhaust, headers, K&N air filter,
etc.). I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with lifting the
f-150 and if they could share any type of info with me. Thanks!

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Date: Sun, 03 Aug 1997 19:34:06 -0400
From: Cardwell Smith
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Subject: Starting Problem with 1994 F-250
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Hello,

I have a four-wheel drive, extended cab, 1994 F-250 with a 5.8L EFI
engine which has run flawlessly up until last night. Now it refuses to
start...appears as if no ignition or no fuel. No warnings of problems,
just shut it off after coming home from work, tried to crank about 2
hours later....nothing. Have checked fuses and fuel pump emergency
shutoff reset (it had not been tripped).

I am wondering if anyone else has encountered a similar problem. I would
sure like to hear from anyone with ideas...I really feel like it must be
something simple (I just KNEW it was the emergency shutoff switch, but
alas, not that easy).

Thanks to the list for your time,
Cardwell Smith

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Date: Sun, 3 Aug 97 19:33:51 EDT
From: "Todd A. Muccilli"
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Subject: More on steering 97 F-350
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The steering troubles on my 97 F-350 4x4 never seem to end...

Lately, I have been feeling a "clicking" coming from the steering wheel/column
when I am turning at low speeds, usually on rougher terrain.

If I apply force on the steering wheel up, down, left, or right, there seems to
be a little bit of motion/play in the column and I hear and feel the same
"clicking" noise.

I have a friend with the same truck and his steering wheel and column feel as
tight as a drum.

Is this normal or is this a symptom that something is going south?


Also, is there any way to get around Ford's one-free-warranty-alignment policy?
I am still having drifting/pulling problems with the same truck and am getting
very little satisfaction from the dealership that I am working with (they claim
that what I am feeling is normal). They have already aligned it a few times
(toe alignment only). I have spoken to a few more competent dealers who are not
interested in looking at it because if they find it needs further alignment
work, Ford will not cover it and someone will have to suck up the cost. Is
there any way around this?

Thanks in advance once again,
Todd

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Date: Sun, 03 Aug 1997 16:35:00
From: yhtlines surfari.net
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I'm considering trading my 2 '95 pickups in on on 97 ext cab. I went down
and looked at the Chevy and the Ford last night and spent a week earlier
this summer in a Dodge.

The Dodge is ungodly big, and I suspect even with the 360 is kinda pokey
with its heft.

I haven't driven the Chevy with the new vortech 350 yet. And I've always
found the
ext cab styling awkward on these.

Ford? Standing alongside one, you say, well,,,the size is right for everyday
use, the proportions are good. But the shape? Getting beyond that (which I
may never), what's the word on the 5.4 engine in this. I don't think I would
even go near the 4.6. So matter how you wind it, it won't work for a towing
approach. I couldn't believe there were F250's there with the 4.6.
Seeing the spark plugs poking out thru what is the intake manifold, vs down
in the exhaust is a little strange, and the alternator in between the
cylinder banks is a little flatheadish! Also, what about the new front end
(chassis)? I always found the twin I beam to be reliable once you spent some
money at a good shop tweaking it.

So any experience towing with the 5.4? I've got a 302 Ford and a 350 GMC and
know how both those tow. (the 350 is better). I was happy with the 3.55
axle in the Ford (302), does this still sound good?

Btw, we had zero problems in 60k miles on the GMC, whereas the Ford had
headlight, alignment, paint and rust problems in 38k miles.
Dave Lampert

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Date: Mon, 04 Aug 97 09:41:29 PDT
From: "Craig Steiger"
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Subject: Re: 87 Ranger won't run when cold
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sounds like the fuel pump. Its not getting enough fuel to the engine. You
might replace the fuel filter first and see if that takes care if it.

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> 87 Fuel injected Ranger 4 cyl. 5 speed. Starts fine when cold then stops
> after a few seconds. Won't re-start until key turned off, then restarts
> without difficulty. If you keep doing this for 10 or 15 minutes it finally
> warms up it runs OK. Any ideas??? Thanks a lot for any suggestions.
> The local Ford dealer is stumped..
>
>
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Date: Sun, 3 Aug 1997 20:46:17 -0400
From: mrkrispy webtv.net (Ian Holter)
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Dave-Out of all the choices-I suggest the Dodge Ram with the Cummins
Turbo Diesel. Even though it's big. You can't beat the fuel milage,
towing capacity, and long range durability. This engine will run in
excess of 400,000 miles before needing the rack-run! I think this would
more than meet your needs. Not that I'm down on Fords but this is the
best truck for the money of all of them.! Happy shopping.
Ian P.S. If you have some extra money left
over - send it my way so I can afford one! HA HA!!!!!

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Date: Sun, 3 Aug 1997 19:58:06 -0500 (CDT)
From: ksbdj00 tamuk.edu (Johnson Bradford Durkee)
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Subject: Re: Starting Problem with 1994 F-250
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You did try both of the fuse boxes? The one under the hood on the
drivers fender held a fuse that powers the radio in my 95 ford but took
me quite while to locate. Also is there power at the alt. and coil when
the key is on? Just my .02 cents worth .
Brad Johnson
Houston, Texas------ksbdj00 tamuk.edu

Texas A& I Kingsville, Texas

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Date: Sun, 3 Aug 97 23:05:35 UT
From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
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Subject: RE: rough idle
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It sounds like it is time for a clutch job. It might just be the bearing but,
since you are in there just replace it all.

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From: Croth2 aol.com
Sent: Sunday, August 03, 1997 10:48 AM
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Subject: rough idle

I have an 87 F-150 92K, lately when it idles, you can hear a loud clunking
in the Transmission, but when you push in the clutch the clunking stops.
WHats happening?, Is this bad for the truck? ----->Tim


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Date: Sun, 3 Aug 1997 21:49:34 -0400
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I have a 92 F150 5.0 litre 4X4 . the AOD only works when there is a dew
on the grass in the morning. the rest of the time it stays off . the off
lite stays on - on the gear selecter. could this be a sensor or sending
unit problem? has anyone else had a similer problem? any and all info
would be helpful.
thanks
Ian


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Date: Sun, 3 Aug 1997 22:04:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave Armbruster)
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I didn't find that mine (a '97 4x4 SuperCab 4.0) got any better mileage
after a certain number of miles. I've got plenty now to know that it's
broken-in (26,000). I usually get between 18 to 20, no matter what the
driving. I've put a cab high alumium shell and Yakima roof rack (bikes,
skis, etc) on, it came with the 3.27 gears, 235 tires and the 5 speed auto,
and I've added Borla exhaust, a K&N and run Mobil One 5W-30. BTW, my
sticker said 16 city and 26 highway. I have NEVER gotten close to 26 mpg,
with or without the roof rack and camper shell.

Dave

>Date: Sun, 3 Aug 1997 08:13:45 -0400
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