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97up-list Digest Wed, 26 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 062

In This Issue:
Re: SD trailer bracket
Re: Bad Vibes
Re: SD trailer bracket
Re: Bad Vibes?
Re: SD trailer bracket
ADMIN: Server problems
Re: Bad Vibes?
Replacement Fuel Tank.


From: "Pete Calabrese">
Subject: Re: SD trailer bracket
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 20:28:00 -0400

Am I the only one who got a 4pin and 7pin connector side by side on the
receiver? Just wondering what option package it came with....

1991 Mustang LX Coupe 347 : 12.14 112 No NOS yet! : 3240 w/driver
493RWHP/582RWTQ Griggs, Wilwood, NOS : 11.64 121.53 A few years back...
Hudson Valley 5.0 #00 Poughkeepsie Sports Car Club 924EM
1993 Taurus SHO:LPM, C&L : 1998 SeaDoo XPLimited - Coffman equipped!
2000 F-350 CrewCab Powerstroke Lariat LE Dually

-----Original Message-----
From: 97up-list-bounce
[mailto:97up-list-bounce]On Behalf Of Steve J. Hodson
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 7:33 PM
To: 97up-list
Subject: [97up-list] Re: SD trailer bracket

My 99 F350 came with a 4 way but had the 7 way in the glove box as a small
kit. The pigtail was in place to make the connection.
-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Veren>
To: 97up-list <97up-list>
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 3:36 PM
Subject: [97up-list] Re: SD trailer bracket

>If that had happened to me, I would have (very nicely) told the dealership
>to put the 7-way heavy-duty connector on my truck immediately of I will not
>take delivery, I would also point out to him the even the lighter-duty
>Expeditions have 7-way connections. If I had already taken delivery, I
>would have told the dealer to please install the heavy duty 7-way connector
>or I will write about my experiences in the form they mail me 2 months
>I purchase my truck, asking about my experience with the dealership. If he
>still does not budge, I would flat-out ask him if his saving $75 now will
>give him more profit than he would get by my being a regular customer,
>bringing my truck back here for service, repairs, etc. I think a
>businessman would take the $75 loss, make the customer happy, and then
>hell with Ford!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Janster">
>To: "97 up list" <97up-list>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 9:11 AM
>Subject: [97up-list] SD trailer bracket
>> Hi Folks,
>> I hope this email isn't redundant, but I checked the archives and
>> couldn't find any info on it. I have a 1999 Super Duty (early '98) F250
>> w/ trailer tow package. It came from the factory w/ a 4-pin flat trailer
>> connector (light-duty) instead of the 7-way round, heavier duty
>> connector. For a Super Duty, I thought this was weird as it didn't fit
>> the concept for a heavier duty truck and it went against what was
>> normally outfitted for other "light" duty Ford trucks, Expeditions, and
>> vans. My '96 F150 had the heavier duty 7-way and also came w/ an adapter
>> for a 4-pin. Apparently, Ford outfitted all first-run Super Duty's w/
>> these light duty connectors instead of the heavier duty connectors. Has
>> anybody else felt this way or noticed this? I've been playing hell
>> trying to find a 7-way connector bracket that'll replace the 4-pin
>> bracket instead of buying the $78.00 Ford piece. There aren't many
>> mounting holes back there.
>> Bracketless
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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 23:17:05 EDT
Subject: Re: Bad Vibes

In a message dated 4/26/00 6:55:10 PM Central Daylight Time,
listar writes:

> have a 97 4.6L Flare side too. My plug wires went bad around 56K miles.
> I would check the plug wires first. All you have to do is pull them off
> look at them. If you have rust on them, you should probably replace all
> them.

Chris, thanks. If anyone else has any ideas here please let the list know,
apparently others F 150's are also affected by this.

John Mc
'97 4.6 Flareside


From: RSnovi
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 00:27:11 EDT
Subject: Re: SD trailer bracket

In a message dated 4/27/00 12:02:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
snkypete writes:

I do if you want me to take a look to see how it was done I can peek under
tomorrow when its light. 7 pin added by hitch company

Am I the only one who got a 4pin and 7pin connector side by side on the
receiver? Just wondering what option package it came with....


From: "Christian Bagley">
Subject: Re: Bad Vibes?
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 07:38:04 EDT


Have you serviced the transmission? Did the check engine light come on
during the vibration? If not then, maybe it's your transmission. I know it
sounds crazy but I know of a lot of people that experienced a vibration
while driving and they changed out the trans filter and all 12+ quarts of
trans fluid by dropping the trans pan and draining the torque converter via
drain plug in the converter.

n VA

>From: Tiny>
>Reply-To: 97up-list
>To: 97up-list
>Subject: [97up-list] Re: Bad Vibes?
>Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 15:44:42 -0500
> I too have this happening to me
>I have changed the wires and plugs
>new Air filter, oil change with Mobil 1 5w30 etc...
>I have taken it to the dealer twice where their "scanner jockeys" said
>could not find any problems. On the way home it started to do it so I
>turned around
>back to the dealer but (OF COURSE) it had stopped by then
>I thought I might be crazy but passengers feel it also
>TiNy 1997 F150 supercab XL 4.6 61,000 miles



Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 22:01:40 -0700
From: David & Laura Manuel>
Subject: Re: SD trailer bracket

My 2000 Super Duty came with the flat-four connector. This works great
for my boat and bike trailer. I also tow a 30-foot Weekend Warrior Toy
hauler. For this, I installed a seven-way connector to the bottom of
the bumper near the hitch. I now have both wired and use them
regularly. The seven way comes with the bracket that allows easy
mounting(two screws) to the bottom of the bumper. It works great and
looks good. I think it's alot easier and sturdier than the old four-way
into the seven-pin adapter that came with the older models. Let me know
if you have any questions. I'm in Orange County, California.


Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 15:05:58 -0400
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: ADMIN: Server problems

The server was down for an undetermined period of time. The log
directory filled up on the system and caused all services which
use log files to stop (mail, web, ftp, etc.). The situation has
been corrected and safeguards put into place to prevent future
occurances. I've been out of commission with a stomach flu for
the past two days and was not aware of the problem until this

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 16:03:31 -0500
From: Tiny>
Subject: Re: Bad Vibes?

Christian, thanks for the info I am going to do the trans thing Tuesday

one question arises
from my mechanic
it also does the shake thing in neutral and park.

I will see what my "Independent" mechanic says Tuesday
Thanks For the Help



Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 22:03:22 -0400
From: Larry Marola>
Subject: Replacement Fuel Tank.

I ordered the 48 gallon fuel tank from Transfer Flow on Monday,
4/24. I hope to have it by 5/5. They were really good to deal
with. They recommended a local shop that could do the swap but I
decided to do it myself. I ordered the fuel line tool too. The
interesting part should be "calibrating" the fuel gauge after the
install. The Transfer Flow guy said to put in a few gallons at a
time to understand exactly how much fuel is available when the tank
is empty, when the low fuel light goes off, at half full, etc. I
hadn't considered this so I was glad to get the info. And on the
same bit of advice, he said to be sure to turn the ignition key off
and on each time I take a reading. It seems there is an anti-slosh
program built into the gauge circuit so trying to watch the gauge
rise as fuel is added won't work. You have to turn the gauge (key)
off and on each time a reading is taken.


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