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97up-list Digest Mon, 22 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 081

In This Issue:
Re: Dreaded Check Engine Light
Re: Dreaded Check Engine Light
Re: Popping in the front suspension of my 2000 F150 4
Speakers
Re: Speakers
Re: Speakers
tonneau covers

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From: tvsjr sprynet.com
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 23:21:24 -0500
Subject: Re: Dreaded Check Engine Light

I have a 97 Expedition XLT 4x2 that developed a Check Engine light around
140,000. My mechanic's computer would not identify the code, so I had to
take it to Ford. It turned out to be an exhaust purge tank and valve
failure. It didn't run horribly, but if you disconnected the battery so
that the computer had to relearn its engine, it would stall for the first
few miles until the computer adjusted. Pull the ground clamp off your
battery for a few minutes and see if it does the same thing.

Terry

At 03:42 PM 05/22/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Folks,
>The dreaded "Check Engine" light has come on a '97 F150 4.6.with 89,000
>miles. It seems to run fine. Where do you start troubleshooting? The
>owners manual mentions the Big Brother ODB II computer detecting an
>emissions related problem as a possible cause. It has had normal maintenance
>including fuel and air filters replaced. It's been rainy and wet lately, if
>that matters. Is this a case where you really have to dump the computers
>error log to figure out what the cause is? If so, what's the cheapest way
>to get to this info?
>Thanks in advance,
>Brett
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From: "Christian Bagley" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Dreaded Check Engine Light
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 08:13:09 EDT

The only way to know for sure why the check enging light came on is to run
it on the ODB II code reader. My mechanic will run mine for about $40, a
friend of mine in North Carolina said that he got his run for about $25 at
the dealer. It really depends on who you go to.

If you do have a bad plug...a cheap solution would be change the plugs. I
bought Autolite Double Platinum plugs for about $3 a piece. That is a $24
solution if you replace them yourself. I know they look like a pain to, BUT
you save big bucks by doing it yourself. If you don't want to do it
yourself, you can buy the plugs and take them down to Pep Boys or a local
shop and say you want them replaced. Usually they will charge anywhere
between $60-$100 for the labor.

Chris
n VA



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From: jmann living.com
Subject: Re: Popping in the front suspension of my 2000 F150 4
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 09:04:36 -0500

Anyone,....Anyone....

-----Original Message-----
From: jmann living.com [mailto:jmann living.com]
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2000 2:01 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Popping in the front suspension of my 2000 F150
4X4

Well, with 6300 miles on my 2000 F150 Lariat 4x4 I've started hearing a
loud, or at least audible, popping in the front suspension when performing
low speed tight turning maneuvers, like parallel parking and maneuvering
around parking lots.

Any ideas? Remember it's a 4x4.

Thanks,

Joe

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From: "Mark Browning" hotmail.com>
Subject: Speakers
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 13:14:12 EDT

Ok guys/gals

I looked every where for speakers for my Ford F-150 1999
regular cab 2wd, and no one really knows the proper size of speakers..
frustrating.... i want to replace all four of them and need the size... some
people say 5x7" and some say 6x8" what the hell is 6x8" no one here in
canada had a clue when i told them 6x8" speakers please..... so if some one
out there can help me it would be great...

thanks
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Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 14:17:54 -0500
Subject: Re: Speakers
From: Glenn S See juno.com>

Have you tried http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.crutchfield.com and searched for speakers for
your particular vehicle

Steve

On Tue, 23 May 2000 13:14:12 EDT "Mark Browning" hotmail.com>
writes:
> Ok guys/gals
>
> I looked every where for speakers for my Ford F-150 1999
> regular cab 2wd, and no one really knows the proper size of
> speakers..
> frustrating.... i want to replace all four of them and need the
> size... some
> people say 5x7" and some say 6x8" what the hell is 6x8" no one here
> in
> canada had a clue when i told them 6x8" speakers please..... so if
> some one
> out there can help me it would be great...
>
> thanks
>
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From: jmann living.com
Subject: Re: Speakers
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 18:09:31 -0500

Mark, for the do-it-yourselfer I would follow Steve's advice below, try
Crutchfield.

You may want to consider the following speakers;

Kenwood eXcelon KFC-X576 - 5"x7"/6"x8" Speakers
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-30MhWn0nR9k/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=3&g=400&
I=113KFCX576&o=M&a=0


As for a 6x8, this size is most often found in factory systems. Most retail
stores will sell 5x7 and 6x9, and less knowledgeable sales folks may look at
you funny if you ask for a 6x8. Most 5x7s are designed to fit in a 6x8 hole.

Crutchfield will provide you with wiring harnesses to connect aftermarket
speakers to your factory speaker wires and detailed directions on how to
remove the door panels and rear panels of your truck and install the
speakers. You may want to purchase a door panel tool from them as well for a
few dollars more. Some folks will recommend the use of two flat head
screwdrivers to remove the door panel, but you stand a much better change of
screwing (pardon the pun) up the door panel and/or fasteners this way.

If you purchase the above speakers, or some like them, and the sound week in
you truck you may want to consider a four channel amplifier like the Kenwood
KAC-648S 25W x 4 amp or the Kenwood KAC-748 35W x 4 amp.

Joe



-----Original Message-----
From: Glenn S See [mailto:sseeplane juno.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 2:18 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Speakers

Have you tried http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.crutchfield.com and searched for speakers for
your particular vehicle

Steve

On Tue, 23 May 2000 13:14:12 EDT "Mark Browning" hotmail.com>
writes:
> Ok guys/gals
>
> I looked every where for speakers for my Ford F-150 1999
> regular cab 2wd, and no one really knows the proper size of
> speakers..
> frustrating.... i want to replace all four of them and need the
> size... some
> people say 5x7" and some say 6x8" what the hell is 6x8" no one here
> in
> canada had a clue when i told them 6x8" speakers please..... so if
> some one
> out there can help me it would be great...
>
> thanks
>
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From: "Doug Pogatetz" mw.3com.com>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 22:37:16 -0500
Subject: tonneau covers



I need some advice on a good tonneau cover. The Exstang Sabre snapless looks
interesting.
Also the aluminum roll tops look very secure, but what about leaks.



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