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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - suspension noise
RE: FTE 97up - Helm CD for 2000 F-150
FTE 97up - Owners Up-List
RE: FTE 97up - suspension noise
RE: FTE 97up - 97up F150 Door Cracks...
FTE 97up - Trailer tow mirrors..
Re: FTE 97up - NGS tester
RE: FTE 97up - 97up F150 Door Cracks...
FTE 97up - Re: add-on mirrors???
RE: FTE 97up - 97up F150 Door Cracks...
FTE 97up - Coolant Leak
FTE 97up - 5.4L Chip for sale.
Re: FTE 97up - Coolant Leak
Re: FTE 97up - Coolant Leak
RE: FTE 97up - Coolant Leak
Re: FTE 97up - suspension noise
FTE 97up - TSB full description
FTE 97up - NGS Tester
Re: FTE 97up - Re: add-on mirrors???
RE: FTE 97up - Buying another truck...
FTE 97up - Front end Squeaks and Noises
FTE 97up - Re: 97 F-150's
Re: FTE 97up - Re: add-on mirrors???
FTE 97up - re: new truck
FTE 97up - Squeaks and Running Boards
FTE 97up - Ordering a National Spring 6" lift - anyone know the > axle weights for a F-350 V10 4x4 Auto CC SRW LWB
Re: FTE 97up - suspension noise
Re: FTE 97up - suspension noise
Re: FTE 97up - Front end Squeaks and Noises
FTE 97up - Squeaks and Noises

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 06:12:49 -0500
From: Bill ismi.net>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - suspension noise

I have a 1999 F-250 2wd with 8k miles that is the same way.
Mine seems to be mostly in the area of the drivers side
floor pan. I can feel it in the seat and in the floor pan,
along with hearing it. I took the truck to the dealer, they
sprayed all rubber mounts and door seals, said it would be
ok after the silicone worked in. Needless to say it did
nothing. I checked the underside and can't see anything, but
it still creaks. I only hear this at very low speeds, stop
and go. Bill
Kirk Werner wrote:
>
> I have a 00 f350 crew cab 4wd with less than 4K miles on it. The truck was
> silent when I first got it, but gradually it began to creak and moan when
> the truck shifts it's weight from side to side or when the front end dips
> when braking.
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 07:20:11 -0500
From: Dean Baruffi yale.edu>
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Helm CD for 2000 F-150

Dennis,

Go to the Helm's website. They do all the publications for Fords.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.helminc.com/

- -Dean


At 02:30 PM 01/14/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>where can I find the Helm CD or the paper version, FoMoCo?
>dc
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Zinski, Steve [mailto:szinski richmond.edu]
>Sent: Friday, January 14, 2000 12:56 PM
>To: '97up-list ford-trucks.com'
>Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Helm CD for 2000 F-150
>
>
>How do you like the CD-ROM version?
>
>I ordered the paper version and it's HUGE! Very nicely done, I might add.
>
> --Steve Zinski
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Art Verling [mailto:art.verling excite.com]
>Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 11:21 PM
>To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Helm CD for 2000 F-150
>
>
>I'm not sure how you did the install but, If I were going to try this I
>would uninstall the copy that does not work. Copy the entire CD to the C
>drive then run the install from the C drive. This will set all the pointers
>to the correct locations. There are some files that you need to change if
>you do not do this. They live in the Windows and the Windows\system
>directory. Also there will be some references it the registry. How did you
>copy the files from the CD to the C drive in the first place? If you have
>any questions please email me off list.
>Good Luck,
>Art
>art.verling excite.com
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>
>
>
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 07:23:46 EST
From: MWL66 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Owners Up-List

People have a right to freedom of speech, but I this is a site for owners of
Ford Trucks to talk about there problems & find out how others delt with
them. There are better places to voice your opinion. So take it some where
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 06:26:42 -0600
From: "Strukel, Mike" westgroup.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - suspension noise

Ahhh, glad to see that I am not the only one that is having these noise.
I have identified 3 problems that are causing squeaking/creaking in the
front end of my 99 F250.

1. The spring pad spacers. I had the "fix" done to this early in the
fall. They replaced the spacers between the leafs with some updated ones.
They lasted 3 days and started squeaking again. My dealer has told me
that Ford will be coming out with a NEW fix for this soon. Appartently the
old one did not work!

2. My sway bar bushings squeak. Usually noticeable at lower speeds.

3. I also have a creak/clunk in the drivers side. It feels like it is
under the floor boards. It is most noticeable at low speeds, when the
truck articulates.
I think this is what some of you are talking about?
I have seen some posts about this somewhere and supposedly there is some
plastic bushing that is causing this.


Mike Strukel
99 F250

- -----Original Message-----
From: Bill [mailto:kg8aw ismi.net]
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 5:13 AM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - suspension noise


I have a 1999 F-250 2wd with 8k miles that is the same way.
Mine seems to be mostly in the area of the drivers side
floor pan. I can feel it in the seat and in the floor pan,
along with hearing it. I took the truck to the dealer, they
sprayed all rubber mounts and door seals, said it would be
ok after the silicone worked in. Needless to say it did
nothing. I checked the underside and can't see anything, but
it still creaks. I only hear this at very low speeds, stop
and go. Bill
Kirk Werner wrote:
>
> I have a 00 f350 crew cab 4wd with less than 4K miles on it. The truck was
> silent when I first got it, but gradually it began to creak and moan when
> the truck shifts it's weight from side to side or when the front end dips
> when braking.
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 06:53:41 -0800
From: "Rivera, Max" compaq.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - 97up F150 Door Cracks...

Just took my 97 f150 4.2, with the infamous door crack on the drivers side
and the body manger indicated to me that he had received as TSB concerning
the cracks. I took mine to Covert Ford in Ausin Texas. I still had a few
miles under the original warranty, so i dont know if this makes a
differance, although he did say if i had done it after the warranty it would
be a little more hassle.

Ps:

This group has alerted me to many possible problems and is a great group.

Thanks

Maximo Rivera
GCSC
Compaq Computers



- -----Original Message-----
From: Ron,Marge,Ted [mailto:rmtsadu sunlink.net]
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2000 11:30 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 97up F150 Door Cracks...


> I contacted MY dealership yesterday, January 13, 2000, to check into
> this crack problem. The service manager at Nichols Ford in Fort Worth
Texas
> denied ever having any knowledge of this problem (of course), and referred
> me to the Body shop manager of the dealership. He denied the same (again,
of
> course

Hi David,

I ran into the same thing with my dealer and service dept. No one there
was aware that this problem existed....yeah right! So when I told them that
5 of the 7 used 97 or newer trucks on their lot have the 'crack' as we now
speak, they were surprised and going to look into it!


Ron

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 10:13:13 EST
From: DJBurry aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Trailer tow mirrors..

Hello Gents and Ladies..

I am in need of the following items. I want to purchase or trade for the
following..

I need a pair of "Trailer Towing Telescopic Mirrors for the F-250 SD" I have
a pair of standard mirrors that I would trade back or will purchase the
Trailer Tow mirrors. Please e-mail me or call me at 1-888-711-6384, Dave
Burry - Denver, Colorado
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 09:30:11 -0600
From: "Union Auto" adiis.net>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - NGS tester

I Don't know, they should be getting cheaper by the minute as they won't
work on new vehicles. Now we have to use the WDS (Worldwide Diagnostic
System) to work on the newer stuff. To purchase a WDS will set you back
about 10 grand.

Nathan

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From: "Ron,Marge,Ted" sunlink.net>
To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2000 6:15 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - NGS tester


> Hi All,
>
> Does anyone here, like maybe Nathan, have a price on the 'new
generation
> STAR' tester (NGS) used to check codes and run tests on the newer Ford
> vehicles equipped with OBDII? I have found some info on it but no prices.
I
> was just wondering if the 'average' guy could buy a toy like this or if it
> is priced out of reach as I suspect it would be......Thanks..
> Ron
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 09:36:50 -0600
From: jmann living.com
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - 97up F150 Door Cracks...

Thanks Maximo,

I got my 2000 from Covert and it's good to know that they are aware of the
problem.

I should be a good test of the 2000's doors. I live in an apartment complex
with a security gate. I have to roll my window all the way down at least
once a day, and with the 70 and 80 degree weather we've been having here in
Austin the window has been going up and down a lot lately. I'll keep an eye
out to see if anything develops.

Joe
Austin, TX

- -----Original Message-----
From: Rivera, Max [mailto:max.rivera compaq.com]
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 8:54 AM
To: '97up-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - 97up F150 Door Cracks...

Just took my 97 f150 4.2, with the infamous door crack on the drivers side
and the body manger indicated to me that he had received as TSB concerning
the cracks. I took mine to Covert Ford in Ausin Texas. I still had a few
miles under the original warranty, so i dont know if this makes a
differance, although he did say if i had done it after the warranty it would
be a little more hassle.

Ps:

This group has alerted me to many possible problems and is a great group.

Thanks

Maximo Rivera
GCSC
Compaq Computers



- -----Original Message-----
From: Ron,Marge,Ted [mailto:rmtsadu sunlink.net]
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2000 11:30 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 97up F150 Door Cracks...


> I contacted MY dealership yesterday, January 13, 2000, to check into
> this crack problem. The service manager at Nichols Ford in Fort Worth
Texas
> denied ever having any knowledge of this problem (of course), and referred
> me to the Body shop manager of the dealership. He denied the same (again,
of
> course

Hi David,

I ran into the same thing with my dealer and service dept. No one there
was aware that this problem existed....yeah right! So when I told them that
5 of the 7 used 97 or newer trucks on their lot have the 'crack' as we now
speak, they were surprised and going to look into it!


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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 07:50:51 -0800
From: Joe Zuk amdahl.com>
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: add-on mirrors???

>
> Subject: FTE 97up - add-on mirrors???
>
> As as been noted a couple of times, the default non-adjustable convex
> mirrors on the current 'tow'mirrors could use help.
> Well I say something, not I need to learn were they bought them. They had
> the standard tow mirrors, with the adjustable flat mirrors above and the
> fixed convex below. They also had an additional convex above the flat
> mirrors. They were fairly obviously an add on (at least I haven't seen and
> others), they were crescent moon shaped, with the inside of the crescent on
> the top of the flat mirror,
> Anyone have any idea were I can find these?
>
> Ralph Lindberg ICQ 5988954
> RV and Camping FAQ
> Just because MS-Window's holds 90% of the market doesn't mean it's
> superior. Remember 90% of all animals are insects.

This was one of the first things I added to my truck. I got mine at Pep Boys. I forgot the name of the company that made
them, I think its something like Hercules. They cost less then $20 and something that these trucks really need. BTW I saw a
an Excursion that had the lower minors adjustable, I guest Ford learned something.
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 08:49:15 -0700
From: "Peter Taylor" tvantageinc.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - 97up F150 Door Cracks...

Maximo,

Do you have the TSB Number?


>Just took my 97 f150 4.2, with the infamous door crack on the drivers side
>and the body manger indicated to me that he had received as TSB concerning
>the cracks.

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 10:08:23 -0600
From: "Mike Auser" directwest.com>
Subject: FTE 97up - Coolant Leak

My '97 F-150 (4.2 liter) is leaking coolant from the timing cover. I've
heard that this is a common problem and wonder if anyone else on this list
has encountered this. The guy at the local repair shop told me it would be
approximately $300 to repair because it is hard to get at. Does this sound
reasonable? Is there anything I can do to ensure this doesn't happen again?


Thanks,

Mike Auser

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 10:35:26 -0600
From: "Union Auto" adiis.net>
Subject: FTE 97up - 5.4L Chip for sale.

A friend of mine just traded his truck for a new V-10 and has a Superchip
for sale. It is out of a 1998 F-150 with a 5.4L and the computer code is
JLD1. The chip retailed for $250 new and is for sale for $125. If your
interested email me and I'll have him get in touch with you.

Nathan
bernardn adiis.net



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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 10:42:46 -0600
From: "Union Auto" adiis.net>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Coolant Leak

Go talk to a dealer, I think there was a recall announced last week for this
problem.

Nathan

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Auser" directwest.com>
To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 10:08 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - Coolant Leak


> My '97 F-150 (4.2 liter) is leaking coolant from the timing cover. I've
> heard that this is a common problem and wonder if anyone else on this list
> has encountered this. The guy at the local repair shop told me it would
be
> approximately $300 to repair because it is hard to get at. Does this
sound
> reasonable? Is there anything I can do to ensure this doesn't happen
again?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike Auser
>
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 12:00:41 -0500
From: Jean Marc Chartier sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Coolant Leak

Mike Auser wrote:
>
> My '97 F-150 (4.2 liter) is leaking coolant from the timing cover. I've
> heard that this is a common problem and wonder if anyone else on this list
> has encountered this. The guy at the local repair shop told me it would be
> approximately $300 to repair because it is hard to get at. Does this sound
> reasonable? Is there anything I can do to ensure this doesn't happen again?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike Auser
>
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Mike,

Before you have an independent shop do the work go to your
Dealer and mention Recall notice # 99B29. This is for the
97 F-150 with the 4.2l V6. It is to replace the front cover
gasket.

regards

Jean Marc Chartier
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 12:51:22 -0600
From: "Mike Auser" directwest.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Coolant Leak

Nathan and Jean Marc Chartier just saved me $300 -- thanks guys! I went to
the dealership over the lunch hour and booked my truck in for repairs. The
service guy looked up my truck VIN and said I qualify for recall number
#99B29.


Mike Auser

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[mailto:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Union Auto
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 10:43 AM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Coolant Leak


Go talk to a dealer, I think there was a recall announced last week for this
problem.

Nathan

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[mailto:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Jean Marc Chartier
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 11:01 AM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Coolant Leak


Mike Auser wrote:
>
> My '97 F-150 (4.2 liter) is leaking coolant from the timing cover. I've
> heard that this is a common problem and wonder if anyone else on this list
> has encountered this. The guy at the local repair shop told me it would
be
> approximately $300 to repair because it is hard to get at. Does this
sound
> reasonable? Is there anything I can do to ensure this doesn't happen
again?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike Auser
>
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Mike,

Before you have an independent shop do the work go to your
Dealer and mention Recall notice # 99B29. This is for the
97 F-150 with the 4.2l V6. It is to replace the front cover
gasket.

regards

Jean Marc Chartier
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 13:32:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Bill davis yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - suspension noise

Kirk,
I have a 2000 f350 4wd crew cab that squeaks when I
hit the brakes and go over speed bumps. I am curios
to see if there is a fix, I have approx. 12k miles.

- --- Kirk Werner werner.org> wrote:
> I have a 00 f350 crew cab 4wd with less than 4K
> miles on it. The truck was
> silent when I first got it, but gradually it began
> to creak and moan when
> the truck shifts it's weight from side to side or
> when the front end dips
> when braking. A couple weeks ago I was driving thru
> a rough field of
> harvested sugar beets- there was a good deal of
> suspension travel upon doing
> so, and it seems to have quieted the problem some.
> I'm curious if anyone
> else has experienced this annoyance in their
> superduty? While it seems to
> have been silenced by the bumps, I'm wondering it
> there's an underlying
> problem which shoudl still be addressed. Seems like
> it might be shocks
> mounts or something along those lines, but I'm
> guessing.
>
> Thanks
>
> Kirk
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 14:34:53 -0700
From: Bill Miller corporate-net.com>
Subject: FTE 97up - TSB full description

On the "ford-trucks" site, I can get a brief description of TSB's, from
the NHTSA site. How can I get the full description?

I am curious on TSB 99-6889, "Information on 7.3 vehicles exhibiting an
intermittent engine knock..."

Bill Miller
Denver, CO
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 17:20:11 -0500
From: "Ron,Marge,Ted" sunlink.net>
Subject: FTE 97up - NGS Tester

Thanks Alan and Nathan for the price info on the tester. As I suspected, it
is much too pricey for me...wife would definitely flip over spending that
much ($2K and up ) for a toy :(
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 16:27:43 -0600
From: "Michael T. Greenlee" arlington.net>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: add-on mirrors???

The lower mirrors are adjustable on the telescoping power trailer towing mirrors on my y2k superduty f250.

Joe Zuk wrote:

> >
> > Subject: FTE 97up - add-on mirrors???
> >
> > As as been noted a couple of times, the default non-adjustable convex
> > mirrors on the current 'tow'mirrors could use help.
> > Well I say something, not I need to learn were they bought them. They had
> > the standard tow mirrors, with the adjustable flat mirrors above and the
> > fixed convex below. They also had an additional convex above the flat
> > mirrors. They were fairly obviously an add on (at least I haven't seen and
> > others), they were crescent moon shaped, with the inside of the crescent on
> > the top of the flat mirror,
> > Anyone have any idea were I can find these?
> >
> > Ralph Lindberg ICQ 5988954
> > RV and Camping FAQ
> > Just because MS-Window's holds 90% of the market doesn't mean it's
> > superior. Remember 90% of all animals are insects.
>
> This was one of the first things I added to my truck. I got mine at Pep Boys. I forgot the name of the company that made
> them, I think its something like Hercules. They cost less then $20 and something that these trucks really need. BTW I saw a
> an Excursion that had the lower minors adjustable, I guest Ford learned something.
> Joe
>
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 18:56:35 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Buying another truck...

At 10:34 AM 1/16/00 -0600, you wrote:
>This is what I did when faced with the same choices. I couldn't afford a
>loaded pickup. I didn't want to buy a used truck and inherit someone else's
>problems. I could afford an well-appointed 2WD extended cab Nissan or
>Toyota, but try as I might, I could not fit 3 adults inside, which is a
>periodical requirement.

My selection is limited to: Ford, Ford and Ford.

>I thought I couldn't afford a full size truck, until I looked at a '99 F150
>XL SWB flareside standard cab, very nicely appointed (premium sound CD
>player, even), however with a V6 5-speed. One drive convinced me that this
>was the truck for me. It drives and handles like a sports car. It's a
>blast to drive and run thru the gears, and will accommodate 3 passengers
>when necessary. I realize it's not for everyone, but I love it. Under
>$16K... not much competition in that price range.
>
>Regards,
>Penn

Good price. It seems that the dealers in Atlanta place a premium
on trucks. There's supposed to be a rebate through Jan 15th, I
wonder if its been extended? I'll see if I can find out.

Ken

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 17:24:33 -0700
From: "Robert Benne" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: FTE 97up - Front end Squeaks and Noises

Talk to your dealer and ask him to look at Ford's TSB 99-16-3. They will
change out front end bushings/etc that are causing the problem, especially
when cold.

Hope that helps....


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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 20:40:44 EST
From: RRESTORE aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: 97 F-150's

>>Well gang, I'll soon be buying another truck. My wife's
>>little Escort, which I've hated for 5 years but was the
>>most dependable car I've driven (my 67 F100 runs a close
>>second), met its death last week during an encounter with
>>an Isuzu trooper.

>>I'll be receiving a check this week. So now the question
>>is, what do you guys recommend? Is the 97 too bug ridden
>>as a first year model? Do power windows come into play
>>with the door crack? I'm looking for a quality used
>>truck, can't afford another new vehicle (I've got a 98
>>in the driveway right now). I'm open to suggestions as
>>I haven't made a decision yet.

>>Ken Payne

Ken I've got a '97 F-150 Flareside standard cab (no cracked door) and
it's simply the finest vehicle I've ever owned. 33,000 miles and not one
spec of touble anywhere. Oh, and one other thing....I never get tired of
looking at it. GO FORD!

John Mc
'97 F150
'64 T'bird conv.
'66 T'bird conv.
'63 Falcon conv.
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 17:54:14 -0800
From: Ralph Lindberg amsat.org>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: add-on mirrors???

At 4:27 PM -0600 1/17/00, Michael T. Greenlee wrote:
>The lower mirrors are adjustable on the telescoping power trailer towing
>mirrors on my y2k superduty f250.

Good, because they aren't on the older ones


Ralph Lindberg ICQ 5988954
RV and Camping FAQ
Just because MS-Window's holds 90% of the market doesn't mean it's
superior. Remember 90% of all animals are insects.



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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 20:13:10 -0700
From: "Randy Kindler" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: FTE 97up - re: new truck

I would go for a '95 or '96 F150. Consumer reports rated them as the best of
class for those model years. I traded in a '95 regular cab with 351 on my
'98. I'd probably still have it, except I wanted an extra cab. The old body
style trucks are going pretty cheap, in this area. (Denver)
BTW, I also had a 91 with a 302/ 5spd. It also was a nice truck, but I had a
lot of problems with it. I never had a problem with my '95.
Randy

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 20:58:46 -0600
From: Robert Woodfill radiks.net>
Subject: FTE 97up - Squeaks and Running Boards

My 00 F250 2wd,SC, LB with 1400 miles has developed a squeak in the
front that comes with gentle bumps. I've not done any investigating yet.

I've tried unsuccessfully to find aluminum running boards for the cab
and bed of this pickup. I'd like 2 inch drop because of the long wheel
base and the tendency to drag when going over un-even ground. Does
anyone have a suggestion?

Thank,

Bob Woodfill

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 20:47:31 +0100
From: "Kirk Werner" werner.org>
Subject: FTE 97up - Ordering a National Spring 6" lift - anyone know the > axle weights for a F-350 V10 4x4 Auto CC SRW LWB

Let's see- you're going to lift an F350 4wd...how much? Six inches?
Just curious- how you plan to get up into the cab?


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>From: owner-97up-list-digest ford-trucks.com (97up-list-digest)
>To: 97up-list-digest ford-trucks.com
>Subject: 97up-list-digest V3 #15
>Date: Mon, Jan 17, 2000, 12:10 PM
>

> Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 06:47:26 -0800 (PST)
> From: Keith rocketmail.com>
> Subject: FTE 97up - Ordering a National Spring 6" lift - anyone know the
> axle weights for a F-350 V10 4x4 Auto CC SRW LWB
>
> Asked this in the ford -diesel. com forums but figured as most are
> non-V10 owners, I'd repost here:
>
> With my truck expected late Feb/early March, I'm ordering a 6" National
> Spring lift kit soon, as the springs have almost a 6 week lead time.
> National Spring need to know the weight of the front and rear axles
> when the truck is unloaded, as they custom build each spring set.
>
> The truck will be a F-350 4x4 V10 Auto CC SRW LWB. Anybody with this or
> a similar truck (99 or 2000, F-250 or F-350) with similar options and
> no heavy aftermarket add-ons? Have you weighed it? Are you thinking of
> weighing it? I'll incentivise your trip to the weigh station!
>
> Unless some-one with the same truck and options can assist with the
> axle weights, guess I'm stuck with waiting 'til the truck arrives,
> weighing it, and then waiting some more. 6 more weeks to add the lift
> will be hell but worth it in the end.
>
> Thanks in advance! Keith - keithf rocketmail.com
> - ------------------
> 2000 F-350 XLT CC SRW 4x4 172" V10 Auto 4.30LS - Ordered 12/14/1999 -
> Clean and Unscheduled - Waiting...Dreaming...
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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 20:49:15 +0100
From: "Kirk Werner" werner.org>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - suspension noise

This reply was emailed direct to me. Thought it might be of some value to
you guys who are having the same noises...
- ---------------

Yep, a lot of people have had this creaking noise. There is is technical
service
bulletin out on it and your friendly Ford dealer should fix it for you with
no
questions asked. It only takes about 30 minutes for them to install the new
parts. As I recall, it was a matter of replacing the front spring/shackle
bushings with a modified design.

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 22:28:14 -0800
From: David & Laura Manuel Earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - suspension noise

My 2000 SD, 4x4, v10, crewcab, longbed does the same thing. I can....


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