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small-list Digest Wed, 05 Jul 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 101

In This Issue:
Re: Power steering box leak
Re: [Re: Power steering box leak]
Re: [Aftermarket Air Conditioning]
Re: [Aftermarket Air Conditioning]
Thanks Kevin

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Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 20:16:14 -0700
From: John and Jen uswest.net>
Subject: Re: Power steering box leak

I have a '94 Explorer that has developed a leak from the seal where the
shaft comes out of the Power steering box and attaches to the drop arm.
Has anyone had this happen to them? Can I replace just the seal? How
diffucult is the job? Special tools? YOu know the drill. TIA!

JOhn

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Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 12:59:22 -0400
Subject: Aftermarket Air Conditioning
From: "Jeff M. Kornfeld" juno.com>

Hi!

My name is Jeff!

I have a 96 Ranger, 2.3L 4x2, 5 speed manual trans. and has no A/C. I'm
wondering about installing an Aftermarket Air Conditioning and am seeking
any suggestions and advice.

Thanx
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Date: 5 Jul 00 23:14:41 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Re: Power steering box leak]

John and Jen uswest.net> wrote:

> I have a '94 Explorer that has developed a leak from the seal where the
> shaft comes out of the Power steering box and attaches to the drop arm.
> Has anyone had this happen to them? Can I replace just the seal? How
> diffucult is the job? Special tools? YOu know the drill. TIA!

I'm going to assume it's similar to the box on a '85 B-II; I'm sure others
will correct me if I'm wrong! ;-) On mine the seal is on the INSIDE
requiring removal of the box and then the shaft. (Pitman arm removal tool or
suitable eqiuvalent needed.) Reassembling the unit is the tricky part; the
sector adjustment is not real tolerant of misadjustment.. too tight and the
steering will NOT return to center on its own (a real PITA and unsafe to
drive), too loose and the steering is sloppy.


$10 for the seal or $175 for the box (re-man). After a few hours in 100+ heat
and then finding the steering almost un-driveable (too tight) without more
tinkering last summer I'd think hard about getting a new box next time. ($$
permitting of course!) It's leak free and works acceptably now but that week
I drove it before getting the adjustment right without the prescribed spring
tension tools was pretty hairy. (Can you tell I hate suspension/alignment
work?)

Tim


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Date: 5 Jul 00 23:38:41 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Aftermarket Air Conditioning]

"Jeff M. Kornfeld" juno.com> wrote:
> Hi!
>
> My name is Jeff!

Tim AKA 'Manic Mechanic' myself; welcome aboard.

>
> I have a 96 Ranger, 2.3L 4x2, 5 speed manual trans. and has no A/C. I'm
> wondering about installing an Aftermarket Air Conditioning and am seeking
> any suggestions and advice.

Two choices:

A) Almost factory type that would integrate with the dash and look factory
etc.

B) "Hang-on" that would be under the dash and somewhat cobby looking.


Both work well if cold air is your main goal but a factory type kit would
(IMHO) be your best bet due to parts availabilty later on. (Can be a
nightmare to find/adapt parts for non-factory units... a co-worker fought an
'add-on' Isuzu all last week and finally we gave him back his money and
referred to Isuzu.. ) If you don't plan on doing it yourself then the
labor would be quite a bit higher for the integrated system Vs. the hang-on...
Down the road the cost could be off-set though.

You might want to re-post your query in the 'questions' forum of
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://aircondition.com Warren or Nacho might be of good help there. Expect
something on the order of $1200-2000 if done professionally; maybe 1/2 that if
DIY.

Tim

PS: Feel free to e-mail off list with more Q's about A/C to get long boring
replies. ;-)

TT

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Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2000 03:36:04 -0500
From: Freewheel bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: [Aftermarket Air Conditioning]

You might want to check with the local dealer to find out who supplies
their after market units, I use to work at both a Nissan and a Ford dealer
and we put after market units in almost half of the cars on the lot. The
practice is that the dealer can purchase cars without air and add it later
for much less than a factory unit and then still charge just as much for
the AC unit.

At 11:38 PM 7/5/00 -0400, you wrote:
>"Jeff M. Kornfeld" juno.com> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > My name is Jeff!
>
>Tim AKA 'Manic Mechanic' myself; welcome aboard.
>
> >
> > I have a 96 Ranger, 2.3L 4x2, 5 speed manual trans. and has no A/C. I'm
> > wondering about installing an Aftermarket Air Conditioning and am seeking
> > any suggestions and advice.
>
>Two choices:
>
>A) Almost factory type that would integrate with the dash and look factory
>etc.
>
>B) "Hang-on" that would be under the dash and somewhat cobby looking.
>
>
>Both work well if cold air is your main goal but a factory type kit would
>(IMHO) be your best bet due to parts availabilty later on. (Can be a
>nightmare to find/adapt parts for non-factory units... a co-worker fought an
>'add-on' Isuzu all last week and finally we gave him back his money and
>referred to Isuzu.. ) If you don't plan on doing it yourself then the
>labor would be quite a bit higher for the integrated system Vs. the hang-on...
> Down the road the cost could be off-set though.
>
>You might want to re-post your query in the 'questions' forum of
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://aircondition.com Warren or Nacho might be of good help there. Expect
>something on the order of $1200-2000 if done professionally; maybe 1/2 that if
>DIY.
>
>Tim
>
>PS: Feel free to e-mail off list with more Q's about A/C to get long boring
>replies. ;-)
>
>TT
>
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Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2000 16:45:23 -0400
From: Stephen Bozzone rockzone.com>
Subject: Thanks Kevin

Ken,

Just wanted to add that after running my own site for 4 years (and still
losing money to it), I realize it is quite a task to run a site as
complex and thorough as yours.

For me, running my site would have ended a long time ago had I not
enjoyed doing it as my hobby. Running it while still attending school
is another challenge which was aided by volunteers.

So anything you need to do the get some of what you've put in back (and
then some), I have no problem with. This list has been a tremendous
resource for me.

Thanks for all your work and keep it up!

Stephen Bozzone
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