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small-list Digest Mon, 10 Jul 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 104

In This Issue:
Re: Ticking Explorer
Re: Ticking Explorer
Re: Ticking Explorer
Re: Ticking Explorer

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From: "Richard Steinfeld" lmi.net>
Subject: Re: Ticking Explorer
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 16:14:47 -0700

Remove the hub caps and see if the noise is gone. I thought I needed a wheel
bearing on my Aerostar: it was ticking at the right front wheel. Turned out
it was my OEM Ford two-piece metal/plastic hubcap.

It was like this: during a short trip, getting back into the van, I noticed
a hub cap behind it. So, I said to myself, "Some poor schmuck lost his
hubcap," and drove away. Well, the poor schmuck was yours truly. Not being
able to withstand having only three hubcaps, I went to Target and picked up
a set of nice plastic cheapos for $16. Guess what: no more ticking. And they
even look more integrated with the vehicle than Ford's garish versions.

Yours truly,

Poor Schmuck


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Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 21:01:59 -0700
From: Dan Wentz earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: Ticking Explorer


>well start with brake shoes possibly binding up then the next obvioous cause
>would be wheel bearings I would suspend the wheel on a jack stand and see
>if when you spin the wheel you can determine more

It's actually got disk brakes in the rear. Somebody suggested poorly made
or poorly installed pads. Makes sense to me--at least enough to start
looking there. Unfortunately that's probably not a warranty fix if it is
the pads--it's easy enough to do but I was hoping Ford would pick up the tab.

~Dan

1950 F1 351C--Not neglected and definitely not for sale. Persistence is
futile.
1998 Explorer--I'm not like the other Explorer drivers--honest!
Quench my thirst with gasoline.




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From: ucen1 t-online.de
Date: 11 Jul 2000 06:50 GMT
Subject: Re: Ticking Explorer

This sounds like a good idea. My Aerostar is ticking at the front left
wheel. I suspected it was the bearing so when I had my brake rotors
replaced, I asked the dealer about it. He said the bearings were fine. Until
now, I had a hard time to believe him. I'll try your idea next
weekend.

Tom Ucen
1993 Aerostar Ext. 3.0L



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> Remove the hub caps and see if the noise is gone. I thought I needed
a wheel
> bearing on my Aerostar: it was ticking at the right front wheel.
Turned out
> it was my OEM Ford two-piece metal/plastic hubcap.
>
> It was like this: during a short trip, getting back into the van, I
noticed
> a hub cap behind it. So, I said to myself, "Some poor schmuck lost
his
> hubcap," and drove away. Well, the poor schmuck was yours truly. Not
being
> able to withstand having only three hubcaps, I went to Target and
picked up
> a set of nice plastic cheapos for $16. Guess what: no more ticking.
And they
> even look more integrated with the vehicle than Ford's garish
versions.
>
> Yours truly,
>
> Poor Schmuck
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Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 09:56:50 -0400
From: Dave Cooley bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Ticking Explorer

At 12:01 AM 7/11/2000, you wrote:

>>well start with brake shoes possibly binding up then the next obvioous cause
>>would be wheel bearings I would suspend the wheel on a jack stand and see
>>if when you spin the wheel you can determine more
>
>It's actually got disk brakes in the rear. Somebody suggested poorly made
>or poorly installed pads. Makes sense to me--at least enough to start
>looking there. Unfortunately that's probably not a warranty fix if it is
>the pads--it's easy enough to do but I was hoping Ford would pick up the tab.


You may have disk brakes, but the explorer rear uses shoes in the center of
the rotor hub for the emergency brake... Those can hang.


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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 00:35:27 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Gas Mileage
From: Sandman pdq.net>

I have an 89 Ranger with a 2.3L 4 cylinder with 191K miles on it.
Recently, the gas mileage dipped down to les than 18 MPG, and it also
idles very rough after drving at freeway speeds for over 20 minutes.
Anyone here got an idea what I should check/replace to help out the
mileage situation? I plan on changing the plugs and wires this weekend,
but I don't think that is accounting for the mileage, as it used to be
over 25 on the freeway.


Thanks,
Phil


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