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small-list Digest Tue, 18 Jul 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 108

In This Issue:
ADMIN: 2001 Ford Lightning
Re: Explorer-manual trans. - downshifting won't work
Re: Ford & Chevy Owners
Re: Ford & Chevy Owners
Re: Ford & Chevy Owners
Re: Explorer-manual trans. - downshifting won't work
Re: Explorer-manual trans. - downshifting won't work
Need auto-locking hubs
Re: Ford & Chevy Owners
Re: Need auto-locking hubs
Re: Ford & Chevy Owners

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Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 21:53:20 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: 2001 Ford Lightning

An artist rendition of the 2001 Ford Lightning, supplied by
Ford Motor Company, can be found in the news section of the
web site. I've also included a high resolution version
suitable for printing.

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From: "Raymond C. Gray" telcordia.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 21:57:47 -0400
Subject: Re: Explorer-manual trans. - downshifting won't work



I posted this problem - and have larned the tranny is wreaked. 65K miles
$2400 repairs, including new clutch.

The transmission repair shop told me the Mazda 5sp was low on fluid...leaking
from the top cover plate. He tells me this is a common problem. ( I just
had the oil changed at a full service shop; they gave me no warning the tranny
fluid was low.)

Anybody know of a consistent problem, e.g., design flaw, with the Mazda 5speed
transmissions?

Anybody aware of Ford providing any compensation for this problem?

Thanks

Ray



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Date: 18 Jul 00 22:04:09 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: Ford & Chevy Owners


Back when I first got the '85 B-II my neighbors across the way decided they
wanted a "SUV" and got a 89 full size Blazer (Bronco would have been a better
choice!) About a year ago I was asked for help getting the oil filter off
during an oil change; came right off for me.. Not wanting the male to lose
face in front of his fiancee I said he got it loose before I got there. ;-)
Today I see the hood up when I get home and think about popping over for a
look-see but given the previous 8 Hours of vehicle repairs I decide to go
inside and answer overdue e-mail, pop a beer, wait and see if they want help.
Sure enough 3 Hours later I hear a soft knock on the door and it's the female
of the house asking for advice.

To (hopefully) make a long story short it was a plug and wire replacement
but now sounded like a machine gun when started. He was sure that all wires
were in the right place from doing one at a time... Quick look saw two places
where *THREE* wires were going to each bank in a row rather than the usual
1,2,1,1,2,1 per side. Got it back in order and all was well; Fiancee there
again so I talked about how easy it was to mix 'em up and happens to me all
the time too. (Of course I just rip 'em all off, but I was trying to save
face for him..) As I was typing this she was nice enough to knock again and
drop off 6 of my favorite beverages unasked so I'm not going to complain!
(Doesn't hurt she's pleasing to my eye either.. umm.. anyways..)

From what I've seen this isnt typical of Ford owners; are they just smarter
or do the 'G'reat 'M'istake owners need a web-site like this one for help?
Interesting anecdote.. swiped a Ford coil wire from an inebriate's truck once
to keep him from driving home and he swapped the #1 wire over to the coil and
drove home on 7 cylinders! (Gave him the coil wire the next day.) Ingenious
of him and I didnt expect it.

Once in a while I see a Ford in the bays that's been mangled by 'well
intentioned' repairs but I think it's primarily Chevy crap that gets the
serious 'improvising'.

Comments?

Tim



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Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 22:25:24 -0400
From: Stephen Bozzone rockzone.com>
Subject: Re: Ford & Chevy Owners

Did it once when I first tuned-up my 88 Bronco II with my friend.

me: "Are you sure we don't need to label them" ?
friend: "nah, we'll just look at the firing order"

On the diagram in the Chilton's, it's a bit confusing. There are two
brace type things that we figured were the screws but actually weren't.
Still don't know what they were.

We eventually figured it out.

As far as whether it's just Chevy owners, perhaps.. but I haven't had a
lot of experience with owners who repair their own vehicles.

Steve

Tim Turner wrote:
>
> Back when I first got the '85 B-II my neighbors across the way decided they
> wanted a "SUV" and got a 89 full size Blazer (Bronco would have been a better
> choice!) About a year ago I was asked for help getting the oil filter off
> during an oil change; came right off for me.. Not wanting the male to lose
> face in front of his fiancee I said he got it loose before I got there. ;-)
> Today I see the hood up when I get home and think about popping over for a
> look-see but given the previous 8 Hours of vehicle repairs I decide to go
> inside and answer overdue e-mail, pop a beer, wait and see if they want help.
> Sure enough 3 Hours later I hear a soft knock on the door and it's the female
> of the house asking for advice.
>
> To (hopefully) make a long story short it was a plug and wire replacement
> but now sounded like a machine gun when started. He was sure that all wires
> were in the right place from doing one at a time... Quick look saw two places
> where *THREE* wires were going to each bank in a row rather than the usual
> 1,2,1,1,2,1 per side. Got it back in order and all was well; Fiancee there
> again so I talked about how easy it was to mix 'em up and happens to me all
> the time too. (Of course I just rip 'em all off, but I was trying to save
> face for him..) As I was typing this she was nice enough to knock again and
> drop off 6 of my favorite beverages unasked so I'm not going to complain!
> (Doesn't hurt she's pleasing to my eye either.. umm.. anyways..)
>
> From what I've seen this isnt typical of Ford owners; are they just smarter
> or do the 'G'reat 'M'istake owners need a web-site like this one for help?
> Interesting anecdote.. swiped a Ford coil wire from an inebriate's truck once
> to keep him from driving home and he swapped the #1 wire over to the coil and
> drove home on 7 cylinders! (Gave him the coil wire the next day.) Ingenious
> of him and I didnt expect it.
>
> Once in a while I see a Ford in the bays that's been mangled by 'well
> intentioned' repairs but I think it's primarily Chevy crap that gets the
> serious 'improvising'.
>
> Comments?
>
> Tim
>
>
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From: "Chris Oostveen" i2k.com>
Subject: Re: Ford & Chevy Owners
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 22:51:44 -0400

> Once in a while I see a Ford in the bays that's been mangled by 'well
> intentioned' repairs but I think it's primarily Chevy crap that gets the
> serious 'improvising'.
>
> Comments?

Not to bash Goofy Motors owners or anything, but I have seen more hack jobs
on a GM than a Ford. I sold a 77 Chevy 4x4 a couple of months ago after I
tired of repairing all of its previous repairs. NONE of the bracketry was
right for the motor, improvised at best (hacked is not even the right term).
I went to the junk yard (guy who owns it is a Ford FREAK) after some serious
ribbing about owning a Chevy I went out to the yard and scavenged all the
*correct* brackets I needed for the 350. Took me all of an hour and a half
to drive out there get what I needed BS a little and drive back. Cleaned
them up painted them and installed them later that afternoon. The carb, a
seriously out of tune Holley, pulled it off raped the *decent* parts off it
and threw the rest in the trash. I then pulled an old in need of rebuild
Holley off the shelf and installed it fired right up and ran better than
ever, set the idle and mixture screws and left it alone. I rewired the fan
(yes it had an electric) so the wires could go around the perimeter of the
engine compartment instead of over the motor wrapped around the valve cover
wing bolts to keep them in place. Oh I could go on and on, but who cares
anyway, it was just another 350 in a 4x4 (it could burn all 4 tires after I
was done *tuning* it though).

See the Chevy here. I should have gotten *after* pictures before I sold it,
but I forgot. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/lemans/924/photos2.htm

Chris
PS sorry so long and not about Fords!!


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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 06:28:41 -0700
From: "Michael D. Sheridan" psnw.com>
Subject: Re: Explorer-manual trans. - downshifting won't work

Raymond C. Gray wrote:
>
> I posted this problem - and have larned the tranny is wreaked. 65K miles
> $2400 repairs, including new clutch.
>
> The transmission repair shop told me the Mazda 5sp was low on fluid...leaking
> from the top cover plate. He tells me this is a common problem. ( I just
> had the oil changed at a full service shop; they gave me no warning the tranny
> fluid was low.)
>
> Anybody know of a consistent problem, e.g., design flaw, with the Mazda 5speed
> transmissions?
>
> Anybody aware of Ford providing any compensation for this problem?
>
> Thanks
>
> Ray

Hi Ray:

What year model are you running there
man?

Michael

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From: william.hickey bankofamerica.com
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 09:49:57 -0400
Subject: Re: Explorer-manual trans. - downshifting won't work



I used to have a 93 Ranger with the same problem. I think it started leaking at
about 45K.
Bill




"Raymond C. Gray" telcordia.com> on 07/18/2000 09:57:47 PM

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To: small-list ford-trucks.com
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Subject: [small-list] Re: Explorer-manual trans. - downshifting won't work





I posted this problem - and have larned the tranny is wreaked. 65K miles
$2400 repairs, including new clutch.

The transmission repair shop told me the Mazda 5sp was low on fluid...leaking
from the top cover plate. He tells me this is a common problem. ( I just
had the oil changed at a full service shop; they gave me no warning the tranny
fluid was low.)

Anybody know of a consistent problem, e.g., design flaw, with the Mazda 5speed
transmissions?

Anybody aware of Ford providing any compensation for this problem?

Thanks

Ray


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From: "Walter Scott" aros.net>
Subject: Need auto-locking hubs
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 08:20:27 -0600

Any one know where I can find some auto-locking replacement hubs for my 92
Ranger or a fix for broken ones?
E-mail me at sprocket aros.net or post.

Walter Scott
92 Ranger
88 Bronco II
69 Mustang
70 Mustang
73 Mustang


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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 10:53:21 -0400
From: Jean Marc Chartier sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: Ford & Chevy Owners

Tim Turner wrote:
>
> Back when I first got the '85 B-II my neighbors across the way decided they
> wanted a "SUV" and got a 89 full size Blazer (Bronco would have been a better
> choice!) About a year ago I was asked for help getting the oil filter off
> during an oil change; came right off for me.. Not wanting the male to lose
> face in front of his fiancee I said he got it loose before I got there. ;-)
> Today I see the hood up when I get home and think about popping over for a
> look-see but given the previous 8 Hours of vehicle repairs I decide to go
> inside and answer overdue e-mail, pop a beer, wait and see if they want help.
> Sure enough 3 Hours later I hear a soft knock on the door and it's the female
> of the house asking for advice.
>
> To (hopefully) make a long story short it was a plug and wire replacement
> but now sounded like a machine gun when started. He was sure that all wires
> were in the right place from doing one at a time... Quick look saw two places
> where *THREE* wires were going to each bank in a row rather than the usual
> 1,2,1,1,2,1 per side. Got it back in order and all was well; Fiancee there
> again so I talked about how easy it was to mix 'em up and happens to me all
> the time too. (Of course I just rip 'em all off, but I was trying to save
> face for him..) As I was typing this she was nice enough to knock again and
> drop off 6 of my favorite beverages unasked so I'm not going to complain!
> (Doesn't hurt she's pleasing to my eye either.. umm.. anyways..)
>
> From what I've seen this isnt typical of Ford owners; are they just smarter
> or do the 'G'reat 'M'istake owners need a web-site like this one for help?
> Interesting anecdote.. swiped a Ford coil wire from an inebriate's truck once
> to keep him from driving home and he swapped the #1 wire over to the coil and
> drove home on 7 cylinders! (Gave him the coil wire the next day.) Ingenious
> of him and I didnt expect it.
>
> Once in a while I see a Ford in the bays that's been mangled by 'well
> intentioned' repairs but I think it's primarily Chevy crap that gets the
> serious 'improvising'.
>
> Comments?
>
> Tim
>
>
Tim,

If we were smart enough to buy a Ford in the first place
then were are smart enough to fix them "if" they break. ;-)
Shows you that an inebriated Ford owner is smarter than a
sober GM owner. My brother in-law is one of those
mechanically inapt types. Brake lights wouldn't work on his
76 toyota. Asked him what he had done. "Nothing", he
said. Finally he admitted to riveting a panel to the floor
to hide some holes. Yup. Nicked the wire. :-(

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier

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From: "Stephen Bozzone" rockzone.com>
Subject: Re: Need auto-locking hubs
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 13:11:33 -0400

Yes... convert to manual hubs. Much better.. won't die on you.. if you
don't mind getting out to engage them.

Steve
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From: Walter Scott aros.net>
To: ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 10:20 AM
Subject: [small-list] Need auto-locking hubs


> Any one know where I can find some auto-locking replacement hubs for my 92
> Ranger or a fix for broken ones?
> E-mail me at sprocket aros.net or post.
>
> Walter Scott
> 92 Ranger
> 88 Bronco II
> 69 Mustang
> 70 Mustang
> 73 Mustang
>
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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 20:43:06 -0500
From: Buck Shoff sktc.net>
Subject: Re: Ford & Chevy Owners

Great post, Tim. Gave me a good laugh. Buck Shoff

Tim Turner wrote:
>
> Back when I first got the '85 B-II my neighbors across the way decided they
> wanted a "SUV" and got a 89 full size Blazer (Bronco would have been a better
> choice!) About a year ago I was asked for help getting the oil filter off
> during an oil change; came right off for me.. Not wanting the male to lose
> face in front of his fiancee I said he got it loose before I got there. ;-)
> Today I see the hood up when I get home and think about popping over for a
> look-see but given the previous 8 Hours of vehicle repairs I decide to go
> inside and answer overdue e-mail, pop a beer, wait and see if they want help.
> Sure enough 3 Hours later I hear a soft knock on the door and it's the female
> of the house asking for advice.

> From what I've seen this isnt typical of Ford owners; are they just smarter
> or do the 'G'reat 'M'istake owners need a web-site like this one for help?
> Interesting anecdote.. swiped a Ford coil wire from an inebriate's truck once
> to keep him from driving home and he swapped the #1 wire over to the coil and
> drove home on 7 cylinders! (Gave him the coil wire the next day.) Ingenious
> of him and I didnt expect it.
>
> Once in a while I see a Ford in the bays that's been mangled by 'well
> intentioned' repairs but I think it's primarily Chevy crap that gets the....


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