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small-list Digest Sun, 19 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 033

In This Issue:
missing and/or lack of power?
Re: missing and/or lack of power?
Re: Fuel Pumps-In Tank
Re: missing and/or lack of power?
Re: Fuel Pumps-In Tank
Re: Fuel Pumps-In Tank
Ranger Front Ends
ADMIN: Numerous web site updates!
ADMIN: WOW!
Re: Ranger Front Ends
BII Clutch Question

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From: "Joe Swinko" hotmail.com>
Subject: missing and/or lack of power?
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 00:40:55 EST

For some reason, my truck seems to run out of power when going 50mph or so
at around 2500rpm, It also stalls when idling in neutral it runs at about
950rpm then goes down to about 600rpm then looses power and stalls. this is
the list of new parts;

-dist. cap & rotor
-autolite platinum spark plugs
-autolite wires (8.5 mm)
-canister fuel filter
-EGR valve
-water pump
-radiator
-all belts, hoses
-K&N air filter

I tested the charging system and it is okay, charging at 14.5 volts
new battery. It starts fine and runs for a few minutes then starts to run
funny.It has the 2.9 fuel injected engine, manual trans
I pulled a plug and it was full of carbon(rich right?) what causes this?
Oxygen sensor?

______________________________________________________


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From: JIMBO01947 aol.com
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 07:57:20 EST
Subject: Re: missing and/or lack of power?


Lots of possibilities here,...but first I would check all the spark plugs for
proper operation and color. i.e. If the plug you pulled is the only one that
has carbon buildup the you have narrowed your search. Do a compression check
on each cylinder, PSI should be above 100 on all cylinders.
One very simple check I use is to troubleshoot electrical problems is to run
the engine in the dark and watch for sparks from Plug wires and coil....If
you see some then you need to fix whatever is causing it. If you don't see
any sparks in the dark then you haven't really proven anything but ....I have
found many bad plug wires and coils this way...

There are so many things that can cause such a problem that you probably
DON'T want to just throw parts at it.....this can get expensive and may never
fix the problem....JustMHO....jim


In a message dated 3/19/00 12:46:39 AM Eastern Standard Time,
fordiac hotmail.com writes:

<< For some reason, my truck seems to run out of power when going 50mph or so
at around 2500rpm, It also stalls when idling in neutral it runs at about
950rpm then goes down to about 600rpm then looses power and stalls. this is
the list of new parts;

-dist. cap & rotor
-autolite platinum spark plugs
-autolite wires (8.5 mm)
-canister fuel filter
-EGR valve
-water pump
-radiator
-all belts, hoses
-K&N air filter

I tested the charging system and it is okay, charging at 14.5 volts
new battery. It starts fine and runs for a few minutes then starts to run
funny.It has the 2.9 fuel injected engine, manual trans
I pulled a plug and it was full of carbon(rich right?) what causes this?
Oxygen sensor?
>>



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From: "Justin Kraynack" epix.net>
Subject: Re: Fuel Pumps-In Tank
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 10:00:29 -0500

I dropped mine about 3 years ago. They tend to "rot" on the top because
dirt and crud build up between the fire plate and the tank. I siphoned my
tank almost dry before I lowered it. Be careful with the electrical
connection and wiring to the fuel pump. They also tend to corrode and get
very brittle. The last thing you want to do is crack the plastic wiring
harness to the pump. Other than that, it's really easy.

>Who here has dropped the fuel tank of the Bronco II?
>
>I am having lugging, surging problems with mine, and I would like to get
>that fuel tank down to check it out, or replace the pump, but everything
>is so darn heavy! There is about 21 or 20 gallons of gas in there now,
>and I know that the less gas there is in there, the easier this will be,
>but I shouldn't be driving around on a weak gas pump.
>
>3" suspension lift, 2" bpdy lift make it easy to see on top of it.
>
>I have replaced the high pressure pump, fuel filter, fuel pressure
>regulator and fuel injectors.
>
>Adam


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Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 08:18:03 -0800
From: Adam McLaughlin jps.net>
Subject: Re: missing and/or lack of power?

Hmm....

This engine is downright bullet proof for me, but here are some suggestions:

Check out your Throttle Position Sensor. It is on the throtttle body of the
intake.

Check out the Idle Air Controll Valve. It sits on the side of the intake. Get
an eight MM nut driver, and unscrew it from the intake. Make sure that it is
clean inside. Shoot it with carb cleaner until all of the black garbage comes
out. This will stiffen up your idle.

Besides that, I think you should jumper the wires under the hood and run a self
diagnostic on itself.

Good Luck,

Adam

Joe Swinko wrote:

> For some reason, my truck seems to run out of power when going 50mph or so
> at around 2500rpm, It also stalls when idling in neutral it runs at about
> 950rpm then goes down to about 600rpm then looses power and stalls. this is
> the list of new parts;
>
> -dist. cap & rotor
> -autolite platinum spark plugs
> -autolite wires (8.5 mm)
> -canister fuel filter
> -EGR valve
> -water pump
> -radiator
> -all belts, hoses
> -K&N air filter
>
> I tested the charging system and it is okay, charging at 14.5 volts
> new battery. It starts fine and runs for a few minutes then starts to run
> funny.It has the 2.9 fuel injected engine, manual trans
> I pulled a plug and it was full of carbon(rich right?) what causes this?
> Oxygen sensor?
>
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> >
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Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 08:25:18 -0800
From: Adam McLaughlin jps.net>
Subject: Re: Fuel Pumps-In Tank

Hi Justin,

Why did you drop your tank? My sender is drifting off, but for now I think I
have a problem with the fuel pump in there. Causes me to surge, and then
stumble.

Adam

Justin Kraynack wrote:

> I dropped mine about 3 years ago. They tend to "rot" on the top because
> dirt and crud build up between the fire plate and the tank. I siphoned my
> tank almost dry before I lowered it. Be careful with the electrical
> connection and wiring to the fuel pump. They also tend to corrode and get
> very brittle. The last thing you want to do is crack the plastic wiring
> harness to the pump. Other than that, it's really easy.
>


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From: "Stephen Bozzone" rockzone.com>
Subject: Re: Fuel Pumps-In Tank
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 13:16:32 -0500

Adam,

Jamie Fortune (aka 410Fortune on Kunz Korner) had done it and replaced his
in tank pump.

I believe you can email him at jamiefortunelerchbates.com

Stephen Bozzone
Administrative Director - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.rockzone.com
ICQ: 196843 / AIM: RudeSkam69
"Don't ask me to justify my life..." - Bad Religion

----- Original Message -----
From: Adam McLaughlin jps.net>
To: small list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2000 12:23 AM
Subject: [small-list] Fuel Pumps-In Tank


> Who here has dropped the fuel tank of the Bronco II?
>
> I am having lugging, surging problems with mine, and I would like to get
> that fuel tank down to check it out, or replace the pump, but everything
> is so darn heavy! There is about 21 or 20 gallons of gas in there now,
> and I know that the less gas there is in there, the easier this will be,
> but I shouldn't be driving around on a weak gas pump.
>
> 3" suspension lift, 2" bpdy lift make it easy to see on top of it.
>
> I have replaced the high pressure pump, fuel filter, fuel pressure
> regulator and fuel injectors.
>
> Adam
>
> ==========================================================
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> the words "unsubscribe small-list" in the subject of the
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From: "Fred Wise" gcol.net>
Subject: Ranger Front Ends
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 14:38:17 -0600

Has anyone gotten around to weighing the difference between the "Twin
I-Beam" Ranger front ends and the 98 and later SLA front ends? I am curious
as to how much less unsprung weight is involved with the newer front end. I
look at those massive cast-iron I-beams and just shake my head.

Fred Wise
94 Ranger Supercab 3.0L


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Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 16:31:05 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Numerous web site updates!

The following items have been added to the
Ford Truck Enthusiasts web site:

Two new tech articles:
"Notes on a Volare Front Clip Install On A 1953 F100"
"Building An NP 205 Transfer Case Cradle"

News articles:
-Ford Motor Company To Buy Land Rover From BMW, Expanding
Lineup Of Premium Brands
-2001 Ford Escape prices begin at $18,160
-Ford Explorer celebrates 10th anniversary


The pictorial has *many* additions! Its been a LONG time since
there was such a diverse addition. Note that these are pictorial
submissions through February 20th. Submissions after Feb 20th
will be added next weekend.

2000 Excursion
2000 F250 Superduty Crewcab
1999 F350 Superduty, frame up custom
1999 F350 Superduty 4x4 Crewcab
1996 F150 4x4
1986 F150 XL
1984 F150 XL
1979 Ranchero GT
1978 F150 Ranger
1977 F100
1976 F250
1972 F100
1971 F100 Ranger
1968 F250
1967 F100
1966 F100
1965 F100
1956 Mercury M100 Panel Delivery
1953 F100
1952 F1

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 20:58:07 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: WOW!

I just ran the Ford Truck Enthusiasts server logs for the first
time in several months. WOW!

A historical perspective: it took us slightly over 2 years
to reach 1 million visitors.

As of March, 2000, FTE is now receiving over 300,000 visitors
per month!

Expect **more** free services in the near future. We've added
the archive search, updated message board software (if you haven't
been by the message boards on the web site lately, you're missing
a large and rapidly growing community) and free web based mail so
far in March. We've got a few more items upcoming in the next
two weeks.

Thank you to everyone for making us a success!
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 21:08:17 -0800
From: Adam McLaughlin jps.net>
Subject: Re: Ranger Front Ends

There's a local shop in town that installs lift kits. Their standard rate is
$1000 an inch for most Fords. A friend of mine has a '99 Ranger, and for this
they quoted him $1400 an inch!

I guess the new "car with a pickup bed" suspension is a bit more expensive to
modify.

As for me, it will be the early ranger or Bronco 2 with the TTB!

Adam
A VERY expensive 1988 bronco 2, with way to many mods to list, mostly a product
of a lot of time on my hands, and a lack of other time occupying tasks.

Fred Wise wrote:

> Has anyone gotten around to weighing the difference between the "Twin
> I-Beam" Ranger front ends and the 98 and later SLA front ends? I am curious
> as to how much less unsprung weight is involved with the newer front end. I
> look at those massive cast-iron I-beams and just shake my head.
>
> Fred Wise
> 94 Ranger Supercab 3.0L
>
>


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From: "DuPont, Patrick" chi-east.org>
Subject: BII Clutch Question
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 09:22:37 -0500

Hello,
I need to find out what is involved in replacing a wearing clutch on a 1987
Bronco II. Someone noticed that the release on my clutch is very high and
that apparently this is a sign that the clutch is reaching the end of it's
life cycle. As a preventative measure it sounds like the clutch should be
replaced. Is this a do-it-yourself project? If not, what does this
generally run ($$) ? There have been absolutely no signs of slippage which
I thought was the first sign of a wearing clutch so I never gave it any
thought. The truck has 103,000 miles and to the best of my knowledge this
is still the original clutch.
As always, your feedback is much appreciated !! This list has been an
incredible resource for me over the years !

ALSO....unrelated to this topic...does anyone know of a similar list for
FORD Windstar owners? The official FORD WebPages categorize the Windstar as
a TRUCK. I'm not sure what the criteria are for this, and let's not waste
any time debating it, but I would love to locate a related list. If it IS
considered a truck has it ever been considered as an addition to this list
(PLEASE don't jump all over me for asking this...Believe me when I say that
I understand the importance of the list requirements remaining
stringent...I've been a member of this list for several years myself...I'm
only seeking a reliable resource for the Windstar)?

Patrick F. Dupont
Philadelphia, PA

1987 FORD Bronco II (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/patrickdupont_19036)
1988 FORD Taurus GL
1996 FORD Windstar
2000 FORD Focus Wagon (on order from the factory...should have it in 6-8
weeks!)



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