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small-list Digest Mon, 17 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 052

In This Issue:
AW: Re: Tires for Aerostar/Repairs
Re: Replacing Spark Plugs
Explorer Transmission - When do you change the fluid?
Ford EEC-IV diagnostics testing
Re: Replacing Spark Plugs
Re: Explorer Transmission - When do you change the fluid?
Re: AW: Re: EGR code!
website info

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From: ThomasUcen premiereworld.de
Subject: AW: Re: Tires for Aerostar/Repairs
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 09:23:38 +0200

When I tried to change to a more common European tire size and get away from
the 215/75-14, a tire shop calaculated that I'd need 205/65-15 tires in
order to have the same diameter and not having to adapt the speedometer. You
might use larger tires since the wheel housing is pretty large due to the
Aerostar sitting very high compared to other minivans. However, when loaded
up it sits fairly low at the rear. In that case, I am sure any tires larger
than the stock ones (in diameter) would scrape at every bump.

As for the repairs, the engine comparment IS small, but have you ever popped
up the hood of a Chevy Astro? I've seen that once and since then, I think
the Aerostar is not so bad. I rather have a van with huge interior space
than one with a long hood like the windstar, which to me is not a van or
minivan, but a station wagon with a higher body structure. Recently, I
transported a carpet that was 12ft wide. Fitted exactly between the
windshield and the hatch. Try do that with a Chrysler minivan.......

Tom
1993 Aerostar Ext.
Munich, Germany

P.S.: Richard, I am still happy with the Coopers, didn't have to use the
chains this winter

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From: "Jason Holmes" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Replacing Spark Plugs
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 04:24:30 PDT

I have a 99 with the 4.0. I looked at it, tried to check #5 (due to pinging
issue), not looking forward to the rest of them. Anyway my mileage is
~250-275 miles per tank also.

I am also going to guess that this is why I've only been
>averaging 250-275 miles per tank.
>
>Wesley Murphy
>91 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
>
> > Now if you want to see a real nasty spark plug job have a look at a 4.0
>in
> > an Explorer. I don't look forward to that one.
>
>

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From: "Edward C. Miller" pb.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 08:15:20 -0400
Subject: Explorer Transmission - When do you change the fluid?



I've got a 4LSOHC explorer (1998) with an auto transmission. The service
manual says when to replace fluid for the 5L but I haven't found any mention of
the 4L tranny. When should I change it? (I've got 41K on it now). Also
what;'s the best way to find a shop that'll flush the tranny to get the new
fluid into the torque converter. I keep hearing horror stories about the quick
lube places. Thanks in advance for any advice



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From: "Ron,Marge,Ted" sunlink.net>
Subject: Ford EEC-IV diagnostics testing
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 18:25:51 -0400


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Hi Tom,

Check out this website for the EEC-IV codes and how to retrieve =
them. Hope this helps.

=
Ron

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.homestead.com/therangerstation/OBD_I.html



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From: "Joe Merchak" eclipse.net>
Subject: Re: Replacing Spark Plugs
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 20:24:32 -0400

You might want to have your dealer look in the computer. My 99 was set to
93 octane instead of 87. Caused major pinging problems.

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Sent: Monday, April 17, 2000 7:25 AM
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Subject: [small-list] Re: Replacing Spark Plugs


I have a 99 with the 4.0. I looked at it, tried to check #5 (due to pinging
issue), not looking forward to the rest of them. Anyway my mileage is
~250-275 miles per tank also.

I am also going to guess that this is why I've only been
>averaging 250-275 miles per tank.
>
>Wesley Murphy
>91 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
>
> > Now if you want to see a real nasty spark plug job have a look at a 4.0
>in
> > an Explorer. I don't look forward to that one.
>
>

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From: "mikah vosekuil" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Explorer Transmission - When do you change the fluid?
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 22:07:54 PDT


the shop i work at has a machine by snapon that works really well. you
disconnect one cooler line at the radiator, put an adapter on the radiator
and the line, and hook a hose up to each. the machine has a 20 quart tank
on that we fill tranny fluid whats recommended for that vehicle. we drop
the pan and replace the filter, and refill the tranny. then we start the
motor. as the tranny pumps fluid into the machine its drained in to a
bucket. the machine has a pump on it and pumps in new fluid. so old fluid
is pumped out and discarded and new fluid is pumped in with no possible
damage to the tranny. we flush it until the fluid comming out of the tranny
is the same color as fluid going in usually takes 15 to 20 min. then
reconnect the cooler line and its done. the manufacter guarentees 95% to
97% removal of the old fluid. this is about as good as you'll get without
pulling the tranny out of you truck and beats the 40% (if your lucky) you'd
change if you droped the pan alone. the whole procees requires about ten +
quarts more than you tranny hold because your using new fluid to push out
old fluid.
>From: "Edward C. Miller" pb.com>
>Reply-To: small-list ford-trucks.com
>To: small-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: [small-list] Explorer Transmission - When do you change the fluid?
>Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 08:15:20 -0400
>
>
>
>I've got a 4LSOHC explorer (1998) with an auto transmission. The service
>manual says when to replace fluid for the 5L but I haven't found any
>mention of
>the 4L tranny. When should I change it? (I've got 41K on it now). Also
>what;'s the best way to find a shop that'll flush the tranny to get the
>new
>fluid into the torque converter. I keep hearing horror stories about the
>quick
>lube places. Thanks in advance for any advice
>
>
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Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 02:59:43 -0400
From: George Kowal earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: AW: Re: EGR code!


ThomasUcen premiereworld.de wrote:

> Von: George Kowal [mailto:gkowal earthlink.net]
> Gesendet am: Samstag, 15. April 2000 07:01
> An: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Betreff: [small-list] Re: EGR code!
>
>
> There's an online web site that lists the codes and how to read them.
>
>
> Hi,
> where can I find this website? It might be a good idea to have a second code
> source next to my Well's book.
>
> thanks,
> Tom Ucen
> 1993 Aerostar 3.0L Ext.
> ==========================================================

Try this site, it should be the one
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://dalidesign.com/hbook/eectest.html

George K.


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From: ThomasUcen premiereworld.de
Subject: website info
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 09:07:45 +0200


Ron, George,
thanks for the great info about the websites. I have printed out the code
charts and put them to my repair manuals.

Regards,

Tom Ucen
1993 Aerostar 3.0L Ext.

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