Please do not repost, forward or otherwise publish messages
contained in these archives without consent from the respective
author(s). These archives may not, in whole or part, be stored on
any public retrieval system (FTP, web, gopher, newsgroup, etc.) by
individuals or companies, without consent of the respective authors.

Received: with LISTAR (v0.128a; list small-list); Mon, 05 Jun 2000 21:54:34 -0400 (EDT)
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 21:54:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ford Truck Enthusiasts List Server ford-trucks.com>
To: small-list digest users ford-trucks.com>
Reply-to: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: small-list Digest V2000 #82
Precedence: bulk

==========================================================
Ford Truck Enthusiasts Small Chassis Truck Mailing List

Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com

To unsubscribe, send email to: listar ford-trucks.com with
the words "unsubscribe small-list" in the subject of the
message.
==========================================================

------------------------------------
small-list Digest Sun, 04 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 082

In This Issue:
Removing Exhaust Manifolds off 2.9 (bolts are out)
Re: Defective Wiper Switch (was: follow up to my last pos
Re: follow up to my last posting
Re: Removing Exhaust Manifolds off 2.9 (bolts are out)

----------------------------------------------------------------------

From: "Stephen Bozzone" rockzone.com>
Subject: Removing Exhaust Manifolds off 2.9 (bolts are out)
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 00:48:27 -0400

Any tips for getting rusted on exhaust manifolds off my heads? The exhaust
bolts are out but they are rusted to the heads. I hit it with a lot of PB
blaster and started to use a prybar.. i can get the head off the block.. but
these manifolds aren't budging apart.
Any ideas?

Thanks
Stephen Bozzone
Administrative Director - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.rockzone.com
ICQ: 196843 / AIM: RudeSkam69
"I wanna be a kid again, I wanna play in the park." - Slapstick


------------------------------

From: Bolte Brent kone.com>
Subject: Re: Defective Wiper Switch (was: follow up to my last pos
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 15:34:52 +0300

Once again it sounds like Ford is only going to fix a few of
the millions of vehicles that this problem affects. I've got
both a 1995 and a 1997 Explorer. The wiper switch on the
1995 was replaced once under warranty and the switch in
the 1997 has been replaced twice under warranty. I can't
help believe that this problem affects all of the mentioned
vehicles from at least 1995 on if not in vehicles built before
that. Ford's logic is probably that most vehicles older than
1999 are out of or are close to being out of warranty so if
they don't cover them under the recall, the owners will have
to pay for the repair even though they probably contain the
same defective switch as the 1999 and 2000 vehicles they
are recalling. Sounds kind of like the lateral front shake
problem the 1991 and 1992 Explorers had. It took until 1995
for Ford to come up with a cure for this problem, but by then
a great majority of the affected vehicles were out of warranty
so if you wanted the problem fixed, all you had to do was
give the dealer $1200.00 and they would install the parts to
fix the problem which was created by Ford's design problem
in the first place.

Later, Brent Bolte

On Sun, 4 Jun 2000, ROlson1039 aol.com wrote:

> I just received a letter from Ford wherein they're informing me
> of the problem and recalling the truck for replacement of the
> wiper switch with an new and improved design. In case any
> of you get this problem its Program Number 00B40 and it
> allegedly affects the 1999 and 2000 model year Explorer,
> Mountaineer, Ranger, Expedition, Navigator, and Villager
> vehicles.

This message has been checked by KONE Corporation for the presence of computer viruses

------------------------------

From: william.hickey bankofamerica.com
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 10:29:14 -0400
Subject: Re: follow up to my last posting



Thanks for the update ! It's about time they did something about this ... This
problem has been going on for years !





ROlson1039 aol.com on 06/04/2000 08:23:13 AM

Please respond to small-list ford-trucks.com

To: small-list ford-trucks.com
cc: (bcc: William R. Hickey/USA/BAC)
Subject: [small-list] follow up to my last posting



A while back I posted a question about the wipers going off at whim on my
1999 Ranger.. You all told me that the wiper switch was defective, and
thanks to the snails pace of your average city Ford dealer's service
department my truck is going in on Monday night to have the replacement
switch installed on Tuesday.
The reason for the second posting is if any of you get the same problem
with your vehicles, I just recieved a letter from Ford wherein theyre
informing me of the problem and recalling the truck for replacement of the
wiper switch with an new and improved design. In case any of you get this
problem its Program Number 00B40 and it alledgedly affects the 1999 and 2000
model year Explorer, Mountaineer, Ranger, Expedition, Navigator, and Villager
vehicles.
Some of you mentioned that you had this repair done at the dealer prior to
the recall. In my letter it says if youve had this done, you can bring the
paid receipt back to your dealer and get your money back for the repair..
Ford also claims that theyre willing to gie out a loaner car for one day
while the repair is done... perhaps you can also get a refund if you push the
issue if you neede to pay for a loaner while your truck was being serviced.
Ford gives the phone number (800) 392-3673 for customer service or ( 800)
232-5952 as a TTD line if theres questions or concern regarding this matter
Hope this info is useful to some of you guys out there!
Bob
==========================================================
To unsubscribe, send email to: listar ford-trucks.com with
the words "unsubscribe small-list" in the subject of the
message.



-- Binary/unsupported file stripped by Listar --
-- Type: application/octet-stream
-- File: att1.eml



------------------------------

Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 21:55:59 -0500
From: Buck Shoff sktc.net>
Subject: Re: Removing Exhaust Manifolds off 2.9 (bolts are out)

When that happens to me, I usually have neglected to take out a bolt.
If all the bolts are out, did you take them loose from the
Y-pipe/exhaust pipe? If not, try that. They should come off easily.
Buck Shoff

Stephen Bozzone wrote:
>
> Any tips for getting rusted on exhaust manifolds off my heads? The exhaust
> bolts are out but they are rusted to the heads. I hit it with a lot of PB
> blaster and started to use a prybar.. i can get the head off the block.. but
> these manifolds aren't budging apart.
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks
> Stephen Bozzone

------------------------------

End of small-list Digest V2000 #82
**********************************
----------------------------------------------------------
Ford Truck Enthusiasts Small Chassic Truck Mailing List
Covering the Ranger, Bronco II, Exploer and Aerostar

Send posts to small-list ford-trucks.com

If you ever want to remove yourself from this mailing....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.