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small-list Digest Mon, 12 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 087

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Re: [no 4x4]
Re: [engine codes]

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From: "Steve Nash" erols.com>
Subject: Re: [no 4x4]
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 08:48:59 -0400

Thanks for the many replies to my problem. I will try pulling the motor,
cleaning it and will hopefully be back in action soon.

Steve

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Subject: [small-list] Re: [no 4x4]


> "Steve Nash" erols.com> wrote:
> > My Explorer is 1991 4x4, but the 4x4 doesn't work. When you push the
> button
> > there is an electronic clicking noise from the drivers side rear of the
> > truck. Anyone have any ideas on what the problem is? BTW, it will go
into
> > 4x4 about once out of every 20 times you hit the button.
> >
>
> As Steve and David have both said the electronic shift motor is a
problematic
> area, it can be taken apart and cleaned if you're handy with doing such.
(Of
> course if you're unsuccessful you're no worse off then you were..)
Personally
> I much prefer a mechanical linkage for my 4 by 4 operation; I can feel the
> engagement and know if the linkage has come apart or needs adjustment
BEFORE I
> get stuck! ;-)
>
> Tim
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From: "Joe Merchak" eclipse.net>
Subject: Re: [engine codes]
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:58:27 -0400

Well the truck went into today and this is what they found:

1. The coil pack replace under a TSB was replaced by a new TSB. So now I
have had my 3 coil packs installed.

2. The computer is screwed up so they ordered a new one. I wish they did
this the first time, I would not have had to bring the truck in 8 times for
spark knock. To recap it was reprogrammed 3 times by Ford with different
spark and fuel curves.

I really hope this fixes this truck or else it is going by-by. My 93 never
had a problem but this 99 has spent a good 2 months in the shop to fix "TSB"
type problems. Ford should of left a good thing alone.

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[mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Tim Turner
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Subject: [small-list] Re: [engine codes]


"Joe Merchak" eclipse.net> wrote:
> My 99 Ranger had the check engine light come on today. The dealer can not
> take it till next week so I would like to check to make sure that my
> driving to work everyday is not going to damage anything.

Assuming that it's running OK and your daily commute isn't all that long
then
there should not be any noticeable damage. It doesn't take much for OBD-II
to
trip the light.

> Is there anyway
> of reading the codes via the light, I do not have a tester.

After 1995 I'm not aware of any way to access them in the field without a
tester. You might want to check that your gas cap is good and tight, this
can
trip the light if it's not good and snug. If it's an intermittent problem
the
light may go out after a few Drive cycles.

Tim

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