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fordtrucks-small-digest Thursday, January 8 1998 Volume 02 : Number 008



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In this issue:

1998 Four door Rangers [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
BroncoII help [Hiphipyou ]
Bronco II Transfer Case Change [dirtioldman webtv.net]
Re: CBs: antennas and mounting [Midwest96 ]
Re: BroncoII help [mark fitzgerald ]
Re: Engine RPM [Mark Pawlowski ]
Re: Engine RPM [mark fitzgerald ]
Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder [Mark Pawlowski
Re: CBs: antennas and mounting [Midwest96 ]
Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder ["Bryce T. Beyler"
Re: Ranger stx [Mark Pawlowski ]
Re: Ranger stx ["Bryce T. Beyler" ]
Re:CHERRY-BOMB [Bren1758 ]
Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder [Mark Pawlowski
Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder [Mark Pawlowski
Re: BroncoII help [Jerad Heffner ]
Re: CBs: antennas and mounting [Jerad Heffner ]
Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder [Midwest96 ]
Re: Ranger stx ["Jerry Dean" ]
Re: Engine RPM [Amosil ]
Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder ["Bryce T. Beyler"
Re: Engine RPM [Amosil ]
Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder [Amosil ]
Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder ["Bryce T. Beyler"
Instant Tach Jumps [Blest25913 ]
New Ranger owner [EdDSP ]
here's your riceboy [Luke Wells ]
Question for the Explorer owners [Ken Payne ]
here's your redneck was:here's your riceboy ["Bryce T. Beyler"

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 13:11:57, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: 1998 Four door Rangers

For all of you that are interested, Ford will start to build a 4 door
supercab Ranger on April 1 (no joke).
Oh yeah, there will be two flip forward seats, but they are attached
to the back of the cab, not to the 3rd and 4th doors. If you don't
want the seats, they may be deleted. There also will be storage bins
attached to the exra doors. The extra doors will be an option to
supercabs.
I just thought many of you would like to know this info!

Josh Tenney

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 14:20:19 EST
From: Hiphipyou
Subject: BroncoII help

I am wanting anyone that has a Bronco II thats been V8ed to please contact
me.I would like to V8 my 85. Is there any sort of BroncoII club,Assoc etc. I
would like to be contacted by other BroncoII owners to exchange how to
tips,and learn where to find parts.Thanks Dan
If its ok to do so my e-mail is hiphipyou aol.com

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 15:06:17 -0500
From: dirtioldman webtv.net
Subject: Bronco II Transfer Case Change

I have an Eddie Bauer Bronco II with an A4LD overdrive automatic
transmission coupled with a 13-50 electric shift transfer case. The
transfer case is erratic...sometimes it goes out of four wheel drive
without my pressing the 4WD bar...some days it will not even go into
4WD. I plan to replace it with the 13-50 manual shift transfer case.
The information in my Haynes and Chilton BII handbooks show it to be
straightforward and simple. But I might have trouble adjusting the
four speed auto transmission linkage, because I will need to remove the
single transmission lever on the floor and replace it with the dual
shift lever assembly for both transmission and transfer case. I can
get a manual with shift linkage and shift levers for $250. Can anyone
give me tips or precautions on doing it myself? I have removed and
rebuilt Jeep transmissions and transfer cases, but I have not worked on
the BII drive train at all.
Thanks for your help,
dirti

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 15:44:48 EST
From: Midwest96
Subject: Re: CBs: antennas and mounting

In a message dated 98-01-06 13:23:40 EST, you write:


>>

Yes, there are spring mounts, which add about another two inces, but take
about two seconds to pop off. That way the antennaes are aloways firmly
screwed on, and can be taken off wothout a wrench.

Craig

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 14:11:46 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: BroncoII help

Currently I own two Rangers, an 83 two wheel drive, as well as an 84
four wheel drive. Both are V8's. Since the Ranger front clip is almost
identical to the fiont clip on a Bronco 2, I'll be mnore than happy to
provide you with any answers I can.

Mark

- ---Hiphipyou wrote:
>
> I am wanting anyone that has a Bronco II thats been V8ed to please
contact
> me.I would like to V8 my 85. Is there any sort of BroncoII
club,Assoc etc. I
> would like to be contacted by other BroncoII owners to exchange how to
> tips,and learn where to find parts.Thanks Dan
> If its ok to do so my e-mail is hiphipyou aol.com
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Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 14:13:02 -0800
From: Mark Pawlowski
Subject: Re: Engine RPM

What type of transmission do you have? I have a 95 SHO ATX with over drive and
it's supper touchy and down shifts if you press you toe a tad too hard.


Amosil wrote:

> I am having an intermittent problem with the engine rpm suddenly increasing to
> between 2500-3000 rpm while driving down the road. This has happened twice
> last month. The problem disappears soon after it happens (within 15-20 secs).
> Anyone ever experience this problem?
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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 14:17:23 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Engine RPM

By chance would your transmission be a manual? And would this be
happening going up hills, or otherwise therefore stressing the engine?
Maybe the clutch? Either that or your kickdown assembly is
malfunctioning...



> Amosil wrote:
>
> > I am having an intermittent problem with the engine rpm suddenly
increasing to
> > between 2500-3000 rpm while driving down the road. This has
happened twice
> > last month. The problem disappears soon after it happens (within
15-20 secs).
> > Anyone ever experience this problem?
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Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 14:32:50 -0800
From: Mark Pawlowski
Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder

Bryce T. Beyler wrote:

> Just wondering if anyone else is having problems with the slave cylinder
> in the hydrolic clutch system on a '97 Ranger. I feel mine is going out
> again (second time in 17.5k miles) after being replaced about 2500 miles
> ago..

Bryce I'm having mine replaced for the first time Monday with 12800 miles. I replyed
to your orig. message but then I read it again and you state the above, that the
cylinder fails "going out". I was told that all that is wrong is just the noise and
nothing else happens. Did you clutch fail when yours went out?

Mark
97 Silver Ranger XLT SC
K&N filter
Mobil 1
Smittybuilt Chrome w/step Nerf bars

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 17:36:09 EST
From: Midwest96
Subject: Re: CBs: antennas and mounting

In a message dated 98-01-07 21:34:03 EST, you write:


the
little magnet mount(up on the hood). I know I will have to unscrew them if I
change to the mirror mounts because I only have an inch and a half clearance
from roof to bottom of the door :-) It occurred to me to make a custom
bracket so they would "fold" down by the door, alowing me to fit in the
garage
without unscrewing them every day. Don't know what exactly I'll do, that's
why I still have the magnet. Oh, how I long to have a fifteen foot high
garage
:-)
>>

Posted before...but get spring detachments. Cost me $8, and no ones stolen
my antennaes yet

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 18:00:07 -0500
From: "Bryce T. Beyler"
Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder

The clutch still sorta works, but it never failed totally... this time I
dropped it off at the dealerbefore it got really noticeable. In fact, it
didn’t even make the noise every time and I was afraid that it wouldn’t do
it for the service rep. when I brought it in. Luckily, it didn’t make a
fool out of me! The first time I had a hard time putting it into 1st gear
when I was rolling to a stop, and it seemed "ratchety" when I was up
shifting from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd. Other than that it's just noisy,
but I'd imagine that driving this way would greatly shorten the rest of the
parts in the clutch assembly, especially if DOT 3 fluid started getting
everywhere. BTW: I didn't notice any lose of fluid either time...

As for my truck, Cherokeeford (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cherokeeford.com) has my
redesigned slave cylinder, but are still waiting on my new pressure plate.
Then they can put it back together, and I can give ‘em back their Walrus...
er, Taurus...

Bryce
'97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/baja/2995

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> From: Mark Pawlowski
> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder
> Date: Thursday, January 08, 1998 5:32 PM
>
>
>
> Bryce I'm having mine replaced for the first time Monday with 12800
miles. I replyed
> to your orig. message but then I read it again and you state the above,
that the
> cylinder fails "going out". I was told that all that is wrong is just
the noise and
> nothing else happens. Did you clutch fail when yours went out?
>
> Mark
> 97 Silver Ranger XLT SC
> K&N filter
> Mobil 1
> Smittybuilt Chrome w/step Nerf bars

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Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 14:57:08 -0800
From: Mark Pawlowski
Subject: Re: Ranger stx

Bryce T. Beyler wrote:

> .you could also give it larger factory tires for that car crusher
> look ;) I did...I got the 265/70r15 tires ;)
>
> I'll keep my long climb so I don't have to keep jumping out and freeing my
> 4x4 from what ever it my have snagged from a too low level of clearence
>
> Bryce
> '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
>

Would those fit on a 4x2 XLT SC? I'd like a 15" wheel instead of the 14" that I
have.

Mark
97 Silver XLT SC
K&N Filter
Mobil 1
Smittybilt Chrome w/step Nerf bars

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 18:07:08 -0500
From: "Bryce T. Beyler"
Subject: Re: Ranger stx

oppppps... I meant 265/76R15's....These are about like between a 29x9.5R15
and a 31x10.5R15...I think a little big to fit on a stock 4x2, but you
gould get the 15 inch wheels and get a set of tires that woul have the same
diameter as stock or go a little bit bigger than stock...

Bryce
'97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/baja/2995

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> From: Mark Pawlowski
> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject: Re: Ranger stx
> Date: Thursday, January 08, 1998 5:57 PM
>
>
>
> Bryce T. Beyler wrote:
>
> > .you could also give it larger factory tires for that car crusher
> > look ;) I did...I got the 265/70r15 tires ;)
> >
> > I'll keep my long climb so I don't have to keep jumping out and freeing
my
> > 4x4 from what ever it my have snagged from a too low level of clearence
> >
> > Bryce
> > '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
> >
>
> Would those fit on a 4x2 XLT SC? I'd like a 15" wheel instead of the 14"
that I
> have.
>
> Mark
> 97 Silver XLT SC
> K&N Filter
> Mobil 1
> Smittybilt Chrome w/step Nerf bars
>
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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 19:00:19 EST
From: Bren1758
Subject: Re:CHERRY-BOMB

Well all this talk about cherry bombs being loud
(1) If you are going thru a cat conv witch there is 2 of then the cherrybomb
this combo is not loud but deep and a good improvment over the stock set-up
(2) To go from the stock cat 2" pipe to a 3" pipe is useless as the pipe is
already chocked down at the 2" cat conv. Now if you need to go thru the cat
conv. then splitting it at the manif (stock) then go to a pair of conv and
then mufflers to tail pipe may make a little diff. in free flow
(3) Remember that efi engines are a fuel air density motor and cams , chips
are not going to help as the engine measures the mixture and compares the mix
to a set Known quotiant . Unless removal of the computer and intake system and
replace it with a carb , before wasting money on thing that will only throw
off the mix/sensing .
GOOD-LUCK

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Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 16:15:02 -0800
From: Mark Pawlowski
Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder

Will you have to pay for that pressure plate? Looking at my 3 year/36000 mile
bumper to bumper warrenty the plate, disk (clutch) and bearing are NOT covered.

My peddle is pretty high up before it grabs. I've had this feeling for a while
that the clutch disk is almost warn out.

Mark
97 Silver XLT SC
95 Green/Gray SHO

Bryce T. Beyler wrote:

> Ok...I spoke with my service rep today...at noon, they finally got in the
> redesigned slave cylinder (the one with the new lip seal) and said they
> should have it ready this afternoon...3 hours later, he called me and told
> me I was getting a new pressure plate too, but it wouldn't be in 'til
> tomorrow morning (they seem to feel that the pressure plates have an
> adverse effect on the hyrolic clutch system)...we'll see what other parts
> get swapped out tomorrow...heck, replace the whole transmission if it'll
> keep working afterwords...
>
> Bryce
> '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
>
> ----------
> > From: Bryce T. Beyler
> > To: fordtrucks-small listservice.net
> > Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder
> > Date: Tuesday, January 06, 1998 4:52 PM
> >
> > Well, my truck got put in the shop this afternoon...atleast they give me
> a
> > free rental Taurus while it's under warranty...they said that I'll hear
> > something by lunch tomorrow... The service folks weren't too happy that I
> > had this TSB with me, I guess they didn't want me doing their job for
> them.
> > I just want it fixed right this time...I can't afford a new slave
> cylinder
> > evey 2600 miles after the warranty runs out (I'll take a oilchange, lube,
> > filter and slave cylinder please ;)...I'll keep ya posted....
> >
> > Bryce
> > was: '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
> > now: '97 Taurus Loaner
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Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 16:34:18 -0800
From: Mark Pawlowski
Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder

Bryce T. Beyler wrote:

> The clutch still sorta works, but it never failed totally... this time I
> dropped it off at the dealerbefore it got really noticeable. In fact, it
> didn’t even make the noise every time and I was afraid that it wouldn’t do
> it for the service rep. when I brought it in. Luckily, it didn’t make a
> fool out of me! The first time I had a hard time putting it into 1st gear
> when I was rolling to a stop, and it seemed "ratchety" when I was up
> shifting from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd. Other than that it's just noisy,
> but I'd imagine that driving this way would greatly shorten the rest of the
> parts in the clutch assembly, especially if DOT 3 fluid started getting
> everywhere. BTW: I didn't notice any lose of fluid either time...
>

I'm having problems putting it into 1st and I ground 3rd twice and I don't
shift fast either.

> As for my truck, Cherokeeford (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cherokeeford.com) has my
> redesigned slave cylinder, but are still waiting on my new pressure plate.
> Then they can put it back together, and I can give ‘em back their Walrus...
> er, Taurus...
>

Hahaha, that's funny. We have a 95 SHO (far from a Walrus) and while it was in
the shop they gave me a 96 Walrus. My wife wouldn't ride it it! She couldn't
stand the way it looked outside or all of that round business inside.

Mark

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Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 19:58:03 -0500
From: Jerad Heffner
Subject: Re: BroncoII help

ok, here's a question for you. . . did you install the motor yourself or
hire someone to do it? what was the approx. cost of the engine itself? was
it new or used? if you hired someone, what was the approx. cost? and how
long was your truck in the shop or your garage :) ? A V8 is a definite
yes for me, but I can't do it yet because of lack of funds. It sucks being
a high school student sometimes. I have big plans for my '84 Ranger, and
the V8 or bodywork (rust! ack!) is next. . . I am satisfied with everything
else, and have it at a very happy medium ('cept for new rims!)

Thanx
Jerad Heffner
'84 Ranger 4x4

mark fitzgerald wrote:

> Currently I own two Rangers, an 83 two wheel drive, as well as an 84
> four wheel drive. Both are V8's. Since the Ranger front clip is almost
> identical to the fiont clip on a Bronco 2, I'll be mnore than happy to
> provide you with any answers I can.
>
> Mark
>
> ---Hiphipyou wrote:
> >
> > I am wanting anyone that has a Bronco II thats been V8ed to please
> contact
> > me.I would like to V8 my 85. Is there any sort of BroncoII
> club,Assoc etc. I
> > would like to be contacted by other BroncoII owners to exchange how to
> > tips,and learn where to find parts.Thanks Dan
> > If its ok to do so my e-mail is hiphipyou aol.com
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Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 20:01:38 -0500
From: Jerad Heffner
Subject: Re: CBs: antennas and mounting

What are "spring detachments?" I've never heard of them. How do they work?

Jerad

Midwest96 wrote:

> In a message dated 98-01-07 21:34:03 EST, you write:
>
>
> the little magnet mount(up on the hood). I know I will have to unscrew them if
> I change to the mirror mounts because I only have an inch and a half clearance
> from roof to bottom of the door :-) It occurred to me to make a custom bracket
> so they would "fold" down by the door, alowing me to fit in the garage without
> unscrewing them every day. Don't know what exactly I'll do, that's why I still
> have the magnet. Oh, how I long to have a fifteen foot high garage :-)

> Posted before...but get spring detachments. Cost me $8, and no ones stolen my
> antennaes yet

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 18:01:51 EST
From: Midwest96
Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder

Slightly off the subject topic, but when should the clutch be replaced. I
have a friend who just replaced his '94 Rangers at ~55000, and I'm
('96F150XLT) just crossing 32500. Is there a specific mileage, time when it
should, or do you use it till it goes. TIA,

Craig {Midwest96 aol.com}

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 18:10:58 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: Ranger stx

If you are interested in a set of 15" wheels, I have a set that I am
selling. They are the stock Ford Aluminum rims that have the 5 teardrop
design. They have 31x10.5x15 Tires mounted on them. If you are interested
in them, let me know.

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 20:28:43 EST
From: Amosil
Subject: Re: Engine RPM

This is a four speed with OD manual tranny with a new clutch and engine six
thousand miles ago. Usually does it when shifting gears and engine races.
Thanks

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 20:32:31 -0500
From: "Bryce T. Beyler"
Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder

The pressure plate is on the house since the dealer either decided it was
defective or destroyed by other parts that were defective (not sure which
but they said no charge for it). I think my dealer is just trying to keep
a happy customer (at least) a customer since this is the third time it's
been in their shop for this problem (three times in 3months/2600 miles) My
dealers been real good to me and others I know...They even replaced a
Torque Converter in my friends ThunderChicken after warranty because it was
found to be the cause of rough shifting after they serviced the fluids in
his autotrans (and he didn't even buy it there)...As for me, I get free
rentals (as long as it's work under the 3y/36k deal), a place to plug in my
laptop in the waiting room (power and modem) and a 35 inch tv with cable to
watch.

Bryce
'97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/baja/2995

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> From: Mark Pawlowski
> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder
> Date: Thursday, January 08, 1998 7:15 PM
>
> Will you have to pay for that pressure plate? Looking at my 3 year/36000
mile
> bumper to bumper warrenty the plate, disk (clutch) and bearing are NOT
covered.
>
> My peddle is pretty high up before it grabs. I've had this feeling for a
while
> that the clutch disk is almost warn out.
>
> Mark
> 97 Silver XLT SC
> 95 Green/Gray SHO
>
> Bryce T. Beyler wrote:
>
> > Ok...I spoke with my service rep today...at noon, they finally got in
the
> > redesigned slave cylinder (the one with the new lip seal) and said they
> > should have it ready this afternoon...3 hours later, he called me and
told
> > me I was getting a new pressure plate too, but it wouldn't be in 'til
> > tomorrow morning (they seem to feel that the pressure plates have an
> > adverse effect on the hyrolic clutch system)...we'll see what other
parts
> > get swapped out tomorrow...heck, replace the whole transmission if
it'll
> > keep working afterwords...
> >
> > Bryce
> > '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
> >
> > ----------
> > > From: Bryce T. Beyler
> > > To: fordtrucks-small listservice.net
> > > Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder
> > > Date: Tuesday, January 06, 1998 4:52 PM
> > >
> > > Well, my truck got put in the shop this afternoon...atleast they give
me
> > a
> > > free rental Taurus while it's under warranty...they said that I'll
hear
> > > something by lunch tomorrow... The service folks weren't too happy
that I
> > > had this TSB with me, I guess they didn't want me doing their job for
> > them.
> > > I just want it fixed right this time...I can't afford a new slave
> > cylinder
> > > evey 2600 miles after the warranty runs out (I'll take a oilchange,
lube,
> > > filter and slave cylinder please ;)...I'll keep ya posted....
> > >
> > > Bryce
> > > was: '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
> > > now: '97 Taurus Loaner
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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 20:25:31 EST
From: Amosil
Subject: Re: Engine RPM

Four speed with OD

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 20:33:25 EST
From: Amosil
Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder

Depends on how much use it gets ( in town stop and go or hiway). My 93 Ranger
had 103000 highway commuting miles before I had to do any work on powertrain

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 21:04:41 -0500
From: "Bryce T. Beyler"
Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder

I don't think mine was a case of usage, but rather a design flaw/defective
part...I got 140,000+ miles out of a Honda Prelude(traded it with a worn
out clutch and a falling apart body)and 65,000+ out of an Isuzu Amigo (and
then traded it without a problem in the powertrain) with out ever replacing
anything in the clutch assembly. On the Ranger I got 15,000 miles and then
2600 more after the first repair...My Ranger sees about the same type of
trave as my Amigo did: Hiway, stop and go and about 200 miles per 10,000
off road (real off-road, not just dirt/gravel roads)...besides, my dealer
did confirm that the SlavevCylinder that they used last time was the one
before the redesigned on in the TSB...

Bryce
'97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/baja/2995

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> Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder
> Date: Thursday, January 08, 1998 8:33 PM
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> Depends on how much use it gets ( in town stop and go or hiway). My 93
Ranger
> had 103000 highway commuting miles before I had to do any work on
powertrain
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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 21:04:41 EST
From: Blest25913
Subject: Instant Tach Jumps



From: Amosil

Subject: Engine RPM



I am having an intermittent problem with the engine rpm suddenly increasing to

between 2500-3000 rpm while driving down the road. This has happened twice

last month. The problem disappears soon after it happens (within 15-20 secs).

Anyone ever experience this problem?>>>>>>

I had this problem on my '96 Ranger last summer. I was 200 miles away, and
the local Ford dealer said I needed a new transmission. So after paying almost
2K for the rebuilt trans, the same thing started happening again a few days
later. I took it to the dealer where I bought it, and he fixed the
transmission connector of the cable that goes to the main computer. That
resolved the problem.

Ron Trampe

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 22:15:49 EST
From: EdDSP
Subject: New Ranger owner

Hello Fordnatics,
I'm a first-time Ford owner, a 1998 Ranger XLT SuperCab. Actually it's still
being built at the Edison,NJ plant :-)
I'd like to hear from other 98 Ranger owners, especially regarding
available aftermarket parts such as tonneu covers, side steps, etc.
Also, does anyone know if any 97-older Ranger parts will work on a 98?

Ed
98 Ranger SuperCab, torreador red

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Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 23:49:38 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: here's your riceboy

I am responding to something thatt was written the other day and many
times before. It is on the basing of supposed "rice boys" or "rice
trucks". OK I know there are people out there who think their truck or
car is fast because they have the following: enlarged tips, chromed out
exteriors, stripes, performance stickers, multiple fog lights, etc., but
I fall somewhat in that category and do not claim to the speed fame. I
have a big tip on my Splash and OK my rims are chrome, but I have never
claimed to be fast. I have a 2.3 Liter four banger and know its
capabilities, it is slow.I just don't want to conform to the typical
look of a sport truck. This is America I like to be different. I don't
want to come out sounding angry, I am not, I like to laught at these
people and more at myself, I know people have their own opinions and I
am stating mine. If you want to categorize trucks go ahead, but I can do
the same. I have seen plenty of people do what I have done in a
different category. Its those people who put big tires on their trucks,
and jack it up about ten feet in the air, and add two angle cut tips
dual out the back and think they know how to FWD offroad. If I wanted to
be fast I would have bought an SVT Cobra or a Z28, well oh no the 25th
anniversary Cam*ro has stripes it must be a burner too. Well thats
enough venting, just wanted to be the first to speak up for anybody else
who is a "rice boy" because I haven't heard anybody do it before. Thank
you for listening.
P.S .Where I am from, we call people
who think they can off road, and put excessive on their truck, with big
excessive tires, and dual angled tips, "rednecks", but I don't like to
categorize.

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Date: Fri, 09 Jan 1998 00:26:24 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Question for the Explorer owners

I already have one Ford truck and one Ford car. My wife
and I are looking to add another Ford this month or
early next month. The Explorer is a definate possibility.

How pleased with it are the Explorer owners? Any
"gotchas", problems, etc? How well do they hold up?
Our 93 Escort has 130,000 miles and it drives like new.
The 67 F100 was rebuilt at 265,000 miles and has been
going strong ever since. I would hope to have similar
success with an Explorer.

Ken Payne

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Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 00:42:51 -0500
From: "Bryce T. Beyler"
Subject: here's your redneck was:here's your riceboy

yes, I have a 4x4, yes, I have big tires, yes, I take my truck off-road,
yes, I live in North Georgia... and I guess I could be considered a
redneck...big deal...do what you want to your truck/car...sticks and
....


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