fordtrucks-small-digest Tuesday, February 3 1998 Volume 02 : Number 035
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2
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In this issue:
gas tank capacity [Andy Burke ]
RE: 94 Ranger 4X4 question ["Roberson, John" ]
RE: Erratic Idle ["Spotts, Braden" ]
Re: gas tank capacity [Jmark6969 aol.com]
Re: gas tank capacity ["Randy L. Hatcher" ]
Gas Mileage ["Roberson, John" ]
Re: gas tank capacity [bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)]
Re: Hi Beam Indicator [Bill Funk ]
Re: Gas Mileage [Uri Blumenthal ]
ADMIN: 1997+ list is up [Ken Payne ]
Update on Defects! ["goodmoore" ]
My 1994 Explorer did the same thing. It is the way it was designed.
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> Subject: 94 Ranger 4X4 question
> I have a 94 Ranger 4X4. My question is about the four wheel drive. I
> the push button system, and when it is in four wheel high, it is very
> hard to
> turn, alsmost as if the tires are hitting something. I don;t believe
> they are hitting anything. Could it possibly be something with the
> missing or something. If anyone knows what is wrong and how to
> correct it, it
> would be appreciated.
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That happened with our 91 ranger last year and it turned out to be a
fuel filter, once we replaced it everything went back to normal
From:John Bartin [SMTP:jbartin st-louis-emh2.army.mil]
Sent:Friday, January 30, 1998 7:28 AM
Has anyone experienced an idle problem with the 4.0 L V6? My
XLT 4x4 (automatic, 18,000 mi) has a 'rough' idle. I hesitate
to use the
word 'rough'. Erratic may be more appropriate, because one of
is an occassional oscillating rpm that can be seen on the
symptoms are occassional hiccup (misfire), and a low point in
that feels like a stumble that can usually be felt when coming
to a stop.
'Occassional' is a key word here. There is no rhythm to these
may run smooth for several minutes. These problems occur after
warm-up and are noticable in or out of gear. No problems at any
The dealer has replaced the mass air flow sensor with no change
problem. I am still under warranty, and am trying to get it
March when it expires.
I also have this engine in my '95 Ranger SC XLT 4x4 (automatic
and it runs and idles smooth as glass.
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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 14:00:02 EST
From: Jmark6969 aol.com
Subject: Re: gas tank capacity
i dont know what the capacity is but a sure way to find out is to run in dry
and then fill it up. If you get an odd gallon reading (19.35 gallons for
instance) round down to the next whole gallon that way you will always have a
little extra in the tank.
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 14:29:42 -0500 (EST)
From: "Randy L. Hatcher"
Subject: Re: gas tank capacity
well,let's tell them to strand himself somewhere...
where they can't get back,it might be simpler to call FORD and find out...
Mon, 2 Feb 1998
Jmark6969 aol.com wrote:
> i dont know what the capacity is but a sure way to find out is to run in dry
> and then fill it up. If you get an odd gallon reading (19.35 gallons for
> instance) round down to the next whole gallon that way you will always have a
> little extra in the tank.
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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 15:24:04 -0500
From: "Roberson, John"
Subject: Gas Mileage
Can someone please tell me their actual gas mileage experience of a
SOHC V6 automatic vs. an 8 cylinder automatic?
Is there a dramatic difference?
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 15:38:32 -0600
From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
Subject: Re: gas tank capacity
Andy Burke writes:
>What is the gas tank capacity for '94 Explorer XLT 4x4? I can't find it
in my Haynes book. Thanks.
>Andrew J. Burke
>Easton High School
My Chilton manual says 19.3 gallons.
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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 16:12:21 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: Hi Beam Indicator
> From: "Gary Snook"
> Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #32
> Does anyone know how to get the Hi Beam indicator light out without
> the dash. Every Ford vehicle I have ever owned I have had to remove
> bulb and paint it black in order to drive long lonley nights with the
> beams on (The light seems to "bore" a hole in my eyes and goes
> straight to
> the "Headache Nerve"). I again find my self in the position of night
> travel, and am having this problem with my 94 Ranger.
> Thanks for helping,
How about a piece of masking tape over the light? Or something else to
cover it whan you want it covered.
Many state inspections require that you can see the hi beam indicator.
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 20:31:01 -0500 (EST)
From: Uri Blumenthal
Subject: Re: Gas Mileage
Roberson, John says:
> Can someone please tell me their actual gas mileage experience of a
> SOHC V6 automatic vs. an 8 cylinder automatic?
> Is there a dramatic difference?
I'm getting between 16 and 17 mpg, with my brand new Explorer EB
(SOHC V6, 5AT). About 1500 miles...
I hope the mileage will improve with age somewhat. (:-)
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 21:31:34 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: 1997+ list is up
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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 21:28:02 -0800
Subject: Update on Defects!
Last week I posted a note about my new Ranger XLT and the problems I have
had in getting factory defects addressed by my dealer. Thanks for all the
helpful responses. Someone suggested getting FORD involved. I did that
today, and I have high hopes that they will help me.
However, here's an update about last week! In the last two months the
pickup has been in the dealer's shop 3 times for a total of 17 days! Last
week it was there for 5 days. They were supposed to release it on Friday,
but no one called us or returned our calls regarding its availability until
well after 6 PM, so we had to wait through the weekend to pick it up today!
When we called the dealer at 9:00 a.m. this morning they couldn't find the
truck, and didn't find it until the folks at FORD called them at around 3:00
p.m. this afternoon. Can you believe it? After 17 days you would think that
everything had been made right, but OH NO!
The unfinished upholstery has not been addressed, and the high pitched
squeal in the engine continues unabated! I learned that the technician
working on my truck was TERMINATED mid-week, so no one at the service center
knew what was going on with my truck until late in the week when someone
noticed it. Can you believe this? We are talking about one of the oldest
established Ford dealers in the Bay Area!
Anyway, you may find this next part helpful. It seems the high pitched
squeal is, to use a tecknoid term, " a none bug" in '97 Rangers with
automatic transmission. It was discovered in January '97, and a service
"BULLETIN" was dispatched to all dealerships. So, if you are experiencing a
squeal in the engine/transmission, FORD knows about it and it can be fixed!
(Of course it begs the question - if the bug was discovered in Jan. '97, why
was it not corrected in the '97 Ranger that I purchased in Nov. '97. An
even better question is why did it take the service center 2.5 months to....To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User
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