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fordtrucks-small-digest Sunday, February 15 1998 Volume 02 : Number 047



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In this issue:

Re: Fwd: Explorer Owners??? [Mike Fisher ]
We've moved ["WK" ]
RE: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #45 [Barry Nestor
RE: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #45 ["Dave Goldstein"
RE: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #45 [Diana Slyter ]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #44 ["Lare/Eric" ]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #44 [Midwest96 aol.com]

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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 09:17:33 -0600
From: Mike Fisher
Subject: Re: Fwd: Explorer Owners???

To the original poster of this message and anyone else interested in Explorers, if
you have newsgroup access, try subscribing to rec.autos.makers.ford.explorer. This
group has a lot of traffic, some pretty useful information and some useless
drivel; but all in all it's worth reading.

Mike Fisher

Jordan wrote:

> >Not that I don't love hearing about Ford Rangers, but i was just wondering if
> >anyone out there had an Explorer??
> >I also have a question, I have a '98 Sport, and the rear wiper constently
> >misses a large patch at the top of the windshield. Does anyone else have
> this
> >problem? I would suspect it would only apply to the 1998's since they
> >redesigned the rear hatch and glass. I never had such a problem on my old
> >BroncoII, but it's rear window was flat, and this is curved.
> >Thanks,
> >Kris
> >1998 Black Explorer Sport
> I don't have a 98 but I have a suggestion, get a new wiper. Use a Bausch
> (sp?) anyway you probably can't find the right size, good news is that you
> can cut the blades (actually you might be able to find right size since
> Ford is using that brand anyway.)
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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 11:18:19 -0600
From: "WK"
Subject: We've moved

To those interested, Kurtz Kustomz Motorsports has moved to:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.kustomz.com
please reset your bookmarks.

Thank you
Warren Kurtz

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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 14:04:56 -0500
From: Barry Nestor
Subject: RE: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #45

>Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 17:23:49 -0600
>From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
>Subject: Re: Plastic Cooling Fan 4.0

>Has anybody had any problems with a fan coming apart? Mine has good
>(bad)

>sized cracks between the blades on the hub and I'm wondering how often
>they
>fail, if ever. This one's 7yrs and 150k+ old and never been touched.
>I also saw the title of a Ford service bulletin on "fan roars when
first
>taking off"
>but I don't have access to the rest of the bulletin. My Explorer does
>this and if there is an inexpensive fix I would like to do it. thanks

>Brian Rickman bmrickman juno.com
>91 Explorer 4X4 EB AOD
>81 F100 2wd 351w AOD

Brian,

I would replace that fan blade as soon as possible. If it comes apart
while the engine is running you won't have much of a radiator left. I
have a 91 Explorer and after 133,000 miles I've replaced the fan blade
twice. Dealers stock these like any other commonly replaced part since
they break so often. Don't bother
complaining about it to Ford or to NHTSA, I've already tried (more then
once) and got no where with either.

And just in case anyone is trying to get something out of Ford, be
prepared for
a fight. They have been cutting costs (at the expense of customer
satisfaction) since 1997 that total up to approximately 3 billion
dollars.

Barry Nestor
91 Explorer Sport

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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 13:27:02 -0800
From: "Dave Goldstein"
Subject: RE: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #45

I have observed that anytime a company advertises heavily on the tv they=
always have some alterior movtive in mind. I don't trust ford farther than=
I can throw them.


This a problem that has not been fixed since the first exploder came out in=
late 90 along with the ever present A4LD transmission problems. I haven't=
heard of anyone trying but you might want to just junk the mechanical fan=
and try a electrical instead. I've had my camry longer than the exploder=
and never even looked at either of the 2 fans. of course the only 2 parts=
i have replaced on the camry were the thermostat and the battery. damn=
thing just runs.

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On 2/14/98, at 2:04 PM, Barry Nestor wrote:

>>Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 17:23:49 -0600
>>From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
>>Subject: Re: Plastic Cooling Fan 4.0
>
>>Has anybody had any problems with a fan coming apart? Mine has good
>>(bad)
>
>>sized cracks between the blades on the hub and I'm wondering how often
>>they
>>fail, if ever. This one's 7yrs and 150k+ old and never been touched.
>>I also saw the title of a Ford service bulletin on "fan roars when
>first
>>taking off"
>>but I don't have access to the rest of the bulletin. My Explorer does
>>this and if there is an inexpensive fix I would like to do it. thanks
>
>>Brian Rickman bmrickman juno.com
>>91 Explorer 4X4 EB AOD
>>81 F100 2wd 351w AOD
>
>Brian,
>
>I would replace that fan blade as soon as possible. If it comes apart
>while the engine is running you won't have much of a radiator left. I
>have a 91 Explorer and after 133,000 miles I've replaced the fan blade
>twice. Dealers stock these like any other commonly replaced part since
>they break so often. Don't bother
>complaining about it to Ford or to NHTSA, I've already tried (more then
>once) and got no where with either.
>
>And just in case anyone is trying to get something out of Ford, be
>prepared for
>a fight. They have been cutting costs (at the expense of customer
>satisfaction) since 1997 that total up to approximately 3 billion
>dollars.
>
>Barry Nestor
>91 Explorer Sport
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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 15:12:33 -0600 (CST)
From: Diana Slyter
Subject: RE: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #45

I'm tempted to try an electric fan too when my Ranger Ranger gets out of
warranty. I've noticed that the standard fan drive is thermostaticly
accuated but never completely shuts off. This paracitic drag may be partly
to blame for the Rangers glutonous thirst for fuel. Here in the cold
climate of Minnesota with light to moderate loads a cooling fan is seldom
needed.

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On Sat, 14 Feb 1998, Dave Goldstein wrote:

> I have observed that anytime a company advertises heavily on the tv they always have some alterior movtive in mind. I don't trust ford farther than I can throw them.
>
>
> This a problem that has not been fixed since the first exploder came out in late 90 along with the ever present A4LD transmission problems. I haven't heard of anyone trying but you might want to just junk the mechanical fan and try a electrical instead. I've had my camry longer than the exploder and never even looked at either of the 2 fans. of course the only 2 parts i have replaced on the camry were the thermostat and the battery. damn thing just runs.
>
> *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********
>
> On 2/14/98, at 2:04 PM, Barry Nestor wrote:
>
> >>Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 17:23:49 -0600
> >>From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
> >>Subject: Re: Plastic Cooling Fan 4.0
> >
> >>Has anybody had any problems with a fan coming apart? Mine has good
> >>(bad)
> >
> >>sized cracks between the blades on the hub and I'm wondering how often
> >>they
> >>fail, if ever. This one's 7yrs and 150k+ old and never been touched.
> >>I also saw the title of a Ford service bulletin on "fan roars when
> >first
> >>taking off"
> >>but I don't have access to the rest of the bulletin. My Explorer does
> >>this and if there is an inexpensive fix I would like to do it. thanks
> >
> >>Brian Rickman bmrickman juno.com
> >>91 Explorer 4X4 EB AOD
> >>81 F100 2wd 351w AOD
> >
> >Brian,
> >
> >I would replace that fan blade as soon as possible. If it comes apart
> >while the engine is running you won't have much of a radiator left. I
> >have a 91 Explorer and after 133,000 miles I've replaced the fan blade
> >twice. Dealers stock these like any other commonly replaced part since
> >they break so often. Don't bother
> >complaining about it to Ford or to NHTSA, I've already tried (more then
> >once) and got no where with either.
> >
> >And just in case anyone is trying to get something out of Ford, be
> >prepared for
> >a fight. They have been cutting costs (at the expense of customer
> >satisfaction) since 1997 that total up to approximately 3 billion
> >dollars.
> >
> >Barry Nestor
> >91 Explorer Sport
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>

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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 19:13:18 -0500
From: "Lare/Eric"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #44

>In a message dated 2/12/98 06:48:23 AM Eastern Standard Time, owner-
>fordtrucks-small-digest ListService.net writes:
>
>
>air
> baffles to remove that gave me a 10 mpg boost. >>
>Is this legal in PA?


I couldn't see why not, but then again, just about everything else in PA
is!!!!!!!
I think those baffles are just to muffle/quiet the air flow through the
intake system.

Eric S. - '94 Splash SC 4x4 4.0L

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Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 01:23:22 EST
From: Midwest96 aol.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #44

In a message dated 98-02-14 19:22:40 EST, you write:


is!!!!!!!
I think those baffles are just to muffle/quiet the air flow through the....


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