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fordtrucks-small-digest Wednesday, March 4 1998 Volume 02 : Number 065



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In this issue:

Location of computer on '93 ranger [Steve Donohue
RE: 4wd and Limited slip. [RandalDGazdecki eaton.com]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #63 [mark fitzgerald
Re: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ? ["Jeffrey Jue" ]
Re: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ? [Diana Slyter ]
re:re:exaust [Luke Wells ]
Ranger 4 cyl gas milage [Rodney ]
2.9 Acting strange [Rob782 ]
Re: Ranger 4 cyl gas milage [Gardner ]
Re: Ranger 4 cyl gas milage ["Jerry Dean" ]
RE: Ranger 4 cyl gas milage ["Rio, Tony" ]
Re: Location of computer on '93 ranger [BiggRanger ]
Lifters noisey! [Bakend ]
'91 Explorer problem [Ken St John ]
Re: '91 Explorer problem ["J. Oxley" ]
Ranger electrical problem [MEB8100 ]
ADMIN: Please read, very important [Ken Payne ]
Response: ADMIN: Please read, very important [Ken Payne
Response: ADMIN: Please read, very important [Ken Payne
Limited-Slip [Andrew ]
Limited-Slip [Andrew ]
Re: Ranger electrical problem [Tom Test ]
Ranger performance [Gardner ]

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 08:08:55 -0500
From: Steve Donohue
Subject: Location of computer on '93 ranger

Where is the computer located on a '93 ranger 2.3 liter? I want to put
an chip in to help out the 4 banger but I can't find the #?!! computer.

Thanks,

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Date: 3 Mar 98 08:35:56 EST
From: RandalDGazdecki eaton.com
Subject: RE: 4wd and Limited slip.

Diana is right. If you get the limited-slip package, driving in snow and ice will be more of a challenge, most people get used to it though. I would recommend an aftermarket locker that you can switch on and off from inside the cab. ARB makes a great one. This way you can get the locked axle performance you may need if you are really stuck.
Randy
randaldgazdecki eaton.com
Eaton Corporation, S.I.C.D.

"I'd rather be a failure at something
I enjoy than be a success at
something I hate."
-George Burns

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 07:44:28 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #63

i own two rangers with 302's. one's a four wheel drive with 5-6 inches
of lift, and the others a two wheel drive with a 2 inch drop. Due to
the mass of the extra two cylinders, there is an increase in mass, but
not noticeably...
I solved most of the weight considerations by going with aluminum
heads and a pair of stainless steel headers....that knocked off almost
60 pounds.

Fitzy

> How much weight does a 302 add over the V6? Most pickup truck are
rather
> nose heavy to start with, and care must be exercised to avoid swaps
that
> will worsen handling by adding more weight to the front end.
>
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> On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, Gardner wrote:
>
> > >
> > > How much of a problem is dropping a 5.0 in 89 ranger? What
mounts etc.?
> > >
thanks ED
> >
> > ED contact advance adapters they will have everything you need to
get it
> > hooked up. The sell a complete kit that mounts the motor and trans
so
> > that the driveshaft does not have to altered! I was going todo
this to
> > my 94 but traded in instead on a Lightning!
> > Good luck
> > chris
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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 10:29:36 -0600
From: "Jeffrey Jue"
Subject: Re: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ?

Pretty much the advantage of LS is that if one wheel slips, the other wheel
probably has traction & will start pushing the vehicle. With an open
rear-end, the wheel that is the most free will spin. In a rainstorm, this
could be bad.

Anyway, I recommend the 3.73 LS just because you will have that added
traction ability & you will have better acceleration performance.

When Jackson, MS had snow this past December, I had to go to work on an icy
road, and the LS helped to push my '94 Explorer forward up a hilly road even
though I still slide side to side a bit, but at least I was in control &
could go forward. My father didn't have an LS & he couldn't move up the
driveway when he forgot to take something with him to work.

Jeffrey L. Jue
guardian netdoor.com
lj4 ra.msstate.edu
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- -----Original Message-----
>Date: Mon, 02 Mar 1998 18:06:25 -0600
>From: Jeff Ginnow
>Subject: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ?
>
>Anybody got an opinion (boy, I'm really asking for it here) on
>getting/needing the Limited-Slip option on a 4x4? I understand why it
>would be better, just not sure how much better or how often a real life
>situation comes up that makes it necessary. Also, in 4x4's with
>Limited-Slip, is it only the rear axle that is Limited-Slip or both
>front and rear?

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 12:24:47 -0600 (CST)
From: Diana Slyter
Subject: Re: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ?

Your are correct that the LS will help in a low speed split coefficent
situation. However, at higher speeds the locking action causes almost
total loss of lateral stability when wheelspin occurs. If your fighting a
crosswind or a steeply cambered road, the vehicle can get totally out of
control before you know what happened. I learned this about 20 yeats ago
with a Dodge minibus with LS. In the snow it gave great traction on the
side streets. On the freeway at 40 mph or so it slid all over the road as
the LS locked and unlocked. What light trucks need is a driver controlled
locking differential like the big trucks usually have between their tandem
axles. Experienced drivers know that you lock these interaxle
differentials to keep from getting stuck at low speeds only, usually on a
side street or at a loading dock or off road. Running down the highway
with the differential locked is the express lane to the ditch.

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 15:43:50 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: re:re:exaust

He purchased the cat at Meineke they had it in stock i don't know the
brand name but
it was all Japanese, it replaced the two factory cats on his 4.0, if I
get a chance I will record his
trucks exaust sound(which in my opinion is louder than a stock 5.0 and
any F150 with exaust) for
those who would like to hear it, low rpms in 3rd is the best

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 16:42:56 -0600
From: Rodney
Subject: Ranger 4 cyl gas milage

Hello

I recently bought a '96 Ranger XLT extended cab with 14,000 miles
on it, I've been keeping track of the gas milage and it is getting
21 to 23 mpg hwy, I have noticed on the list that the 4.0's are getting
this good of gas milage.

When I took it in, the dealer said that sounded right. My driving
habits are a 30 mile drive one way, all highway at 60 to 65 mph.

Does this sound right?

I'm getting ready to take it in again for another problem and wanted
to know before I took it in if I push an argument.

Thanks
Rodney
'96 Ranger XLT extended cab
'92 Explorer 4x4

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 17:56:52 EST
From: Rob782
Subject: 2.9 Acting strange

When you disconnected the battery, you erased the engine computer's
memory...it has to relearn its idle and shift points, It'll be just fine

1990 Bronco II XLT 4x4


I have a 1986 BroncoII 2.9L efi. This evening I was working on
the auxiliary lighting system, I pulled the battery(neg) cable, moved the
wiring shroud on the passengers side, did some work on the lighting and
put everything back together. On the way home I noticed that the truck's
idle jumped between 500 rpm and 800 rpm with a regular rythem. Previously
I had moved the ignition timing from 10degrees btdc to 14 deg. btdc to
smooth out the idle. It's run for about 2 weeks smooth as silk. So what
could I have done to upset the truck?
Also, I was told to listen for pinging after I changed the
timing as it's bad for the engine. I've never heard pinging so I'm
wondering how I'll know if I hear it. Can anyone describe what I should
be listening for, what rpm, what driving situation? >>

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 18:10:07 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: Ranger 4 cyl gas milage

Rodney wrote:
>
> Hello
>
> I recently bought a '96 Ranger XLT extended cab with 14,000 miles
> on it, I've been keeping track of the gas milage and it is getting
> 21 to 23 mpg hwy, I have noticed on the list that the 4.0's are getting
> this good of gas milage.
>
> When I took it in, the dealer said that sounded right. My driving
> habits are a 30 mile drive one way, all highway at 60 to 65 mph.
>
> Does this sound right?
>
> I'm getting ready to take it in again for another problem and wanted
> to know before I took it in if I push an argument.
>
> Thanks
> Rodney
> '96 Ranger XLT extended cab
> '92 Explorer 4x4
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Thats what I got in my 94 Splash around town..on average I got 27 on the
highway. I even had a sunvisor...had k&n air filter and tonneau
cover..they might of helped a little but but the sunvisor more than took
away anything I gained. I had 3.73 gears with a 5 speed..whats yours.
Mine was also a regular cab... a little less weight to push around...if
yours is an automatic than 23 sounds about right. You have to remember
the 4.0 has to work a lot less to move the same amount of weight.
Hope this helps
Chris

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 18:06:20 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: Ranger 4 cyl gas milage

Sounds right to me. That's what I was getting on mine before the lift and
the big tires, and the aftermarket add-ons, and........

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 17:25:07 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: RE: Ranger 4 cyl gas milage

Rodney....

I have a '94 F150 with the 4.9L I6, and my drive in the morning is the
same distance, same speed, on highway. I get comparitable gas mileage
as you do with a lighter truck, so.....

Tony Rio
Allstate Enterprise Help Center
PRC Analyst \ Integration Owner
Trio1 Allstate.com
(W) 847.402.9386


> -----Original Message-----
> From:Rodney [SMTP:fordtrucks-small ListService.net]
> Sent:Tuesday, March 03, 1998 4:42 PM
> To:rodneyr 38north.com; fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject:Ranger 4 cyl gas milage
>
> Hello
>
> I recently bought a '96 Ranger XLT extended cab with 14,000 miles
> on it, I've been keeping track of the gas milage and it is getting
> 21 to 23 mpg hwy, I have noticed on the list that the 4.0's are
> getting
> this good of gas milage.
>
> When I took it in, the dealer said that sounded right. My driving
> habits are a 30 mile drive one way, all highway at 60 to 65 mph.
>
> Does this sound right?
>
> I'm getting ready to take it in again for another problem and wanted
> to know before I took it in if I push an argument.
>
> Thanks
> Rodney
> '96 Ranger XLT extended cab
> '92 Explorer 4x4
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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 18:32:18 EST
From: BiggRanger
Subject: Re: Location of computer on '93 ranger

It is on the drivers side in the engine compartment inside the firewall. look
under the brake booster and a little to the right ( vehicles left ) and there
will be a big harness going to it.







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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 19:27:39 EST
From: Bakend
Subject: Lifters noisey!

Hi,
I have a 87 Ranger ext cab 4x4 with the 2.9 v-6 . 140k miles on the truck and
about 50k on the engine. When I bought the truck the owner said it had an
annoying habit of losing power and lifter rattle after a drive of about 30
miles or so. He replaced the engine at 110k miles with one with 20k miles on
it. The new engine did the same thing! I bought the truck at 120k miles. Now
the lifter thing is getting to be almost constant. What could be the problem
with both engines doing the same thing? I don't know if he reused the old oil
pump on the new engine,but I doubt it. Could the cam be worn on one lobe? Bad
lifter? Bad oil pump? Or do I need to replace the engine? Oil guage is on of
those on or off things and always reads in the middle range or above.
Any help greatly appreciated
D Baken

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 17:48:08 -0700
From: Ken St John
Subject: '91 Explorer problem

I'm seeking information regarding a problem with my '91 Ford Explorer.
So far, the Ford mechanics and Four Wheeler magazine have no suggestions
and I'm running out of ideas. First off, it's an intermittent problem
and but is more prominent in the summer (or when going down a steep
decline, depressing the clutch from about 2500 rpms, in 1st gear). When
I down-shift from about 1000 - 1500 rpm's, the engine's rpm's will
continue to decline as it struggles to keep going and will eventually
quit unless I press the accelerator. Now if I downshift and maintain a
certain pressure on the accelerator, the problem never appears. But
again, with my foot off the accelerator and on the brake and I'm
down-shifting, the engine wants to die (sometimes, it will struggle
below 500 rpm's before quitting. I've replaced the oxygen sensor,
throttle sensor, mass air flow sensor, pcv valve, air bypass valve, and
the air charge temperature sensor and none of this has helped. Another
strange event, when I replace the Mass Air duct with an after-market
bored out duct (for more air flow), my check engine light will
intermittently come on (doesn't the computer compensate the extra air
with more fuel resulting in more power?) Also, the exhaust smells
really bad in this setup. When I check out the computer code for this
error it shows that the Mass air flow sensor is at fault. I didn't think
this was bad so I put the air mass factory duct back on and no "check
engine light" came on. I did replace the sensor just in case (twice).
But again, repeating above gave the same error code (I also reset the
computer codes prior to checking again). I'm thinking about replacing
the computer as I don't know what else to pursue. I've also had a
hypertech power chip installed but this isn't at fault as I've removed
this and repeated the above with the same results. I don't know where
else to go with this and before I purchase anymore aftermarket products,
I'd like to get this problem resolved. Please give what-ever advice you
can on this. ** Latest development -- If I depress the clutch to shift
gears, the Rpm's stay high??? I've noticed that when I'm getting ready
to stop (applying the brake), again with the clutch depressed, the Rpm's
will eventually come down to about 750 Rpm's. It's as if it has a mind
of its own. The computer codes state that the temperature sensor is bad
so I'll replace that and see if this fixes this problem. But since, this
problem has been since date of purchase, I don't think this is the magic
cure. Also, my gas mileage has decreased to 17 mpg instead of the 20 I
was getting (dirty injectors???)
Help!

Ken

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 20:44:20 -0500
From: "J. Oxley"
Subject: Re: '91 Explorer problem

Ken St John wrote:
>
> I'm seeking information regarding a problem with my '91 Ford Explorer.
> So far, the Ford mechanics and Four Wheeler magazine have no suggestions
> and I'm running out of ideas. First off, it's an intermittent problem
> and but is more prominent in the summer (or when going down a steep
> decline, depressing the clutch from about 2500 rpms, in 1st gear). When
> I down-shift from about 1000 - 1500 rpm's, the engine's rpm's will
> continue to decline as it struggles to keep going and will eventually
> quit unless I press the accelerator. Now if I downshift and maintain a
> certain pressure on the accelerator, the problem never appears. But
> again, with my foot off the accelerator and on the brake and I'm
> down-shifting, the engine wants to die (sometimes, it will struggle
> below 500 rpm's before quitting. I've replaced the oxygen sensor,
> throttle sensor, mass air flow sensor, pcv valve, air bypass valve, and
> the air charge temperature sensor and none of this has helped.

What is TPS voltage set to? Have you tried disconnecting air bypass
valve and upping idle slightly to get air bypas valve out of loop?. What
does truck idle at with air bypass valve connector removed??

Not sure if the EEC-IV uses this strategy, but my Talon (mitsu ECU)
cuts fuel to injectors completely when throttle position is at idle and
speed sensor senses that vehicle is still moving and RPM's are higher
than idle, as would be the case when shifting gears with manual tranny.
One relativley cheap thing you could do is get a cyberdyne A/F guage and
hook it up to O2 sensor. It will tell you approx A/F ratio, if injectors
were killed at any point, and if you are running rich enough at full
throttle after making engine mods. Will also show you how many times O2
sensor switches back and forth to keep an eye on how healthy O2 sensor
is. Anyway, it may help diagnose your problem and it's only about 30$.

Another
> strange event, when I replace the Mass Air duct with an after-market
> bored out duct (for more air flow), my check engine light will
> intermittently come on (doesn't the computer compensate the extra air
> with more fuel resulting in more power?) Also, the exhaust smells
> really bad in this setup. When I check out the computer code for this
> error it shows that the Mass air flow sensor is at fault. I didn't think
> this was bad so I put the air mass factory duct back on and no "check
> engine light" came on. I did replace the sensor just in case (twice).
> But again, repeating above gave the same error code (I also reset the
> computer codes prior to checking again).

May be getting turbulant airflow befoe mas sensor with new tube. You may
also be getting a MAS overvoltage, but that would be ubnlikely without
major engine mods. My 86 factory emissions diagnostic manual has a
procedure to test the EEC itself. I daignosed my GF's 86 T-bird and it
led me down to replacing the processor, but I would double check
everything before I go that route. Processors don't fail that often.


OX

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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 00:08:54 EST
From: MEB8100
Subject: Ranger electrical problem

I am having a problem with back-up lights on a 91 Ranger with automatic trans.
The back-up lights don't function and aren't getting power when in reverse. I
suspect the reverse switch but think there also may be a direct short in the
circuit. There is a 30 amp fuse in place of the 15 amp standard (from
previous owner). When the truck is put in reverse the lights tend to dim as
if something with a large load goes on. Has anyone had this problem and any
suggestions? Is the back-up light switch on the trans hard to change? It
looks hard to get to.

Thanks,
Mark Biederbeck
MEB8100 aol.com

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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 00:27:59 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Please read, very important

I'm posting this email to ask for opinions on an issue. I will
respect the opinions of the list members regarding this matter,
just like I have with all other past votes. Your opinion, for
or against this issue will not hurt my feelings.

Anyways... the issue:

Last week, a vendor approached me (via email) and asked about
advertising in the digest version of the lists. The ads they
are requesting would not appear on the live lists but at the
top of each digest just below the table of contents. As an
example:

"
- --------------------- [ Sponsor's Message ] ------------------
Foobar Ford Performance Products is pleased to announce the
addition of new roller cams for 302 V8s. These cams, when
combined with Foobar's push-rods and valve trains offer higher
horsepower and torque.

For more information, visit Foobar at:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.foobar.com
When ordering, state you saw their sponsorship message for a
5% discount.
- -------------------------------------------------------------"

The ads, like the example, would be simple and to the point.
Neither would I personally promote the products.

I really need feedback on this. To post your opinions on the
matter, send an email to fordtrucks mindspring.com. I will
forward all the messages to the all the lists. Again, do
**NOT** send your opinions to the list, send them to
fordtrucks mindspring.com. I'm doing this so I can forward
the posts to all the lists since this affects all of them.
Your emails should appear on all the lists within 24 hours of
sending them. Also, when replying to opinions on this, send
the replies to: fordtrucks mindspring.com

If members feel this issue may be appropriate I'll put a voting
form on the web site. If the members are overwhelmingly against
it then it will not be voted on.

This would also mean that I would revise the charter to allow
this. Since the beginning, I've maintained that our lists would
be free from vendor influence. Its up to the list members to
decide if a sponsorship message of this type is considered
influence.

We're about to get more window stickers printed (we have 4 left)
and we'll soon get estimates for T-shirts so the advertising
money would help. However, we're aren't hurting either. Your
opinions concerning this matter are welcome.

Lastly, as an option on the voting form (if we end up needing one)
we could state that we would do a trial run to see how it works.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 00:43:31 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Response: ADMIN: Please read, very important

Posted to the 97+ list, forwarded to the others:

>I think that if it will help pay for atleast the cost of the mailing
>list, go for it!!
>--
> James Howard
>(The 15 Year Old!!)
>
>Webmaster of Solomons Island on The Web
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>
>We now do advertising.
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>and click on Advertising!!
>

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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 00:49:20 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Response: ADMIN: Please read, very important

Posted by bgap RAPIDNET.COM on the 1980-1996 list, forwarded to the
others:
>Ken Payne wrote:
>>
>> I'm posting this email to ask for opinions on an issue. I will
>> respect the opinions of the list members regarding this matter,
>> just like I have with all other past votes. Your opinion, for
>> or against this issue will not hurt my feelings.
>>
>> Anyways... the issue:
>>
>> Last week, a vendor approached me (via email) and asked about
>> advertising in the digest version of the lists.
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>
>Tony.

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 23:32:35 -0500
From: Andrew
Subject: Limited-Slip

Also, in 4x4's with
> ...Limited-Slip, is it only the rear axle that is Limited-Slip or both
> front and rear?
...Probably only the rear. The dealer should know. ?
on
> getting/needing the Limited-Slip option on a 4x4?

Hi
Have 3/4 of a million miles under my belt in New England weather of
all kinds and have long wanted to install a limited slip in several of the
vehicles driven. Have driven only a few vehicles with it and found if you
keep your right foot under control you benefit noticeably from limited-slip.
I believe that in four of the 6-7 times I had to have help getting
un-stuck, limited-slip in my 4x4 would have prevented my getting in to deep
in the first place. Be aware it requires a bit of additional care and
maintenance to work properly over the years. (Changing the differential oil
and possible adjustments as recommended).

Andrew

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 23:32:40 -0500
From: Andrew
Subject: Limited-Slip

>Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 22:59:25 -0500
>To: dianas primenet.com
>From: Andrew
>Subject:
>Cc: fordtrucks-small-digest ListService.net
>Bcc:
>X-Attachments:
>
>Also, in 4x4's with
>> ..., is it only the rear axle that is Limited-Slip or both
>> front and rear?
>Probably only the rear.?
> on
>> getting/needing the Limited-Slip option on a 4x4?
>
>Hi
>Have 3/4 of a million miles under my belt in New England weather of
>all kinds and have long wanted to install a limited slip in several of the
>vehicles driven. Have driven only a few vehicles with it and found if you
>keep your right foot under control you benefit noticeably from
>limited-slip.
>I believe that in four of the 6-7 times I had to have help getting
>un-stuck, limited-slip in my 4x4 would have prevented my getting in to
>deep in the first place. Be aware it requires a bit of additional care and
>maintenance to work properly over the years. (Changing the differential
>oil and possible adjustments as recommended).
>
>Andrew
>

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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 04:01:49 EST
From: Tom Test
Subject: Re: Ranger electrical problem

> may be a direct short in the circuit.

I think you have some degree of shorting, but it is probably not a
direct short, the load is being handled OK by the 30 amp fuse.

If going into reverse puts on an electrical load, the switch is OK.
Look for a short between the switch and the backup lights, maybe
insulation worn through to let a wire rub against a poorly connected
ground.

Tom Test
92 Ranger

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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 06:42:27 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Ranger performance

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Here is a list of parts for rangers form I'll sho U performance. On top
of this they also have underdrive pulleys for the 2.3...90bucks. I had
inquired for my truck but have traded it in so it doesn't help me
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