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small-list-digest Thursday, May 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 132



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Transmission hunting
FTE Small - Ranger wind noise
Re: FTE Small - Ranger wind noise
Re: FTE Small - Ranger wind noise
FTE Small - Brake line
RE: FTE Small - Brake line
Re: FTE Small - Brake line
RE: Re: FTE Small - Brake line
FTE Small - Starting problem
FTE Small - Starting problem
FTE Small - starting problem
FTE Small - starting problem
Re: FTE Small - Brake line
Re: FTE Small - Ranger wind noise
Re: FTE Small - Ranger wind noise

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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 07:23:17 EDT
From: MEB8100
Subject: FTE Small - Transmission hunting

About a week ago, someone wrote in about their Ranger or similar vehicle
having a hunting problem (shifting in/out of overdrive) and also the cruise
control would not engage. I am now having similar problems (mainly under
load, going up hills) and didn't keep a copy of any replys. I suspect a dirty
fuel filter/clogged injectors are cutting back the power as it is also harder
to start when cold. Any ideas? If the person who wrote the original has a
cure, I would appreciate a response.

Thanks, Mark Biederbeck
meb8100 aol.com
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 07:30:03 EDT
From: MEB8100
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger wind noise

I have a 91 Ranger and get alot of annoying wind buffeting with the windows
down. It seems I either have to roll one/two windows down just a little bit
or open both alot with the slider open also. If I open just one or both side
windows alot, it's a very annoying air flow. Has anyone tried the plexiglass
side deflectors and did they help? Do they affect mileage? I'm not pleased
with how they look but if they help it may be worth it. Ironically, both of
my last two rangers had the stainless type side visors which I tossed because
I hated the look but didn't have them long enough on either vehicle to see if
they helped with this problem. I also eventually tossed my form-fit hood
deflector because of the gas mileage affect (about 1 mpg down).

Thanks,
Mark Biederbeck
meb8100 aol.com
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 05:38:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mark Pawlowski
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger wind noise

I have a 97 Ranger and I have the smoked/black colored plastic type that
go 1/2 way around your window and they are great. I live in Oregon and we
get a lot of rain. I can keep my window down 4 or 5 inches and the shade
keeps the rain out plus the wind noise too.

I bought them at WalMart for $30.00 and am very pleased with them.

Mark

On Wed, 13 May 1998, MEB8100 wrote:

> I have a 91 Ranger and get alot of annoying wind buffeting with the windows
> down. It seems I either have to roll one/two windows down just a little bit
> or open both alot with the slider open also. If I open just one or both side
> windows alot, it's a very annoying air flow. Has anyone tried the plexiglass
> side deflectors and did they help? Do they affect mileage? I'm not pleased
> with how they look but if they help it may be worth it. Ironically, both of
> my last two rangers had the stainless type side visors which I tossed because
> I hated the look but didn't have them long enough on either vehicle to see if
> they helped with this problem. I also eventually tossed my form-fit hood
> deflector because of the gas mileage affect (about 1 mpg down).
>
> Thanks,
> Mark Biederbeck
> meb8100 aol.com
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 10:37:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Randy L. Hatcher"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger wind noise

will it also work with the older Rangers?>??

On Wed, 13 May 1998, Mark
Pawlowski wrote:

> I have a 97 Ranger and I have the smoked/black colored plastic type that
> go 1/2 way around your window and they are great. I live in Oregon and we
> get a lot of rain. I can keep my window down 4 or 5 inches and the shade
> keeps the rain out plus the wind noise too.
>
> I bought them at WalMart for $30.00 and am very pleased with them.
>
> Mark
>
> On Wed, 13 May 1998, MEB8100 wrote:
>
> > I have a 91 Ranger and get alot of annoying wind buffeting with the windows
> > down. It seems I either have to roll one/two windows down just a little bit
> > or open both alot with the slider open also. If I open just one or both side
> > windows alot, it's a very annoying air flow. Has anyone tried the plexiglass
> > side deflectors and did they help? Do they affect mileage? I'm not pleased
> > with how they look but if they help it may be worth it. Ironically, both of
> > my last two rangers had the stainless type side visors which I tossed because
> > I hated the look but didn't have them long enough on either vehicle to see if
> > they helped with this problem. I also eventually tossed my form-fit hood
> > deflector because of the gas mileage affect (about 1 mpg down).
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mark Biederbeck
> > meb8100 aol.com
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 11:07:06 -0400
From: "Jeff"
Subject: FTE Small - Brake line

I have a 95 Ranger 2wd that I am looking to replace the shocks on very
soon. I am looking at the Bilstein shocks (any recommendations good or
bad?). The question I have for the list is in regards to the rear brake
hose on the right side of my truck. The hose rests on the shock absorber
and has worn quite a flat spot from the movement. Has anyone else seen
this on the Ranger? If so, did Ford do anything about it? Thanks in
advance.

Jeff and Amanda
lvmylabs erols.com
98 Passat GLS
95 Ranger XLT

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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 11:59.16 -0500
From: Joe Merchak
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Brake line

I have a 93 Ranger 2wheel and my rear hose follows the bed frame to the =
middle of the rear axle. Then it goes to a T. It never comes close to =
the shocks. As for shocks, I have Ranchos 9000 on my truck with the in =
cab adjuster. They work very well.
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From : "Jeff"
Sent : 05/13/98
To : small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE Small - Brake line

I have a 95 Ranger 2wd that I am looking to replace the shocks on very
soon. I am looking at the Bilstein shocks (any recommendations good or
bad?). The question I have for the list is in regards to the rear brake
hose on the right side of my truck. The hose rests on the shock =
absorber
and has worn quite a flat spot from the movement. Has anyone else seen
this on the Ranger? If so, did Ford do anything about it? Thanks in
advance.

Jeff and Amanda
lvmylabs erols.com
98 Passat GLS
95 Ranger XLT

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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 12:23:42 -0400
From: "Jeff"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Brake line

How are the 9000's as far as ride quality? I have heard the 5000's would
be too much for the 2wd. Did you consider any other shocks before you
purchased the 9000's? I am not positive on the Bilsteins yet especially
since they are not easy to find around here. Thanks for the info. As for
my brake line, I am going to try and run it in front of the shock.

Jeff and Amanda
lvmylabs erols.com
98 Passat GLS
95 Ranger XLT


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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 15:12.32 -0500
From: Joe Merchak
Subject: RE: Re: FTE Small - Brake line

Before the 9000s I had the 5000s installed on my truck. The ride was =
hard but handling was much better. The 9000 are adjustable from soft to =
firm (it will cost you 150 though to have a cab adjustment system). I =
have ad them on my truck now about 30K miles. My friend has the =
eldobrock (spelling?) on his truck and he loves them. You can adjust =
them though so when he puts weight in the truck you can adjust the ride.

Joe
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From : "Jeff"
Sent : 05/13/98
To : small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Brake line

How are the 9000's as far as ride quality? I have heard the 5000's =
would
be too much for the 2wd. Did you consider any other shocks before you
purchased the 9000's? I am not positive on the Bilsteins yet especially
since they are not easy to find around here. Thanks for the info. As =
for
my brake line, I am going to try and run it in front of the shock.

Jeff and Amanda
lvmylabs erols.com
98 Passat GLS
95 Ranger XLT


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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 20:01:27 -0400
From: Brett ITT 41
Subject: FTE Small - Starting problem

I hope you all can help me. I have recently installed a battery cut-off
switch and now I can't get the truck to crank. I put the c/off in the
negative cable because of the alt. I removed the c/off and it still
won't crank all it does is click from the starter solenoid. I replaced
the starter solenoid but no help. What else could it be? I tried jump
starting and still all I get is clicking from the sol. Could the starter
be locked up? Would bump starting the truck maybe free it up?

Thanks in advance Brett ITT 41






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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 20:08:20 -0400
From: Brett ITT 41
Subject: FTE Small - Starting problem

Sorry if this was already posted my mailer decided to hick-up.

I hope you all can help me. I have recently installed a battery cut-off
switch and now I can't get the truck to crank. I put the c/off in the
negative cable because of the alt. I removed the c/off and it still
won't crank all it does is click from the starter solenoid. I replaced
the starter solenoid but no help. What else could it be? I tried jump
starting and still all I get is clicking from the sol. Could the starter
be locked up? Would bump starting the truck maybe free it up?

Thanks in advance Brett ITT 41






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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 20:23:46 -0400
From: Brett ITT 41
Subject: FTE Small - starting problem

I hope that you all can help me with a problem. I have an 89 ranger that
I am building up for road racing with the SCCA. I recently installed a
battery cut/off in the negative cable and now the truck won't crank. I
took the cut/off back out but still won't crank. Replaced the starter
solenoid as it was making clicking noises but still won't turnover all I
get is a bunch of clicking from the new solenoid. What did I do wrong?
The truck ran fine before. Would usually crank first try.

Thanks in advance Brett ITT
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 20:24:34 -0400
From: Brett ITT 41
Subject: FTE Small - starting problem

I hope that you all can help me with a problem. I have an 89 ranger that
I am building up for road racing with the SCCA. I recently installed a
battery cut/off in the negative cable and now the truck won't crank. I
took the cut/off back out but still won't crank. Replaced the starter
solenoid as it was making clicking noises but still won't turnover all I
get is a bunch of clicking from the new solenoid. What did I do wrong?
The truck ran fine before. Would usually crank first try.

Thanks in advance Brett ITT
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 21:21:38 EDT
From: FrdRngrLvr
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Brake line

As for shocks, I have Gabriel Gas, Heavy Duty truck Shocks, and I have put it
thought hell, (I am on an emergency responce team) and they have come through
for me every time....

Jim
90 Ranger
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 21:24:05 EDT
From: FrdRngrLvr
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger wind noise

Ventshades are great they cut down the noise and hve no affect on my milage...

Jim
90 Ranger
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 23:38:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mark Pawlowski
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger wind noise

Yes they sell them for different year models. I had to wait a little while
before the 97$'s came out. I saw several for older Rangers and other
trucks too.

On Wed, 13 May 1998, Randy L. Hatcher wrote:

> will it also work with the older Rangers?>??
>
> On Wed, 13 May 1998, Mark
> Pawlowski wrote:
>
> > I have a 97 Ranger and I have the smoked/black colored plastic type that
> > go 1/2 way around your window and they are great. I live in Oregon and we
> > get a lot of rain. I can keep my window down 4 or 5 inches and the shade
> > keeps the rain out plus the wind noise too.
> >
> > I bought them at WalMart for $30.00 and am very pleased with them.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > On Wed, 13 May 1998, MEB8100 wrote:
> >
> > > I have a 91 Ranger and get alot of annoying wind buffeting with the windows
> > > down. It seems I either have to roll one/two windows down just a little bit
> > > or open both alot with the slider open also. If I open just one or both side
> > > windows alot, it's a very annoying air flow. Has anyone tried the plexiglass
> > > side deflectors and did they help? Do they affect mileage? I'm not pleased
> > > with how they look but if they help it may be worth it. Ironically, both of
> > > my last two rangers had the stainless type side visors which I tossed because
> > > I hated the look but didn't have them long enough on either vehicle to see if
> > > they helped with this problem. I also eventually tossed my form-fit hood
> > > deflector because of the gas mileage affect (about 1 mpg down).
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Mark Biederbeck
> > > meb8100 aol.com
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