small-list-digest Wednesday, May 27 1998 Volume 02 : Number 146



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Small - Power windows
Re: FTE Small - Re: Sliding rear window clasp...
RE: Re: FTE Small - Aerostar oil pump
FTE Small - Ranger 3.0
FTE Small - Ranger 3.0
Re: FTE Small - Ranger 3.0
Re: FTE Small - Ranger 3.0
Re: FTE Small - Ranger 3.0 vs 4.0
FTE Small - Re: Aerostar oil pump

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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 07:49:55 -0600
From: Dave Armbruster
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Power windows

A buddy of mine's power windows went south in his '93 Ranger, while in
the down position. We removed the inner door panel and literally just
pulled the window up. This is the what the dealer told him to do. He
claimed that sometimes the window lowers too far into the frame,
effectively causing the window to jam down. We tested everything just
like you, no blown fuses, bad motor or switch or shorted wiring. Just
by grabbing the window and tugging it up freed it and hasn't had any
problems since (about a year and a half).

Dave
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> Subject: FTE Small - Power windows
>
> My 94 Splash seems to have a problem. The driver side window works
> fine but the passenger side has decided to take the long weekend off.
> The wiring,switch and fuse are fine. I guess my question is how do i
> get it up without a motor?
> Thanks
> Tom
> [In life you have to learn to take the good with the bad. And then
> you
> learn to take the bad with a little Scotch.]
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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 11:10:07 EDT
From: FrdRngrLvr
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: Sliding rear window clasp...

Sorry I posted before and i forgot to tell you what i was talking about..

You can get a new clasp for 5-6 bucks from ford..


Jim
90' Ranger
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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 12:25.27 -0500
From: Joe Merchak
Subject: RE: Re: FTE Small - Aerostar oil pump

I had this problem with my 81 TA. I found out it was the pressure =
release valve in the oil pump that was bad. would get stuck open.
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From : Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Sent : 05/24/98
To : small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Aerostar oil pump

You (Ken Payne) wrote:
> Aerostar's (V6) oil pressure is acting funny. Don't think its the =
main
> bearings as the common symptom for that is low oil pressure that =
"might"
> go normal when giving it gas.
>
> Whenever I slow down, the oil pressure goes down into the "very low"
> range. At 55mph, the pressure is near the top! Definately not the
> sign of bad main bearings. Oil level is good. Also, another =
indication
> that its the pump is that the low oil pressure reading is =
inconsistant.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Sometimes the problem happens, sometimes it doesn't.

That sounds to me a lot more like a bad sensor than anything else. As =
long
as you don't peg either direction (ie. wiring short/open) then next bet
is sender unit. I'd put on the mechanical guage with some tubing. Or,
while you're troubleshooting, just a guage under the hood. Mechanical
rarely lies :-) Stay away from the $8.99 oil/temp/tach china sets....

Take care.
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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 10:33:03 -0500
From: John Cassis
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger 3.0

Ron,
I have to disagree......kind-of. With the 4x4 I will agree the 3.0 lacks =
a bit if you go larger than stock tires. Mine was great until I went to =
31's. But my budy has a 92' extra-cab with the 3.0 and his does just =
fine. It pulls my boat better than mine in the hills. Where mine looses =
it his just keeps whatever speed your going. When I originaly bought =
mine it did great, but I wanted to run 31's and now am paying the price. =
I'm considering re-gearing to bring back what I lost. Anyway just my 2 =
cents worth. No flame wars please, but I hear alot of you guys doging =
the 3.0 and I realy think it a good motor, you guys make it sound alot =
worse than it realy is.

John Cassis
93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed
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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 12:36:26 -0500
From: John Cassis
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger 3.0

Ron,
One other thing I forgot earlier was my budys is a 2x, point was the 3.0 =
in a 2x with the little stock size 14" wheels and tires realy pulled =
well. Talking small boat 1500 lbs. Anyway just wanted to clarify what I =
posted earlier.

John Cassis
93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed
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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 19:37:43 -0400
From: "Joe Merchak"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 3.0

- -----Original Message-----
From: John Cassis
To: 'Ford Trucks 80 & Up'
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 1998 1:01 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger 3.0


>Ron,
>I have to disagree......kind-of. With the 4x4 I will agree the 3.0 lacks a
bit if you go larger than stock tires. Mine was great until I went to 31's.
But my budy has a 92' extra-cab with the 3.0 and his does just fine. It
pulls my boat better than mine in the hills. Where mine looses it his just
keeps whatever speed your going. When I originaly bought mine it did great,
but I wanted to run 31's and now am paying the price. I'm considering
re-gearing to bring back what I lost. Anyway just my 2 cents worth. No flame
wars please, but I hear alot of you guys doging the 3.0 and I realy think it
a good motor, you guys make it sound alot worse than it realy is.
>
>John Cassis
>93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed
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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 19:38:50 -0400
From: "Joe Merchak"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 3.0

Ron

I agree with you. With a few mods I have done, I can beat any stock 4.0l on
the road with my 3.0L XLT.....

Just my .02
- -----Original Message-----
From: John Cassis
To: 'Ford Trucks 80 & Up'
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 1998 1:01 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger 3.0


>Ron,
>I have to disagree......kind-of. With the 4x4 I will agree the 3.0 lacks a
bit if you go larger than stock tires. Mine was great until I went to 31's.
But my budy has a 92' extra-cab with the 3.0 and his does just fine. It
pulls my boat better than mine in the hills. Where mine looses it his just
keeps whatever speed your going. When I originaly bought mine it did great,
but I wanted to run 31's and now am paying the price. I'm considering
re-gearing to bring back what I lost. Anyway just my 2 cents worth. No flame
wars please, but I hear alot of you guys doging the 3.0 and I realy think it
a good motor, you guys make it sound alot worse than it realy is.
>
>John Cassis
>93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed
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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 20:04:18, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 3.0 vs 4.0

Joe,

You said you could beat ANY stock 4.0L on the road? What kind of
mods have you done? What kind of set up do you have? I would love to
get a chance to cruise with ya and maybe do a racin'!
Josh
KNBD87D prodigy.com
'98 XLT 4x2 reg cab, short box, 4.0L, 5 speed manual, 3.55 LS

ps. Have you run the quarter with your beast?
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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 19:42:12 -0700
From: Pat Brown
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Aerostar oil pump

Ken Payne "List Dad" Wrote:

> Aerostar's (V6) oil pressure is acting funny.

[Snip]

I've seen a couple of good responses Ken, I thought I'd throw my own
in. I went through several oil pressure senders on my '88 Aerostar.
I stuck a mechanical gauge in, temporarilly, that remained for 5 or 6
years. Senders I went through included Ford (2), NAPA (1), Kragens
(Last one). I think ford got tired of warranty problems with oil
pressure, so they did away with the sender and made it an "Idiot Gauge".
That's right, the sender became an idiot light sender and a resistor
(about 20 ohms) was placed in series with the gauge to make it read
"normal". This change came in the early nineties, my 94 T-bird has one.
BTW, I sold my '88 last fall, 150k miles, including a few towing a 3000
lb. boat. The original engine was doing just fine . . .

Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California


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