small-list-digest Tuesday, June 16 1998 Volume 02 : Number 168



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Re: FTE Small - CAR CARE PRODUCTS WHOLESALE PRICES ZYMOL P21S LEXOL BLITZWAX MEGUIARS 3M MORE!!
RE: FTE Small - Brakes "grabbing" info:
RE: FTE Small - Sanity-izing my Windshield Washer Switch
FTE Small - Re: Brakes "grabbing" info
FTE Small - Re: 4 Wheel drive shifting

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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 07:43:50 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Small - CAR CARE PRODUCTS WHOLESALE PRICES ZYMOL P21S LEXOL BLITZWAX MEGUIARS 3M MORE!!

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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 08:13:24 -0600
From: Dave Armbruster
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Brakes "grabbing" info:

I took my '97 Ranger in under this TSB, but it was for a different rear
brake problem. If I set the parking brake in the cold (wet or dry
weather made no difference), it would not fully disengage until it
warmed the drums up. The dealer who did the work told me that he
replaced several springs and hardware along with the new shoes, but I
don't know if that was part of the TSB.

Dave
Denver, CO

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoffrey Hoffman [SMTP:gch2 cornell.edu]
> Sent: Friday, June 12, 1998 10:36 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Small - Brakes "grabbing" info:
>
> Occasionally, the brakes in my Exp will seem "grabby" in that a very
> slight
> pressure on the pedal will cause almost full break pressure to occur.
> I
> thought this was just a quirk, but in the I saw this in the May '98
> issue
> of POPULAR MECHANICS:
>
> "Brakes grabbing on your 1983-1997 Ford Ranger or your 1991-1994
> Explorer?
> High humidity causes it, and Ford has come up with some new rear brake
> shoes to eliminate it. TSB 97-14-16"
>
> Just in case anyone was having trouble.
>
> see ya.....
>
> '93 EXP EB
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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 08:33:07 -0600
From: Dave Armbruster
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Sanity-izing my Windshield Washer Switch

Seems a moot point, at least on just about every Ranger I have seen,
because Ford windshields seem to crack very easily. Hard to get worried
about some scratches in the glass when there's a crack running the whole
length of the windshield. But, I'd guess that the windshield
wiper/washer logic is not in the computer, but hard wired through
relays. You ought to be able to wire the washer on it own circuit,
through a new switch on your dash. I have the Helm's manuals for the
1997 Aerostar/Ranger (at home though), but I don't know that the wiring
schematics would be relevant to a '92. Email me privately at
if you'd like me to check them.

Dave
Denver, CO

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard [SMTP:rgstein pacbell.net]
> Sent: Saturday, June 13, 1998 2:27 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Small - Sanity-izing my Windshield Washer Switch
>
> In my '92 Aerostar, and I'm certain, lots of other Fords, the
> windshield
> washer switch logic is designed to ensure that we'll all scratch our
> windshields (this must have been designed by the same guy who did the
> oil gauge revision).
>
> The problem is that in response to the closing of the washer switch
> terminals, the wiper/washer computer starts the wipers at the same
> moment that it starts the washers. However, it takes the washer pump
> a
> few seconds to prime itself and begin squirting fluid onto the glass.
> In the meantime, the dry wipers merrily scrape abrasive dirt back and
> forth across the windshield, scratching the expensive glass. This
> delay
> is compounded by Ford's donation to us of a "resonance chamber," a
> device that causes the fluid to pulsate rhythmically for some reason
> that I can't fathom. Apparently, they thought that we'd appreciate
> their spending a few extra pennies here, instead of on such
> extravagances as usable horn buttons or functional oil pressure
> gauges.
>
> What I want to do is to separate the washer from the windshield wipers
> -- so that the washer switch simply squirts the fluid without engaging
> the wiper motor. Neither my Haynes nor my Alldata (save your money,
> guys)breaks out the wiring adequately for me to make the changes.
> Here's why I need to know (please reply with whichever part you know):
> 1. Where is the wiper/washer computer located on my '92 Aerostar?
> 2. Which are the relevant computer wire terminals and wire color
> codes?
> 3. What else do I need to know?
>
> Thanks
>
> Richard
>
>
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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 15:37:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joe Preston
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Brakes "grabbing" info

I have a 96 Ranger that has the problems of brakes grabbing. It seems
to happen only in the morning.
Where can someone get a copy of this TSB 97-14-16?
Joe Preston




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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 15:47:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joe Preston
Subject: FTE Small - Re: 4 Wheel drive shifting

Has anyone heard of a problem with Rangers mysteriously shifting into
4WD low on their own? This happened to my wife the other day while
driving our 96. After turning it off and then back on, it went back to
2WD. The dealer said it was common in Explorers with 20-25,000 miles.
Imagine if this happened on the highway going 70MPH.
Joe Preston





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