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In this issue:

FTE Small - Free Explorer catalog to FTE subscribers
FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?
FW: FTE Small - cooling problems update and request
FTE Small - FW: Consumer Request Response
FTE Small - Re: '97 explorer - transmitter keypad - how to program ?
Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?
FTE Small - FW: Consumer Request Response
FTE Small - Peeling Paint?
Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?
Re: FTE Small - Peeling Paint?
FTE Small - Re: Cooling/AC problems.....
Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?
Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?
Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?
FTE Small - Re: Furthur on A/C Performance
Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?
FTE Small - Aerostar/Ranger AC, Heat

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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 98 08:55:45 -0400
From: "Ronald D. Miller"
Subject: FTE Small - Free Explorer catalog to FTE subscribers

>Our 1998-'99 Explorer catalog is just in from the printers. 54 pages -
>full color. Email me your address for a free copy. This special is
>offered to FTE subscribers only. All email and snail mail addresses are
>kept confidential. Our web site offers secure credit card ordering with
>reduced or free shipping. Watch for a new, easier to use web site -
>coming soon. Your source for quality parts for Ford vehicles for over 20
>years. Thanks.

Sorry - here is the email address akraft shentel.net
>
>Ron Miller
>President
>Auto Krafters, Inc.
>800-228-7346
>
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 09:35:04 -0700
From: "Alan Wilson"
Subject: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?

I'm thinking of installing a CB Radio in my '98 Ford Ranger. I was
wondering if anyone has installed a CB in their trucks(any model)?

If so, what kind of CB works best?

Where did you put it? I don't seem to have room in my truck.

What type of antennae do you have? Also, I would like to get a radio that I
can easily remove and put back whenever I wanted to take it out of the
truck. Anyone have any ideas on that kind or any antennaes that can be
removed easily.

Also, how do you install it? And how much do they run.

Thanks for you help.

Alan Wilson


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Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 11:02:13 -0400
From: MICHAEL PEACOCK
Subject: FW: FTE Small - cooling problems update and request

I've narrowed the problem with my ENGINES cooling system down to the fan =
clutch. My next question is: Sense I've got to spend $25 on the fan =
clutch, Now is the time to go ahead and spend $60 on an electric fan. =
Should I? I'm asking for everyone's' opinion on electric fans. Thanks =
for the replies.

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Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 11:04:34 -0400
From: MICHAEL PEACOCK
Subject: FTE Small - FW: Consumer Request Response

To Ranger and BroncoII owners:
This is a response to a request for low gears in the transfer case for =
our vehicles, if you could take a moment to email the company below with =
your request for double-low transfer cases. Thanks - Mike


- -----Original Message-----
From:Jan Gremillion=20
Subject:Re: Consumer Request
Jan Gremillion [pullpal rof.net]

Dear Michael -

At this time, there is not enough of a call for this adaptation, and =
Advanced Adapters has no plans to start R & D. I'm told that utilizing =
the current Atlas would prove very expensive & time consuming.
It couldn't hurt to keep voicing your opinion, and getting your friends =
to do the same. Maybe someday there will be a majority, and enough =
cause for them to get something together for you.
Regards,

Pat Gremillion
Premier Power
Welder___________________________________________________________________=
___
_


>Build a 4 to 1 transfer case for Ranger and BroncoII Consumers! There's =
a
>lot of us out here!


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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 10:00:13 -0700
From: Bob Scola
Subject: FTE Small - Re: '97 explorer - transmitter keypad - how to program ?

>My dealer got a new set of keys, all OK, and a second xmitter. He
>cannot program xmitter. He has given me the unprogrammed xmitter in
>disgust and left it to me. Yes I know I should go back to him, but
>its been 4 weeks already........etc


Here's the directions posted a while back on the Explorer NG. Hope this
works for you..
Bob
97 Explorer XLT SOHC

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SYNCHRONIZING KEYLESS REMOTESON 95 EXPLORERS
(untested by me on other Fords)
1) With all remotes (max=4) present in the vehicle with you,
turn the ignition ON 5 times. On the 5th time, leave it ON,
but DO NOT start the engine. You will begin to hear the
door locks lock and unlock.
2) Press the LOCK button on all remotes
3) Press the UNLOCK button on all remotes
4) Press the PANIC button on all remotes
5) Turn the ignition OFF.
Steps 2-4 can be done in any order, as long as all buttons
on all remotes are pressed.

NOTE: It is important to have all remotes with you at the
time of programming (max=4). Failure to have all of them
will result in the one(s) left out failing to work.
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 12:28:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: EI - Michael Ioco
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?

My needs were the same as yours, Alan. I'm leasing my 98 Ranger, so I didn't
want anything permanent.

I went with a Uniden radio (not sure of the model, but I'll look it up if you
want it) that fit's perfectly underneath the armrest of my 60/40 split. I got
power from the cigar lighter, so I didn't have to mess with any wiring. My
antenna is a "Lil Wil," magnet mounted to the roof. The co-ax comes in the rear
slider and tucks away in the trim all the way to the floor where it sneaks up to
the CB from behind.

It's not the best mounting, but it's easy to take from vehicle to vehicle and
get's awesome reception.

Drawbacks, antenna doesn't fit into the garage. I pull mine off to fit in the
garage, and that's starting to scratch the roof. If you don't have a bed liner,
you'll probably get good reception with the antenna in the bed.

Ideas to enhance MY mounting are welcome!

The F-150 doesn't get garaged anymore, so I put two 3FT whips on there. The CB
is mounted to the roof right between the sun visors - big rig style! But the
reception is crappy, probably because of bad grounds on the antennas.

Mike in Michigan

98 Ranger SC 4x4 ORP
97 F-150 SC 4x4 ORP
96 Explorer 4x4 Sport



> From: "Alan Wilson"
> Subject: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?
>
> I'm thinking of installing a CB Radio in my '98 Ford Ranger. I was
> wondering if anyone has installed a CB in their trucks(any model)?
>
> If so, what kind of CB works best?
>
> Where did you put it? I don't seem to have room in my truck.
>
> What type of antennae do you have? Also, I would like to get a radio that I
> can easily remove and put back whenever I wanted to take it out of the
> truck. Anyone have any ideas on that kind or any antennaes that can be
> removed easily.
>
> Also, how do you install it? And how much do they run.
>
> Thanks for you help.
>
> Alan Wilson
>
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 13:01:54 -0400
From: MICHAEL PEACOCK
Subject: FTE Small - FW: Consumer Request Response

To Ranger and BroncoII owners:
This is a response to a request for low gears in the transfer case for =
our vehicles, if you could take a moment to email the company below with =
your request for double-low transfer cases. Thanks - Mike


- -----Original Message-----
From:Jan Gremillion=20
Subject:Re: Consumer Request
Jan Gremillion [pullpal rof.net]

Dear Michael -

At this time, there is not enough of a call for this adaptation, and =
Advanced Adapters has no plans to start R & D. I'm told that utilizing =
the current Atlas would prove very expensive & time consuming.
It couldn't hurt to keep voicing your opinion, and getting your friends =
to do the same. Maybe someday there will be a majority, and enough =
cause for them to get something together for you.
Regards,

Pat Gremillion
Premier Power
Welder___________________________________________________________________=
___
_


>Build a 4 to 1 transfer case for Ranger and BroncoII Consumers! There's =
a
>lot of us out here!


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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 11:46:11 -0700
From: "Andr E. Benguerel"
Subject: FTE Small - Peeling Paint?

Here's one...

Yesterday while washing my
bright metallic blue Ranger I
found the paint in the drip
rail above the Supercab window
peeled away down to the
primer. The section is about
.25" wide and 3-4" long and is
between the roof line and the
drip rail "filler" piece. I
have NEVER washed my truck
with a high pressure sprayer
and wash and wax it regularly.
I'll be calling the dealer
soon but first I wanted to see
if anyone else has had this
happen.

And, F.Y.I....

Ever wonder what the black
plastic "boxes" nestled
between the front mud flap
brackets are for? I found out
yesterday that they have a
drain hole in them and after
loosening the dirt caked in
them about a gallon of swamp
water poured out! I imagine
they are the drains from the
hood vent panel and drain
water away from the fresh air
vents. No big deal but keeping
them cleaned out could prevent
problems later.

Andre E. Benguerel

1995 Ford Ranger 4 X4 SC
4.0L V6, OD Auto, Xlt

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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 13:34:02 -0500
From: "Parker Brooks"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?

alan,

i have a uniden cb radio in my company windstar. went to a cb shop and got
it as well as a K40 antenna. it is detachable, since i drilled the roof to
mount it.

best suggestion is to visit a local cb shop and get their ideas. sometimes
they even have tweaked the radios to get better range, and their
combinations work great.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Alan Wilson
To: ford-ranger makelist.com
Date: Monday, July 27, 1998 11:46 AM
Subject: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?


>I'm thinking of installing a CB Radio in my '98 Ford Ranger. I was
>wondering if anyone has installed a CB in their trucks(any model)?
>
>If so, what kind of CB works best?
>
>Where did you put it? I don't seem to have room in my truck.
>
>What type of antennae do you have? Also, I would like to get a radio that
I
>can easily remove and put back whenever I wanted to take it out of the
>truck. Anyone have any ideas on that kind or any antennaes that can be
>removed easily.
>
>Also, how do you install it? And how much do they run.
>
>Thanks for you help.
>
>Alan Wilson
>
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 14:16:07 -0500
From: "Parker Brooks"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Peeling Paint?

if that area is like the full size p/u, mine was showing cracks. took it to
a buddy of mine in the collision repair business and he told me that it is
just a filler of sorts, and that it will show cracks as it hardens.

don't know why your's would completely strip though. could you have had the
sprayer too close?


- -----Original Message-----
From: Andr E. Benguerel
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, July 27, 1998 1:57 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Peeling Paint?


>Here's one...
>
>Yesterday while washing my
>bright metallic blue Ranger I
>found the paint in the drip
>rail above the Supercab window
>peeled away down to the
>primer. The section is about
>.25" wide and 3-4" long and is
>between the roof line and the
>drip rail "filler" piece. I
>have NEVER washed my truck
>with a high pressure sprayer
>and wash and wax it regularly.
>I'll be calling the dealer
>soon but first I wanted to see
>if anyone else has had this
>happen.
>
>And, F.Y.I....
>
>Ever wonder what the black
>plastic "boxes" nestled
>between the front mud flap
>brackets are for? I found out
>yesterday that they have a
>drain hole in them and after
>loosening the dirt caked in
>them about a gallon of swamp
>water poured out! I imagine
>they are the drains from the
>hood vent panel and drain
>water away from the fresh air
>vents. No big deal but keeping
>them cleaned out could prevent
>problems later.
>
>Andre E. Benguerel
>
>1995 Ford Ranger 4 X4 SC
>4.0L V6, OD Auto, Xlt
>
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 15:31:14 -0400
From: "Lou Guerriero"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Cooling/AC problems.....

Hey,

I too have noticed that my 88 Bronco II seems to lose a lot of power when
the AC is engaged.

I have read that changing the flywheel to a larger aftermarket model (and
the belt along with it)
can alleviate this problem. It's something I've really wanted to do, but
have been hesitant to do,
especially since there's always something else fallin off the truck that is
a little more important..

:-)

Anyone done this? Results?

Lou Guerriero
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 12:50:44 -0700
From: KDRESSEL
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?

I have a midland 77-113 radio along with a 4 ft k40 antenna bolted to
the bed. I mounded the CB under the ashtray in front of the shifter.
Some times it works sometimes it doesn't. I can always pick up but when
I try to broadcast it will beep or sound terrable to whoever is picking
me up. I also had a uniden (cheap one) that did the same thing. Any
one have any suggestions on what to do. I have a 86 ranger.

Matt Dresselhaus

Parker Brooks wrote:
>
> alan,
>
> i have a uniden cb radio in my company windstar. went to a cb shop and got
> it as well as a K40 antenna. it is detachable, since i drilled the roof to
> mount it.
>
> best suggestion is to visit a local cb shop and get their ideas. sometimes
> they even have tweaked the radios to get better range, and their
> combinations work great.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Wilson
> To: ford-ranger makelist.com
> Date: Monday, July 27, 1998 11:46 AM
> Subject: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?
>
> >I'm thinking of installing a CB Radio in my '98 Ford Ranger. I was
> >wondering if anyone has installed a CB in their trucks(any model)?
> >
> >If so, what kind of CB works best?
> >
> >Where did you put it? I don't seem to have room in my truck.
> >
> >What type of antennae do you have? Also, I would like to get a radio that
> I
> >can easily remove and put back whenever I wanted to take it out of the
> >truck. Anyone have any ideas on that kind or any antennaes that can be
> >removed easily.
> >
> >Also, how do you install it? And how much do they run.
> >
> >Thanks for you help.
> >
> >Alan Wilson
> >
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 14:53:08 -0400
From: Geoffrey Hoffman
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?

At 12:35 PM -0400 7/27/98, Alan Wilson wrote:
>I'm thinking of installing a CB Radio in my '98 Ford Ranger. I was
>wondering if anyone has installed a CB in their trucks(any model)?

I have a '93 exp, so this may be less relevant, but i hope some of it helps.

>If so, what kind of CB works best?

this is all subjective. antennas make more difference than CB's do. get
one with what you want: i wanted weather channels and PA functions, so i
got the Uniden PC76XLW or something like that. ran about $90, but you can
solid ones with less features for a lot less. Cobra and Uniden are the two
i would recommend. look on Uniden's web page, because they have a section
for refurbed stuff, and you can get CB's cheap there if you want.

>Where did you put it? I don't seem to have room in my truck.

there is room under the ashtray in the center for my truck, so i put it
there. I ended up doing a lot of wiring to my truck, so it is hard wired,
but you can buy a cig-lighter attachment for a buck at radio shack and use
that instead.

>What type of antennae do you have? Also, I would like to get a radio that I
>can easily remove and put back whenever I wanted to take it out of the
>truck. Anyone have any ideas on that kind or any antennaes that can be
>removed easily.

I got a K40 magnet mount. I have heard good things about K40's, so i went
with it. It is an antenna with a big magnet (like 5" in diameter) but the
antenna part it self can come off of the base with about a 90 degree twist,
so I can leave the magnet on the truck, and just pop the antenna part off
when i am going into a garage or low branches.

as far as a radio to take in and out, probably the best place would be to
put it in the middle of the bench, but check to see where the speaker is on
the radio, because mine has a large speaker on the bottom or the radio, and
it would get muffled if i were to put it down on something. most radios
come with a bracket that you can mount, and the radio is held to that with
only two thumb screws on either side, so you can remove the radio in about
1 minute, yet it isn't floating around your truck....

>Also, how do you install it? And how much do they run.

very easy: it has one power wire that has two leads: hot and ground.
either hard wire it, or get a cig light attachment from radio shack, and
just plug it in. only other thing is that you have to run the antenna wire
from the antenna to it, and then plug it in. that is about it....

so tips: if you are putting it in an out of the way place, you can get an
additional speaker that you can put wherever that is much smaller than the
CB.

do NOT key (transmit) the CB without an antenna or a dummy load hooked up
to it. I already lost my old one doing this. It can blow one of the
transistors in the CB, and that sucks.

the biggest issue with CB's is height. the taller than antenna, the better
the reception. Do _not_ put the antenna in the bottom of your bed, or it
will do you little good. Put it on the roof if you can deal with it, and
don't waste money on "funky" antenna's that say that the are short, but
work really well. just get a big, long antenna.

if you are worried about space or convenience, there are kits that you hook
up to your radio that let you use your car's standard antenna as a CB
antenna, but i hear the reception is not so hot. I have not done it, so i
dunno...


if you need more specific help, let me know. i took my radio and went
nuts: i hooked up the PA with two speakers right behind the front bumper,
and wanted it louder, so i added an amp. now i get feedback if i have the
windows open. then i rigged it up to the radio, so i push music outside as
well.....
+-----------------------------------------------------------+
Geoffrey Hoffman http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pobox.com/~hoffy/
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 16:03:36 -0400
From: Geoffrey Hoffman
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?

At 3:50 PM -0400 7/27/98, KDRESSEL wrote:
>I have a midland 77-113 radio along with a 4 ft k40 antenna bolted to
>the bed. I mounded the CB under the ashtray in front of the shifter.
>Some times it works sometimes it doesn't. I can always pick up but when
>I try to broadcast it will beep or sound terrable to whoever is picking
>me up. I also had a uniden (cheap one) that did the same thing. Any
>one have any suggestions on what to do. I have a 86 ranger.


try height. I don't think it is doing you any good having the antenna in
your bed. see how it works on the roof. maybe get magnet mount or
something.

magnet mounts are better on the roof anyway, cause if you do hit something
considerable (like a low bridge or something) then it will just pop off and
land in your bed, instead of braking off or something....

+-----------------------------------------------------------+
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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 15:07:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joe Preston
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Furthur on A/C Performance

If your A/C has not been serviced since 94, you may need a charge. You
should be able to determine this by finding the receiver/dryer (a
small canister hooked into the system.) On top should be a small
window. You may need to scrape off the paint on top of it to see it.
When you are running the A/C, if there are any bubbles visible, you
need a charge.
Also, when you are driving there should be a switch somewhere in the
system that is connected to the throttle or injection or vacuum that
will increase your RPMs while the A/C is on.
The other point is that the newer Rangers (not sure about 94) have a
relay that turns on the compressor infrequently whenever the fan is
on. This is for a short period of time in order to keep the compressor
from sitting for too long of inactivity. Yes, even in the winter time.
I disconnect the electrical connection on my 96 at the compressor
every winter.
Good luck





_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 22:51:16 -0400
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Have you installed a CB in your truck?

I just so happen to be selling the CB radio that I had installed in my
truck. No it's not broken, in fact it's in perfect shape! I just don't
want it anymore because I don't drive the truck everyday, only on the
weekends to the shows now. I had mine mounted on the wheel well with a
wheel well hump mount from Radio Shack, about $20.00 new. The radio I have
is a Cobra 29LTD Classic that I had matched to my antenna and peaked out
when I bought it at the local CB store that I go to. I have a Wilson 1000
Antenna that I had run the cable from it around the inside edges of my
Racerback and down underneath the truck. There I put and in line splice so
that if I ever needed to take the antenna off, then I could. I next drilled
a hole into my floor under the driver's seat, and put a rubber grommet
through and sealed it with silicone. I tucked all of the harness under the
carpet and ran it to the radio on the hump without any of it being seen. Oh
yeah, I also wired in the radio into my fuse panel so that it would go on
and off with my ignition. The whole thing worked great. I got around 12-15
miles with it on the interstates and about 8-10 miles in the city. If you
are interested in all of it, email me direct and maybe we'll work something
out. My address is [ midnite sgi.net ]

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Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 20:10:17 -0700
From: Richard
Subject: FTE Small - Aerostar/Ranger AC, Heat

This is about Aerostar and perhaps Ranger AC and Heat. I've only owned
my '92
Aerostar since November. It has the rear AC/Heat package: in other
words, my
van has two ACs and two heater cores (albeit one compressor and one
drier). The rear units have no temp controls:
they are either full on or full off. They do have a three speed fan and
one
or more vacuum valves that switch the blower exit between the modes.

I have had cooling system trouble (not fully fixed yet). It has
always seemed that the front heater's output was inadequate: it has
never delivered hot air, even with the new core. The front AC is
good, but certainly not sufficient for the van's interior space. Both
the
rear heat and AC seem to be what this vehicle really needs: they both
put out
nicely. In fact, what I'd really like is to be able to shut off the
front AC
altogether (which isn't possible due to Ford's "we know what you need"
inflexible climate controls). It is really nice to get general cool air
through the vehicle without blasts -- kinda like on a railroad train or
airplane; the rear AC unit delivers this nicely-dispersed cool air
mostly from ceiling vents.

The output from the front AC vents is typically 40 degrees f; never
lower.
A peculiarity that I've noticed on one regular run is that after the
vehicle
has been sitting for an hour in the sun, when I start it up and run on
city
streets to the freeway, cooling is very nice. However, when I get onto
the
freeway and run at 60 mph, the cooling is reduced and seems to hover
around 50
deg or so for a few miles. This isn't uncomfortable, but puzzles me --
it seems that I've paid Ford for more than this.

I recently had the exhorbitant misfortune of having the front heater
core replaced (chant: "hate Ford, hate Ford"). I noticed that the front
heater core is amazingly puny-looking for a van. In fact, it seems
about the right size for a pickup truck cab: in other words, a Ranger.

So, I conclude that the design philosophy in the Aerostar, since it is
....


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