small-list-digest Tuesday, November 10 1998 Volume 02 : Number 314



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Tachometer problem
Re: FTE Small - Power Steering Pulley
Re: FTE Small - Power Steering Pulley
FTE Small - Temp gauge
FTE Small - P/S pulley
FTE Small - Summer Vacation
FTE Small - Leaf Spring Recall.
FTE Small - Ranger 4 speed Auto Help Needed
FTE Small - '91 Explorer - Engine chatter

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Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 11:19:53 -0500
From: Greg Davis
Subject: FTE Small - Tachometer problem

I'm new to this area so if this has been addressed before please forgive
me. I have a '91 Ranger XLT 2.3L 5 speed with 127K miles. My tach
stopped working properly. It moves a little, but not accurate at all. My
check engine light also comes on about 10 seconds after I start the
truck. I hooked up a cheapy ($40) diagnostic/tester to it and all it showed was "Loss
of tachometer signal". Duh! Any suggestions on what would cause this?

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
Greg


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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 10:04:00 -0800 (PST)
From: Bill Ciocco
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Power Steering Pulley

You need a power steering pump pully puller. Many parts stores will
end one to you if you buy your parts there.






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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 08:36:14 -0700
From: "Douglas Crann"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Power Steering Pulley

does your puller grab the outside of the pulley or does it grab the lip
toward the center of the pulley? i have a puller from Napa that grabs the
center lip and it pulls with no problem.
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Date: Sunday, November 08, 1998 2:50 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Power Steering Pulley


>Okay what's the trick to removing the power steering pump pulley? I put my
>pulley puller tool in it and cranked down until the pulley was out of
shape.
>Now I need another pulley, good thing I have a spare motor with power
steering
>pump. The end of the shaft has a hex head like an Allen wrench is used but
>the Chilton manual says nothing about it. Anyone removed one before? Is
mine
>just stuck on from years of desert blasting? They aren't treaded on are
they?
>
>Thank you in advance,
>Robert
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Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 11:57:06 -0800
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE Small - Temp gauge

"My temp gauge has not moved
since I bought the truck 2 months ago. It stays slightly below the C on
the scale....anyone know how to fix this? Should I have a pro do it?
I've never dealt with something like this before...so I'm not sure what
is wrong and where.....Thanx for any help you have.. :)"

Had the same problem with my 91 Explorer and I agree with the others,
it's the thermostat.You need to get some sort of a manual if you're
going to do your own work.I have a Haynes manual for my 91 and its
OK for small jobs like a thermostat.
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Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 12:28:55 -0800
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE Small - P/S pulley

You need a puller that grabs the groove around the center of the
pulley .I know Mac Tools makes one,but they are spendy.
Maybe you can take it to a garage and have it pulled?
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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 19:10:02 -0600
From: "Randy Collins"
Subject: FTE Small - Summer Vacation

This is a little off beat, but I will be utilizing a Ford vehicle. My wife
and I are planning a road trip to Colorado sometime in July 1999. We
definitely want to see the Badlands and head up to Mt. Rushmoor. Anybody
recommend any other places/attractions to take in? Places to avoid? Any
events happening I might want to see?

I should mention that I am an avid mountain biker and would like to get in
some major downhilling. Please e-mail me personally at ranstl stlnet.com to
not tie up the list with this off-ford subject.

Thanks in advance!

ran
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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 19:28:50 -0600
From: "peter lambert"
Subject: FTE Small - Leaf Spring Recall.

What exactly is the leaf spring recall about and does it affect my '97
Ranger XLT?

Peter

"Keep the rubber side down"
1997 Ranger XLT
1986 Kawaski ZX1000R

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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 21:42:11 EST
From: BowmanTK AOL.COM
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger 4 speed Auto Help Needed

My son just purchased a '87 Ranger pickup with the 4 speed automatic trans.
The trans is constantly in forward gear (yes even in park). I pulled the
transmission pan and the fluid was darker than motor oil to the point of being
sludgy. I blew out the cooler lines and was unable to drain the converter.
We cleaned the pan. I refilled the tranny with clean fluid but the symptoms
still remain. I suspect that the valve body is stuck with all of the sludge.
My questions are: Can (Should) I remove the valve body with the tranny in the
truck and then clean it out and have any possiblity of avoiding a full
teardown? Would any later years of Mustang or other FOMOCO automatic 4 speed
overdrive fit? The truck has 134k on it.

Or should I just visit our friendly wrecking yard and get a new tranny/torque
converter? It's probably less work.

Tim Bowman
'71 Sport Custom & many other FOMOCO's

PS: The price was definately right on this truck as the seller and the buyer
knew of the transmission condition.

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Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 23:12:13 -0700
From: "Kenneth C. St.John"
Subject: FTE Small - '91 Explorer - Engine chatter

I had a strange symptom appear today on my '91 Explorer. This weekend, for
the first time this year, the temperature dipped below 30 degrees. I
started up my vehicle this morning, went inside while it warmed up, and when
I returned -- the engine was off and there was a chattering noise (like a
confused relay). The check engine light (as well as all the electronics)
was flickering on/off. I attempted to start my vehicle but had a hard time
keeping the engine going. I stayed with it and then all of a sudden the
engine returned to normal and all was well. I drove it today as usual
without any further incident. Doesn't this sound like a relay of sometype?
If so, which and where? I'll see how this acts tomorrow.

Thanks in advance to all
Ken
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