small-list-digest Sunday, May 9 1999 Volume 03 : Number 111



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Door cracks
Re: FTE Small - Door cracks
FTE Small - O2 Sensor
FTE Small - A/C
Re: FTE Small - O2 Sensor

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Date: Sat, 8 May 1999 06:51:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bill Ciocco
Subject: FTE Small - Door cracks

The doors flex when the power windows are rolled(?) up and down to their stops. The torque of the
motor forcing the window up when it has no place to go will flex the door panel. After a few years
of being stressed, the metal fatigues and cracks. Probably could have been prevented by lubing
tracks and not going all of the way up or down with the windows. The drivers side is most commnly
used and I lived in FL when this happened, alot of driving with the widow open, as I prefer fresh
air to A/C. This is the same thing that causes the gear to wear that was discussed a couple of
months back.

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Date: Sat, 08 May 1999 19:11:25 GMT
From: alannorthstar mindspring.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Door cracks

On Sat, 8 May 1999 06:51:40 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:

:The doors flex when the power windows are rolled(?) up and down to their=
stops. The torque of the
:motor forcing the window up when it has no place to go will flex the =
door panel. After a few years
:of being stressed, the metal fatigues and cracks. Probably could have =
been prevented by lubing
:tracks and not going all of the way up or down with the windows. The =
drivers side is most commnly
:used and I lived in FL when this happened, alot of driving with the =
widow open, as I prefer fresh
:air to A/C. This is the same thing that causes the gear to wear that was=
discussed a couple of
:months back.
:
It's amazing to me that they can make something like a power
window which won't last the life of the vehicle.

Mine chatter coming down (yes, it was sorta fixed by the dealer)
simply because there is a loose connection between the drive
mechanism and the window. It's apparently designed that way for
some mysterious reason, but it's really, dare I say it, 'STUPID'.


Later,
Alan
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Date: Sat, 8 May 1999 16:22:00 EDT
From: Blest25913 aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - O2 Sensor

In a message dated 5/2/99 4:44:20 AM, owner-small-list-digest ford-trucks.com
writes:


sensor, but don't want to spend money on something that is not needed. I'm
getting 22 mpg, which i consider to be great for an 8 year old truck. Is
this right? Should it be more? I figured if my O2 was out, I'd be getting
bad MPG, but this is not the case. Id'd really like to avoid taking it in to
Ford, as we have one of those notorious Ford service centers....Any ideas
appreciated...
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Joe >>

I had the O2 sensor replaced on my '96 Ranger 3.0 engine. I looked down on
the exhaust manifold on the driver's side, and could see that they had indeed
replaced it. My Check Engine light is still on though. Is there more than one
O2 sensor on my engine?

Ron Trampe
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Date: Sat, 8 May 1999 16:44:30 EDT
From: Blest25913 aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - A/C

In a message dated 5/4/99 4:40:00 AM, owner-small-list-digest ford-trucks.com
writes:


go out and the compressor turn off? My compressor stays on anytime the
button is in, even with the fan at off.

This may be normal, but it is unlike any other HVAC setup I've seen. Any
thoughts?

Thanks

Rick
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As far as I know, the a/c is on as long as the light is on. Turning the fan
to the last position ccw does not turn the fan off. It is still on, but at
its slowest speed.

Ron Trampe
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Date: Sat, 08 May 1999 21:44:22 -0400
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - O2 Sensor

Blest25913 aol.com wrote:

> I had the O2 sensor replaced on my '96 Ranger 3.0 engine. I looked down on
> the exhaust manifold on the driver's side, and could see that they had indeed
> replaced it. My Check Engine light is still on though. Is there more than one
> O2 sensor on my engine?

If it's an OBD-II compliant '96 you should have 4. (right, left,
pre-cat and post-cat) Also there are a lot of other causes for the
light to come on besides the O2s.

Tim
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