small-list-digest Tuesday, February 9 1999 Volume 03 : Number 035



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In this issue:

FTE Small - TSB's and visits to the factory...
FTE Small - How to get TSBs...
FTE Small - Bronco II 4WD
FTE Small - Re: Sliding Rear Window
Re: FTE Small - Sliding Rear Window Question
Re: FTE Small - Re: Sliding Rear Window
Re: FTE Small - TSB's and visits to the factory...
FTE Small - ADMIN: A.R.E Tonneau covers and truck caps

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Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 03:59:50 -0800
From: "Tom Watson"
Subject: FTE Small - TSB's and visits to the factory...

I get from all the recent postings that the only "reasonable" way to get
TSB on a vehicle is to obtain something like an AllData CD for the
vehicle in question. The only problem that I see is that by the time
mere mortals (like me) obtain something like the CD, it is out of date.

This being so, and being as how people from FTE have been invited to visit
the factory and talk to people, how about twisting their arm and finding out
a way of getting the TSB's (at least for Ford Trucks!!) direct from the
factory people (before the AllData people fix a compilation copyright on
them) and POST them to the FTE web site.

It seems to me that while these items are not known to as many people as
"who is Monica Lewinsky", they are known by most who do DIY stuff that
they do in fact exist. I've seen the list of applicable TSB's on my
'98 Explorer, and it is a few long. I'd just like to have them for
"reference". Wouldn't you??

Of course if this can be done, the next step is to get a manual set in
PDF format on a CD-ROM. Now that would be "real nice"

I suppose I'm dreaming..... (*SIGH*) Maybe if others dream, it will come
true. I can only hope...

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Tom Watson Generic short signature
tsw johana.com (I'm at home now)
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Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 08:15:11 -0500 (EST)
From: fss altavista.net
Subject: FTE Small - How to get TSBs...

>-----Original Message-----
>From:tsw johana.com
>Sent:Monday, February 08, 1999 7:22 AM
>To:small-list ford-trucks.com; Rick Sapir
>Subject:FTE Small - TSB's and visits to the fact
>
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>I get from all the recent postings that the only
>reasonable" way to get TSB on a vehicle is to obtain
>something like an AllData CD for the vehicle in
>question. The only problem that I see is that by the



I don't want to seem obvious or anything, but have you thought of contacting your Ford dealer? The service deptment at my delearship has providied me with everything I've asked for my '98 Ranger.

The other way would be to contact Ford directly. This is from their FAQ:

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Q. Where do I find copies of Technical Service Bulletins?

A. To get a copy of a Technical Service Bulletin, see the Service Manager at your dealership. You may also request one by calling 1-800-782-4356.
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HTH,



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Rick Sapir fss altavista.net
Raleigh, NC USA ricks99 netzero.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Cottage/4654
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Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 12:47:38 -0800
From: "Ryan Miller"
Subject: FTE Small - Bronco II 4WD

I have an '87 Bronco II XLT 4WD with the auto hubs. Lately, after I
disengage the 4WD, I'll feel a hard thunk from the front after about a mile;
kind of feels like hitting a rock in the road. Also, there is a strong
vibration from the front until I stop and back up to take the hubs out. I'm
assuming that both problems are related to the auto hubs. Does anyone know
if that's the case? Also, is there some way to fix these things or is
replacement the only option?

If I did replace them, I would go with manual hubs. Are they a bolt-in
replacement? Are any adapters or anything like that necessary? Will the
"on-the-fly" 4WD button still work, as long as the hubs are engaged?

Any enlightenment would be appreciated.

Ryan

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Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 17:15:10 PST
From: "Joe Mitchell"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Sliding Rear Window

>Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 21:19:17 EST
>From: Bakend AOL.COM
>Subject: Re: FTE Small - Sliding Rear Window Question
>Are you looking for the non slider one piece glass as in factory
original? If
Exactlt :)

>you are anywhere near Denver I have the one they took out of my 87
Ranger and
>put in the slider. You are welcome to it for free. It will probably set
around
>here until it gets broken anyway!
>Waht year is your truck? They are different for different years.

Well, thanx for the offer, but I'll have to turn it down. It might fit,
but i'm nowhere near Denver (Texas). Where did you go to get your slider
installed? I'm sure the same type of place does regular windows to, but
I have no idea where to call or what not. Thanx for any info.. :)
Joe

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Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 21:02:53 -0500
From: Christofer deHahn
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Sliding Rear Window Question

"Joe Mitchell" wrote:
>Subject: FTE Small - Sliding Rear Window Question
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>Anyone know about how much it is for a solid rear window to replace my
>aftermarket slider? Mine has developed quite a rattle that can only be
>fixed by holding the two inside windows (the ones that slide apart from
>each other) together and thats kinda hard to do while driving. If anyone
>has had to replace their window lately, I'm just wondering. Thanx if you
>have any info...

My '99 Supercab had the same problem. I fixed it by taking a Tinnerman nut
(metal clip-like fastener used with machine screws) and wedging it in
between the upper plastic runner that the window slides in, and the metal
window frame. I placed it over the passenger side sliding joint, the one
opposite the latch. This puts tension on the glass and stops the rattling.

Good luck,

Chris


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Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 21:14:56 EST
From: Bakend AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: Sliding Rear Window

In a message dated 2/8/99 6:16:50 PM Mountain Standard Time,
no_limit_2_this hotmail.com writes:

> Where did you go to get your slider
> installed? I'm sure the same type of place does regular windows to, but
> I have no idea where to call or what not. Thanx for any info.. :)
> Joe
I went to a place that sells toppers here in Denver. I'm sure if you can find
a similar place there they will have regular windows. The reason I have mine
still is because they started to pack it away when I picked up my truck. I
asked them if that was mine or theirs and they sheepishly said "Well if you
want it". I kept it! The 87 was some kind of special glue in window and took
special tools to install, but I did not watch them install it. Good Luck!
D Baken
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Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 22:12:16 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Small - TSB's and visits to the factory...

At 03:59 AM 2/8/99 -0800, you wrote:
>I get from all the recent postings that the only "reasonable" way to get
>TSB on a vehicle is to obtain something like an AllData CD for the
>vehicle in question. The only problem that I see is that by the time
>mere mortals (like me) obtain something like the CD, it is out of date.
>
>This being so, and being as how people from FTE have been invited to visit
>the factory and talk to people, how about twisting their arm and finding out
>a way of getting the TSB's (at least for Ford Trucks!!) direct from the
>factory people (before the AllData people fix a compilation copyright on
>them) and POST them to the FTE web site.

Good idea! I'll mention it to them.

- -Ken

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Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 23:11:24 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: A.R.E Tonneau covers and truck caps

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