small-list-digest Friday, February 12 1999 Volume 03 : Number 038



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Does anyone know how to change a horn relay??
RE: FTE Small - Does anyone know how to change a horn relay??
RE: FTE Small - Report: My Aerostar Doesn't Stink Now
Re: FTE Small - Report: My Aerostar Doesn't Stink Now
RE: FTE Small - Cleaning chrome wheels.....
FTE Small - TSB's
FTE Small - PLEASE HELP! No spark/hot coil
Re: FTE Small - PLEASE HELP! No spark/hot coil
FTE Small - One More Try (sound on Ranger)
Re: FTE Small - One More Try (sound on Ranger)

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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 10:58:09 -0500
From: "Jason"
Subject: FTE Small - Does anyone know how to change a horn relay??

I have a 88 Bronco II, 2.9L, 5 speed manual, 4X4. I lost the use of my horn.
I replaced the horn button, and horn. That did not work. A co-worker of mine
told me it might be the relay. I bought a new one from Pep Boys. Now... Can
anyone tell me where the relay is?? My Chilton's manual says nothing about
the horn. I found a bunch of relay's on the left side of the engine next to
the air filter. But I don't know which one it is, or if it is even there. I
tried to trace the horn wires to no avail. Please help. Thanks


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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 12:26:44 -0500
From: J Cope
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Does anyone know how to change a horn relay??

Here's two stupid questions: Does your cruise control (if you have it)
work, and does your cigarette lighter work? Both of these are on the same
fuse (actually a breaker) as the horn. It's number 15 (I think) in the
diagram.

JC

- -----Original Message-----
From:Jason [SMTP:JTalbot broadwaytrading.com]
Sent:Thursday, February 11, 1999 10:58 AM
To:Small List
Subject:FTE Small - Does anyone know how to change a horn relay??

I have a 88 Bronco II, 2.9L, 5 speed manual, 4X4. I lost the use of my
horn.
I replaced the horn button, and horn. That did not work. A co-worker of
mine
told me it might be the relay. I bought a new one from Pep Boys. Now... Can
anyone tell me where the relay is?? My Chilton's manual says nothing about
the horn. I found a bunch of relay's on the left side of the engine next to
the air filter. But I don't know which one it is, or if it is even there. I
tried to trace the horn wires to no avail. Please help. Thanks


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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 11:27:43 -0800
From: Spotts_Braden
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Report: My Aerostar Doesn't Stink Now

Arco fuel is no better than dirty water, we used to put it in our van
because it was cheap, but it ends up costing you more in fuel pumps,
filters and everything else. Not to mention it makes your car run bad.
-----Original Message-----
From:Ken Payne [SMTP:kpayne ford-trucks.com]
Sent:Wednesday, February 10, 1999 7:46 PM
To:small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject:Re: FTE Small - Report: My Aerostar Doesn't
Stink Now

At 01:38 AM 2/10/99 -0800, you wrote:
>A public "thank you" to Ken. My Aerostar doesn't stink any
more. And,
>it was exactly as you stated. After a little over one tankful
of
>Chevron regular, the rotten egg stink was gone. Now, that
stench was
>powerful bad.

Good to hear it worked!

>
>I had been using Arco fuel. No more Arco for me! It ain't
worth the
>savings at any price. The machine runs better, too, without
all that
>sulfur loading down the performance. I'm amazed that they
could sell
>this stuff here in air-conscious California.
>
>I'm not partial to the Chevron Corp. I just decided to use
their fuel
>because they are here.
>
>I have two questions, now.
>
>#1: What have peoples' experiences been with stinky and
non-stinky
>fuels?

I've never had the problem with a "big" name brand. Many
smaller
chains are good to. The rock bottom places seem to be the
worst.

>#2: Does the catalytic converter vent the stink differently
than it
>vents the exhaust?
>

Don't see how it could. You might have a slight leak of exhaust
into the van via the engine access cover. I'd check that to
see if you're getting a decent seal.


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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 12:07:39 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Report: My Aerostar Doesn't Stink Now

Spotts_Braden wrote:
>
> Arco fuel is no better than dirty water, we used to put it in our van
> because it was cheap, but it ends up costing you more in fuel pumps,
> filters and everything else. Not to mention it makes your car run bad.


news to me... been running Arco fuel almost exclusively in all the
family vehicles for years (closest & cheapest station)... haven't had to
replace fuel filters, pumps or anything else. Mileage has always been
at or above EPA estimates... Fords, Toyotas and Hondas.
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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 17:51:28 -0600
From: "Randy Collins"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Cleaning chrome wheels.....

Neil:

I'm assuming you have the 3 spoke chrome wheels? I have them on my 98
Ranger. I just use a sponge. Most of the time the brake dust just wipes
right off. A sprayer usually won't do the job. After I juice the tires, I
go over the wheels with windex.

Oh yeah! If the dust is too bad for elbow grease, go to autozone and buy
some concentrated "Coastal" multipurpose cleaner. Just spray it on, scrub
with your sponge, and rinse. Does a good job.

ran

>> Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 17:50:47 -0000
>> From: "Neil Brownlee"
>> Subject: FTE Small - Cleaning chrome wheels.....
>>
>> I currently use brasso, but it takes ages....does anyone use anyhting
>that
>> quickly cleans all the brakes dust etc. of 1998 Explorer chrome wheels?
>>
>> Neil
>

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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 17:57:12 -0600
From: "Randy Collins"
Subject: FTE Small - TSB's

Did someone the other post a place on the web to access TSB's? If so,
could you please re-post it.

TIA

ran
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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 16:42:13 -0800
From: Tyler Abbott
Subject: FTE Small - PLEASE HELP! No spark/hot coil

My brother is in desperite need of help. But besides that his truck needs
attention too.
It's an 83/84 Bronco 11, 2.8 L, 4 speed.
There is no power past the coil. There is 12 volts going into the coil and
the coil wire is good. He repaced the coil with a genuine FORD. There is no
spark at the plug wire or at the coil wire. After a while of turing over and
testing with a code reader the coil heated up to the point you could'nt
touch it.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Tyler

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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 20:10:15 -0800
From: norm map.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - PLEASE HELP! No spark/hot coil

Tyler Abbott wrote:
>
> My brother is in desperite need of help. But besides that his truck needs
> attention too.
> It's an 83/84 Bronco 11, 2.8 L, 4 speed.
> There is no power past the coil. There is 12 volts going into the coil and
> the coil wire is good. He repaced the coil with a genuine FORD. There is no
> spark at the plug wire or at the coil wire. After a while of turing over and
> testing with a code reader the coil heated up to the point you could'nt
> touch it.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Tyler

Check the 12v wire going to the distributor I had the same trouble with
mine. I changed the connection (at the coil) on mine and it's been fone
since. Hope this helps.

Pete
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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 19:16:18 PST
From: "Joe Mitchell"
Subject: FTE Small - One More Try (sound on Ranger)

I'm gonna go ahead and ask one more time, and then I'll give up. Today,
a few minutes after my 91 Ranger warmed up, I put it in gear (5-sp.
tranny) and started to accelerate. As i did, a *unique* sound came from
the rear of the truck. It sounds to me like the warning sound that
worn-down brake pads give when its time to change them, but I really
dont think it is the brakes unless one is sticking or the emergency
brake is, because it seems to do it when I am taking off, and not
applying the brake. If it helps, it sounds like steel-rubbing-steel or
something along the lines of that. Any help is appreciated, thanx.
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Joe
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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 23:34:39 -0600
From: "Greg Hopper"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - One More Try (sound on Ranger)

does it do it only in moist conditions (i.e. after it has rained)?? did it
quit making that sound after taking off a few times??
i think clutches can behave like brakes do sometimes - they can attract a
little moisture out of the air and they make that screeching sound you
describe till you get a little heat in em through friction, which burns the
moisture out. i know my rear brakes do that (cheaper brake shoes) sometimes
after it has rained. theyre kinda "grabby" and make noises(just like the
phenomena which has recently been discussed) until i apply them a couple
times and get the moisture burned out of em... just a thought...
dave


>I'm gonna go ahead and ask one more time, and then I'll give up. Today,
>a few minutes after my 91 Ranger warmed up, I put it in gear (5-sp.
>tranny) and started to accelerate. As i did, a *unique* sound came from
>the rear of the truck. It sounds to me like the warning sound that
>worn-down brake pads give when its time to change them, but I really
>dont think it is the brakes unless one is sticking or the emergency
>brake is, because it seems to do it when I am taking off, and not
>applying the brake. If it helps, it sounds like steel-rubbing-steel or
>something along the lines of that. Any help is appreciated, thanx.
>--
>Joe
>--
>I'd push a Ford before I drove a Chevy, but I don't need to.
>--
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>
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