small-list-digest Monday, January 11 1999 Volume 03 : Number 006



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Re: knowlegable explorer owners please..i need help...
Re: FTE Small - Strange Ranger starting problem
FTE Small - Re: Ranger Model years
FTE Small - Re: '84 Bronco II wiring diagram
Re: FTE Small - Re: '84 Bronco II wiring diagram
FTE Small - ADMIN: TruckTough.com
Re: FTE Small - ADMIN: TruckTough.com

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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 09:27:35 EST
From: BFunk33 AOL.COM
Subject: FTE Small - Re: knowlegable explorer owners please..i need help...

You say that the manual says you have a limited slip rear axle.
What does the invoice say? Or the VIN?
The manual is written to cover *ALL* models of the truck, I think. Limited
slip is an option, IIRC, and yours may not actually have it.

Bill

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From: Ding060297 AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Small -knowlegable explorer owners please..i need help...

To explorer owners: Jsdean home wrote: The only time front and rear wheels
will spin together is if the axle is locked....My question is i bought the 96
explorer with all wheel drive and only the right side spun when i got
stuck...Shouldn't both wheels spin at least at the rear, the manual says i
have posi -rear 3:73 axle ratio..(Its suppost to put power to the other
wheels
the Ones that aren't spinning) right !!! >>
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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 11:12:47 -0700
From: "Douglas Crann"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Strange Ranger starting problem

Subject: Re: FTE Small - Strange Ranger starting problem


>In a message dated 99-01-09 17:11:17 EST, you write:
>
>
> only start if I sat for 30-35 seconds with the lights on bright and the
fan
> on high and then when I turned the key the solenoid would start to chatter
> like they do when the battery is real low and then it would start up. I
> replaced the solenoid, the starter, the battery, and all the cables. >>
>
>Sure sounds like a poor connection somewhere. Make sure your ground
connection
>are all clean and tight.


Just went thru this with my Project nightmare, and that is exactly what it
was , a bad ground. So check them all. If you are still using the stock
cables, it might be the one on the ground cable that goes to the frame.

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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 13:21:12 -0600
From: "Randy Collins"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Ranger Model years

> Date: Wed, 6 Jan 99 18:50:45 PST
> From: don neomagic.com (Donald Paauw)
> Subject: FTE Small - Ranger model years
>
> I would like to know what changes were made to Rangers
> from 1989 to 1997 year by year. I'm interested in
> engine options, differential size, suspension, and
> general quality impressions. Also, any other details
> that anyone either likes or dislikes.
>
> So far, I believe that in 1990 ABS, 4.0L, and 8.8"
> differential were introduced.
> I've also heard that in either '96 or '97 the quality
> dropped but I'm not sure in what way.
>
> I would appreciate any info, even if it's for one year.
>
> Thanks,
> Don
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Don:

I had a 1994 XLT regular cab 2.3L 5 speed with 3.55 gears (most common
setup). I loved it! Many performance mods were made to satisfy my cravings
as best as possible. Even stock it was a very reliable truck. I believe it
was available with the 4.0L, 3.0L (might of been the 2.9L) or 2.3L engines.

I bought it used with 26,xxx miles and traded it in with 42,xxx miles.
Never once left me stranded. Only NECESSARY repairs done were:
1. front end alignment
2. repaint door (dirt in paint from factory)
3. slave cylinder
All these were done under the factory warranty.

I traded the '94 in on a 1998 XLT extended cab 4x4 with the Off Road
package. So far only complaint has been improper driver side fender
alignment. Fixed before I took delivery. I just turned 6600 miles. It has
the 3.0L auto. I was fairly impressed with the 3.0L when I test drove it. I
expected much less. Other engines available are the 2.5L and 4.0L. Pretty
sure the 4.0 is the SOHC. Popular gears choices are: 4.10 (std on off road
package I think) or 3.73 limited slip. 98's also available in quad cab. Of
course I heard of this about a month after I took delivery!

Only complaint is I don't have limited slip. Had to pay a local gear shop
to put one in. Cost about $600.

My neighbor has a 1997 XLT extended cab 2.3L 5 speed with 4.10 gears. No
quality concerns there. Pulls a 16' dive boat with no problems.

Hope this info helps!

ran

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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 19:59:02 -0500
From: Harry Trafford
Subject: FTE Small - Re: '84 Bronco II wiring diagram

A member asked where to get a wiring diagram for his '84 B2. The message
bounced, so I'll post it here because he may be on this list, also.
(HT)

Steve,
While I can't help you with the diagram, I can tell you where to buy what
you need. I asked for a manual for my B2 at the Ford dealer. He said I could
buy what I need from the company where they get their manuals from. I paid
$12 for diagrams, $23 for a troubleshooting manual, and $15 for an Owner's
manual for my '90 B2. The engine repair manual was a bit pricey at $92, so I
passed.
Good luck,
Harry

Helm Inc.
1-800-782-4356

A search of their on-line book store shows 2 Electric Trouble Manuals and 2
wiring diagrams for your '84.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.helm.com/
Item Number Item Description

033452484 84 RANGER/BRONCO II ETM
0334528 BRONCO II ETM
365198M84 84 BRONCO II WIRING DIAGRAM
36524784 84 COMPLETE TRUCK WIRING DIAG.


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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 18:04:44 -0700
From: "Douglas Crann"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: '84 Bronco II wiring diagram

>A member asked where to get a wiring diagram for his '84 B2. The message
>bounced, so I'll post it here because he may be on this list, also.
>(HT)
>
>wiring schematics can be had from a public library. Look in the reference
section. This is where I got mine from.
Doug

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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 20:06:50 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: TruckTough.com

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Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 00:23:12 EST
From: Ding060297 AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - ADMIN: TruckTough.com

Dear ken, I have a question i don't know whether you could answer it or if
you know who could ..but to make a long story short i purchased a 96 explorer
xlt with v8 and awd i love the truck (excellent) i used to own a 92 and when
in four wheel drive if one tire started to spin in rear and one tire started
to spin up front you were stuck...This 96 with all wheel drive i assumed
wouldn't do that with the system it has i thought when it started to spin it
would send power to other tires...I got stuck the other day on a hill with ice
only on the right side the left side was on dry pavement and only the right
side front and rear tires spun...No power was sent to the left side..Did i
assume wrong by buying the all wheel drive doesn't the awd drive have 3:73
axle ratio with posi rear in it ....i'm boggled any info is appreciated ding
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