small-list-digest Saturday, April 10 1999 Volume 03 : Number 082



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - Bronco II `88
Re: FTE Small - Bronco II `88
Re: FTE Small - Bronco II `88
FTE Small - Re: High idle on Ranger
FTE Small - Explorer high revs on starting
FTE Small - '98 Ranger Speedo correction?????
FTE Small - power steering gear leaking
Re: FTE Small - power steering gear leaking
FTE Small - Ranger Problems

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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 08:28:50 -0400
From: "DuPont, Patrick"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bronco II `88

In a message dated Thu, 8 Apr 1999 19:18:33 EDT
Bakend aol.com writes:

>Price sounds good, but I would guess that actual miles is 192,000

I wouldn't believe that!! I have an '87 Bronco II with 98,000 ORIGINAL
miles that I am selling here in Philadelphia for $5000.00. Some people
still treat their vehicles with lots of TLC, my truck has hardly seen
daylight or severe driving conditions. I'm sure it would make a great
work-truck but I got mine just to get around locally on good-weather days
and consequently it still looks close to new. It's an awesome first truck
for someone...I'd keep mine but new baby is here (#3) and I need the
additional room my Windstar is now providing.
I would still get that 4x4 checked out by a reputable mechanic before I
bought it though. I had a '91 Ford Explorer that had the 4x4 lock up and
all I can say is THANK GOD FOR THAT WARRANTY!! The work that had to be done
to restore the 4x4 mechanisms was worth apx $3500.00 and it only cost me a
very small percentage of that.

Best of luck!!

Patrick Dupont
Glenolden, PA

'87 Ford Bronco II - 98,000 mi
'88 Ford Taurus- 108,000 mi
'96 Ford Windstar - 33, 000 mi
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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 13:35:34 -0400
From: "Stephen Bozzone"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bronco II `88

I'm afraid you're a bit too far from me... I'm all the way over here in New
York, near NYC. thanks for the offer though, and for the words of advice.

if the mechanic gives the ok, i think i'm going with this truck

Steve Bozzone
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- ----- Original Message -----
From: John C
To:
Sent: 08/4/99 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bronco II `88


>Hey there, everything sounds great, except the 4-wheel drive thing. I
>understand that those kinds are very expensive to replace, but it just
>might be something stupid like a switch or a fuse. My advice, have it
>checked out before you buy, especially since it's a friend. If you are
>interested, I have a 84 B2 4sale. It's not loaded like the Eddie Bauer
>editions, but everything works and it works good. i am in Northern
>California, near Sacramento.
>Thanks
>John Carter
>
>--- Stephen Bozzone wrote:
>> Hey,
>>
>> I've been reading the posts here for a few weeks and
>> they are all
>> interesting. Reason I joined this list is I'm
>> planning on purchasing a 1988
>> Bronco II Eddie Bauer Edition. I'm buying it from a
>> friend for $2500 -- it
>> has 92,000 miles, auto transmission. Few probs:
>> pushbutton 4WD doesn't
>> work, and AC is weak (i suspect it's just in need of
>> some freon). It has a
>> minor dent in the side, but otherwise, the interior
>> and the exterior are
>> fine.
>>
>> What do you think? Is it a good buy, for my first
>> car? I have a limited
>> budget and i know this car is getting old, and older
>> cars are more
>> susceptable to breakdowns and repairs.
>>
>> Any feedback is apriciated... thanks,
>>
>> Steve Bozzone
>> Administrative Director - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://rockzone.com
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>>
>>
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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 13:38:05 -0400
From: "Stephen Bozzone"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bronco II `88

it's definately 92k... i've known this guy for years and he hasn't driven it
that much for sure.. and he wouldn't rig it on me.. he's too close of a
friend.

i'm gonna try out that stuff with the 4wd when i get this truck.. thanks a
lot.

Steve Bozzone
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- ----- Original Message -----
From:
To:
Sent: 08/4/99 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bronco II `88


>In a message dated 4/8/99 11:51:33 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
>editor rockzone.com writes:
>
>> 1988
>> Bronco II Eddie Bauer Edition. I'm buying it from a friend for $2500 --
it
>> has 92,000 miles, auto transmission. Few probs: pushbutton 4WD doesn't
>> work, and AC is weak (i suspect it's just in need of some freon).
>Price sounds good, but I would guess that actual miles is 192,000. On the
>pushbutton 4wd, check the little electric motor on the back of the transfer
>case and see that it is getting voltage when you try to switch back and
>forth. If it is, do you hear the motor run? If you do it may be all OK and
>just need adjustment. There are 3 or 4 small tamper proof screws that you
can
>loosen and turn the motor to make it engage the 4X4. That was all my 87
>needed and it has worked great for another 20K miles. On the AC, I had a
>small leak and it would leak down after a month or so. I neverdid fix it
and
>just unplugged the compressor.
>Good luck on your new baby!
>Dennis Baken
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Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 22:52:33 -0700
From: Pat Brown
Subject: FTE Small - Re: High idle on Ranger

Tom wrote:
>
> I have a 85 Ranger 2.8 5 speed and occasionally it will idle at
> about 2000-2250. I dont know why it does this. But if you hit
> the gas hard in neutral the idle will drop down. The truck has
> more than 170,000 miles but she is still chugging.

I would suspect a sticky cable or worn-out throttle shaft housing.
With the shaft bearing surfaces worn, every time you close the
throttle you'll get a different idle. Mashing and releasing lets
it close all the way. Grab both ends of the shaft, see if you can
move it around in the bores (Doesn't take much play here). I've
had carburators and throttle body injector units repaired at a
local (GOOD) carb/electric shop, cost was about $30 to disassemble
the throttle, bore housing, install bushings, and replace shaft.
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Sebastopol, California

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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 14:24:55 -0400
From: "Bobby Herring"
Subject: FTE Small - Explorer high revs on starting

I have a 97 Explorer with the 4.0 and automatic.
When we start it after it has been sitting a while, it revs
up to about 3000rpm and then idles down to normal.
Does this sound right?

Another problem is again after it has been sitting for an hour
or more. The throttle sticks and has to be pressed harder
than normal. It then unsticks and is ok after that. Kind of like
something is gummy and sets up after sitting in one place
for a while.
Thanks, Bobby


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Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 15:10:20 -0500
From: Scott Ford
Subject: FTE Small - '98 Ranger Speedo correction?????

My buddy just put Cobra R rims on his '98 Ranger 2WD
5spd Manual with larger than stock diameter tires.
Does anyone know an easy way to adjust the speedo
(before anyone replies change the gear stupid, it
doesn't have one, at least not in any of the usual
places. Checked the rear diff, checked the
transmission, no wires that cause the speedo to stop
when unplugged, no cable.) so basically does
anyone know where the hell they pull the speed from.

Thanks
Scott Ford
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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 99 15:05:48 PDT
From: don neomagic.com (Donald Paauw)
Subject: FTE Small - power steering gear leaking

My '88 Ranger with 120k miles has a power steering gear that
is leaking fluid; the pump & hoses are clean.
It seems to be leaking even when the engine isn't running.
Do I just replace the entire unit or is it repairable?
Also, are any special tools required and what's a reasonable
cost.

Thanks,
Don
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Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 20:25:20 -0400
From: Sam Smith
Subject: Re: FTE Small - power steering gear leaking

I you can't identify the leak as coming from the pump or hoses, you might
want to make sure it's not the steering gear that's leaking. Usually leaks
at the output shaft.

Donald Paauw wrote:

> My '88 Ranger with 120k miles has a power steering gear that
> is leaking fluid; the pump & hoses are clean.
> It seems to be leaking even when the engine isn't running.
> Do I just replace the entire unit or is it repairable?
> Also, are any special tools required and what's a reasonable
> cost.
>
> Thanks,
> Don
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Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 23:58:33 -0400
From: David
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger Problems

Recently my 94 Ranger (4cyl 5spd regularcab 71K) has had some problems.
1) While driving home one night I suddenly had problems accelerating and
the engine began to run very rough. The next day I cleaned the entire
intake and air filter. This helped some but the truck doesnt run as
smoothly as it used to.
2) After taking the truck to have the front end alligned and tires rotated
the truck began to wander more while driving. Also the steering wheel has
about three times as much freeplay as it used to. I took the truck back to
the shop and they checked it and there does not seem to be anything loose
in the front end.
3) At about 55mph in fifth gear there is a periodic humming noise which
sounds like it is coming from the transmission. Today I also began to hear
the same noise in 4th gear.

Any suggestions to what is causing the problems or way to fix them would....


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