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small-list-digest Monday, August 2 1999 Volume 03 : Number 194



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In this issue:

FTE Small - 88 BII 4x4 auto -- Not shifting + dash noise
FTE Small - Replacing the Radius Arm Bushing
Re: FTE Small - Replacing the Radius Arm Bushing
FTE Small - 86 Ranger 4cndr head question...
AW: FTE Small - A/C problems

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Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1999 11:32:27 -0400
From: "Stephen Bozzone"
Subject: FTE Small - 88 BII 4x4 auto -- Not shifting + dash noise

Just yesterday, ready to leave, I started up and attempted to shift in
reverse. No go. The shifter seemed a little looser than normal, so did the
button. It simply would not budge out of P, even with additional force. I
continued to wiggle this thing for awhile, consulted my Chilton's manual,
and wiggled some more while a friend was looking at it from above and
underneath, when it simple went into gear.

Any ideas here? Is it liable to happen again?

Also, I've noticed that after the car has been running for about 10 minutes,
whenever I come to a stop (while still in drive), a rumbling noise comes
from the center of the dash, VERY Noticeable unless I have the music UP.
It's simply annoying, I don't see any other effects it has on it.

Thanks,
Steve Bozzone
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Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 09:35:24 PDT
From: "Michael Krause"
Subject: FTE Small - Replacing the Radius Arm Bushing

Hey guys, I've got a '91 Explorer with the radius arm bushing needing to be
replaced. The car is undriveable due to the radius arm knocking the front
axle bracket. I've got replacement bushings from Energy Suspension and I've
been toying with the idea of doing them myself b/c Meineke wanted around
$200 for the job. I remember reading someone had them done at Goodyear for
around $70. Anyone else have any experience?? Please help.

Mike Krause
sharktooth_76 hotmail.com


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Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 11:55:00 CDT
From: "Bad Brian"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Replacing the Radius Arm Bushing

>I have an 87 Bronco II 4x4 and it was WELL worth the $135 dollars labor I
>paid. It is not a fun job on these vehicles. The explorer is very
>similar. I do all my work myself but this was one aggrevation I did not
>need. Find someone to do the job for you. Preferably one that you can
>watch like a small town shop where you know the mechanics.



>Hey guys, I've got a '91 Explorer with the radius arm bushing needing to be
>replaced. The car is undriveable due to the radius arm knocking the front
>axle bracket. I've got replacement bushings from Energy Suspension and
>I've
>been toying with the idea of doing them myself b/c Meineke wanted around
>$200 for the job. I remember reading someone had them done at Goodyear for
>around $70. Anyone else have any experience?? Please help.
>
>Mike Krause
>sharktooth_76 hotmail.com
>
>
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Date: Mon, 02 Aug 1999 00:29:11 -0700
From: Brent Pedersen
Subject: FTE Small - 86 Ranger 4cndr head question...

I have an '86 2.3l EFI head, with the D-shaped intake ports. I also
happen to have an Offenpooper 4bbl intake manifold with oval ports that
could fit the EFI head...I think...
Can I grind out the D's to ovals? I don't know if there are cooling
passages or anything in the way...so I thought I would ask first.

Thanks...Brent Pedersen
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Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 09:58:06 +0200
From: "Ucen, Thomas, PRE"
Subject: AW: FTE Small - A/C problems

I bought a new hose assembly, cost me $170 plus shipping. Installation =
was
real hard since the compressor is nicely hidden. To avoid this problem
again, I wrapped thick insulation around it and fastened the whole =
thing
with a clamp. The screw of the clamp is pressing against the steering =
part
providing extra distance to the hose.=20
I suggest every owner of the 3L engine w/ A/C that has the same setup =
as in
the Aerostar checks out that little hose and protects it. It can happen =
to
anyone!

Tom
'93 Aerostar 3.0L

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Von: Tim Turner [mailto:manic1 bellsouth.net]
Gesendet am: Sonntag, 1. August 1999 04:22
An: small-list ford-trucks.com
Betreff: Re: FTE Small - A/C problems



"Ucen, Thomas, PRE" wrote:
>=20
>=20
> My questions are: that piece of melted hose is connecting two metal =
tubes.
> Can it be simply replaced or is it fastened with hydraulic fittings =
that
you
> cannot disconnect?=20

*IF* you can find a shop capable of making it's own hoses yes. With
proper crimping tools it's not hard to make a new hose using the
existing metal fittings. Beware hydraulic shops; what you get may not
be usable for A/C I can relate horror stories (and good experiences)
from doing so.

> I see no way any of the hoses can be disconnected and
> that the whole setup must be replaced - compressor to condensor and
> compressor to evaporator. Why does that steering part (I can see =
power
> steering lines going in and out) get that hot it melts away lines =
that are
> in contact with it? Is that normal?

Shouldn't be so close that damage would happen.. Here's a real good
site about A/C oriented towards the DIY or wondering.=20
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.aircondition.com/wwwboard/index.htm You should find your
answers there. :-)

Tim
>=20
> Thanks for any input!
> Tom
> 1993 Aerostar 3.0L
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