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small-list-digest Sunday, October 3 1999 Volume 03 : Number 256

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In this issue:

FTE Small - Bad Gauge
FTE Small - Overdrive
Re: FTE Small - Overdrive



Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 23:08:49 EDT
From: Blest25913
Subject: FTE Small - Bad Gauge

In a message dated 9/19/99 4:39:16 AM,
owner-small-list-digest writes:

Sounds like a broken wire/cable, or the gauge itself. It would probably b
easier to diagnose online if you had of told us which gauge it was because
it could b a sensor or such.

>From: Blest25913
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>Subject: FTE Small - Bad Gauge
>Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 00:09:31 EDT
>In a message dated 9/14/99 4:40:48 AM,
>owner-small-list-digest writes:
>other guages are all read normal. I ran a voltmeter across the batery.
>With the engine off I get 12.5 volts. With it running I get 13.8 or
>13.9. This seems ok to me. Can anyone think of anything else besides a
>bad guage? The only other thing I can think of is that the truck was
>made in October of 93, making the battery almost 6 years old. Could a
>shorted or open battery cause this? Any help would be appreciated.
>Buck Shoff >>
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It sounds like he is talking about the amp, or charge, meter; doesn't it?

Ron Trampe
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Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 23:25:02 EDT
From: Blest25913
Subject: FTE Small - Overdrive

In a message dated 9/21/99 4:39:58 AM,
owner-small-list-digest writes:

From: "william.hickey"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 99 Range 5 spd AT

I have a 99 Ranger SC 4x4 with the Off-road package. It has the new 5 speed
automatic transmission. I have noticed that when I'm cruising in 5th gear
and take my foot off the pedal, it appears to freewheel ( I think) but when I
press on the gas again it ALWAYS drops down to 4th and THEN shifts back to
5th. In my mind, this would cause an excessive amount of wear on it I don't
remember any passenger cars that I have driven with 4 spd. ATs doing this. Is
this typical of this transmission ? ...... Thanks,
== FT >>>>>>>>>

Mine doesn't. But then again it depends on how hard you hit it after

Ron Trampe
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Date: Sat, 02 Oct 1999 23:34:36 -0400
From: "David A. Cooley"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Overdrive

At 11:25 PM 10/2/99 -0400, you wrote:

>Mine doesn't. But then again it depends on how hard you hit it after

Actually, it's not dropping to 4th... it's the torque converter unlocking
then locking back up.

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