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small-list-digest Wednesday, October 20 1999 Volume 03 : Number 273



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In this issue:

FTE Small - 97 Ranger Power Window problems
Re: FTE Small - Ranger Power Window problems
FTE Small - Ranger Issues Resolved - Must read for all late model Ranger Owners
Re: FTE Small - Ranger Issues Resolved - Must read for all l
Re: FTE Small - Couple of 4 cyl Q's
FTE Small - Poll for Ranger 4x2 with 2.5l and 5spd
Re: FTE Small - Ranger Issues Resolved - Must read for all late model Ranger Owners
FTE Small - electric windows on Rangers
FTE Small - Deliverance
Re: FTE Small - Poll for Ranger 4x2 with 2.5l and 5spd
Re: FTE Small - Poll for Ranger 4x2 with 2.5l and 5spd
FTE Small - 94 Ford Explorer Alternator
Re: FTE Small - Poll for Ranger 4x2 with 2.5l and 5spd

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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 11:21:10 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)
From: matthew.noffsinger murraystate.edu (Matt Noffsinger)
Subject: FTE Small - 97 Ranger Power Window problems

I have a 97 Ranger with power windows. Some times the windows don't
seem to roll down/up fast enough. The passenger side window motor was
replaced under warranty. Both windows will roll down great when they
first start down, but slow down considerably after middle ways. Has
anyone had any problems with power windows on their Ranger? My warranty
runs out in December 99 & I want to get any problems taken care of
before the warranty is gone. Thanks.

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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 13:14:52 -0400
From: Edwin B Yohe
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger Power Window problems

My 98 Ranger, if I open 1 window at a time, works fine.
If I try to open both at the once, it takes about 5 times as long.

At 11:21 AM 10/19/99 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a 97 Ranger with power windows. Some times the windows don't
>seem to roll down/up fast enough. The passenger side window motor was
>replaced under warranty. Both windows will roll down great when they
>first start down, but slow down considerably after middle ways. Has
>anyone had any problems with power windows on their Ranger? My warranty
>runs out in December 99 & I want to get any problems taken care of
>before the warranty is gone. Thanks.
>
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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 17:01:00 -0400
From: "Joe Merchak"
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger Issues Resolved - Must read for all late model Ranger Owners

Ok Guys

Many of you know about the issues I have been having with my 99 Ranger XLT
4X4 extended cab. But if you dot here is the info:

I have a Ranger 4x4 3.0L Auto and since day one it has two annoying
problems:

1 - Major spark knock
2 - A metal banging sound coming from the drive train when you shift into
gear or the engine down shifts.

Well I like to report that I hopefully got both resolved after about 6 trips
two 2 dealers. Here is what they did with each.

1 Spark knock - Deal one said it could not find any problems, this happen
three times. Dealer two reprogrammed CPU, no luck this time Ford told them
to replace the MAF. So far this has seem to work (knock on wood).

2 The banging noise - First dealer replaced drive shaft, no luck, second and
third time in said yes there is a problem but there is no fix. Took it to
the second dealer, was told there is a flange to fix this problem. Said ok
get it, well that was 2 months ago. Well it finally arrived and it was
installed. So far the noise is gone.

For all you that have these problems here are the part numbers that fixed my
problems:

MAF - FMC F67Z 12B579 EA - $72.30
Flange - SPO XL5Z 7B214 AA - $125.67

Note: both were covered under warrantee

You should know, that the flange requires a tightened to 250 ft lb so doing
in at home is probably out of the question.

I hope this helps some of you out as I know you been waiting for this info.

Oh yes, there are many TSB about both issues.

Joe


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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 17:41:44 -0400
From: "william.hickey"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger Issues Resolved - Must read for all l

Thank you for the update .... I was experiencing the clunking sound in the
drive train on my 99 SC 4X4 and waited
for your update .... but it stopped clunking at about 6,000 miles ..... but
I'l keep your update in my archives just in
case the sound returns ............ Thanks





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Subject: FTE Small - Ranger Issues Resolved - Must read for all late

Ok Guys

Many of you know about the issues I have been having with my 99 Ranger XLT
4X4 extended cab. But if you dot here is the info:

I have a Ranger 4x4 3.0L Auto and since day one it has two annoying
problems:

1 - Major spark knock
2 - A metal banging sound coming from the drive train when you shift into
gear or the engine down shifts.

Well I like to report that I hopefully got both resolved after about 6 trips
two 2 dealers. Here is what they did with each.

1 Spark knock - Deal one said it could not find any problems, this happen
three times. Dealer two reprogrammed CPU, no luck this time Ford told them
to replace the MAF. So far this has seem to work (knock on wood).

2 The banging noise - First dealer replaced drive shaft, no luck, second and
third time in said yes there is a problem but there is no fix. Took it to
the second dealer, was told there is a flange to fix this problem. Said ok
get it, well that was 2 months ago. Well it finally arrived and it was
installed. So far the noise is gone.

For all you that have these problems here are the part numbers that fixed my
problems:

MAF - FMC F67Z 12B579 EA - $72.30
Flange - SPO XL5Z 7B214 AA - $125.67

Note: both were covered under warrantee

You should know, that the flange requires a tightened to 250 ft lb so doing
in at home is probably out of the question.

I hope this helps some of you out as I know you been waiting for this info.

Oh yes, there are many TSB about both issues.

Joe


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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 19:23:18 EDT
From: Rmisker aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Couple of 4 cyl Q's

Answer for your first question is Yes it still takes the Ph8a Fram.

For the horsepower Ford changed the intake manifold for higher flow as well
as they also put a set of Headers on them stock from the factory.

Rob 94
94 Ranger 4x2
73 4X4 390 F100

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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 20:05:02 -0400
From: "Matthew Powell"
Subject: FTE Small - Poll for Ranger 4x2 with 2.5l and 5spd

Hello all,

I own a 99 Ranger with the 2.5 and the manual tranny. I have had mine for 3
days short of a year (yes i remember the exact day i bought it, it is my
first new vehicle). I am a mountain biker, so you can imagine the use it
gets for recreation!! Anyway, I have a few questions for anyone with the
2.5l.

1. Name that truck: What engine/tranny combo, what bed length, cab config,
and any option packages?
2. What size tires do you have on your truck?
3. What kind of after market costumizations have you done?
4. How much do you drive in a week?
5. What grade of fuel do you use?
6. What kind of gas milage do you get?

That's it!!

Now, here are my answers:
1. 1999 Ranger XL, 2.5l 5m, 6', Regular, XL Sport Package and AC. (black)
2. Front: 225/75r15, Rear stock 225/70r15 (I know, I shouldnt mixe sizes,
but some dipstick cut one and I ran over a nail so i bought cheap pair for
the front to hold me off until december when I am getting BFGoodrich T/A KO
235/75 15)
3. K&N Air filter, ADI AR-146 50W 2M FM, Motorolla 2M/6M dual band, 65W Fog
Lights, 2 5" 55W strobes (red shell) for ARC/EMS services.
4. About 400 miles
5. 86 (or 87 if im not near the place that sells the 86)
6. ~25mpg on the 86 and ~22 on the 87 (VERY much depends on brand!!!)

Thanks all

PS. anyone else is invited to answer, but I am mostly interested in people
with trucks like mine.


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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 21:18:59 -0400
From: "Jesse A. Edwards"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger Issues Resolved - Must read for all late model Ranger Owners

Joe -

Thanks for the information! Will now follow-up on the problems with my Ranger.
Thanks again.

Jerry Edwards
Asheville, NC


Joe Merchak wrote:

> Ok Guys
>
> Many of you know about the issues I have been having with my 99 Ranger XLT
> 4X4 extended cab. But if you dot here is the info:
>
> I have a Ranger 4x4 3.0L Auto and since day one it has two annoying
> problems:
>
> 1 - Major spark knock
> 2 - A metal banging sound coming from the drive train when you shift into
> gear or the engine down shifts.
>
> Well I like to report that I hopefully got both resolved after about 6 trips
> two 2 dealers. Here is what they did with each.
>
> 1 Spark knock - Deal one said it could not find any problems, this happen
> three times. Dealer two reprogrammed CPU, no luck this time Ford told them
> to replace the MAF. So far this has seem to work (knock on wood).
>
> 2 The banging noise - First dealer replaced drive shaft, no luck, second and
> third time in said yes there is a problem but there is no fix. Took it to
> the second dealer, was told there is a flange to fix this problem. Said ok
> get it, well that was 2 months ago. Well it finally arrived and it was
> installed. So far the noise is gone.
>
> For all you that have these problems here are the part numbers that fixed my
> problems:
>
> MAF - FMC F67Z 12B579 EA - $72.30
> Flange - SPO XL5Z 7B214 AA - $125.67
>
> Note: both were covered under warrantee
>
> You should know, that the flange requires a tightened to 250 ft lb so doing
> in at home is probably out of the question.
>
> I hope this helps some of you out as I know you been waiting for this info.
>
> Oh yes, there are many TSB about both issues.
>
> Joe
>
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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 21:50:04 -0400
From: Phil Snider
Subject: FTE Small - electric windows on Rangers

Gang,

There is a TSB for the Ranger on the electric windows....if they chatter or bump along whilst
being lowered, especially if they are wet. I had mine repaired last week. I think the TSB
talks of adjusting the motors, but in my case they couldn't get out all the bumping out and
replaced the motors in both windows. They are smooth as silk now.

p.s. The windows do go slower if you have both switches down at the same time. I imagine
with two motors on at the same time, the voltage drops a tad.

Phil Snider

p.p.s I will have four factory '98 Ranger 14" aluminum wheels for sale at the end of
October. Excellent condition. $240 and I'll pay the shipping in the lower 48 states.
Picture of a wheel is available. I'm going to 15 inchers.

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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 20:08:30 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE Small - Deliverance

>Does anyone else hear the sounds of dueling banjos playing in the
>distance?

And some guy saying "Squeal as loud as Ranger's straight pipes ye haw"
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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 20:39:16 -0700
From: Adam McLaughlin
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Poll for Ranger 4x2 with 2.5l and 5spd

Hi Matt,

I didn't know you were a ham? How many of there are us out here on the truck
lists?

I am kd6poc and do mobile 20 meter CW..

Adam

Matthew Powell wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I own a 99 Ranger with the 2.5 and the manual tranny. I have had mine for 3
> days short of a year (yes i remember the exact day i bought it, it is my
> first new vehicle). I am a mountain biker, so you can imagine the use it
> gets for recreation!! Anyway, I have a few questions for anyone with the
> 2.5l.
>
> 1. Name that truck: What engine/tranny combo, what bed length, cab config,
> and any option packages?
> 2. What size tires do you have on your truck?
> 3. What kind of after market costumizations have you done?
> 4. How much do you drive in a week?
> 5. What grade of fuel do you use?
> 6. What kind of gas milage do you get?
>
> That's it!!
>
> Now, here are my answers:
> 1. 1999 Ranger XL, 2.5l 5m, 6', Regular, XL Sport Package and AC. (black)
> 2. Front: 225/75r15, Rear stock 225/70r15 (I know, I shouldnt mixe sizes,
> but some dipstick cut one and I ran over a nail so i bought cheap pair for
> the front to hold me off until december when I am getting BFGoodrich T/A KO
> 235/75 15)
> 3. K&N Air filter, ADI AR-146 50W 2M FM, Motorolla 2M/6M dual band, 65W Fog
> Lights, 2 5" 55W strobes (red shell) for ARC/EMS services.
> 4. About 400 miles
> 5. 86 (or 87 if im not near the place that sells the 86)
> 6. ~25mpg on the 86 and ~22 on the 87 (VERY much depends on brand!!!)
>
> Thanks all
>
> PS. anyone else is invited to answer, but I am mostly interested in people
> with trucks like mine.
>
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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 22:52:29 CDT
From: "Bad Brian"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Poll for Ranger 4x2 with 2.5l and 5spd

I am also a ham. i have a 30w kenwood 2m. working on code

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From: Adam McLaughlin
Reply-To: small-list ford-trucks.com
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Poll for Ranger 4x2 with 2.5l and 5spd
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 20:39:16 -0700

Hi Matt,

I didn't know you were a ham? How many of there are us out here on the truck
lists?

I am kd6poc and do mobile 20 meter CW..

Adam


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Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 01:12:06 -0400
From: George Kowal
Subject: FTE Small - 94 Ford Explorer Alternator

New to the list here, bought my 94 4x4 Explorer about 3 years ago when
it had about 19K miles on it, now it's up to 176K miles, with almost all
original parts.

Just changed the clutch, clutch slave cylinder ( a good idea to change
or check if you have the clutch done, since its INSIDE the tranny),
shocks, brakes and ball joints done a few weeks ago.
Almost all else is still original.
A few days ago I heard a whining noise coming off the highway, then my
battery light came on.
Changed the alternator, by the way there's a stock 95 amp version, and
an optional 130 amp version which you may have if you have more power
accessories. Mine was the 95 amp, but they are interchangeable as far as
I know.
Went for a long drive and almost didn't make it back late at night due
to constantly lowering voltage. Thought the new alternator was bad, but
got out the multimeter and found a small blue colored 15amp fuse in the
fuse box under the hood by the fender wall was blown. Replaced the fuse,
now all is fine. the owners manual lists the fuse functions.
Apparently the rear bearing in the old alternator blew and shorted the
alternator internally when it failed, causing the fuse to blow. Still
needed the new alternator after 175K miles, but just wanted to alert
others as to the alternator fuse under the hood.
Also a Ham Op here, KG2KC, earlier licensed as several other calls since
about 1967.

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Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 00:35:51 -0500 (CDT)
From: Diana Slyter
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Poll for Ranger 4x2 with 2.5l and 5spd

de N0EGF, Diana. Ranger is a 98 XL 4X4 longbed with automatic, air, and
payload package. Currently have a Yaesu 290 2m multimode perched on the
hump, have run HF mobile with a Ten-Tec Argosy.

73s,
Diana

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On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, Bad Brian wrote:

> I am also a ham. i have a 30w kenwood 2m. working on code
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Adam McLaughlin
> Reply-To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com....


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