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small-list-digest Thursday, November 18 1999 Volume 03 : Number 302



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In this issue:

FTE Small - ranger tranny\clutch noise
FTE Small - '91 Explorer Hatch
Re: FTE Small - ranger tranny\clutch noise

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Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 09:03:29 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Arnold
Subject: FTE Small - ranger tranny\clutch noise

I have a 93 rwd manual transmission ranger that makes
a vibration/rattling sound in the clutch or
transmission when it is cold out. The more gas I give
it the worse it is. I know it is nothing in the
engine, because i revved the motor with the clutch
pedal in and had no noise. The noise is beginning the
bother me.

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Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 20:31:24 -0500
From: "Karl M. Noah"
Subject: FTE Small - '91 Explorer Hatch

My '91 Explorer (original owner), for the most part has been pretty flawless
and
still enjoy driving it although I have my eyes on the Expedition. Anyway,
the
last thing that I thought would give me trouble has just done that--I can't
get
the rear hatch open. Has this happened to anybody else? I can open the
window
and when I try to open the gate, I can hear the hatch releasing, but I can
only
assume that they are not releasing completely. I'll probably attack the
problem
this weekend, but any insight/tips on how to tackle it, would be
appreciated.
The thing that puzzle's me is the only way I can remove the interior panel
is
with the hatch open :-O.

While I'm here, are there known problems with the early Explorer power
steering
pump and/or gear box in terms of leaky seals? I have a leak and I believe
it's
coming from the pump (if it were the gear box, I'm taking else where to get
it
fixed). Most of the fluid leaks directly onto the gear box, however, it has
squirted onto the coolant tank and the hood which makes me believe something
is
giving under pressure. The leak is slow, but I do have to top off the
reservoir
every other month. I've also noticed that when I turn the steering wheel
from
side to side, I can see the power steering pulley shaft move slightly in and
out. Should it do that? Again, any information would be appreciated.

If you could, I'd appreciate if you could email me directly at either
Noah.Karl oscsystems.com and/or Karl.Noah prodigy.net.

Thanks
Karl M. Noah
'91 Explorer
Gaithersburg, MD



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Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 20:41:49 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - ranger tranny\clutch noise

throw out bearing?? thats what does it on the big Ford truck i have
Bob
99 Ranger 2wd
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