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small-list-digest Friday, November 19 1999 Volume 03 : Number 303



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - '91 Explorer Hatch
Re: FTE Small - '91 Explorer Hatch and Power Steering
Re: FTE Small - '91 Explorer Hatch
FTE Small - 100K
FTE Small - spark plugs

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Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 06:41:32 -0500
From: "Theodore D.Mills"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - '91 Explorer Hatch

Ford power steering pumps from the early 80's on are famous for leaking and
being noisy. (The ones with the plastic reserviors)

Out of 6 Fords in the family (84 Mustang GT, 85 Ranger, 90 Lincoln Town
Car, 91 F-250, 94 Ranger & 94 Taurus) only the the 94's aren't leaking.
All the others except the F-250 have been replaced. I just got the F-250 a
couple of months ago and it's leaking, but not bad enough to motivate me to
takle the job yet.

As for the pump shaft moving, I have never noticed if this is normal, but
I'd suspect it's not a good sign. Except for the 85 Ranger, all of my
pumps have leaked at the reservior to pump body seal. The Ranger leaked
there and at the shaft seal.

The pumps run from about $40 on up (the lincoln was almost $90, don't ask
me why...it looks the same) and the job is not usually hard. You may need a
special tool to get the pulley off though. My brother has one and I've
used it more than he has!


>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.

Ted Mills N3KWQ

84 Mustang GT 5.0 (in pieces)
85 Ranger 4X2 2.8L
91 F-250 4X4X460 (The Beast)
94 Taurus LX Wagon 3.8L
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Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 05:25:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Mike Cagley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - '91 Explorer Hatch and Power Steering

Along the power steering pump lines -- has anyone ever
rebuilt their pump? I see kits offered, and am
wondering how tough a job it is and how successful the
resullts are.

Mike

- --- "Theodore D.Mills" wrote:
> Ford power steering pumps from the early 80's on are
> famous for leaking and
> being noisy. (The ones with the plastic reserviors)
>
> Out of 6 Fords in the family (84 Mustang GT, 85
> Ranger, 90 Lincoln Town
> Car, 91 F-250, 94 Ranger & 94 Taurus) only the the
> 94's aren't leaking.
> All the others except the F-250 have been replaced.
> I just got the F-250 a
> couple of months ago and it's leaking, but not bad
> enough to motivate me to
> takle the job yet.
>
> As for the pump shaft moving, I have never noticed
> if this is normal, but
> I'd suspect it's not a good sign. Except for the 85
> Ranger, all of my
> pumps have leaked at the reservior to pump body
> seal. The Ranger leaked
> there and at the shaft seal.
>
> The pumps run from about $40 on up (the lincoln was
> almost $90, don't ask
> me why...it looks the same) and the job is not
> usually hard. You may need a
> special tool to get the pulley off though. My
> brother has one and I've
> used it more than he has!
>
>
> >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.
>
> Ted Mills N3KWQ
>
> 84 Mustang GT 5.0 (in pieces)
> 85 Ranger 4X2 2.8L
> 91 F-250 4X4X460 (The Beast)
> 94 Taurus LX Wagon 3.8L
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Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 09:19:53 -0500
From: George Kowal
Subject: Re: FTE Small - '91 Explorer Hatch

"Karl M. Noah" wrote:

> 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.

The only thing I know about the rear hatches that was a problem was the mount
for the top strut, on the passenger side. This loosened at the spot welds and
then
it breaks off. This happened on my 94 and also on a friend's 91.
Ford was doing some sort of fix on this, I think a service advisory. Don't know
if they where covering the costs, though. Mine was off for quite a while, then I

had a friend at a service station reweld it when I was getting something else
done.
Good luck, G K, KG2KC


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Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 10:25:15 -0500
From: mattmackinnon mindspring.com
Subject: FTE Small - 100K

Happy Birthday to my Truck!
I hit 100K on my 95 Explorer this morning on my way to work, still runs like a dream, never had a significant problem with it! I think I'll take it to the carwash to celebrate!
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Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 21:18:57 -0800
From: Richard Salitra
Subject: FTE Small - spark plugs

I'm sure this topic has been beaten to death already, but I'll ask
anyway as it's time for me to change my spark plugs. Any
recommendations on which plug & plug wires to go with?

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