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small-list-digest Friday, December 24 1999 Volume 03 : Number 336



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Re: FTE Small - New Shocks
FTE Small - Ranger clutch
RE: FTE Small - Ranger clutch
Re: FTE Small - Ranger clutch
Re: FTE Small - Ranger clutch

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 07:30:23 -0700
From: "Robert Eberhardt" uswest.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - New Shocks

If you can put them on yourself, go to www.carpartsonsale.com. They have
them for your Ranger and Explorer for $57.11 each. Shipping is only $5 for
the whole order. I got four from them a couple of months ago for $233.44 for
my '97 Explorer. It took about a month to get them though, since they
originally sent me 3 fronts and one rear shock. I don't believe they stock
them so count on at least 2 weeks. If you can wait, their price was the best
I could find.

Robert

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>
> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 03:13:38 PST
> From: "David Goodwin" hotmail.com>
> Subject: FTE Small - New Shocks
>
> Mike Fisher said:
>
> Buy the Edelbrock IAS shocks. They made an amazing amount of
> difference on
> my Mountaineer. There is absolutely no comparison between stock
> shocks and
> these. It rides like a car now, yet has excellent control while
> cornering.
> No body lean whatsoever.
>
>
>
> I have been studying shocks for the past several months. I received the
> video from Edelbrock, and I must say, the IAS shocks do seem impressive.
>
> Edelbrock IAS shocks run $320.00 plus tax at my local O'Reilly's. That
> seems a bit pricey. I have been running Monroes on my 91 Explorer. They
> last almost a year before I take them back and get a free set of
> replacements. Maybe $320.00 isn't so bad if I only have to do it once....
>
> How long have you had the Edelbocks on your Explorer? Does $320.00 sound
> competitive to you?
>
> I need shocks for my 91 Explorer and my 97 Ranger. Maybe Santa Claus
reads
> this list...
>


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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 12:38:42 -0600
From: "Greg Hopper" hiwaay.net>
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger clutch

My dad has a 94 Ranger 4.0, 5-spd.
To make a long story short, the clutch pedal no longer has any pressure
behind it. It will not go into gear. Right after this happened the clutch
MC was dry. The front of the tranny is covered in fluid, it appears to be
coming out of a small "window" right where the tranny meets the bellhousing
(I can see the flywheel through this little rectangular opening of which i
speak).
From what little i know about ford trucks (most of my experience is with
chevy s-trucks), this means that it's probably time for a new slave
cylinder. Any other ideas?? Also, has anyone here ever done this job
before, and maybe can give a little insight??
Also, my chilton's manual mentions a need for a tool to remove the hydraulic
coupling from the slave cylinder. I also know there are lots of tools that
are "recommended" but not necessary. Know anything about this?? Is the
ford dealer the only place i can get one??
TIA
dave
ghopper airnet.net

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 10:59:36 -0800
From: Ray Scheidnes nacm.com>
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ranger clutch

My clutch went out on my 94 Ranger 4.0, 5 speed this year, too. I guess
they last about 5-6 years??
Anyway, I was getting on the freeway, and when I went to shift into 3rd
gear, there was a pop. I lost pressure and noticed a puff of smoke in my
rear view mirror. I could not shift into anything, so I pulled off and just
stalled it.
I noticed fluid around the MC stuff, and the smoke appeared to be coming
from fluid that hit the header pipes.
Had it towed to the dealer and they replaced the slave cylinder. They said
that since the bell housing must come off to access the slave cylider, they
may as well replace gaskets on top of the tranny at that time (around the
stick shifter, etc.). Total job cost around $800. Yeah, terribly
expensive. But, I have too many extras in my Ranger and want to keep it, so
what could I do...
Sorry I don't have much advice on how to do it yourself, but, I know what
you're going through...
Good luck.

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> From: Greg Hopper[SMTP:ghopper hiwaay.net]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Thursday, December 23, 1999 10:38 AM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Small - Ranger clutch
>
> My dad has a 94 Ranger 4.0, 5-spd.
> To make a long story short, the clutch pedal no longer has any pressure
> behind it. It will not go into gear. Right after this happened the
> clutch
> MC was dry. The front of the tranny is covered in fluid, it appears to be
> coming out of a small "window" right where the tranny meets the
> bellhousing
> (I can see the flywheel through this little rectangular opening of which i
> speak).
> From what little i know about ford trucks (most of my experience is with
> chevy s-trucks), this means that it's probably time for a new slave
> cylinder.
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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 11:01:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Mike Cagley yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger clutch

greg --

yup, new slave is in order, or perhaps a new hydraulic
line. ranger clutch set ups are notorious for being
the worst to bleed. i did my 2.3L when replaced
engine, and wasn't too bad. replaced all clutch
components. the special tool wasn't available at
ford, but found one at a parts store after several
tries. i was told by a tranny shop that they don't
use the tool, just two small screwdrivers. the
plastic collar that needs to be depressed was shot so
i ended up needing the tool. i'm not sure how soon
you need to get the job done, but i do have some
pretty good mailorder sources for parts if interested.
what part of country sre you located?

mike

- --- Greg Hopper hiwaay.net> wrote:
> My dad has a 94 Ranger 4.0, 5-spd.
> To make a long story short, the clutch pedal no
> longer has any pressure
> behind it. It will not go into gear. Right after
> this happened the clutch
> MC was dry. The front of the tranny is covered in
> fluid, it appears to be
> coming out of a small "window" right where the
> tranny meets the bellhousing
> (I can see the flywheel through this little
> rectangular opening of which i
> speak).
> From what little i know about ford trucks (most of
> my experience is with
> chevy s-trucks), this means that it's probably time
> for a new slave
> cylinder. Any other ideas?? Also, has anyone here
> ever done this job
> before, and maybe can give a little insight??
> Also, my chilton's manual mentions a need for a tool
> to remove the hydraulic
> coupling from the slave cylinder. I also know there
> are lots of tools that
> are "recommended" but not necessary. Know anything
> about this?? Is the
> ford dealer the only place i can get one??
> TIA
> dave
> ghopper airnet.net
>
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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 21:20:01 EST
From: JIMBO01947 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger clutch

In a message dated 12/23/99 1:42:03 PM Eastern Standard Time,
ghopper hiwaay.net writes:

<< My dad has a 94 Ranger 4.0, 5-spd.
To make a long story short, the clutch pedal no longer has any pressure
behind it. It will not go into gear. Right after this happened the clutch
MC was dry. The front of the tranny is covered in fluid, it appears to be
coming out of a small "window" right where the tranny meets the bellhousing
(I can see the flywheel through this little rectangular opening of which i
speak).
From what little i know about ford trucks (most of my experience is with
chevy s-trucks), this means that it's probably time for a new slave
cylinder. Any other ideas?? Also, has anyone here ever done this job
before, and maybe can give a little insight??
Also, my chilton's manual mentions a need for a tool to remove the hydraulic
coupling from the slave cylinder. I also know there are lots of tools that
are "recommended" but not necessary. Know anything about this?? Is the
ford dealer the only place i can get one??
TIA
dave >>
Yes....you need to replace the slave unit. The slave is just a bolt on item
once you get the transmission out of the truck...Cost is about $85 dollars
here in fla at the local discount Auto Zone. More $$$ from Ford I am sure.
Errrr that price is for a Mazda style transmission used in the 2.9, the 4.0
may use the same transmission.

You can take the Hyd line loose with a couple of small screwdrivers or get
the correct tool....I use screwdrivers but run the risk of damaging the
retainer if not very careful.

Removing and installing a manual transmission is not a hi tech job but can be
trying.
You must get the truck high enough to work under it. Then you just start
unbolting until you get the sucker loose and then hope you have enough energy
left to manhandle the tranny out of there.

A good service manual manual will give you more details on removing the
transmission. Good Luck

Jim H
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