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small-list Digest Wed, 06 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 144

In This Issue:
Re: [Re: [Digital Dash] Generic
Automatic Hubs
Driveshaft
Re: Driveshaft
Re: Automatic Hubs
Re: Driveshaft
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Ford in talks with Goodyear to supply Explorer tires
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ADMIN: Ford CEO Jac Nasser announces safety initiatives d
Vibs
Re: Driveshaft
BRIDGESTONE BLUES

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Date:  6 Sep 00 21:48:29 EDT
From: Tim Turner <ManicMechanicNC netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Re: [Digital Dash] Generic

"Joe" <merchjo bellatlantic.net> wrote:
> Tim
>
> The display works but the back lights are off.  Can you send me your
> e-mail...

Sorry; thought it showed up somewhere in the post.  :-)

manicmechanicnc netscape.net is my primary account; might want to CC to
manic custerauto.com (my work acct. and I can access AllData there).

I assume the 'obvious' things like fuses and the panel dimmer have been
checked already.  ;-)

 Basically though remove all the trim panels (screws and/or snap-in fittings)
then all the screws around the dash pod, then the panel itself (may need to
release the speedo cable if it's got one, some vehicles need the steering
column lowered for access as well).  From there check all the easily removed
bulbs (in the black holders that twist out); if all is well there then it's
time to open the panel up and look for more bulbs.  Hopefully none soldered in
place, but a possibility.

I know this is pretty generic but I wanted to keep it that way for all that
might read this that own varying Makes.

Tim

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From: "Chuck Anderson" <ccande0 hotmail.com>
Subject: Automatic Hubs
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 13:13:01 GMT

I have a 1990 Bronco II with 200,000 miles.  It has the original automatic
hubs.  I like the auto hubs, the 4X4 is engaged only during snowy days,
usually 5 to 10 times a year.

With the mileage so high, I would like to rebuild the hubs before winter.
Does any of the aftermarket suppliers offer a rebuild kit for the auto hubs?
 The price of new hubs is a wallet burner.  I know I can get the WARN
manuals for a reasonable price, but would perfer to stick with the automatic
hubs.

Thanks for any help.

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From: "Chuck Anderson" <ccande0 hotmail.com>
Subject: Driveshaft
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 13:27:01 GMT

I have a 1990 Bronco II with 200,000 miles.  The vehicle has the original CV
driveshaft.  When I tell this to people, their faces are usually taken over
with a look of disbelief.

The Bronco, at times, has a slight vibration.  I have narrowed this down to
being a drive shaft vibration.  When I get under the the truck, there is no
slack whatsoever.  Could the driveshaft still be bad and have no slack?
This is the first vehicle i've owned with this type of driveshaft.

Thanks for any help.
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Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 09:56:50 -0400
From: David Cooley <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Driveshaft

At 09:27 AM 09/07/2000, you wrote:
>I have a 1990 Bronco II with 200,000 miles.  The vehicle has the original
>CV driveshaft.  When I tell this to people, their faces are usually taken
>over with a look of disbelief.
>
>The Bronco, at times, has a slight vibration.  I have narrowed this down
>to being a drive shaft vibration.  When I get under the the truck, there
>is no slack whatsoever.  Could the driveshaft still be bad and have no slack?
>This is the first vehicle i've owned with this type of driveshaft.


Could be the CV joint going out... Either binding, or having a spot that is
a little worn that allows a "slop" at one point in the rotation.



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Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 07:47:15 -0700
From: Jon and Jody <psycho direct.ca>
Subject: Re: Automatic Hubs



Chuck Anderson wrote:

> I have a 1990 Bronco II with 200,000 miles.  It has the original automatic
> hubs.  I like the auto hubs, the 4X4 is engaged only during snowy days,
> usually 5 to 10 times a year.
>
> With the mileage so high, I would like to rebuild the hubs before winter.
> Does any of the aftermarket suppliers offer a rebuild kit for the auto hubs?
>   The price of new hubs is a wallet burner.  I know I can get the WARN
> manuals for a reasonable price, but would perfer to stick with the automatic
> hubs.
>
> Thanks for any help.

--
If you want to save a few bucks, I'd suggest checking some of the Ranger/BII
message/classifieds boards for someone who has or is converting their auto hubs
to manuals. (Start with fordranger.com and therangerstation.com)  Most people
who use their trucks for offroading tend to prefer the manual hubs, and would be
willing to sell the auto hubs cheap (or free, ya never know).  Who knows, you
might be able to acquire an extra set or two for next to nothing...

Hope this helps,

Blue coyote

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Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 07:54:59 -0700
From: Jon and Jody <psycho direct.ca>
Subject: Re: Driveshaft



Chuck Anderson wrote:

> I have a 1990 Bronco II with 200,000 miles.  The vehicle has the original CV
> driveshaft.  When I tell this to people, their faces are usually taken over
> with a look of disbelief.
>
> The Bronco, at times, has a slight vibration.  I have narrowed this down to
> being a drive shaft vibration.  When I get under the the truck, there is no
> slack whatsoever.  Could the driveshaft still be bad and have no slack?
> This is the first vehicle i've owned with this type of driveshaft.
>
> Thanks for any help.

--
Me again (grin)

It can often be hard to tell from a visual inspection whether the CV joints are
still okay or not.  Mind you, after 200,000 miles, its probably due for a new
shaft.  The downside to this is cost.  A new CV shaft can easily run you over
$400, depending what you're looking for.  I was quoted $500 (Canadian), each (my
84 BII and the wife's 85 BII Eddie Bauer) for custom shafts that use proper
U-joints, which are easily checked and replaced (replacing CV joints tends to
cost as much or more than replacing the entire shaft, at least around here...)

I hope this helps (too),

Blue coyote

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From: william.hickey bankofamerica.com
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 16:43:56 -0400
Subject: Ford in talks with Goodyear to supply Explorer tires



Good News !!!!

Ford in talks with Goodyear to supply Explorer tires
                               Ford Motor is talking with Goodyear Tire &
Rubber about supplying tires for
                               its 2002 Explorer sport utility vehicle. Current
Explorer models are solely
                               equipped by Firestone.

                               "We are in talks with Goodyear. We haven't made
any final decisions yet,"
                               Ford spokesman Frank Sopata said, declining
further comment. The
                               Ford-Goodyear talks increase pressure on
Firestone, which was blasted
                               along with Ford in Congressional hearings
Wednesday. U.S. lawmakers said
                               the companies and the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration did
                               not act quickly enough to initiate Firestone's
recall of 6.5 million 15-inch tires.
                               Most of the tires are on Ford vehicles,
particularly the Explorer.
                               SOURCE: Reuters, 09.07



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From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 17:22:12 EDT
Subject: Re: Ford in talks with Goodyear to supply Explorer tires

Sounds good to me  im not affected by the recall yet cause my ranger is a two
wheel drive, but as soon as i can scrape together a few bucks  im going to
get rid of my firebombs...
A while earlier somone commented that its  such a msall amount of tires that
actually have the problem, now i know i wouldnt get to the second week on the
show "Survivor"   ill never get mnore than  one number in Powerball,   but if
someone gonna get tires that blow up in the hot weather.. its going to be
me... Im not taking any chances !
Bob

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From: "Ron,Marge,Ted" <rmtsadu sunlink.net>
Subject: Firestones
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 18:03:38 -0400


Hi All,

   Just thought I would throw this in for what it is worth! As of today , I read where Firestone 'supposedly' still has no idea what is wrong with the recalled tires. They have dissected many defective units only to still have no clue as to what is wrong with them. So now, I wonder why would the tires they are sending as replacements any better than the defective ones. What did they change or do differently to these new units as compared to the bad if they don't know what the problem is in the first place. Also, they are trying to hurry up and increase production to meet demand. I would think this pump'em out policy would only lend itself to more quality problems....sounds like a sure formula for another disaster!

                                                                                       Ron


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Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 18:19:53 -0400
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Ford CEO Jac Nasser announces safety initiatives d

Sept. 6 - Ford CEO Jac Nasser announces safety initiatives
during congressional testimony.

Press release is linked off the main page of our site.

Ken Payne
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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Vibs
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 17:32:27 -0500


Chuck A. writes:  >>The Bronco, at times, has a slight vibration.  I have narrowed this down to
being a drive shaft vibration.  When I get under the the truck, there is no
slack whatsoever.  Could the driveshaft still be bad and have no slack?
This is the first vehicle i've owned with this type of driveshaft<<

Yes!!! Sure can.  Sometimes the joints get so stiff from rust and crud in them
that we refer to them as being frozen..  Sometimes when you encounter this
they will fall apart in several pieces as you release the caps in taking the
driveshaft out..
Not driveshaft perse, but really a U joint or CV joint.

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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From: "Brian A" <richat22 hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Driveshaft
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 00:26:35 GMT




>I have a 1990 Bronco II with 200,000 miles.  The vehicle has the original
>CV
>driveshaft.  When I tell this to people, their faces are usually taken over
>with a look of disbelief.
>
>The Bronco, at times, has a slight vibration.  I have narrowed this down to
>being a drive shaft vibration.  When I get under the the truck, there is no
>slack whatsoever.  Could the driveshaft still be bad and have no slack?
>This is the first vehicle i've owned with this type of driveshaft.
>
>Thanks for any help.



I put a double u-joint shaft in mine from Carquest when i got about 145000
on my 97 BroII.  It since has 265000 miles, lots of very hard off-roading
and snatching, and a 302 in it.  Its still holding up.  If I remember
correctly it cost around 325.  But has been unbelievable.  Its a nice Dana
shaft with spicer joints.
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From: william.hickey bankofamerica.com
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 09:02:22 -0400
Subject: BRIDGESTONE BLUES




BRIDGESTONE BLUES. Oh, those troubled waters at
Bridgestone. The U.S. Justice Department is looking into
whether a criminal investigation into Bridgestone Corp.'s
[JP] handling of a recall of tires on Ford Motor  [F] ....


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