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small-list Digest Mon, 23 Oct 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 180

In This Issue:
Re: [Abs System]
Re: [Brake Troubles]
Re: [Tire size question]
Re: [Rear ABS Light - Update]
Re: [Rear ABS Light - Update]
ADMIN: Major web site addition

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Date: 23 Oct 00 22:41:18 EDT
From: Tim Turner <ManicMechanicNC netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Abs System]

Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc jps.net> wrote:
> WHo knows what the signal is supposed to be from the abs sensor in the
> diff to the computer?

Pretty sure it's a low Voltage Square wave, possibly sine wave but I dont
think so.

> 1988 Rear Antilock, Bronco 2.

Since 'both' lights are on now I'd expect a 2nd problem is going on.  :-(
Ground black & orange diagnostic connector (un-terminated single wire just
above parking brake towards firewall)  with KOEO and count short & long
flashes EG. 3 short followed by one long equals flashout code 4.  Sorry it
took so long to get this to you; can't access this e-mail at work easily and
that's where the AllData is. ;-)  Finally called a co-worker that's working on
'hacking' old AllData CDs for home use (it can't be done <wink>) and got the
info...  Get back with me if you need code def's or diagnostic charts thereof.
There is a chart for both tell-tales on also. We can get together on or
off-list for voice/fax #'s if needed to get the charts sent.  (Hmmm... might
be able to scan them and 'backdoor' 'em onto the Company site just long enough
to be downloaded...)



Tim

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Date: 23 Oct 00 23:06:25 EDT
From: Tim Turner <ManicMechanicNC netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Brake Troubles]

Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc jps.net> wrote:
> Can anyone take a look at this picture:
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.jps.net/jmclaugh/Adam/caliper.jpg
>
> And tell me why this is happening?

You've got a leak!  :-)

> the brake fluid seems to be leaking
> out from the caliper. How come? These are less than a year old, and the
> assembly is a new caliper, new pads, new brake lines, etc.

Are the calipers *new* or reman/rebuilt?  I've seen bad/weak castings before
that seeped fluid on application.  I'd suggest having a helper mash the pedal
while you watch for leakage.  (Might have to push HARD.)

>
> I checked into my brake lights and found the master resevoir completely
> empty! Whoah!! How come this happened? I had to use a screwdriver to
> pull the float up..

That does explain both lights being on... gets your attention doesn't it?
Always the 1st thing to check when both are on; I meant to suggest it but
kinda ssumed it'd been checked.  (oops!)

> I checked the brake line bolt as shown, and it is as tight as can be.
> Why would this be happening? Could the crush washers have gone?

I haven't 'seen' that happen, but possible I suppose.  As cheap as a pair of
copper washers are it's worth a try. (Bleed the affected wheel or preferably
the system afterwards of course!)

>
> WHy did this just start happening, anyway?

Had any recent panic stops?  The higher the effort on the pedal the higher the
pressure in the system and a weak link might be OK until the dog runs out in
front of you.  If it just lets a small amount of fluid out you wouldn't notice
it until later when the resevoir runs dry.

Tim

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Date: 23 Oct 00 23:25:16 EDT
From: Tim Turner <ManicMechanicNC netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Tire size question]

"Theodore D. Mills" <n3kwq martnet.com> wrote:
> Ok guys, here is yet another tire question.
>
> My Father in law had P265/75R15 Wilderness AT's on his 94 Ranger.

<snip>


> He went to the local tire outlet here and came back with 31X10.50 15 LT
> Apache AP's
>
> Question #1 Is that size equal to the P265/75 ?

Pulling out the (1996) Tire guide says the 32x11.5R15LT (C) so I'd imagine the
31 would be a tick smaller as Bill suggested.

> Question #2 Has anybody even heard of Apache?

I didn't see it listed in the '96 guide FWIW.



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Date: 23 Oct 00 23:38:34 EDT
From: Tim Turner <ManicMechanicNC netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Rear ABS Light - Update]

Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc jps.net> wrote:
> Hey Tim, Bill and others,
>
> Where specifically is the diagnostic connector for the ABS system? I
> looked and looked under the dash but could not find anything.

All the Fords of that system I've done were in the footwell area; might be
taped to a wiring harness but there after searching.  Looks like a wire that
*ought* to be hooked up to something but isn't.  Male spade in a grey
rectangular connector as I recall.

> Darn intermittants!!

AMEN!!!  Frustrating things for user and repairer both.  :-(

Tim

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Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 11:23:36 +0100
From: Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc jps.net>
Subject: Re: [Rear ABS Light - Update]

Alright, Alright. My bad for not checking the obvious ones. (Brake fluid in resevoir)

Turned out that the 3000 mile old brake line had cracked. I am negotiating with Explorer Pro Comp
right now on having them replace it.

Thanks for the clue regarding the grey spade connector. I'll take another peek....

Adam

Tim Turner wrote:

> Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc jps.net> wrote:
> > Hey Tim, Bill and others,
> >
> > Where specifically is the diagnostic connector for the ABS system? I
> > looked and looked under the dash but could not find anything.
>
> All the Fords of that system I've done were in the footwell area; might be
> taped to a wiring harness but there after searching.  Looks like a wire that
> *ought* to be hooked up to something but isn't.  Male spade in a grey
> rectangular connector as I recall.
>
> > Darn intermittants!!
>
> AMEN!!!  Frustrating things for user and repairer both.  :-(
>
> Tim
>
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Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 21:29:32 -0400
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