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small-list Digest Mon, 22 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 018

In This Issue:
94 Ranger 4x4 SC 4.0 5sp
Re: ODB II question
Bronco II reliability question
Re: Bronco II reliability question

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Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 16:32:26 -0500
From: Chris Hunt <Chris Peake.com>
Subject: 94 Ranger 4x4 SC 4.0 5sp


I've got a 94 Ranger 4x4 SC 4.0 5sp with 96,000 miles.

When I start the engine when cold I get a clicking sound for a few
seconds.  It does not sound like a lifter.  Seems like it is coming from
the 5sp, the clutch area, throw-out bearing maybe?  Is this a know
problem/weak point?   Is this a Mazda lightweight tranny?

Thanks
Chris
chris peake.com


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From: "Joe M" <merchjo bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: ODB II question
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 19:40:57 -0500


Well I thought it was fixed but I received code 401 again today.  I did some
trouble shooting and checked the following:

Opened EGR valve with a vacuum pump - almost stalled running engine
Checked vacuum from EGR solenoid - does not appear to be any
Don't know how to check sensor

Guess its going to have to go to ford.  Hopefully if I tell them the codes,
they will be able to figure it out.

-----Original Message-----
From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
[mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of David Cooley
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 10:24 AM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [small-list] Re: ODB II question



Not a problem...  Mine the sensor itself was bad... looked all corroded
etc... $65.00 for the sensor.



>
> David thanks
>
> I took a better look at my header tube and I found 2 thin tubes coming off
> of it which I traced back to the block you described (they were hidden
under
> the intake).  After looking carefully I found that one hose had split at
> both ends.  Replaced it and now the code is cleared.  Weird Ford could not
> find this problem.
>
> Thanks again





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From: "Jim McLoughlin" <jim intelligenesis.net>
Subject: Bronco II reliability question
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 15:58:13 -0500


Hi

I'm planning on taking a 3-5,000 mile road trip across the country in my 88
ford Bronco II.  It weathered a similar trip admirably 3 years/30,000 miles
ago.  I'll have it checked out by my mechanic soon for a compression test
and his opinion, but wanted to know if I'll be pushing my look given the
following vitals:

- 156,000 miles, manual transmission
- new clutch at 120,000
- runs like a champ so far, a little tired sometimes.

If it needs more than $700-$1000 of work, I probably can't do it.  I'm
hoping to ge by with a tune-up, tightening of the suspension, and new
shocks.

If anyone has opinions on whether this seems reasonable/unreasonable,
similar experience, etc., I'd greatly appreciate replies, off-list or on.
I'm new to the list (greetings!), so I'm not sure what the standard is.

thanks

Jim McLoughlin



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Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 15:46:38 -0800
From: Jon and Jody <psycho direct.ca>
Subject: Re: Bronco II reliability question


If you do a full maintenance service on it, make sure its all in good shape,
and haven't had any reliability problems so far,  You should be fine.  If all
your mainenance has been on time and regular, and you don't run the snot out of
it all the time, reliability almost looks after itself.  Most, if not ALL of
the repairs my 84 has required have been because the previous owners neglected
the basic mainenance schedule (when I drained all the fluids-including the
diffs-they all looked pretty much alike!!!!), which has affected the
reliability VERY negatively.  MY only option is to keep replacing and upgrading
stuff that goes bad.  Give me another couple of years, and it will be a totally
new truck :-)

Blue coyote
Chopped 84 BII
"Broncenstein"
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.Broncenstein.homestead.com/Untitled1.html

As I tried to convey above, regular basic maintenance is crucial to maintain
reliability...

Jim McLoughlin wrote:

> Hi
>
> I'm planning on taking a 3-5,000 mile road trip across the country in my 88
> ford Bronco II.  It weathered a similar trip admirably 3 years/30,000 miles
> ago.  I'll have it checked out by my mechanic soon for a compression test
> and his opinion, but wanted to know if I'll be pushing my look given the
> following vitals:
>
> - 156,000 miles, manual transmission
> - new clutch at 120,000
> - runs like a champ so far, a little tired sometimes.
>
> If it needs more than $700-$1000 of work, I probably can't do it.  I'm
> hoping to ge by with a tune-up, tightening of the suspension, and new
> shocks.
>
> If anyone has opinions on whether this seems reasonable/unreasonable,
> similar experience, etc., I'd greatly appreciate replies, off-list or on.
> I'm new to the list (greetings!), so I'm not sure what the standard is.
>
> thanks
>
> Jim McLoughlin


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