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small-list Digest Mon, 12 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 040

In This Issue:
89 Ranger 2.3 L Temperature Sender
Re: '92 V6 Quits at 3k Rpm
engine de-carb?
Re: engine de-carb?
Re: '92 V6 Quits at 3k Rpm
Re: '92 V6 Quits at 3k Rpm
Re: engine de-carb?
Ball joint removal

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From: Ardy2 aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 22:46:36 EST
Subject: 89 Ranger 2.3 L Temperature Sender

Can anyone tell me where on the engine this is located?

My temp gauge has stopped working and I suspect it is the sending unit.

Thanks



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From: ManicMechanicNC netscape.net
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 22:55:49 -0500
Subject: Re: '92 V6 Quits at 3k Rpm




>
> My '92 Explorer started just shutting off at 3k rpm the other day. This


Just an educated guess but I'd look into the ignition module or pick-up..

Tim T
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From: "Stephen Brown" <snoopy1 ford-trucks.net>
Subject: engine de-carb?
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 05:50:27 -0800

Hey Everyone,

My '94 4.0 has a bad knocking problem above 3k rpm. I put in Bosch platinum plugs
and it stopped for a couple of weeks , but now its back. Ive also tried better gas and
a few different additiveswith no luck.  My regular mechanic says I need to have an
"engine de-carb" done to remove excess carbon (it also uses about 1qt. of oil every
5 weeks or so, he says it'll fix that too) . It6 costs $90. to have it done.

Has anyone else had this done? Is it worth $90. ?

Stephen Brown

71  F250   "Baby"
69  F100  project
68  F100  (parts truck)
94  Ranger Supercab XLT 4.0


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From: "David Cooley" <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: engine de-carb?
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 09:24:24 -0500


There is some truth to it, but if it stopped with new plugs, then carbon
isn't the problem.
First thing to do is go back to the stock plug... Bosch plats have a very
fine center electrode that get's hotter than a standard plug and can
contribute to pinging...
An engine "decarb" is basically running the engine at 2500RPM and slowly
pouring water into the intake.  as the water gets into the cylinders, it
wets the carbon, then as the fuel burns, it flashes into steam and "blows"
the carbon off the head, piston crown etc.  can be helpful, but if it's
carboned up enough, the chunks can be large and cause bent valves, plugged
cats etc.
if the engine uses a MAF (not sure if it's MAF or MAP on 94) then a can of
carb cleaner spray will help... Spray it over the MAF with the engine off
and make sure you get the elements very good.  A dirty MAF causes pinging as
it senses less air into the engine and makes the mixture leaner.



> Hey Everyone,
>
>  My '94 4.0 has a bad knocking problem above 3k rpm. I put in
> Bosch platinum plugs
> and it stopped for a couple of weeks , but now its back. Ive
> also tried better gas and
> a few different additiveswith no luck.  My regular mechanic
> says I need to have an
> "engine de-carb" done to remove excess carbon (it also uses
> about 1qt. of oil every
> 5 weeks or so, he says it'll fix that too) . It6 costs $90.
> to have it done.
>
> Has anyone else had this done? Is it worth $90. ?


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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 17:42:14 -0600
From: a&b <pedalfox bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: '92 V6 Quits at 3k Rpm


What pickup? CPS?
thanks,
Bill G

ManicMechanicNC netscape.net wrote:

> > My '92 Explorer started just shutting off at 3k rpm the other day. This
>
> Just an educated guess but I'd look into the ignition module or pick-up..
>
> Tim T
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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Re: '92 V6 Quits at 3k Rpm
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 17:34:37 -0600


The magnetic pickup in the distributor is what he is referring to I'm sure.

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.
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> What pickup? CPS?
> thanks,
> Bill G
>
> ManicMechanicNC netscape.net wrote:
>
> > > My '92 Explorer started just shutting off at 3k rpm the other day.
This
> >
> > Just an educated guess but I'd look into the ignition module or
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From: "Ron, Marge &Ted" <rmtsadu sunlink.net>
Subject: Re: engine de-carb?
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 18:47:09 -0500


> Hey Everyone,
>
>  My '94 4.0 has a bad knocking problem above 3k rpm. .  My regular
mechanic says I need to have an
> "engine de-carb" done to remove excess carbon (it also uses about 1qt. of
oil every
> 5 weeks or so, he says it'll fix that too) . It6 costs $90. to have it
done.
>
> Has anyone else had this done? Is it worth $90. ?
>
> Stephen Brown
> Hi Stephen,
   Had the de-carb done on the wife's 94 Explorer for pinging. Did
absolutely nothing for it. Had a host of other procedures done to it to,
some done by 3 different Ford dealers and some suggestions made to me on
this list I performed, all with no luck. I am convinced it's the nature of
the 4.0L beast!
                           Ron


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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 22:31:16 -0600
From: Joe Mitchell <meloyelo swbell.net>
Subject: Ball joint removal


I am lowering my truck this weekend, and it involves installing new i beams
on the front. How should I go about pushing the ball joints out? In my
Haynes manual, it says not to use a pickle fork to separate them. It also
says I should use a c-clamp, with some adapters ("available at your local
parts store"). Well, I went and asked a few parts counter guys, and all they
could come up with was a 2 pronged fork that I took to be a pickle fork.
Sooo, should I be able to use this? Or do I need to use a c-clamp? And will
the stock ball joints be re-useable? Or should I plan on putting in new
ones? I want to save as much money as possible, since the lowering kit cost
around $500, and I'm low on cash and the ball joints are still good...Any
help appreciated..Thanks in advance....

Joe


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