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Old 04-08-2013, 03:11 PM
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Back in the saddle ....

I parked my '86 Eddie Bauer Bronco II in 99 when I bought a new Lariat F150 (one of many for the next 15 years.
She sat under a tree with a cover on for 13 years. I had a wild hair to get her back, pulled it out, put some new Goodyear Wranglers on her, put gas in it, changed a fuel pump, changed the oil and filter and fired her up and here she is. We are driving her every day and my wife and I are wondering why we gave up on her ....

I am going to have to bone back up on the EEC IV codes and theory, but it will be fun!

Anyway here are some pictures of her. I am still chasing a few sensor problems, but generally she is running great.

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Kind of bummed by the lack of interior parts available for sale, but the interior is not that bad. We won't drive her much (a few thousand a year or so), but I know we may start having upholstery issues in time.

Anyway, hope it motivates some of you guys to pull them out.

My next one is a 77 F100 I bought new. I will frame off that one.
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That looks great considering it sat for 13 years! Bet it brings back some old memories driving her again. When I started driving my new '88, after selling my first '88 11 years earlier, I felt like I had to re-learn a lot. The wiper/sprayer control took me a few minutes.
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That looks great considering it sat for 13 years! Bet it brings back some old memories driving her again. When I started driving my new '88, after selling my first '88 11 years earlier, I felt like I had to re-learn a lot. The wiper/sprayer control took me a few minutes.
LOL, the biggest surprise is how great the little truck is. I remember it being agile and nice to drive. It still is and more!

BTW, I knew 13 years ago that I wanted to drive it again and never intended to let it sit as long as I did. Life got in the way and so it goes. At least it is running again!
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I'm surprised the A4LD is a being compliant
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I'm surprised the A4LD is a being compliant
It had a bad modulator as it was shifting high but solid shifts, so I know the clutches and hydraulics are good (I was a pro auto tranny mech back in the day , 80's) so we changed the mod, it has changed the shiftpoints, but it is still not quite right yet. Manual shifting L,2,D, OD works good, so the mechanicals are still good. I am suspecting the modulator circuit to be "sticky" or at least something in that hydraulic circuit. We'll see.

I personally have always like the A4LD. It is tempermental, but still a good application of hydraulic control automatics ... JMHO
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