80-96-list-digest Sunday, May 31 1998 Volume 02 : Number 192



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Re: Brakes
FTE 80-96 - Re:Axel seals
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Brakes
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Brakes
FTE 80-96 - Fixed - 85 F250 Brakes (diesel)
FTE 80-96 - Rear Axle Wheel Bearings

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Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 10:24:44 EDT
From: JDavis1277aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Brakes

I've already told my sad story (whine) about brakes, so I won't repeat it.
Having said that, please let me add my $.02 on the subject. If you are going
to keep your Ford truck long term be sure to change the brake fluid and hoses
periodically. When the hoses become old they can become soft and collapse
after braking which causes them to act like a check valve and causes the
calipers to fail to release completely. This can be a serious and dangerous
problem which, I assure you, you don't want. I recommend 5 years on the
hoses. Mine failed at 7 years but I'm a low mileage driver. The interval on
fluid changes I will leave to others to comment on, but if you are changing
the hoses you may as well change the fluid at the same time. Good luck with
those brake problems. Butch Davis-
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Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 11:45:58 -0400
From: "JGA"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:Axel seals

It doesn't sound like an axel seal. I just had one replaced. The oil
didn't leak outside enough to cover the inside of the tire but inside the
brake drum it got into the brake lining. When that happens you will know
because that brake will grab pretty good giving you a pull to that side.
The heat from braking will tend to bake the stuff onto the drum braking
surface causing a pulsing type action. Had to have it cleaned off by
turning the drums, not for the metal but just enough to get the crud off
and make it round again. Someone mentioned the rear transmission seal,
this sounds like a possibility. If engine oil was leaking it will be all
over everything including back up the tailgate.

good hunting

J
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Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 09:51:41 -0700
From: "Mike"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Brakes

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From: JDavis1277aol.com
>The interval on
>fluid changes I will leave to others to comment on, but if you are changing
>the hoses you may as well change the fluid at the same time.

My Audi maintenance manual says change the fluid every two years.

mike
85 F250 4x4 xcab turbo diesel
91 Audi 200 turbo quattro




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Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 20:25:12 -0400
From: "Eric"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Brakes

>>fluid changes I will leave to others to comment on, but if you are
changing
>>the hoses you may as well change the fluid at the same time.
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>My Audi maintenance manual says change the fluid every two years.
>
changed the brake fluid in my '94 Splash last weekend for the first time
.... made a tremendous difference in the pedal .... before it would grab all
at once after the pedal was pressed quite a ways, now it's much smoother and
more progressive.

Eric S. - '94 Splash SC 4x4




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Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 17:29:44 -0700
From: "Mike"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Fixed - 85 F250 Brakes (diesel)

Symptoms: Poor braking in my 85 F250 4x4 xcab 6.9l w banks turbo. I could
stand on the brakes and not lock them up. Everything checked out good. Brand
new rear shoes, front pads at 85%, new fluid and bled a couple times.
Calipers checked out ok. Would hold vacuum over nite so I figured the
booster was good..
The fix: I replaced the vacuum pump. Cost - $120 for a reman and $20 for a
new pulley (old was bent). Brakes are _much_ better now.
Before, putting a vacuum gauge on the vacuum manifold, I would read 22 -
that would rapidly fall off each time the brake pedal was stepped on. 3
quick pumps and it would drop to 5. Now I get 24 - it drops to about 14 with
3 quick pumps and then comes back up quickly. Pedal feels a little softer
and goes down a little farther than before also.


mike miller



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Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 20:34:18 -0400
From: "Eric"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Rear Axle Wheel Bearings

I've noticed that my real wheel bearings are in need of replacement (low
growl and about 1/8" radial play at wheel). Could anyone offer any advice
on replacing them?

>From what I can see it should be just a matter of removing the axle shaft
(via pins in diff.? - haven't done much in the way of differentials) and
using a pull-hammer to get the old bearing and seal out and then using an
oversized socket to tap the new bearing and seal in.

I was planning on feeling my way through this procedure with the Chilton's
manual, but I've found that more often than not the advice on this list is
much more helpful than my manual. Thanks in advance.

Eric S. - '94 Splash SC 4x4 (8.8" differential)




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