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fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, August 29 1997 Volume 01 : Number 083



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In this issue:

Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem ["Mark J. Salvetti" ]
Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem [Chris Kelly ]
Gasoline FAQ [Ken Payne ]
F350 Brakes [Sheila Goodson ]
wiring (again) ["Casey Vandor" ]
Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem ["warren" ]

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Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 22:24:15 -0400
From: "Mark J. Salvetti"
Subject: Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem

A couple of days ago I posted a reply to Bill Street's shifting problem. =
I have a 1986 F-150, 5.0L, 4-spd OD tranny. I was in the middle of the =
clutch replacement that the dealer diagnosed, and said I'd post an =
update.

Well, the new clutch is in, but I still have the same problem. Damn. =
It's hard to shift into 1st, 2nd, and otherwise has acted like the =
clutch didn't fully release. With the truck still up on jackstands, I =
can push it into first, and with the clutch out (peddle to the floor) =
the rear wheels spin.

I guess that just leaves the hydraulic system. My Haynes says clutch =
release lever travel is supposed to be 0.53 inches. Mine is about 0.6. =
I pointed this out to the dealer, because that seemed awfully close to =
the minimum, but they said it was OK. =20

I'm going to try to talk them into selling me the parts at cost or with =
very little markup to make up for the misdiagnosis. I think Ford made =
this model truck so that you have to replace the slave and the master =
cylinder together (about $200 at my local aftermarket parts store). =
There sure doesn't seem to be any way to disconnect the line to the =
slave (I'd like to just try replacing the slave first).

Open to any suggestions or advice.

Thanks in advance!

Mark Salvetti
1986 F-150

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Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 22:36:54 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
Subject: Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem

Mark J. Salvetti wrote:
>
> A couple of days ago I posted a reply to Bill Street's shifting problem. I have a 1986 F-150, 5.0L, 4-spd OD tranny. I was in the
middle of the clutch replac
>
> Well, the new clutch is in, but I still have the same problem. Damn. It's hard to shift into 1st, 2nd, and otherwise has acted like the
clutch didn't fully r
>
> I guess that just leaves the hydraulic system. My Haynes says clutch release lever travel is supposed to be 0.53 inches. Mine is about 0.6.
I pointed this o
>
> I'm going to try to talk them into selling me the parts at cost or with very little markup to make up for the misdiagnosis. I think Ford
made this model truck
>
> Open to any suggestions or advice.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Mark Salvetti
> 1986 F-150
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Is your engine idling at the correct speed! If its idling fast it will
make it hard to shift into gears....espescially first and
reverse....Have you checked the tranny fluid? I have a 94 and the only
way I know mine is low is 2cd gear gets hard to shift....Its the highest
gear in the transmission so its the first to become non lubricated!
Otherwise I would have to believe it is the slave cylinder! Good luck!

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Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 22:57:18 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Gasoline FAQ

Forgot who is was that asked about it, but **yes**!!!
There will be a link to the gasoline FAQ added to our
site. Also, someone sent me some photos of a test version
of the new F250s, not a "spy" shot as it's sitting in
a parking lot. Most of the front is covered up with
what looks like plastic but you do get a sneak peak at
the grill. This will soon go on the site as an item of
interest.

Give me time on the questions I ask for input on...
I am indeed flooded with email!

Ken

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Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 20:09:46 -0700
From: Sheila Goodson
Subject: F350 Brakes

We are experiencing similar problems with our 89 F250; has 460; heavy
duty set up with tow package.

My husband has completely changed out the brakes, replaced the master
cylinder and the power assist (doohickey) . Brakes seem great when
they're bled out, but the minute you turn on the ignition, boom pedal
hits the floor. Truck stops ok for a while but then it starts to get
real mushy.

Any help out there?

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Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 21:24:32 -0800
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: wiring (again)

I was cleaning out my truck (first time for everything) and when I was
>pulling stuff from under the seat, I found a large grey box with about
>15-20 wires in a big bundle hooked into it. The truck is an 83 F-250
351W.
> It has Duraspark ignition, and the brainbox for that is on the driver
side
>wheelwell. Does anybody know what this box is for? I don't have any
>special options like A/C or anything, so what could this be for?

Even though the truck is an '83 I have a computer? What does the computer
control? The duraspark brainbox is on the drivers side wheelwell, the
engine is carborated, (Motorcraft 7200 Varible Venturi) So I don't
understand what the computer would be for.
Any suggestions?
thanks
Casey

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Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 03:10:41 -0500
From: "warren"
Subject: Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem

: Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 21:16:45 -0400 (EDT)
: From: DanHolmes9aol.com
: Subject: Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem
: I have the exact same problem with my 88 Ranger
: 2.3 with the Mazda 5-speed. My truck has 150k on it and dosen't want
to
: shift to first like you said, and grinds into reverse. I agree with
Andy
: about the pressure plate. The clutch just dosen't seem to release
all the
: way.
I experienced the same on a 92' 2.3L with the 5-speed, except I did not
have the luxury of contemplating what to do, as mine went away in about
a one week time span at 64k miles. It turned out to be a throw-out
bearing which pretty much exploded and took out everything in it's
path. I would check it soon, if it goes like mine did (under full
acceleration) it won't be cheap.
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Warren Kurtz
wkurtzsky.net
Ford Ranger Fans On-Line
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sky.net/~wkurtz

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