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Old 03-11-2012, 04:02 PM
trizguy trizguy is offline
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Default Spring time in Minnesota

Spring has finally come (for now) in Minnesota. With record highs it is an opportunity to work on my 2003 Ranger. So far the forum has been very helpful, but as most projects, once I get started I find lots more that needs attention.

While changing the sparkplugs (after finding here that the catalogs spec the wrong plugs and the manual specs the wrong gap - Thank you RCS MacGyver) with the right front wheel was off, I decided to check the abs sensor to see if cleaning it would eliminate the abs activating at slow speeds. I then noticed that the hub grease cap was missing and there is corrosion in the hub big time. I'll post in the appropriate forum, but I think I'm in for some serious work.

My favorite slogan is from Red Green, "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."

If you have ever wondered what the heck the engineer who designed this ^%$#% was thinking, I might know. My first job out of college (1976) was at Chrysler as a design engineer. Most consumers would never see my components (front forestructure and suspension crossmember) but I'm sure some mechanics and collision guys have cursed me. The guys writing the service manuals show up as the first production cars are about to be built. Until then, the only people design engineers deal with are the manufacturing guys. Everything goes together easily in the factory. After that ????

However, I was in a special training assignment for the first two years. Three months of that were spent at a Chrysler mechanics school so I had a better perspective then most engineers. Vehicles were simpler then. You didn't need a forum to find how to access sparkplugs or more than an analog voltmeter to diagnose electrical problems.

I inherited my Ranger from my late brother-in-law. He died of colon cancer at age 44. He forgot his mom had it when he was 18. Had he remembered that, he would have started getting a colonoscopy at age 40 and likely be with us today. So you guys, when your time comes to get one, don't neglect it.

Well, time to get posting and back to work.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:08 PM
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:20 PM
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:29 PM
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:03 PM
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