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Forum: Electrical Tech 09-04-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By mfernandes
Re: Adding oem Keyless Entry and power locks

I understand what you say, and Im sure 20 years after my truck was manufactured there are better systems.
The reason is I like to keep my truck as original as possible and I always like to use oem...
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-02-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By mfernandes
Adding oem Keyless Entry and power locks

Hello there! Its been a while, this year Ive been very busy at work, but spring is comming here (I live on the other side of the Americas) and Ive got a new proyect for the Ranger.

Some years ago...
Forum: Interior Tech 05-28-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By mfernandes
Forum: Interior Tech 05-28-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,798
Posted By mfernandes
Re: The Mysterious Cabin Air Filter

There you go!!!!

The cabin air filter myth was, until now, like the fenix, impossible to catch.

Question is, if I want to add the filter, how should it be done?
Forum: Interior Tech 04-22-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,798
Posted By mfernandes
Re: The Mysterious Cabin Air Filter

I like plan C!
Tomorrow I'll upload detailed pictures
Forum: Interior Tech 04-22-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,798
Posted By mfernandes
Re: The Mysterious Cabin Air Filter

I see your point.
Tomorrow I will shoot some pics at the evaporator housing as well as the under dash ac plenum. Since I've got both out of the truck is much easier.
But, yes. The only way I can...
Forum: Interior Tech 04-22-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,798
Posted By mfernandes
Re: The Mysterious Cabin Air Filter

Hello there.
Im sorry to bring this old thread back again, but I found this on eBay:

http://i.imgur.com/z86NY3w.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Ojn3qTn.jpg

Its claims to be for 1998-2003 Rangers.
...
Forum: Interior Parts 01-12-2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,281
Posted By mfernandes
Re: Cleaning out the garage

Youre right, I forgot about the feedback. My bad!

Im into it right now, sorry man!!!
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 09-29-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By mfernandes
Re: Clutch replacement: LUK or Sachs?

Rockauto run out of LUK clutches set.
I cant belive the bad luck I have, I feel like if I buy a circus, the midgets grow up!

Are the Sachs clutch any good?
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 09-27-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By mfernandes
Re: Clutch replacement: LUK or Sachs?

Ok, point for LUK it is.
Thanks a lot man!
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 09-27-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By mfernandes
Clutch replacement: LUK or Sachs?

Hi pals.
Soon, Ill be replacing the clutch on my truck.
In a couple of weeks, Ill be on vacations to New York, so, Id like to buy the clutch in the US while Im there.

Question is; which brand do...
Forum: General Tech 09-15-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By mfernandes
Re: A/C Evaporator housing heat insulator

For a 5 minutes job and almost free (the self adhesive aluminium foil and the thermal mats I put inside) the results where pretty good I guess:

http://i.imgur.com/2SRodn1.jpg
...
Forum: Interior Tech 09-12-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By mfernandes
Re: air only works on high

The original blower resistor connector can be rusted, Id take it appart and spray some electrical connector cleaner. Also, to prevent rust in the future, apply some electrical grease to the...
Forum: General Tech 09-12-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By mfernandes
Re: A/C Evaporator housing heat insulator

Yesterday I went ahead and followed your advise.
I had at home some thermal insulator and also self adhesive thick aluminium foil from a previous construction.

What I did was to introduce the...
Forum: General Tech 09-11-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By mfernandes
A/C Evaporator housing heat insulator

Hi pals, I have a question, hope -as ususal- that somebody on the forum can help me.

My evaporator case or housing thermal shield is completely torn and destroyed.

What I mean is the yellow...
Forum: Exterior Tech 08-19-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,535
Posted By mfernandes
Re: Tailgate won't stay closed

Can you please take a picture of your repair? Id really like to see that, sounds very interesting man!
Forum: Northeastern Region 08-13-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By mfernandes
Forum: Northeastern Region 08-13-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By mfernandes
Re: Anyone from NYC? Ford dealership in Manhattan

I thought about jumping to NJ, but theres a problem, and its called "wife". If I propose her to take a train to NJ to visit a Ford dealership and lost 1/2 a day, either i divorce and stay in NY or...
Forum: Northeastern Region 08-13-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By mfernandes
Anyone from NYC? Ford dealership in Manhattan

Hi guys!
On October 17th. Im going off vacations to New York. I booked a hotel in Manhattan; ROW NYC, Times Square.

As I post on every thread, american Ford parts are very hard to find here in...
Forum: Suspension Tech 08-09-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By mfernandes
Re: more "civilized" ride

Thanks a lot guys.
About the added weight on the bed, I forgot to mention that. It's a common "mod" on older toyotas here. I might try that.
i might also go for the stock radius arm bushing, as...
Forum: Suspension Tech 08-09-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By mfernandes
more "civilized" ride

First off... I know Rangers are not Lincolns, the ride will never be as smooth as a full size sedan, but Id like a more "comfortable" ride on the truck, specialy because roads here are a disaster!
...
Forum: Exterior Tech 08-04-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By mfernandes
Re: Exterior Door Handle Keeps Breaking

Excellent!!!!
Like you said, when I replaced the handles a couple of months ago I took 5 minutes to diagnose the failure, and the issue is on the arms; the spring was fine this time.
So, you think...
Forum: Exterior Tech 07-06-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By mfernandes
Re: Exterior Door Handle Keeps Breaking

I never apply too much force, but I like the latch idea!!!
Forum: Exterior Tech 07-03-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By mfernandes
Re: Exterior Door Handle Keeps Breaking

Im also in this oddisey... Ive replaced the handle almost once a year.

Ive seen at eBay all metal door handles but for newerer models; 98+.
Question is, will this all metal handles for 98+...
Forum: Interior Parts 06-26-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,281
Posted By mfernandes
Re: Cleaning out the garage

Thanks a lot man!!!
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