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Forum: General Tech 10-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,822
Posted By blhde
Re: Windshield washer nozzle clogged....

The cowl is welded in place accessing the back side is a real PITA. I do believe the computer sits in a sleeve and you will not able to get what you need.

There is an access panel about in the...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 10-04-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,254
Posted By blhde
Re: E-fan switch question

It means you are paranoid. Its an observation based upon your response I wouldn't expect you to be able to see it or take a little bit of lighthearted criticism.


Batteries are storage devices...
Forum: Electrical Tech 10-03-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By blhde
Re: Truck won't start, ticking from fuse box - How to test

See if you can get a jump. If it starts the battery is shot.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 10-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,607
Posted By blhde
Re: does replacing the wheel cylinder require a brake bleed?

You can also get speed bleeders allowing one man bleeding without special tooling.

It is a standard bleeder with a spring loaded valve. You press the brake it will release fluid stop pressing the...
Forum: Electrical Tech 10-03-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By blhde
Re: Drivers window dead

When the windows get slow it can be the contacts in the switches or the tracks need to be lubed.

My pass side window stopped about a month ago and the track just needed some silicone spray. You...
Forum: Electrical Tech 10-03-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By blhde
Re: Fuel Gage Doesn't go down

Mine do sink but do not go to empty, they may lose a 1/4 tank at most.

Either way its a moot point as who cares what a gauge says when off. They are not suppose to work.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 10-03-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,254
Posted By blhde
Re: E-fan switch question

Do you wear tin hats too?

On the hottest of days the fan will cycle 4 or 5 times for 2 or 3 minutes in a half hour after the truck is shut off. Also it will not ruin the battery, if anything...
Forum: Electrical Tech 10-02-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By blhde
Re: Fuel Gage Doesn't go down

Why would it go to empty when you turn it off?
Forum: General Tech 10-02-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By blhde
Re: Retrofit AC

Always heard it called 280 air.

The cost of retrofit is really up to you if you can afford it. I would not buy any used parts if you want the system to function on the first try. You will need...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 10-02-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,254
Posted By blhde
Re: E-fan switch question

I have my truck wired so that the fan will come on when ever the radiator is hot. The coolant still circulates throughout the engine even off. Its personal preference.

Otherwise if you have an...
Forum: Electrical Tech 10-02-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By blhde
Re: 8 130watt lights can I? electric guru's?

Probably?

The stock wiring wont handle anything over the stock alternator. You upgrade one you upgrade both. Just asking for trouble not doing it.

I did the big 3 and I dont even have a...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 10-02-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,905
Posted By blhde
Re: Why is the manual transmission tow rating lower than the automatic?

The clutch is the biggest issue.

As long as you dont drag the clutch when you shift and dont slip it a lot you should be ok.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 10-02-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,254
Posted By blhde
Forum: Electrical Tech 10-01-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By blhde
Re: 8 130watt lights can I? electric guru's?

The 80's KC knockoffs dont look near as cool as the HIDs. I'm guessing your doing this for looks anyway based on the pic of your truck in the mall.


Keep in mind 200 amp alts are custom units if...
Forum: Electrical Tech 10-01-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,368
Posted By blhde
Re: GPS Speedometer?

Gauge blank no one makes them.

Most guys will either fab a blank or take a hole saw and cut holes into the stock cluster and slide new gauges into it.


I would get your original trans rebuilt...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 09-30-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By blhde
Re: Front drive shaft cross thread issue

In the first post you say it the axle shaft now you say its the drive shaft. I think you need to look over a parts diagram so you can use the right names.
...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-30-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By blhde
Re: New owner of a new to me ranger

Oh its gonna be squirrely you just wont get stuck on a flat street. Throttle control is critical if you want to go forward instead throw snow.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 09-30-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By blhde
Re: 4L OHV oil pressure switch

Haynes lol

Driver side above the oil pan, behind the power steering pump, near the motor mount. It is on a fixture and not directly only the block.

I would get some sort of piping and use T...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-30-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By blhde
Re: New owner of a new to me ranger

Why is everyone forgets o2's in a tune up. They are made of the same metals as the plugs, and if the plugs are bad the o2's are too.


IMHO, change nothing unless it doesn't look or feel right. ...
Forum: General Tech 09-29-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By blhde
Re: Car Alarm Help

The theft light is the ford factory theft deterrent. It uses chipped keys that are unique to your truck and disables the truck from driving.

I would look for the aftermarket alarm first. It...
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-29-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,368
Posted By blhde
Re: GPS Speedometer?

I know the speedo uses a square wave and 8k pulses per mile. As far as the Autometer GPS thing it sounds plausible, but its your 200 bucks. I dont think anyone here is running one so you will have...
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-29-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,285
Posted By blhde
Re: How much does it cost to have a computer flashed (reprogrammed)?

Its the 4 digit code, its on both stickers.
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-29-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,368
Posted By blhde
Re: GPS Speedometer?

The CEL will never go off until you get a signal from the output shaft speed sensor.


Im guessing its a manual but I have no idea.
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-29-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By blhde
Re: PATS or bigger electrical issue?

When lead acid batteries age the lead the plates they are mode of falls to the bottom of the case. Over time this lead build up and shorts out the plates. So you have battery one minute with normal...
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-27-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,285
Posted By blhde
Re: How much does it cost to have a computer flashed (reprogrammed)?

Haynes Manual lol

If the calibration code is the same on the sticker you should have no issues with the swap. If you have PATS than the dealer will need to marry the new computer and PATS...
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