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    Low idle, been chasing for years!

    Thanks, I'll have to look at that hose. I haven't messed with anything more yet. I've been avoiding the cold. Now I have another problem, so I'll have to deal with that first. I've used the idle screw to increase the idle as a stopgap measure in the past. But the computer tries to compensate...
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    4.0 OHV Bad Water Pump -- Head Gaskets Okay?

    In my experience they are likely blown. The head gaskets on these engines blow pretty easy.
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    Low idle, been chasing for years!

    I'll have to look into this stuff. I have an aftermarket throttle body on it. I tried putting the OEM back on there and it didn't make a difference. Plus I've had the aftermarket one on there for a long time. What's the chances of a minor vacuum leak so small that it's difficult to find...
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    Low idle, been chasing for years!

    I actually just put a new alternator on it. Wires could be a culprit though. I had an AC wire that went bad. Where is the ground strap located at the back of the engine?
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    Low idle, been chasing for years!

    You might referring to how while rolling no matter how slow, they usually won't drop below about 1000rpm until you push in the clutch, instead of dropping to normal idle. Then it drops to normal idle speed after you push in the clutch.
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    Low idle, been chasing for years!

    2000 (Manual trans., OHV) I have had a low fluctuating idle for years. Sometimes it will idle normal, about 700-750, but a lot if not most of the time it will idle around 500, or even drop lower, 300-400. Every once in a while low enough that it will stall. I have tried three different IAC...
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    My biggest Explorer project (4wd swap)...maybe!

    I need a bench and a place to put one. :D I there a access plate on the top where you can get to that stuff?
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    My biggest Explorer project (4wd swap)...maybe!

    I've never done anything like cracking into a transmission. What's involved in getting in there and getting to the bushings? One problem is the condition to work on things is terrible. Don't even really have level ground to work on for dropping the transmission. Or room to set the transmission...
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    2020 Ford Bronco!!

    The transmission is based on the getrag transmissions they had in 2011 Mustangs, which are garbage. I hope they really redo them.
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    2020 Ford Bronco!!

    This is a definite? I heard that it was, but you never know.
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    2020 Ford Bronco!!

    Maybe...if it is indeed available with a manual.
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    My biggest Explorer project (4wd swap)...maybe!

    Wow, it's been a while since I've been here. Things have changed. I have forgotten a lot too. I would of had the answer to a lot of these questions in the past. I've started searching around but I thought I would make a post. I still have my 2000 Explorer and drive it. I don't mind putting...
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    Would you buy the new Bronco if it had a manual transmission?

    Don't want it to look like a Jeep though. Want it to look like a Bronco.
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    Would you buy the new Bronco if it had a manual transmission?

    One article I saw said that it may be a drive train mule with a body slapped on it. At least I really hope that's the case.
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    Would you buy the new Bronco if it had a manual transmission?

    It used to be that way, but I don't think that is the case any longer. From the standpoint that most people can't even drive a stick these days. If a company had a fleet of vehicles all with manuals probably 95% of the employees wouldn't be able to drive them. Even the 1998-2001 fleet...
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    Would you buy the new Bronco if it had a manual transmission?

    That doesn't have anything to do with what we're talking about about. Those are niche vehicles. You aren't going to be seeing vehicles in the classes where talking about with CVTs in 2020. It may be more exhausting in conditions like off road but you have control over the power to the...
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    Would a mechanic try to fix the wiring?

    It was a wire to the A/C. I don't know exactly where or how the wire was damaged. The mechanic didn't say. He made a passing remark about mice chewing wires so I'm assuming it may have been mice. He didn't fix it by dealing with the wire in the harness. He bypassed it and ran a wire between...
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    Would you buy the new Bronco if it had a manual transmission?

    You do realize that 2020 is less than three years away? Things are not going to change that much until then. Most vehicles are not going to have CVT transmissions. Especially anything larger than small vehicles. There are problems with CVTs that manufactures are still working out. In fact...
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    Would a mechanic try to fix the wiring?

    I'm not referring to P0174 codes in general. In this specific case the code only coincides with the P0600 and P0800 codes. It only appears at the same time, and only when those two codes are set. That is why it seems like in this case, with my car that there is some kind of PCM issue. That I...
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    Would a mechanic try to fix the wiring?

    I've dealt with lean bank faults before from various reasons. The P0174 only gets set when and at the same time as the P0800 and P0600. And since the PCM controls various engine functions I think it could easily cause that code.
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    93 Explorer, 20+ flushes in a 2 year old cooling system, coolant still brown

    When you say you've been flushing the system do you mean just the radiator or the whole engine block? The engine block itself holds a good bit of coolant and if you're not getting that it may just be turning the whole system brown again in no time. One time when I was changing a water pump and...
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    Would you buy the new Bronco if it had a manual transmission?

    As most of you probably know Ford in 2020 is bringing the Ranger and Bronco back. The Bronco is supposed to be somewhat true to it's roots. Have a frame, solid rear axle, to be able to compete in the same class as Jeeps. Even though it's going to be more "ruggedly" oriented, whether they...
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    Would a mechanic try to fix the wiring?

    Here's the deal! My Explorer is constantly throwing PO600, PO800 codes. PCM communication errors. Which in turns also throws a PO174, lean bank condition because of the communication problems. So possible causes are a bad PCM and bad wiring. I suspect it is bad wiring. I say that because...
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    Remove cable from parking brake pedal assembly?

    To get rid of the slack I'm going to cut the intermediate cable and put a turnbuckle in there. The problem is pulling the slack out of and holding the rear cable against the spring on the end of the cable that attaches to the lever that works the parking brake. Any body have any tricks for this?
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    Remove cable from parking brake pedal assembly?

    Does anything ever work? I got the pedal assembly with the cable installed back finally. And I'm mainly just complaining now, but I put all the new cables on to the back and it is way too long. Not even close. As far as I can tell I got all the right parts. :confused:
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