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Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 01-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By billball
blower sound in engine compartment on 4.9

When I turn off my truck on hot days, sometimes a blower will come on for a period of time. Is this some sort of cooling blower? I have a 89 F150 with the 4.9 liter engine.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 01-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By billball
I had the same thing. Brake fluid was low, added...

I had the same thing. Brake fluid was low, added some, problem solved.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 12-30-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By billball
those windows are notorious for getting stuck. I...

those windows are notorious for getting stuck. I took a hammer and gave the regulator a couple of gentle whacks and I lubed the slide where the regulator travels. It was only stuck, and has worked...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 12-30-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By billball
My 89 has a very similar noise. I listened...

My 89 has a very similar noise. I listened carefully, and mine is the power steering pump, which sits up on top of my 4.9 liter six cylinder. After discovering the noise the pump has started...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 12-30-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,025
Posted By billball
Question replacing power steering pump on 89 Six cylinder f150

I have been trying to find directions for changing the power steering pump, which sets up on the top, driver side of my 4.9 inline six. Do I need a puller to get the pulley off, and can I change it...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-20-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By billball
Ok, for that price, it's worth it, since it's...

Ok, for that price, it's worth it, since it's loose anyway. I'll put one in and see what happens. At least the key won't fall out, and maybe it will prevent a problem when I'm away from home . ...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-20-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By billball
Question key cylinder in steering column '89 F150

I posted in electrical but maybe this is the place for this question. When I slip the key in to start the truck it's fine, but loose. When I turn it back towards me to the accessory position it won't...
Forum: Electrical 09-02-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By billball
Question 89 F150, ACC position on ignition lock cylinder inoperative.

My ignition lock cylinder seems worn, and when I turn it backward for acc, the accessories won't work. Is this the fault of the lock cylinder? If I replace the lock cylinder, will that fix the...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 08-28-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By billball
I think that I will attempt to completely remove...

I think that I will attempt to completely remove the loose reflector before taking the metal insert off the tailgate. That way I can put some pressure (carefully) on the rest of the glue without...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 08-27-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By billball
Question removal of 89 tailgate insert

I have a 89 XLT Lariat. It has the brushed metal, with the reflector insert across the tailgate. I know there are two screws on the back edge of the tailgate, on each end. Are there also screws...
Forum: Drivetrain 07-28-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By billball
Thanks for the information. since I'm not...

Thanks for the information. since I'm not familiar with the diff, I should have it checked by a shop. While the play many not be a risk at the moment, I can stand to hear that clank when I shift. ...
Forum: Drivetrain 07-26-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By billball
Question Clunk in Differential

Hi, I have a 89 F150, 4.9 L, with 5 speed manual. The u-joints are new. When I'm driving and upshift and let the clutch out, the differential clunks. The diff. makes no noise, like humming, or...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 05-10-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,283
Posted By billball
Lightbulb 89 f150 4.9 a/c bypass belt

I'm posting this for informational purposes, because I could never find an answer on any site. My a/c compressor bit the dust, plus there were a couple leaks, and I didn't want to put a bunch of...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 02-09-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By billball
Question Serpentine belt for a/c bypass on 89 4.9

My a/c compressor bit the dust and sounds like it's going to come apart, and the parts stores don't have a bypass pulley for an '89. I figured I'll just get a shorter serpentine belt and bypass the...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-10-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By billball
Question question about overflow tank

Ok, I understand how the cap works, etc. I am wondering if the overflow tank has some sort of valve on it, and if so, is it on the bottom, or built in? It looks like the coolant in my overflow tank...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-09-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By billball
Question Low reading on a couple of my dash guages

My 89 f150 reads low on both the ammeter and the temp guage. The ammeter barely reads 12 volts, even at driving speed with a new alternator, and the temp guage reads about a 1/4 off of cold, and I...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-09-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By billball
Post I have an 89 F150 with the 4.9, and I have a bad...

I have an 89 F150 with the 4.9, and I have a bad a/c pulley bearing, and mine is making that noise too. The clutch works ok, but the bearing is getting really noisy. If you want to check out your...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,246
Posted By billball
Lightbulb You know they say you should always read first?

:blush: Hi guys, Well, after reading one place that it was left handed and others saying it's right handed thread, I thought I'd go down and try to break it loose again. Boy, did I feel stupid. You...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-05-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,246
Posted By billball
Question frustration over loosening the nut

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not replacing the water pump, as it was replaced a number of years ago. The shaft doesn't have any play, and the pump isn't leaking. Hopefully the previous owner...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-04-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,246
Posted By billball
Angry 89 F150 4.9 fan clutch nut direction

:censored::censored:Ok, I'm confused. I went to Autozone and got the two piece wrench set (one to hold the pulley and the other to turn the large nut on the pump shaft). The confusion is which way do...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-03-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,791
Posted By billball
Thumbs up finally finished with the conversion

Ok guys, Thanks for all your help. As I mentioned, I got my new alternator & wiring from RJM, but I didn't mention that I settled on the 95 amp, offset pivot, G3 model, which is a direct bolt on for...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-01-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,791
Posted By billball
insulator clocking on the alternator

Hey, thanks for getting back to me. With repeated calls, I was able to reach RJM and he told me to just clip away a little of the plastic on the smaller slot. He said just make sure not to take off...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-30-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,791
Posted By billball
Question G2e to G3 conversion (cont.)

Hey 5 Rangers, you really posted great pictures explaining the changeover. I ordered my alternator and the cable kits form RJM, and I got them in a week, well packed, and in perfect condition. I'm...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-24-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By billball
Question fan clutch noise on my 89 4.9

Thanks for the information. I'll try that (as soon as I get my G3 alternator and wiring) :) Ole Red is sitting in the driveway minus the crunchy, burned connectors and wires attached to the...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-24-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By billball
Fan clutch on 89 F150 4.9

Hi again, When I first start my truck I hear something making noise and it sounds like a bearing on something in the front of the engine. The last time it made that noise, it also chattered like a...
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