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Old 08-03-2006, 08:33 PM   #29
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I ran my vin thru the Ford site and it came up no recalls. Its a 7.3 diesel also.
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:41 PM   #30
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Well, finally!

Of course, I disconnected mine a long time ago, and since we don't tow with cruise control, we don't really miss it. My husband said he'd rather leave it disconnected than let those %^&*@ get their hands on our van (he's convinced that when you go in for recall work, they'll break something else while it's there to run up a bill - paranoid or cautious, you decide)! Well, maybe we'll get that fixed later. First I need to go get our warped rotors taken care of...
Steph, PM me with year, model, and engine. I will see if I can get Ford to send me one Gratis. It is a simple task, involving a small wrench to make the needed modification. Your hubby should be able to do it in less than 15 minutes, including beverage break.
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:44 PM   #31
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I ran my vin thru the Ford site and it came up no recalls. Its a 7.3 diesel also.
Look at the front (end away from the booster) of your master cylinder. If it has a small two wire connector screwed into it, that is the part that goes bad. The fix consists of a new screw-in switch, with a fused connector to plug into the old plug.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:24 PM   #32
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Mine is the '95 E150 Clubwagon with the 351 V8 engine. My solution was to unplug the switch from the harness for the moment. I'm sure the fix would be a simple repair.

Oh, and my hubby doesn't touch the cars, that's my job
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:23 AM   #33
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F150 included in recall

The Ford recall included the 1998 F150's too. The modification consisted of an inline connector and harness placed on the switch. It took all of 2 minutes! Don't know if that solved anything. I would feel much better if this was powered through the ignition, so there would be no power when the ignition was turned off! But I guess that would be too logical.
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:02 AM   #34
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I would feel much better if this was powered through the ignition, so there would be no power when the ignition was turned off! But I guess that would be too logical.
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It was suggested, but overruled because of the ignition switch fires...
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:29 AM   #35
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FWIW I had the recall work done on my 97 F150...finally. The truck has over 300,000 miles on it. Many of them under cruise No fires here

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Old 08-04-2006, 08:00 AM   #36
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Let me start this by saying that my 2000 Ford F150 with 70000 miles on it has been absolutely trouble free from the moment I purchased it. Yesterday Toyota posted a 40% GAIN in profits and announced it surpassed Ford in sales in the U.S. I think Ford, G.M., Chrysler have lost the war.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:16 AM   #37
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Look at the front (end away from the booster) of your master cylinder. If it has a small two wire connector screwed into it, that is the part that goes bad. The fix consists of a new screw-in switch, with a fused connector to plug into the old plug.
THANKS... will do ..
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:42 PM   #38
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Well, finally!

Of course, I disconnected mine a long time ago, and since we don't tow with cruise control, we don't really miss it. My husband said he'd rather leave it disconnected than let those %^&*@ get their hands on our van (he's convinced that when you go in for recall work, they'll break something else while it's there to run up a bill - paranoid or cautious, you decide)! Well, maybe we'll get that fixed later. First I need to go get our warped rotors taken care of...
Stef, I had my rotors replaced at The Line up shop here in town last summer. The replacements they use are thicker and made better. I have had them on a year now, still no warping. I think they are the Raybestos brand but I couldn't swear to it. Worth checkin out anyway !
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Old 08-07-2006, 04:40 PM   #39
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Thanks Chris, we might have to give them a call. I remember you saying you had your whole front end rebuilt. At 100k the van is getting to that point where a little preventative maintenance might go a long ways.
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Old 08-07-2006, 06:22 PM   #40
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Ford Recall

I have a '99 F250 Super Duty 4 X 4 and it is part of the recall. If you want to find out if your rig is included, log onto customersaskford.com, follow the prompts and input your VIN#.
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Our 1997 B-Van is not in the recall. I just called Ford dealer down the street, and the service took the campaign recall number and our VIN. Our van was made Jan 1997, and Airstream got a hold of it, made it a camper March 1997.
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Old 08-25-2006, 02:11 PM   #42
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Is this what they mean?

We received Ford’s recall notice on Aug. 21; it was postmarked Aug. 18. It was in our mailbox when we were closing the gate as the fire truck was on its way out. Julius brought the letter to the house while I was on the phone to our insurance company to request that they dispatch a claims adjuster.

Quotes from Ford’s letter:
“Ford Motor Company has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 1994-2002 F-250/350/450/550, 1994-E-150/250/350, 1996-2002 E-450 (including motorhome applications), 2000-2002 Excursion, and 1998 Explorer and Mountaineer vehicles equipped with Speed Control….”

Further Quote: “What is the issue? On your vehicle, an underhood speed control deactivation switch may overheat, smoke, or burn, which could result in an underhood fire. This condition may occur either when the vehicle is parked [which ours was] or when it is being operated, even if the speed control is not in use.”

Our 1996 F250 was just sitting in the barn lot – only a few feet from the A/S. We hadn’t driven the truck in almost three weeks. I was in the house when I heard a loud BOOM and ran outside to discover flames shooting from the engine compartment. Julius was in the pasture working on one of our fences and came racing to the house. His first thought was the propane tank had exploded on the TT.

We quickly got a garden hose to spray water on and around the truck to prevent flames from spreading. I then ran to the house to call 911 for assistance. The flames had subsided somewhat by the time the fire truck arrived (we are 5 miles from the nearest town) and they completed the job of dousing the hot spots after we got the cab doors open and raised the hood.

After carefully inspecting the engine compartment, the fireman stated his belief that the fire’s cause was electrical in nature and appeared to have started in the vicinity of the master cylinder (surprise, surprise). The left front tire had also burned and was flat. It had probably exploded, which was the noise that first got our attention.

We are just thankful that we were home when the fire occurred and were able to take quick action to prevent collateral damage. The saddest aspect of the fire is the fact that we had just traded for this truck in Jan. of this year. It was in near mint condition and looked as if it had never been out of the garage. We put almost 11K miles on it pulling our A/S to the east coast and back earlier this year and it performed beautifully.

When this thread first appeared in June, 2005, we had a much older (1988) F250 that wasn’t affected by the recall and I failed to see/read/heed the recent posts earlier this month.

I plan to provide copies of the recall notice and of this thread to our claims adjuster and to our local fire department, among others.
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