1983 Ford Bronco
Owner: Steve83         (All of this user's registries on SuperMotors)
From: Memphis, TN, U.S.A.        (Other registries in TN)
Year, Make, & Model: 1983 Ford Bronco        (Other Ford Broncos)
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Clubs: SuperFord.org        (Other vehicles in this club)
FullSizeBronco.com        (Other vehicles in this club)
Nickname: That dirty old truck
Mileage: 640000
Engine: 1995 4.9L from F-150, UN-rebuilt, completely transplanted twice, including computer, air filter, y-pipe, & all accessories. 130A alternator, 1996 Bronco gas tank & pump. K&N drop-in.
Drivetrain: 1978 F-250 NP-435; '93 BW1356 clocked; reman rear d'shaft; rebuilt front d'shaft; '96 Bronco D44IFS with 3.07 open diff; rebuilt Ford 8.8" 3.08 open; stock F&R antisway bars & Energy polyurethane bushings all around.
Notes: It has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for the 2nd time now. Most of the body & frame are '93, the tailgate is a '96, the door mirrors are heavily modified with LEDs, and the camper shell is a '96 with a '94 Explorer roof rack & '82 sliding windows. The front shoulder belts & rear seat are the original '83 parts, but the front seats are '97 Econoline power captain's chairs with heat. The instrument cluster & wiring harnesses have been heavily modified so the factory fuel reset light works, and a semi-factory low fuel light has been added. I've added AutoLamps, AutoDimming Brights, RKE, one-touch both directions for all windows, an auto-dimming compass rear-view mirror, dual visors, dual spotlight wiring, always-on PW, OBA. The CB & radar detector are hard-wired. Planned mods include a sunroof & articulated doors. The bumpers are my own design (mostly hand-built). The front includes factory trim, 2 storage compartments, 3 recovery points, a removable fold-down grille guard, & a Ramsey RE12000. The rear bumper has an integral hitch receiver & 3 locking storage boxes.
Last Updated: 7/31/2014
Hits: 1280725
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        folder Front Bumper Repairs170022,65606/2/079/24/13
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    folder Brakes & Hubs13700577,12507/13/037/14/14
    folder Tailgate Tech14300539,71707/7/037/9/14
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    folder 8.8" Axle5300191,43307/21/037/28/14
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    folder '84-89 Fuel Reservoirs3200109,50809/7/086/28/14
    folder '87-96 Instruments, Low Fuel Light, Oil Pressure4500119,35407/4/067/5/14
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    folder Radio130035,41704/15/063/31/13
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    folder Cargo Cover Specs530044,126011/29/047/26/14
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    folder Spark Plug Wire Repair100011,387010/27/076/28/12
    folder 9.75" Rear Disc Conversion50010,36003/11/062/17/13
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DrawRod3.JPG
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I probably spent 20 minutes to get it to this point.


DrawRod2.JPG
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This is after a few minutes' work...


DrawRod1.JPG
24 hits | 77.82 KB | Posted: 7/26/14

This is the draw rod from a cargo cover that was lying in the bed of a JY Bronco under a LARGE pile of other parts. I almost missed it.
50PIP7.JPG
23 hits | 124.68 KB | Posted: 7/26/14

Since I set it to #1TDC & marked the rotor & block (note the orange line below the PIP connector) before removal, it was easy to get it back in time & cranked. Then I set it to 10BTDC with the timing light, and closed the hood.
50PIP6.JPG
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It's ready to drop back in.
50PIP5.JPG
22 hits | 95.32 KB | Posted: 7/26/14

The PIP itself is simple to install - only getting to it is hard. Being careful of alignment, I hammered the gear back on, and drove the pin back in. It spins smoothly with no wobble. I primed it with oil before installation.
50PIP4.JPG
20 hits | 110.12 KB | Posted: 7/26/14

With the bore blocked by paper towels, I brushed the corrosion out of the bowl and off the reluctor, and clearcoated both. Then I scraped the area around the ground screw clean, applied electrical grease, steel-woolled the shaft, and applied PTFE (T...
50PIP3.JPG
23 hits | 130.54 KB | Posted: 7/26/14

The 16-tooth bronze gear has to be pressed off the shaft, and it's TIGHT. The shaft itself appears virtually undamaged, despite having over 200Kmi on it. It's a NAPA reman, but all the parts appear to be OE.
50PIP2.JPG
23 hits | 123.36 KB | Posted: 7/26/14

The PIP wraps around the shaft, so the gear has to come off. Driving out the pin is the first step...
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DoorSticker.jpg
46163 hits | 89.47 KB | Posted: 7/14/03

Vehicle Certification (VC) Sticker
(typically on the rear edge of the driver's door of 4-door models, or the rear of the driver's door opening below the beltline of 2-door models)
[url=http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/board/showthread.php?t=5226]Automot...
DLC EEC-IV.jpg
46099 hits | 34.58 KB | Posted: 9/18/05

Diagnostic Link Connectors for EEC-IV processors ('84-95).
'84-86 (red) located on R wheelwell near starter relay.
'87-95 (black or gray) located under L hood hinge under EEC TEST cover. (WPT-743 & WPT-352)
'94-96 Bronco - do not confuse with RED 4WA...
FDM.jpg
27897 hits | 54.36 KB | Posted: 1/20/06

FDM & Fuel Pressure
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

The FDM connector shown is for '94-96; '90-93 use the older connector (WPT454) that mounts directly to the FDM plate.

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TSB95-15-11PIPStall.jpg
22542 hits | 55.91 KB | Posted: 1/2/07

TSB 95-15-11 Hesitation, Stumble, Stall, Miss, No Start, No Spark

ISSUE: '93-95 light truck vehicles with 4.9L, 5.0L, 5.8L, or 7.5L gas engines may exhibit various driveability symptoms, such as no start, no spark, hesitation/stumble/stall/miss an...
ShifterCableAdjustments.JPG
21789 hits | 56.35 KB | Posted: 9/18/06

Shift Cable Adjustment
BEFORE BEGINNING, inspect items #26, 27, 28, & 34 in this diagram for looseness:
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5.8L right.jpg
21228 hits | 82.3 KB | Posted: 10/2/04

V8 Engine Bay
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

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ColumnTilt Exploded.jpg
21149 hits | 48.55 KB | Posted: 7/14/03

'80-91 Tilt Column Exploded

Replacing the actuators is a PITA, even though the parts are cheap & easy-to-find at parts stores for ~$20ea. Call your local used car lots & independent repair shops for the number of a local steering column specialis...
PSGearBox.JPG
20855 hits | 91.8 KB | Posted: 5/7/07

Ford Integral Power Steering Gear Box

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SparkWireRoute94-up_5L.jpg
20779 hits | 56.88 KB | Posted: 1/2/07

Spark Plug Wire Routing for '94-up 5.0L & all 5.8L



ISSUE: Engine miss, spark knock, buck/jerk, surge and o...
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