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: 10/30/2014
Hits: 1325058
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folder Steve83530098,23436/29/035/2/14
    folder My Bronco, Mk.3 Build30001111,47007/11/1210/25/14
        folder Headlights180012,98407/17/039/4/14
        folder T-case Clock & Pump Stay Arm250012,51608/9/122/8/14
        folder Radiator Repair10004,54709/7/126/29/14
        folder Front Bumper Mk.2540022,188010/5/129/25/14
            folder Stress Test3405611,376010/8/1310/27/14
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        folder Rollover370096,66106/29/039/2/14
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        folder Hydraulic Clutch5700141,78107/13/0310/24/14
        folder Side Mirrors8300103,17907/5/034/11/14
        folder Camper Shell & Sliding Side Windows5200136,81807/13/0310/18/14
        folder Floor Repair Seat Base160020,86905/12/076/11/12
        folder Front Bumper Repairs170023,12306/2/079/24/13
        folder Body Repairs760074,33309/14/087/7/14
        folder PSOM100093,85404/15/0910/13/14
        folder Front Diff & Ball Joints400054,219010/26/0910/24/14
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        folder BroncoFest/BroncoBash140023,16608/2/037/14/07
        folder Lunch Break320836,03008/2/0311/30/11
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        folder Rover Saturday220024,17308/24/0310/25/10
        folder Loosahatchie Bottoms100418,97809/14/035/14/13
        folder Hot Springs June 20075203351,63007/1/077/8/07
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        folder Coon Creek 8-11-7 thru 10-20-7 **MAP**9005879,746010/22/0712/25/11
        folder Hell in the Hills 3-15-8802320,51403/16/082/23/09
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        folder Hot Springs Oct. 2011 **MAPS**620022,145010/10/113/13/13
folder General Purpose Pics21700569,63007/10/0310/25/14
    folder Diagrams360002,021,78007/7/0310/30/14
    folder Brakes & Hubs13900574,19407/13/0310/25/14
    folder Tailgate Tech14300556,53907/7/039/4/14
        folder Right Side Split190019,280010/19/092/25/13
    folder 8.8" Axle5300195,52007/21/039/28/14
    folder Bronco Fuel Pump Access Hole340096,49904/5/0610/20/14
    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System4900290,42307/12/039/19/14
    folder Fuel Level Sender Repair160032,06606/24/1110/2/14
    folder '84-89 Fuel Reservoirs3200114,03309/7/086/28/14
    folder '87-96 Instruments, Low Fuel Light, Oil Pressure4500124,09807/4/067/5/14
    folder MultiFunction Switch200021,24405/15/117/18/14
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    folder Radio140036,55104/15/0610/23/14
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    folder Power Steering Pump300029,52908/14/118/20/14
    folder Overhead Console & Dual Visors7800136,70601/16/051/5/14
    folder Cargo Cover Specs530045,614011/29/049/25/14
    folder Solder-On Battery Terminals170036,94804/17/097/10/14
    folder Fuse Terminals200030,99207/15/068/20/14
    folder Spark Plug Wire Repair100011,695010/27/076/28/12
    folder 9.75" Rear Disc Conversion50010,55003/11/062/17/13
    folder Electric Hoist130016,52704/10/067/2/14
    folder AutoLamps & AutoDimming Brights150015,99002/11/1210/23/14
    folder T-case Push-Down Shifter330019,41202/22/124/25/14
    folder Body Mounts260013,77405/4/129/13/14
    folder Lock Cylinder120059309/3/149/3/14
folder Spare Parts41400472,17117/10/0310/1/14
    folder Spare Tools & Shop Manuals10008,98909/1/055/21/14
    folder Service Disk Installation & Use370042,808010/15/087/7/14
    folder Manuals & Pamphlets (Scanned)200030,365011/8/084/20/13
        folder 86 Accessories Brochure (Partial)5004,42304/29/104/29/10
        folder 86 Bronco Brochure Photos9009,13004/29/104/29/10
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    folder SOLD20500230,54401/3/099/26/14
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    folder 96-20-11 Bronco Roof Cracks240034,587011/13/042/4/14
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Newest Media Files
93-30Tree2e.JPG
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This dead tree took a few good hits to get all the way to the ground.
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This dead tree took a few good hits to get all the way to the ground.
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This dead tree took a few good hits to get all the way to the ground.
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This dead tree took a few good hits to get all the way to the ground.
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This dead tree was near a trail I was blazing, so I pushed it over.
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This dead tree was near a trail I was blazing, so I pushed it over.
93-30Haul.JPG
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This was a light load. The grille guard will carry MUCH more weight.
52Clutch7.JPG
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I could tell an immediate difference in the clutch pedal feel, and it seems to work better, too.
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Technically, a new lever is required every time, and they're only ~$25, but I'm going to reuse this one, at least until I know the fix is good.
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DoorSticker.jpg
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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)
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DLC EEC-IV.jpg
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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
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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
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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
22485 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
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V8 Engine Bay
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

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ColumnTilt Exploded.jpg
21858 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...
SparkWireRoute94-up_5L.jpg
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Spark Plug Wire Routing for '94-up 5.0L & all 5.8L



ISSUE: Engine miss, spark knock, buck/jerk, surge and o...
PSGearBox.JPG
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Ford Integral Power Steering Gear Box

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