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#269 of 350 88 bronco trans
Nov 18, 2011 (10:41 am)
I have a 1988 full size bronco. I replaced the engine with a fred jones rebuild 302(EOC). Now the trans won't work, when you bolt up the trans it pushes the pump arm back and breaks it. Does or has anyone had this problem. How did you fix it? The trans is an aod.
#270 of 350 Re: 88 bronco trans [mikec27]
Nov 18, 2011 (11:09 am)
By the way it sounds or as you explaine it you have Not Set the torque converter in right.. it should turn in three times and set inI did the same thing so don't get in a huff... It really pissed me off to think after all that work I had to replace the front pump AGAIN.....
Try it again and see if the bugger lines up.. take care, John
#271 of 350 1988 Ford Bronco II XL help!
Nov 22, 2011 (11:27 am)
I have owned my 1988 Ford Bronco II XL for a few months now and have had quite a few problems with it recently. The interior is beyond excellent condition and the exterior is in good condition aside from a few scratches. It has the original 2.9 6cyl engine in it, which has been rebuilt. But there are quite a few issues which I do not know how to resolve or deal with. I'll weed out a few possibilities by pointing out whats been done to it.
Brand new radiator
New spark plugs
New pickup in the distributor
New spark wires
New fuel pump regulator
New fuel filter
Oil and oil filter changed
Heads have been shaved and gasket replaced (SUPPOSEDLY)
Transmission is fairly new
But heres the problems i'm having...
Coolant reservoir empties out frequently
Radiator empties out.
Starts immediately when cold, but when its been running for a little while it can sometimes take up to 10 or so seconds to start.
Looks like water in oil. There is a white gunk on the very tip of the oil dipstick, and on the engine oil cap; and when hot steam can sometimes come out of the oil cap.
Idles very low sometimes.
Picks up speed very slowly sometimes. (1mph a second)
Shifts at dangerously high RPMs sometimes, unless I step off the gas and step back on.
It needs a new computer, and eventually a new fuel pump. That I know from what i've been told. Everything else works great. All the electrics, AC, power steering, and brakes work fine. This truck was gifted to me and is absolutely beautiful, so I don't want to have to get rid of it. If someone can help me resolve these issues it would be greatly appreciated. I would like to have the truck 100% as soon as possible, i'm a 20 yr old college kid and I have to have this vehicle running to get to my classes. Also, someone told me its possible to drop a Ford 289 engine in the Bronco without having to really change anything, is it true? And how much would that cost?
Thank you very much!!
#272 of 350 92 Bronco
Jan 23, 2012 (3:36 pm)
My 92 Bronco was involved in a front end collision enough to minorly bend the frame. The engine stopped run almost immediately after the impact. Problem is the motor still turns over and will fire up if gas is injected directly into the intake but will not continue to run. Is there an automatic fuel shut off that needs resetting by any chance? All damage was to front end.
#273 of 350 1992 Bronco not starting
Feb 06, 2012 (2:20 pm)
I have a 92 Bronco and it was doing perfectly fine, after a few days of not starting it up i went to start it and it didnt start, i thought it wasnt getting enough power and my battery cables werent in the best of shape so i put in some new ones, it still didnt start. its getting fuel, the fuel pump is good, the spark plugs are good as well as the wires, im not sure the problem. any help would be appreciated
#274 of 350 Re: 88 ford bronco II no gears? [bcmamma]
Feb 07, 2012 (2:19 am)
well my 88 bronco got messed up and my transmission fluid dumped out from somewhere, but its probably the transmission being mine does exactly that.
#275 of 350 88 Ford BroncoII issue.
Feb 07, 2012 (2:22 am)
i tried getting out of a rut with my bronco, and my transmission fluid was drained entirely out of my vehicle, but it still turns over, and reves, but idk if its part of the transmission or just cause all the fluid dumped, but idk where to begin with looking. i looked under it and found some traces of trany fluid on the front axle. its a 2x4, so if anyone could tell me i need a new transmission or something less problematic. please reply.
#276 of 350 Re: 1992 Bronco not starting [krys5]
Feb 07, 2012 (6:13 pm)
I had a problem like this and it was the TPS sensor. The only difference is when I parked the Bronco it was bucking and would not idle without foot on gas.
Jun 14, 2012 (6:28 am)
V8 5.8 It was running just fine, i stopped to let a friend out of the bronco, put on reverse to back up and leave and when i shifted to drive again, rpm needle went to 0. fuel needle went from being half full to FULL..... then i noticed the acceleration was of, and if i hit throttle the rpms of the car would drop like if it was getting fuel congestion in the motor!! I HAVE NO CLUE WHATS WRONG... is it sensors. is it transmission. is it cables. or motor? ???? Can anyone help?
#278 of 350 85 Bronco 2.8L 6cyl Won't start just clicks
Jun 16, 2012 (9:45 am)
I've got an 85 Bronco 2.8L 6cyl 5 Speed. Engine runs like a champ. Got a starting problem.
It all started 2 days ago when my husband was driving it and said as he got to work, the radio stopped working, his gauges would not work, and neither would his blinkers. Went to his work, jump started him, drove to O'rielys and replaced the battery after 9 years (lol). Started right up then and there. We looked at the copper connections on the back of the alternator, saw they didn't have a great connection, so we put a bolt on the screw to ensure the connectors would stay on. The next day, my husband drove it again: started up right in the morning, he got off work, made 3 close range stops, made a 4th stop and needed a jump again. Again, he would try to start, but it only made a repetitive clicking noise. Jumped him, drove it home, and again, only clicking when trying to start. So we replaced the alternator and the voltage regulator, and still a clicking noise. We jumped it once again, but after about 10 minutes of just idling, I smelled burning plastic. Come to find out, the voltage regulator had a crack in the black plastic on the back and it was EXTREMELY hot to touch, only after 10 minutes. I'm not sure as where we need to look for a problem. It has 950k on it currently and the odometer has rolled over once already. It's definitely been worth the money spent so I'm trying to figure a solution before I get too frustrated and just trash it. My husband is a diesel mechanic so he can understand all the lingo. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you and have a great day!