From post #12:
Originally Posted by Steve83
A '92 already has Bosch relays.
Cool! :) ...and thanks for that. :)
Out of all the Ford relays in three Gen-8 trucks -none- of them were
good! One pickup had been garage kept and had only 66k on it too.
The problems I was having were intermittent opens and -makes-.
Like slam the door shut and the fuel pump would run. Sometimes
just run for a second and quit and sometimes I'd come out to the
Bronco from overnight and the fuel pump would be running!
Went to check the TPS (report) and with the key off from overnight
there'd be voltage on the system.
I swapped all those sorry suckers out to Bosch relays and sockets
from Parts Express. YMMV
This "Ford relays are crap" thing ain't nuthin' new. Had trouble with
'em in my '75 F150 I bought new and heard lots of stories from lots
of guys complaining about Ford relays all my life some of them "Ford
guys" some being mechanics, let alone other mechanics bad-mouthing
Ford relays. (they didn't have much else to bad-mouth Fords about ;)
Take it for what it cost ya. ;)
Alvin in AZ
ps- I'm not the only guy that's swapped his Ford relays and sockets
out for Bosch relays and sockets here on FSB. I just hadn't read it
here until after I had done mine is all. xD
pps- US&S DN-11 railroad signal relay I found a picture of on the
Internet, rebuilt by a buddy of mine Roman Gardia he was from
(un-re-scaled image to show RG's initials)
That relay is guaranteed not to ever let lightening weld the front (up)
and heel contacts together or ever "falsely make" the front contacts
when it ain't supposed to be.