Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Bronco Info: 1994 Bronco Eddie Bauer edition, 302 MAF, E4OD
Today I am going to take the door panels off and see what all is missing in there. THey are just hanging on with 1 or 2 screws. Since the cowl popped off on its own yesterday, I will go ahead and take it all the way off and inspect the drain tubes and look for any rusted out spots. Will also do a water leak test with the hose. Then After I get the Cowl back on I will put the interior back in.
One thing that Irks me is, theres nothing lined up right in the front end. THe doors are crooked, the fenders are crooked, the tailgate is crooked, the hood is crooked. I have never tried to adjust those, but im willing to give anything a try. So once I get all these mechanical things taken care of I will move on to getting all the body parts lined up. Oh and the doors do not say open. Seems like theres something missing. Looking at the door hinges, theres nothing for the roller to engage. I think theres something missing there. will have to check my diagrams. While I have the door panels off im gonna see if i can clean them up a bit more and get some of that PO Funk off of them. I hate Funk!
Also today I am going to take off the crappy bent up nerf bars. Anyone need a set? Drivers side is bent, but you can straighten them out with a jack after thier mounted, or I might do it before I take them off. Hate to see those just go in the trash, I know someone would like to have them. Im saving up for some of Hefty's Rock Sliders.
While im under there today, I will see if I can get the skid plate off and clean up the tranny flid enough to spot where the leak is. Then see if theres any loose bolts anywhere. Might be able to fix it like BroncoJohn says above. I am not afraid to try too much on this thing. Ive never taken apart anything on the drive train before, but hey theres a first time for everything. Ususally all i do is pick up the driiveshaft out of the street and all the parts that scattered everywhere and throw them in the back and drive home in 4 wheel drive, lol.
So If it looks like the transfer case connection is leaking I will have to go buy a jack, which I need anyway, just broke till friday.
Id much rather spend the money on things I need than give it to the tranny shop. But we will see.
Also, I need to replace the heater core. Doesnt look too bad but I have a question. Where the tubes go thru the cab to under the hood theres a rubber grommet. Can you get a new one of those? Is there some technique to getting the core out without messing that up? I suppose I could seal it back up with RTV if i tear it a little. Or I could cut the ends of the tubes off so the nipple doesnt have to be pulled back thru. Any thoughts?