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A few parts that have failed me prematurlety and you may want to stay clear off. Also, nothing against Jeffs Bronco Graveyard as I have bought a lot of good parts from him, these parts that he supplied just failed. I guess everything is being made overseas with no quality control and made for the lowest buck. I don't want anyone else to pay with their hard earned cash for parts that don't last.

So, a quick back story. I purchased the radiator 2012 as part of my engine rebuild. I purchased the fuel pump assembly in 2014. My truck has not been driven more than 50 miles since 2012 due to me trying to finish the built and being in the military takes me away from home a lot. The fuel pump assembly was installed by a mechanic since i was gone. The fuel gauge never work. I replaced the tank this March and discovered there was no float. Put plastic float on and still didn't work, but slowly moved to E. Than it started not priming the fuel pump 50% of the time, which led it top not priming at all and a no start situation.

Replaced the sender unit with a OEM Motorcraft and everything works now. Around the same time as the sender unit was failing, the right side of the radiator starting leaking. I am assuming it was from the plastic tanks as I never really pinpointed it.
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There is no part number on the sender unit or any type of identification marking. It could be a ULTRA-POWER or Intex brand though.

Ford Bronco Fuel pump/sender unit assembly from Jeffs Bronco Graveyard:

1990-1996 Ford Bronco Sending Unit Kit, 33 Gallon-Broncograveyard.com

Item Number: 30255

Manufacturer Part Number F0TZ-9H307-D,E2059MN

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Spectra Premium Radiator

Radiator, 302,351W 8 Cylinder-Broncograveyard.com

Item Number: 30622
 

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Just saw this:
07-08-2015
"Thumbs down GoodYear Assurance Wiper Blades... crap!!!
ok, so I just wanted to get this out there. Apparently, this "model" of wiper blade has been recently discontinued. As a result... lots of stores are putting these out on "Sales" to get rid of NOS.
Avoid them at all costs! The wipers are cool and look very much like the Bosh ICON style... but the mounting clips are total garbage. I've gone through two sets and both just pop right back off when in use.
The second set were sent to me by GoodYear, direct... after I got online and pitched a bitch on thier feedback site. Worked with a rep for a few weeks trying to make sure I didn't muck something up and finally told 'em to send me a new set or I'd never buy again. The replacements... same exact crap. Obviously, I'll never buy GoodYear wipers again.
The mount they use for the "side post" wiper (b-12b) is total garbage on both sets and I've got more than a few extras, all crap.
Just FYI. Don't say I didn't warn ya! "
by BikerPepe`
 

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zippome wrote on 03-01-2018;
Bronco Info: 88 eddie bauer, 5.8, 351w, 35" tires, k&n cai, full custom 3" exhaust, 4" SAS

"My rear pinion seal started leaking a little while back. I got a new seal and replaced it today. When I removed the old one it was tight in there like it should be. But the new one just slid right in and actually has a little play??? I cross referenced the part # (Duralast 714675) and it says that it is meant for the 8.8 rear axle. I loaded it up with RTV and installed it but I really don't feel good about it. Has anyone else had this issue? Should I get another one from a different brand and try again?...
...I got it from autozone. their website says it's the right one...
...The one I got from rock auto fit nice and tight. I guess what I learned from this is stop buying parts from autozone..."
 

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Yo,
Just saw this:
07-08-2015
"Thumbs down GoodYear Assurance Wiper Blades... crap!!!
ok, so I just wanted to get this out there. Apparently, this "model" of wiper blade has been recently discontinued. As a result... lots of stores are putting these out on "Sales" to get rid of NOS.
Avoid them at all costs! The wipers are cool and look very much like the Bosh ICON style... but the mounting clips are total garbage. I've gone through two sets and both just pop right back off when in use.
The second set were sent to me by GoodYear, direct... after I got online and pitched a bitch on thier feedback site. Worked with a rep for a few weeks trying to make sure I didn't muck something up and finally told 'em to send me a new set or I'd never buy again. The replacements... same exact crap. Obviously, I'll never buy GoodYear wipers again.
The mount they use for the "side post" wiper (b-12b) is total garbage on both sets and I've got more than a few extras, all crap.
Just FYI. Don't say I didn't warn ya! "
by BikerPepe`
I bought 2 sets thank God it doesn't rain much in Phx but I agree garbage. I thought maybe I lost a part or something for as flimsy as they are when installed, so I opened the other package same parts so it got me to wondering are they missing parts. off to my I don't throw away extra parts pile and found a piece that worked a little better but it has come off once in operation, but like I said the lack of rain here is the only reason why mine are still on.
 

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Qncrazy has a 1990 XLT 5.0L AOD 1356 with 3.55. 33x12.5 on 15x10,.

He wrote, "No More Zone For Me, Wheel Bearings.
Three days ago, I felt my wheel bearing start to go. Let me decribe what I felt. Pulling into my neighborhood, there is sharp left turn followed by a sharp right. As I made these turns, I heard a crunching sound and felt the wheel move. Thank goodness I was close to home.

I tore down the left front. As I pulled the hub/rotor assembly off, the inner bearing was flopping around. I went online to the Zone and made a parts list as I live 20 minutes away and wanted to make my trip short and sweet. I handed my list to one of the parts guys and he started pulling my list. However, they didn't have the wheel seals and had to order them. No way I would complete the repairs that night. On my way home the next day, I picked up the seals. When I got home, I began my repairs. I removed the inner bearing and race and compared them to the new ones. The new ones were considerably larger than the old. Another road block. I checked online which confirmed these are the right bearings for a manual locking hub. On my way home yesterday, I stopped to switch out the bearings for the correct ones. When I got home, I cleaned up the hub and installed the inner race and wheel bearing. When I went to install the wheel seal, It was too big. Son of a .... Again I check online and it indicated I had the right one. I drove to the Zone and asked for the seal for the autolocking hubs. Wouldnt you know it, that was the seal i needed. I went home and completed the reassembly.

Out of curiosity, I checked Oreilly and Napa websites. Both of them listed the correct parts. The moral of this story is no more Zone. I wanted to share this so other newbies won't make this mistake."
 

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I'm starting to think most parts energy suspension sells for our trucks is defective. Ive carefully measured and checked before ordering every time and aside from the APBs just about everything they have sent me had to be massaged or cut to fit. The front sway bar bushings had to have the sleeved ground down and then the bushings for the bar were 1/4" too high, same shit with the rear. Way too late to return them now though.
 

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"Cardone Brake Booster by biggum:
03-15-2018, "Cardone, First one hissed, second one would pump up and engage brakes when gas let off, third one had the adjuster rod seized, forth one so far so good!
03-12-2018, "4th hissed like crazy after s day or so. Another installed and good so far!"


...so far...🤔
Good luck big!
 

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Voltage Regulator in a 79;
"...I went to Carquest and they gave me a replacement(BWD R400). I think I remember having a failure problem from new with this particular brand twice before. If I'm right, that's the third BWD regulator that has been a non-operable or faulty part from new.

I haven't installed the new BWD regulator yet. The old regulator has been through three alternators."
by MR SCHWIM in a 79 @ http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/21-noobie-bronco-tech-questions-flame-free-zone/494762-lights-dim-intermittently-higher-rpm.html
4 May 2018
 

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Yo,
Found this just now in VENDOR REVIEWS:
Old 07-08-2015, Bikerpepe` wrote, "Thumbs down GoodYear Assurance Wiper Blades... crap!!!
ok, so I just wanted to get this out there. Apparently, this "model" of wiper blade has been recently discontinued. As a result... lots of stores are putting these out on "Sales" to get rid of NOS.

Avoid them at all costs! The wipers are cool and look very much like the Bosh ICON style... but the mounting clips are total garbage. I've gone through two sets and both just pop right back off when in use.

The second set were sent to me by GoodYear, direct... after I got online and pitched a bitch on thier feedback site. Worked with a rep for a few weeks trying to make sure I didn't muck something up and finally told 'em to send me a new set or I'd never buy again. The replacements... same exact crap. Obviously, I'll never buy GoodYear wipers again.

The mount they use for the "side post" wiper (b-12b) is total garbage on both sets and I've got more than a few extras, all crap.

Just FYI. Don't say I didn't warn ya! "
 

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08-17-2018, 08:27 PM
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Just an FYI, I went through the same issue recently. Replaced the TPS with an autozone unit. Cleared codes. Same issue. Purchased a motorcraft unit off amazon, replaced the autozone unit with the motorcraft, everything ran fine after that.
It's possible you just got a shitty one. I'd be willing to bet a decent amount of the autozone sensors are just straight garbage
 

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08-20-2018, 12:08 PM
kenh
Bronco Info: 1990 XLT, 5.8, E4OD, L/S both diffs.
My original TPS lasted 25 yrs. Replaced with Cat Quest one.
Lasted 2 yrs.
Back to Motorcraft.
 

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08-30-2018, 08:31 PM
JReb82
Bronco Info: 89 xlt 5.0 aod trans 31x10.5x15 with 3 55 everything is bone stock
I did the same thing. Got a duralast and had the same issue and then I got the motorcraft problem solved. I have grown to believe these rigs love motorcraft parts.

09-02-2018
KidWithTruck
Bronco Info: 1994 xlt 5.8l. Automatic transmission. Auto locking hubs.
Finally got around to ordering a motor craft one. Problem resolved. Lesson learn on non motorcraft sensors.
 

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12-30-2016, 09:25 PM
Maroon88Bronco wrote,"finally fixed
I had my starter continue to run before i could get the battery cable off until it ruined the starter with the key off. I replaced the starter and solenoid (mies5 note, it's tge relay mounted on passenger fender liner)` only to have it do it again a few days later . replaced the solenoid again and alternator went out during this time. I read on the forums where the ignition switch goes bad so changed that and the alternator and had it happen yet again went to another parts store and purchased another solenoid only to have it happen yet again , all of this within two weeks . Reading on this forum i saw where someone recommended buying a motorcraft solenoid . purchased it today and no issues yet but hopefully will fix the problem. Thanks for the help"
 

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Tmoore0028 wrote on 31MAR 2019;
"Stater and Solenoid stuck 1987 Bronco
FYI I went through hell trying to figure out why my starter would get stuck on my 1987 Bronco. Replaced the starter, relay and the Solenoid and it was still happening. Lucky I have a pretty knowledgeable repair guy and after some trial and error, we determined the cheap relay for the Bronco is made in China and is significantly underrated. Would work for a while and would fuse after a couple of starts. Finally fixed the problem by ordering the relay from Ford. Hopefully saves you so headache."
https://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/21-noobie-bronco-tech-questions-flame-free-zone/503182-stater-solenoid-stuck-1987-bronco.html
 

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NITROHANGOVER wrote on 11 MAY 2019 in his Powermaster Alternator installation that didn't Charge, "It was the dorman plug i bought to build a new alternator harness. Replaced with a motor craft no problems. Fuc dorman."
 

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Dorman Harmonic Balancer for a 300-i6.

It delaminated after 1200 miles, as soon as I got to Moab.
 
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