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Ok I just got my 1990 Bronco XLT home last night. But there are a few problems. So I want to get the fixed before I take it on the road.

I am planning to replace the Valve cover gaskets,Timing chain cover gaskets, timing chain, upper and lower intake gaskets, waterpump, and check the electrical connections. Also I will change all fluids, add an external tranny cooler and external filter. Is there anything else I should check on it that usually goes bad?

Another thing, is that the parking and interior lights don't work so I took out the light switch last night. Assuming it is bad, I am going to buy a new one. Hopefully that will fix the interior light problems.

I am going to buy new shocks for the front since the front end bounces everywhere. Are Sky-Jacker shocks any good? Are they better than Discounts Monroe shocks? Thanks for any help you guys can help with.

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Of course you know a full tune up and filter change should be even higher up on the list. Monroes are okay, Sky jacker is a far better choice. Im not very electrical savvy, so I will let someone else help out with that. Best of luck and welcome.

Tony
 

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buy a haynes manual that will tell you how to do everything you need to do
 

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Yep picking up the Haynes manual later today. I know it will have scheduled matinenance. Just wondering if there is any other problematic areas not covered in the matinenance section in the Haynes. thanks again for helping a bronco NewB
 

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do some searches for the shocks. you better used the advanced option and select search thread titles only or you will get back about a million threads.
sounds like you have a good plan. don't forget the plugs/wires/cap/rotor while you are at it.
also, might be good to pay attention to your tailgate. nip any problems in the bud.
while doing all that work on the waterpump/timingchain: check that radiator (it is getting old). Explore putting electric fans in while you have it pulled that far apart.
 

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Well just pulled codes. It passed with no codes at all. I got the haynes manuel. WOW that thing is small! What ever happened to Chiltons? One good thing with the Bronco is that it has a brand new 4 core aluminum rad. I got all the electrical gremlins out today. I swear some people need to leave trucks alone. All the electrical problems were from people spliceing into wires and just wrapping the slpiced wire around! So I took all of that crap out and soldered it together with heat shrink.

I am def. going to do the alt upgrade. I did one in every mustang I owned.

I know I am going to be having fun with it! LOL. I just need to get the oil leaks stopped. Its just one of my pet peevs. Nothing worse than driving and smelling the fumes of burning oil. Or driving into a friends new driveway and leave little reminders of myself.

THanks

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Dave.....you should have got a pass code from it of either 11 or 111 if the KOEO & KOER test(s) was done correctly. When you say you got no codes at all, I am assuming you meant to say you got a pass code????
 

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buy a haynes manual that will tell you how to do everything you need to do
Chilton is better....
 

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Also forgot to mention, if you have the original autolocking hubs, lose them like a bad habit and replace 'em with either Warn or MileMarker manuals. While you're in there, it wouldn't hurt to inspect/replace and repack the wheel bearings. It would also be a good time to inspect the rotors, pads and calipers as well.
 

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Yes I got the 11 code.

The hubs are Warn manual hubs. I haven't done much to the Bronco yet. I have been working non stop. Today, hopefully this afternoon I will pull it up in my driveway to start to lube everything I can.
 

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they said it all
 

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Check your radius arm bushings and tie rod ends (minimum) Better yet, take it to an alignment shop and have em check it out. (take it to at least 2 of them, to get agreeing opinions.
 

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Masterbeavis.... good idea. I just bought a tire to replace the one odd ball tire. The Bronco should be on the road soon.
 
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