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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2001, 05:23 PM
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I picked up my new Bronco today, it's a 1995 XL, 302, 5 speed, auto hubs, floor mount x-fer case shifter, front bench seats, towing pkg. etc. and I love it, low miles and in mint condition, never been off road judging by the condition of the undercarriage, front axle still has shipping paper on the back side, it does not have a owners manual, the dealer I bought it from has ordered me one. The first thing I did was drain the oil and serviced it with Mobile 1 Synthetic and a Fram Doubleguard oil filter, question 1. what is the oil capacity of the 302 in a 95 Bronc?, the dealer told me 6 qts. I added 5 and it is on the full mark! last question is how do I know for sure that I am out of four wheel drive? I have never had auto hub's before, the system worked GREAT today, I was a bit concerned afterwards because I wasen't sure if I was disconnected or not. Next step is to change front and rear diff. fluids and x-fer case once I find their capacities. Sorry for the long post! Sure feels great to finally have a Bronco, I have wanted one for many years, took a while to find the right one! Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2001, 05:37 PM
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Buy a Haynes manual and read it. I also crossed out stuff that doesn't apply to my truck or circled the stuff that does. Doing this, you'll find all the capacities and how to identify all the components of your truck. 6 qts is right for all but diesel engines.

Auto hub front axles don't spin freely when unlocked, but they also don't turn when the wheel is rolling. You can either jack up a front wheel, spin it, and watch the U-joint in the steering knuckle, OR have someone watch from ground level as the truck is rolling.

There's really no need to change those fluids unless you have reason to believe they are contaminated. Pull the fill plugs, dip some out with your fingertip, and see if they're milky. If so, they have water in them and need to be changed. They should all be filled up to the lip of the fill plug hole.

Don't worry about long posts.

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good luck! and glad you were able to buy it. enjoy it!
I am downloading the owner's manual right now (1/2 hour so far..3.04MB) from the Ford website: edited this message..dnload worked!
https://www.ownerconnection.com/Form...ult&L=49&N=840

good advice on the fluid changes and hub check from steve!

I over-maintain my 96 bronco, like i did the 78..which was driven away 3 weeks ago after being sold.
i use 6 quarts of oil in mine (owner's manual says 5 qts ..plus 1 qt w/a new filter, with some in the new oil filter before i screw it on.
I guess you/ve read these forum messages, esp about the electric transfer case motors.
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Thanks for the info. I haven't read about the electric transfer case motors, what's it all about? What I have noticed is a lot of people are not in favor of automatic hubs and switch to warn premiums, I may do this later down the road, what is involved/how much of a job is it to do this?

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hey congrats on your new truck. warn hubs are the best from what i hear but it is cheaper and easier to convert to superwinch hubs. i have these hubs and so far they work pretty good. another guy on this board just converted his hubs to superwinch and claims that it was a rather easy conversion. either way have fun with your new truck

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tom,
it's as easy as changing your brakes and wheel bearings. There is only one metal ring that gave me trouble, but my definition of trouble is "a little frustration." my suggestion is to make that one of your first mods...it's def worth the couple hrs, and 50-80 bucks.

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What type of lube do I need to use in my transmission (manual 5spd overdrive) and how much does it hold approximately? Thanks in advance for all the help, these Forums are a great tool!

Tom
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you can get the dental pick tool set from wal mart to help you with the rings..and a ford hub socket for bearing work...i asked warn if they include this in their kit, they said no, but others say warn supplies it...??
may as well get brake cleaner too and caliper lube while you're at it

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