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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-16-2001, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fire Problem in Broncos

there is a recall on 88-91 ford vehicles. the ignitions switches melt, and cause potential fire problems. many have already been replaced by the dealer, but many have been replaced with faulty units. mine was replaced with a faulty unit, and i lost my bronco, that i had spent tons of time and money fixing. this is what it is, and this is what it is now.



now i got a 92 351, detroit, with dana 44 solid w/ARB 36x14.50 TSL radials. waiting on 8 inch lift.
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Did it burn in the garage parked? looks like the building behind the bronco is also burnt out.

Guess im safe, got an 86...

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it went up at 1 am in the garage parked. took my garage, quad, tools, another set of 33;s, and part of the house with it.



now i got a 92 351, detroit, with dana 44 solid w/ARB 36x14.50 TSL radials. waiting on 8 inch lift.
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damn. how exactly does the ignition switch get hot? and how did you narrow it down to that with all the stuff that burned... pretty good detective work.


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its a known problem. the wireing harness gets hot, and starts to melt toghether, then if drien for a longer period of time(hour or more) they (defective older ones) get hot and melt thrue the insulaters, then the wires a bare.

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that was the most burned area of the vehicle, plus we had a video survalience camera, and on the tape of the night you could hear the truck start up mysteriously. when ford came, they sadi that it probably was the ignition do to that happining.


now i got a 92 351, detroit, with dana 44 solid w/ARB 36x14.50 TSL radials. waiting on 8 inch lift.
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Looks like Ford's gonna write ya a pretty nice check, since they admitted it was their fault.

The trouble with being on top...You always have to look over your shoulder. The best never rest. Fear the FORD thunder!!!
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we really doubt it.


now i got a 92 351, detroit, with dana 44 solid w/ARB 36x14.50 TSL radials. waiting on 8 inch lift.
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Wow, I can't even begin to imagin how you must have fealt when you saw your Bronco burning. That must have been horrible. I hope you get to build an even bigger and badder truck then the one you had (which by the looks of things, you already are). Good luck man.
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BurnedBronco, in your post you listed that the recall was for 88-91 broncos. I have an 87 bronco and thought years 87-91 were nearly identical. Are you sure that the recall excluded 87 on this? Thanks.


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yes they started on all the vehicles in 88


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