Ford Bronco 1980 – 1995 Haynes Service Repair Manual
The purpose of this manual is to help you get the best value from your vehicle. It can do so in several ways. It can help you decide what work must be done, even if you choose to have it done by a dealer service department or a repair shop; it provides information and procedures for routine maintenance and servicing; and it offers diagnostic and repair procedures to follow when trouble occurs.
We hope you use the manual to tackle the work yourself. For many simpler jobs, doing it yourself may be quicker than arranging an appointment to get the vehicle into a shop and making the trips to leave it and pick it up. More importantly, a tot of money can be saved by avoiding the expense the shop must pass on to you to cover its labor and overhead costs. An added benefit is the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment that you feel after doing the job yourself.
Using the manual
The manual is divided into Chapters. Each Chapter is divided into numbered Sections, which are headed in bold type between horizontal lines. Each Section consists of consecutively numbered paragraphs.
At the beginning of each numbered Section you will be referred to any illustrations which apply to the procedures in that Section. The reference numbers used in illustration captions pinpoint the pertinent Section and the Step within that Section. That is, illustration 3.2 means the illustration refers to Section 3 and Step (or paragraph) 2 within that Section.
Procedures, once described in the text, are not normally repeated. When it’s necessary to refer to another Chapter, the reference will be given as Chapter and Section number. Cross references given without use of the word “Chapter” apply to Sections and/or paragraphs in the same Chapter. For example, “see Section 8” means in the same Chapter.
The F-series and Bronco models are conventional front-engine, rear-wheel drive vehicles.
Over the years of production covered by this manual, engine options include the 300 cu. in. (4.9L) inline six-cylinder engine, the 232 cu. in. V6 engine and the 255 cu. in., 302 cu. in. (5.0L), 351 cu. in. (5.8L), 400 and 460 (7.5L) V8 engines.
Power is transmitted through either manual or automatic transmission to a driveshaft and solid rear axle on two-wheel drive (2WD) models. On four-wheel drive (4WD) models, a transfer case transfers power to the front axle by way of a driveshaft.
Transmissions used include a four-speed manual, two different five-speed overdrive manuals, a three-speed automatic and two different four-speed overdrive automatics. Three different transfer cases are available – two manual shift and qne electronic shift.
All 2WD models use twin I-beam independent front suspension with coil springs and radius arms. 4WD models (except F350) use a similar independent front suspension with a two-piece front driveaxle assembly, coil springs and radius arms (except F250). F250 4WD models use leaf springs instead of coil springs on its independent front suspension. F350 4WD models use a solid front axle and leaf springs. All models use semi-elliptical leaf springs at the rear. All models are equipped with front disc and rear drum brakes.
- Introductory pages
- About this manual
- Introduction to the Ford Pick-ups and Bronco
- Vehicle identification numbers
- Buying parts
- Maintenance techniques, tools and working facilities
- Jacking and towing
- Booster battery (jump) starting
- Automotive chemicals and lubricants
- Safety first!
- Conversion factors
- Tune-up and routine maintenance
- Inline six-cylinder engine
- V8 engines
- V6 engine
- General engine overhaul procedures
- Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
- Fuel and exhaust systems
- Engine electrical systems
- Emissions control systems
- Manual transmission
- Automatic transmission
- Transfer case
- Clutch and driveline
- Suspension and steering systems
- Chassis electrical system
- Wiring diagrams