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Filled up this morning, after driving about 20 miles in the heat, strong gas smell inside and outside of the van. No visible leaks
Be careful of using some fuel additives. From my experience I've found some additives that will cause the fuel to boil in the heat. Also, depending on where you got your fuel, you may have got a "winter blend" of...
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Van won't start and is squirting gas into carburetor
If the fuel pump runs, then the inertia switch is not tripped. It sounds like you are saying that it starts in cranking mode then dies when you let off the switch. This can be caused by a bad TFI...
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Van's steering wheel pulls to the left and right
Hello there. A few different items can cause the vehicle to pull like this. The most common would be an alignment issue, tire / rim fault, or a failed suspension component. I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one...
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When entering busy interstate traffic, EcoBoost motor failed
A few different faults could cause the vehicle to lose power like this. The most likely would be a turbo failure, water in the intake, MAF sensor, vacuum leak, or fuel pump. Your best bet may be to have this...
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When slowing down to 30 mph, van starts to vibrate
A few different faults can cause a vibration while braking. The most common would be a warped brake disc, faulty brake pads, or the brake calipers. Excessive vibration when braking is not a normal operation of the vehicle and should...
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At interstate speeds van sways; has difficult steering & control
Losing the ability to control the van in low wind speeds is an abnormal issue. There are a few faults that could cause this issue though. The most common would be low tire pressure, failing suspension component, or a faulty...
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Warning light reveals electronic steering gear box needs replacing
With modern vehicles that have many electronic systems, it is not unusual for parts to quickly fail. In the past, mechanical parts would take awhile to fail and would generally let the users know something was wrong. Electrical parts, while...
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fuel volume regulstorcontrol circuit /open
Hi there. The fuel pressure volume regulator control circuit/open requires circuit test be performed. A scanner would help for monitoring the parameter. The fuel pump could be at fault, with little or no fuel pressure, the PCM (powertrain control module)...
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Air conditioner cuts out when accelerating or under pressure going up hill.
Hello. Typically this occurs due to a bad vacuum check valve under the hood. During hard acceleration the AC door system loses vacuum, causing the doors to default to the windshield. This check valve keeps this from occurring. It is...
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Po420 bank1
Hello Tom. P0420 is the Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) code. While there are a multitude of components that can cause this code, the general concept is that your catalytic converter is not working properly. If you suspect...
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changed blower motor, now van will not go over idle-- no throttle response.
I would first recommend to have your vehicle scanned for any trouble codes that may be present. If any trouble codes exist, this will help to determine what the exact cause of the issue is. It is possible that some...
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Squeking in my front end while driving and turning the wheels
The noise is coming from the sway bar links, tie rod ends or lower ball joints. You will need to try and duplicate the noise without driving the vehicle and when noise is heard just put you hand on the...
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How long should it take a mechanic to replace the a/c compressor on my 06 E 150 4.6
The a/c compressor replacement will not be the only component that will need to be replaced at the same time. The replacement of the compressor is about 1.5 hours and does not include the recover or evacuate and recharge of...
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My car vibrates between 50-60 mph
A vibration while driving is generally caused by something that rotates with vehicle speed. A number of components can be the cause. An out of balance tire or tires, as well as an out of round tire (shifted belt) or...
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P1000- On Board Diagnostics 2 Monitor/ Drive Cycle test not complete
Hi there. I would recommend reading this article that is highlighted in blue. The P0175 OBD-II code has multiple possible sources that can trigger the error code ranging from O2 sensors, mass air flow sensors or simply clogged fuel injectors....
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Fuel fill inlet
Hi...thank you for your question and I will try to help you with the issue. ALL faults that cause the check engine light to illuminate have to be resolved, with the light ultimately extinguished, because once the check engine light...
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Right rear outside break pad wearing down really fast speedometer off by -20
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us today. My question to you is whether or not the vehicle has hit a pothole, curb or been involved in an accident? The reason I ask this is that the symptoms you're describing are...
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can someone help me find the parts numbers
Parts of this type can only be specified for the customer based on the exact VIN number. There are many part number variables such as build date, body style, and so forth. The parts diagrams are posted on-line though at...
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Diesel put into gas tank
Unfortunately our mobile technicians are not equipped to perform this kind of service. In all likelihood, the fuel tank will have to be removed from beneath the vehicle to be properly drained and cleaned. The the fuel lines all the...
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I think my fuel pump stays on and the bat goes dead. 2004 Ford E-150
Hello - yes, there is a fuel pump relay on this model. It's in the fuse block (middle 1 of 3 relays). And, it sounds like the contacts are burned, causing the fuel pump to remain powered when the ignition...

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