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Van stalls out after driving several miles - 1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon
If the van stalls after driving 8 miles then it should also die if you let it run for 15 or 20 minutes. This will help to diagnose the problem to be a loss of ignition spark or loss of...
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motor swap
This is a faulty camshaft position sensor code. What this means is that the ECM is not recognizing the camshaft position sensor signal during the first few seconds of cranking. As you may already know, when this happens you will...
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Van will not start randomly
Hello. If you have a new battery and new terminal connectors, then I would be curious about the starter solenoid. That could cause temperamental starting with a perfectly good battery and electrical system. If the starter solenoid is beginning to...
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While driving back from the next city, I heard a rather loud flapping noise coming from behind the doghouse.
Hi there. The flapping noise you are hearing from behind the doghouse, could prove to be, difficult to diagnose. Temperature may be affecting the severity of the noise. Removing the doghouse may be helpful in isolating the noise. There are...
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Van starts but stalls very quickly
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it's clicking when the key is turned to the 'ON' position. If the relay is not clicking, then remove the relay and check for power to the relay base on...
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I failed a smog check with the codes PO171 & PO174, saying the system is too lean on the bank 1 & 2. Can you tell me what the problem is?
Hi there. When the two codes P0171 and P0174 come up for a lean system on both banks of your engine, then either all of the fuel injectors are not working properly or your fuel pressure has dropped. Check the...
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No heat, no sound, no nothing
Hi. An electrical diagnostic by a certified professional would determine if the blower motor, resistor, relay, wiring, and switch are operational. It is not unusual for the resistor block to go bad and certainly that can be looked at first....
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Check engine light on after storage.
Autozone cannot hook a code reader to any vehicle manufactured before 1996 generally because these are not OBD-II equipped vehicles. An experienced technician like one from YourMechanic however is capable of pulling the check engine light fault codes fro the...
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My dashboard lights and taillights are not working.
The headlight switch will generally control parking lights, headlights, running lights and high beams. If you are getting power up to the switch and the components do not work, the fault may be in the switch or there is a...
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Fast idle and won't restart after the engine is warm.
Hi there. The code for your vehicle would be the code 15 that you are having trouble with. The code 15 states that there is an intermittent power cutoff. Measure voltage with a digital volt meter to pin 1 wire...
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chAnged battery now van will start but smother out
There are most likely other issues that are preventing the vehicle from functioning properly other than the battery. I would recommend having your fuel and ignition systems inspected to determine if they are functioning properly. If you have any fuel...
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Starts and dies
It sounds like what you are describing is something related to a fuel supply issue, which may be related to low fuel pressure, faulty or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty or dirty idle air control valve (this relays information about...
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How much gear oil goes in rear different on e150 v8 1999 economy van
Most differential housings (the pumpkin) will have a fill plug or a drain plug and fill plug. If it just has a fill plug, the only way to drain is to remove the cover, which it sounds like you have...
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Hey Chris, i have a 1999 ford e-150 that needs passenger front spring and shocks, work truck in pretty rough shape. Worth repairi
Hi there. If the truck is in rough shape, you might want to have a local shock install shop swap them out, as it's probably more affordable than having a professional mobile mechanic come to your location. If you have...
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Engine and lights not turning off when turn key to fully off
Hello, that sounds almost exactly like an issue my Ford F-150 displayed during a big snow storm we had a few weeks ago. The scenario was that my engine would cut off but my headlights stayed on. To help troubleshoot...
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1990 ford e150, 351 engine. Felt something give way when I turned the key to start it. Now it won't start. Radio and lights wor
There should be a shift lock override button. If you have started the car and are trying to shift out of park, simply use that button. The failure you are describing might be related to that interlock, too. The interlock...
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Gear shifter spring popped off
Hello, thank you for writing in. Inside of the steering column, where the lever actually connects and controls the linkage to the transmission is where that spring should be. There is typically a retaining clip that holds the spring at...
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Motor stalls or dies as soon as transmission put in D or R.
The problem is internal issue with the clutch bands or the valve body is leaking fluid to forward and reverse at the same time. You will need to have transmission overhauled.
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How many gear oil does a 1997 ford working van require?
the rear axle take 75w140w 5.5 pints. The engine takes 6 quarts of oil with filter 5w20w synthetic blend oil or better. Transmission takes 14 quarts of mercon V.
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Hi Eric. My 1996 Ford E150 Conversion passenger van leaks gas when ever I put it in. I can only put $8-10 in at a time. Help?!?
The likely leak points are the filler neck, the rubber hose connection between the tank and the filler tube and/or the tank itself. Sometimes vent tubes on the tank will crack (where they join the tank) and that can be...

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