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Fuel pump does not turn off after 1-2 seconds
The fuel pump is commanded on by the ECM. If it runs all the time, then this is a fault with the computer rather than the fuel pump. Good power and ground connections should be verified at the ECM, but...
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Van not starting - 1996 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon
The fuel pressure would need to be checked to see if the fuel pump relay or pump has gone bad. The relay is near the battery under the plastic cover with the computer relay. If you would like, a certified...
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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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How to replace ignition coil
Follow the spark plug wires from the plugs to where they all end up. That is the coil pack. Label the wires or take a picture so you can put them all back in exactly the same location on your...
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Van chugs at highway speeds
When you say "chugs" I'm not sure if you mean hesitation or misfire, or just loss of power. But let's hit on some of the basics. I recommend checking for any diagnostic trouble codes that may be set in the...
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doesnt want to turn on.... i think the compiuter system of the truck is locked or something
You need to have the fuel system and ignition system tested for fuel pressure and spark out of the ignition. You could also have a bad fuel pump and relay if you have no fuel pressure. You may have a...
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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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what could be causing the drain on the battery
Depending on the van and its accessories the first thing to do is to look and see if the interior lights or hood light are staying on. Take the bulb out of the hood light and see if the draw...
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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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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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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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