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Hi There, Your truck should run just fine with non-ethanol fuel and in fact may run a bit better with pure non-ethanol fuel. Many of today’s engines are equipped to run on E85 fuel which is a high ethanol content...
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Oil was low I 98 f150 two quarts and check engine light steady then flashing only driven at most 1000 mls past six months
You should first check to get the codes from the computer to see if the engine has misfire codes to a cylinder and do an engine compression test to see if one or more cylinders are low on compression indicating...
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will a bad catalyst cause my truck to not want to stay on?
If the catalytic converters are broken apart inside the exhaust you will get a rattle in most cases and the loose substrate inside can partly or completely block the exhaust flow and cause loss of power and stalling or no...
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What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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Problem bleeding my brakes , can't get it to bleed out
You will need to use a scanner to activate the ABS bleed function. If you still cannot get fluid out of any brakes then you may have a problem with the ABS module. The bleed function should work unless there...
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Where is the wiper pulse board located in a 2003 Ford Econoline van E-250.
The aftermarket part for your vehicle is the Dorman wiper motor pulse board module 906-151. If you view an image of this module on the Internet and then look beneath your dashboard above the brake and accelerator pedal area, you...
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Fuel supply issue
It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system...
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Rethreaded my spark plug and may have dropped some small metal shavings in the plug hole is there a way to get them out
The only thing you can do to get out the metal shavings from the cylinder without removing the cylinder head is to use a long air hose pressure probe into spark plug hole and blow air into cylinder to try...
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Pulley squeeling 08 v6 f150
It sounds like you may have a belt tensioner pulley that may be starting to fail. As the bearings inside the tensioner pulley begin to fail, you may experience a bit of screeching or squealing in some cases as you...
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Intermittent acceleration lose and high initial rpms at start up
You need a real time scanner to figure this out. Among other PIDS (On-board diagnostics Parameter IDs) I would look at the reported values for short and long term fuel trim. The high idle could be due to issues such...
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New fuel pump. New relay. New fuse. New cam sensor stil will not start
The fuel pump should run momentarily at key "on". You can use a voltmeter to confirm if power is present during that brief interval when you turn the key to the "on" position. If there is no power (or you...
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Rotor that the Serpentine belt rotates on on a 2003 F150 pauses for a second then continues. Is this an issue? I have a video.
The serpentine belt rides on a variety of pulleys and drives accessories such as the alternator, a/c compressor and so forth. The pulleys themselves revolve on permanently greased ball bearings but eventually the grease in the bearings dries out due...
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Van recently started jerking at times while driving, then sometimes while stopped will stall our but restarts right away and
If your fuel injectors were recently replaced, it is possible that the stalling could be related to the fuel system. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine if the fuel system is functioning properly....
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After it rains my car rumbles in low rpm and accelerates slowly, the service engine soon also comes on
You may be getting water into the ignition and electrical system from engine fan blowing it all over the engine. In order to find the connections that are not sealed good you will need to have the computer tested to...
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Beleive it is a bad harmonic balancer
If you remove the serpentine belt to isolate the problem is in lower pulley damper or one of the accessories. If noise goes away with belt removed then inspect the lower pulley for damage and replace it. If no problem...
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Pick up truck
Hi Stephen. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, we don't have enough data from you to really help. If you could make a video, showing us how your clutch pedal is working, post it on Youtube.com and send another question,...
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I have a 2008 f150 it won't drive over 15 miles. And it shake. Changed the coil pads and spark plugs already. Still won't pick up
It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside and uses...
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Ford 2001 F-150 stick will only shift when off but when turned on then it’ll stay in neutral but won’t shift into any gear
It sounds like you may have a throwout bearing that is hanging up. When the car is not running, nothing within the transmission is spinning, thus it is possible to put the car in gear. With the engine running, there...
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I have a 1998 ford f150 and will not crank over.
With a fully charged battery in good condition, and the immobilizer (security) system off - check to be sure the immobilizer is not activated - if the starter motor does not operate at that point, there are only two possibilities:...
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So I tried releasing my second row seat in my 2004 ford freestar but it got stuck on a different latch in a different spot
It is possible to have a mechanic come out on a mobile visit which should allay your concern as to the cost. To guide in you in something like this, I would need to actually see what you have. Broadly,...

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