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Non-ethanol fuel
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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My 2000 Ford, F150 won't start ,replace battery and fuel pump
Hello there. When a vehicle will not start, it is usually due to a lack of the correct air / fuel mixture or the inability to ignite the fuel inside the combustion chamber at the correct time. Although the fuel...
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Im putting in a2005 ford 4.2 in my 98 ford f150 do you see any problem
Hello. If you are using the base engine then you should be just fine. The intake and exhaust as well as the sensors will work different so all of that will need to be switched over.
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The clutch went out and clutch fluid leaking out.
Check the slave cylinder under the vehicle and see if the seal blew out. Fill up the clutch master cylinder if its low and pump the clutch pedal a couple of times and then look for the leak. Pull back...
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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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Q: Transmission slips in reverse
Hi There, If your overdrive light is blinking (like a turn signal or hazard light), it is indicating that there is a problem with your car’s transmission. It could be the shift solenoid or possibly the speed or range sensors,...
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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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When I put gas in, after a few seconds it spits it back out.
Hi there. The fuel vent hose on the fuel filler neck is plugged and not allowing the fuel to vent as the tank is filled up. You may have to remove the rubber hose to the tank and take a...
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Running lean on bank 2
Hello and thanks for writing in. Code P0174 relates to a lean fuel condition which is typically caused by a faulty mass air flow sensor or potentially a vacuum leak beyond the mass air flow sensor causing the reading of...
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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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I hooked jumper cables up backwards now my truck won't fire off without spraying starter fluid
Determine if the fuel pump is actually running. The fuel pump should run momentarily at key on to pressurize the system. If it isn't running, you have an electrical problem. If the pump runs momentarily as is required at key...
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Leaking oil and smoking but temp gauge isn't moving - smells like burnt rubber 2004 Ford Freestar
Hi there - your symptoms describe 2 problems, unrelated to each other. The burned oil smell is likely a leaking gasket, most likely the valve/cam cover gasket. It would leak down onto hot exhaust, causing the smell and light smoke...
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My car is smooth when it turns on and shakes while driving, what can it be?
Shaking of the vehicle can, of course, be suspension related so be sure to rule out faults there as a cause. If the engine itself is shaking or vibrating, the usual causes are problems with the motor mounts, engine imbalance...
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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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Cannot find fuel pressure regulator under the hood of my 2001 f150xl V6 4.2
The fuel pressure regulator is beneath the upper intake manifold. That manifold has to be removed to gain access. Once you remove the manifold, you will see the regulator connected to the fuel rail and one end of the regulator...
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White smoke from exhaust smell like gas 1997 Ford F150
Hi there - check for problem codes first, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. I don't think it's a computer problem - more likely a coolant temperature sensor malfunction or leaking injector making it run rich. Check...
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I have a 2002 Ford F-150 single cab has a rod knock and dies while driving
Hi There, The rod knocking you are hearing in your 2002 F150 may be related to a rod bearing that is beginning to fail. Adding additional oil to the motor may temporarily solve this, but it will eventually come back...
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What is the right way to install the rear main seal?
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us today. If you are replacing the rear seal, you really should purchase a service and repair manual for your Ford F-150, as following each step in the right order is crucial to ensure a...
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Air Filter noise and Check Engine Light
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...

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