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Got the van from a friend anout a year ago. Gauge was working, now is always reading full mo matter how much gas is in it. On or off. Itnis always inbthe samenposition now past full and never moves down.

123K miles
new fuel pump/filters
new air cleaner
replaced defective maf sensor 3 mo ago, eng lite ok, back on now with same codes p0171 & p0174 (right/left banks.
1/8 tank fuel (I always use shell premium) my choice. why does eng lite keep coming on? do i need to update computer or reboot?....... SOS

changed oil and noticed smell of gasoline and the oil was thin motor sounds like someone flicking aluminum can at valve covers

sounds like most noise is coming from valves is this fixable or is this sign motor is blown?

while driving on the freeway for 45min the od light started blinking. I pulled over and checked fluid it was just below full.when pulling back on freeway it seemed to shift slow and didnt go into od. i pushed the od button and it then went into od but still blinking.i exit the freway thinking hi speed might not be a good seemed to drive ok ,i still had 30mins till home.about 3 min from home at a light smoke was coming out from under hood at a red light.but still drove ok. when i got home i could see the trail of trans fluid like a slug. i used ob2 scanner and it was all good green light. the fluid on the dip stick was red but when i wiped it it had a little bit of grey on the dip stick not mixed in fluid though like stuck on stick only.checked again and nothing of either was on it. it has 220k on it and had the tranny serviced at 200k.

new fuel pump
but no diagram for fuel pump relay
30 amo fuse blows for fuel pump
I replaced it car started then fuse blows again and car stops

throttle body location and how to clean

wont roll down at times have had work done had van 3 months in shop problem not solved come to comclusion no help for this shop put a switch to turn battery off said my CD player draining from battery and locks rubbish.I have met a person same car and same problem with windows

engine runs good then out of blue starts bucking wont rev up engine trys to shut off engine light on

this happens only when i'm slowing down or coming toa stop. at idle i'm okay as well as accelerating. help? recent oil change and a tune up about a year ago.

pcv where is it

my airbag light always flash when i start the engine and after its on always

I have allready replaced my fuel pump and fuel filter but the enginge will cut out out and wont start until it sits for a period of time. What else could be the problem

i came back home one day, i tried to turn off the van but i wasn't able too because the ignition switch feels loose and wont turn on, off, or lock. i had to unplug all power. i put the key in and turn but the ignition switch feels loose don't feel the same as before. i opened it up to see what was wrong, what can i do to fix it?