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98-26-2
  • FUEL - INFORMATION ON GASOLINE - TIPS TO RESOLVE VOLATILITY RELATED DRIVEABILITY CONCERNS
Publication Date: DECEMBER 18, 1998

FORD:
1985-1997 THUNDERBIRD
1986-1999 MUSTANG, TAURUS
1987-1999 ESCORT
1988-1994 TEMPO
1989-1997 PROBE
1990-1999 CROWN VICTORIA
1992-1993 FESTIVA
1995-1999 CONTOUR
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1985-1997 COUGAR
1986-1992 MARK VII
1986-1999 SABLE
1987-1989 TRACER
1988-1994 TOPAZ
1988-1999 CONTINENTAL
1990-1999 GRAND MARQUIS, TOWN CAR
1991-1999 TRACER
1993-1998 MARK VIII
1995-1999 MYSTIQUE
1999 COUGAR
LIGHT TRUCK:
1986-1997 AEROSTAR
1987-1996 BRONCO
1989-1997 F SUPER DUTY, F-350
1989-1999 F-150, F-250 LD, RANGER
1991-1999 EXPLORER
1992-1999 ECONOLINE
1993-1999 VILLAGER
1995-1999 WINDSTAR
1997-1999 EXPEDITION, MOUNTAINEER
1998-1999 NAVIGATOR
1999 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
MEDIUM/HEAVY TRUCK:
1990-1997 F-700

This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to expand vehicle model coverage and revise the text.

ISSUE:

Some vehicles using winter blend fuels may exhibit a stall on start up and a no restart, hard start condition or a no start condition in unseasonably hot weather (greater than 27C/80F). These concerns may be related to fuel volatility from winter blend fuels during winter-spring and autumn-winter transitions and may result in a fuel pump vapor lock condition. This condition may appear to be a fuel pump failure but may be caused by winter blend fuel.

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