Last post on Oct 27, 2006 at 8:51 PM
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#1692 of 2608 Re: Help [snowman4]
Apr 30, 2005 (7:49 pm)
When the coolant wasn't flowing back it to my over flow, and it was using coolant, but not over heating, We were told by our vehicle expert that we should try replacing the radiator cap. Something about the rubber gasket on the old cap was wore out. This made our problem go away. We were ever so thankfull. Thought we were gonna have to put more money into our 1996 Ford Windstar POS.
#1693 of 2608 Re: Fuel too Lean (Bank1 & Bank2) [sick]
Apr 30, 2005 (9:13 pm)
What you've done so far is shoot the messengers by replacing the O2 sensors. They've done what they're supposed to do, indicated a high oxygen content in the exhaust of both cylinder banks due to a lean fuel mixture. Now it's time to find out why the engine's running lean. Start by looking for vacuum leaks at any hoses, check the PCV valve grommet, check fuel pressure.
#1694 of 2608 Re: Fuel too Lean (Bank1 & Bank2) [alcan]
May 01, 2005 (8:22 am)
The repair is common and should be a recall. $700 USD should do it. The Ford Motor company has a seal that leaks because of mismatch of cover and engine. The official fix at the dealer is TSB 02-1-4 JAN 02 Engine Head Gasket - Approved Replacement Procedures . Yes back in Jan 02 they knew there was a problem. AND WE PAY FOR ALL THE PARTS (As soon as I find my bill I will post)
YES the error code is the same and it will not go away.
#1695 of 2608 Re: Fuel too Lean (Bank1 & Bank2) [deadstar]
May 02, 2005 (8:32 am)
Based on my experience, deadstar is right on with this one. First they wanted $950 from me, settled for $250..and that fixed it.
My shuddering transmission goes in for a rebuild later this week, thank goodness for the extended warranty.
#1696 of 2608 Squealing Problem
May 02, 2005 (3:32 pm)
Can anyone help?! My 2000 Windstar just started to squeal, like a belt is loose. When it does that when I am driving I loose power .. HELP!
#1697 of 2608 Re: electrical problem 96 windstar [bozamom]
May 02, 2005 (5:40 pm)
my 98 windstar is doing the same thing(s)...got any solutions????
#1699 of 2608 NOW IT's MOISTURE
May 03, 2005 (5:52 am)
It rained the other day and my 2001 Deadstar started sputtering. Error code 303.
New wires, plugs and tune up. ($221) Dry day OK. Rain yesterday. Sputtering today with a rapping and Check engine light on again. What kind of tree works the best and at what speed?
Where should I start to replace parts that are obviously getting wet and causing cylinder 3 to misfire?
#1700 of 2608 2000 Windstar PCV Valve and Valve cover problems
May 03, 2005 (1:00 pm)
For the third time we are taking our 2000 windstar in for this problem. We end up with oil in the air filter and bad gas milage as a tip off of the problem. dealership is talking $1000.00 to fix again........ This is not covered under our extended warrenty. any advice??
#1701 of 2608 Re: burning odor [hault]
May 03, 2005 (4:18 pm)
I own a 96 windstar, 74,000 miles. I too smell the odor, even while stopped at traffic signals. Mechanics checked exhaust system and undercarriage and found no evidence of leaks in exhaust, antifreeze or oil. Has anyone provide you with help?