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#2411 of 2608 2002 Windstar stutters at different mph while driving
May 14, 2006 (8:04 pm)
My Wife and I just recently purchased a 2002 Ford Windstar limited with 50,000 miles on it, today while driving on the highway it would hesitate and sputter at around 55. So bought a bottle of fuel injection cleaner and topped off the tank thinking maybe the fuel lines might be a little dirty, but the more we drove today the more we noticed it at different speeds, when it "sputters" my rpms jump about 500 rpms depending where they are already at, but just as quickly as it hicups it corrects itself, I am not a car guy but i am not stupid to cars either, could this be a transmition problem if so will our 30 day powertrain warrenty cover that any help would be appriciated!
#2412 of 2608 2001 windstar revs upon starting engine
May 15, 2006 (5:15 am)
Upon starting my car thsi morning, after a weekend oil change and air filter change - the engine revs uncontrollably. I cannot get it off the very high idle. any help is appreciated. thnx.
#2413 of 2608 Re: 2001 windstar revs upon starting engine [mwink]
May 15, 2006 (6:16 am)
Run it into a brick wall before you spend thousands to fix it just to have it break again.
#2414 of 2608 98 Loss of Power while driving
May 15, 2006 (4:12 pm)
I was driving our 98 windstar (has 123,000mi) loaded down bringing kid home from college, crusing at 80mph (good old Montana)when suddenly the van began to lose power. RPMs dropped to 1500, speed came down slowly but could not increse power when trying to accelerate. Pulled over, shut her down and let sit 5-15 min. restarted. Took off no problem, ran at 75mph for 15min started problem again. Had this happen several times over the last 70 miles till I got it home. Also I could put her in N and rev up with no problem. ANY IDEADS??? Seems that it maybe some sort of sensor getting hot and causing the power band to drop. Tranny would not kick down to lower gear when trying to accelerate either during this problem. Been really lucky with this Van no real problems. ">
#2415 of 2608 2002 Windstar hesitates after battery and alternator replacement
May 20, 2006 (10:20 am)
My problem is exactly what the title suggests. My battery developed a short which, in turn, burned up my alternator. Both were replaced with new units, but now the car hesitates randomly. It will run fine for a while and then hesitate a few times or even shut off completely. I cannot restart while in utility mode. Only once I completely turn the key off will it restart, and then it starts fine. The mechanic claims that I have to drive for 60-70 miles before the computer module will "relearn" all the car's systems again. Is this true, or is he giving me a line of garbage?
#2416 of 2608 2002 Windstar brake problems
May 23, 2006 (8:54 am)
My '02 Junkstar has a problem where the emergency brake intermittently engages. It sometimes happens during normal driving but mostly in the mornings when backing out of the driveway. There is a loud squeal and the brake light on the dash comes on. You can tell the brake is engaged because there is resistance when moving. To get it to release, we have to pull forward, turn off the engine, set and release the brake a couple times, and then restart the engine. Not sure what shutting it off and on does (maybe helps with the light) but the brake engaging is a real problem. It has been to the dealer numerous times and they cannot fix it. They just replaced the master cylinder and the next day, same problem. Has anyone else experienced this?
#2417 of 2608 Re: 96 Kelyess Romote inoperable [bobowens]
May 25, 2006 (9:00 pm)
did you ever resolve the problem? I now have the same issue with my 2000 Windstar.
#2418 of 2608 Re: 2001 Windstar won't start after driving on a hot day [scotts5]
May 26, 2006 (8:09 pm)
Did you get any resolution on this?
I experienced these problems twice on my 2001 Windstar.
After cooling off everything seemed to be fine
In both cases it was a sticky humid summer day.
After stopping the car for 5 minutes (picked the kids from daycare), the engine would stall, tire pressure indicator would go on (remained on). Looks like the onboard computer is acting crazy when it is too hot outside.
#2419 of 2608 Re: 2002 Windstar hesitates after battery and alternator replacement [pdbecker]
May 27, 2006 (7:22 pm)
I ended up taking the van back to the dealer I got it from and they found the new alternator was spiking in voltage. Another new alternator fixed the problem. I was able to return the first one for my money back.
#2420 of 2608 200 Windstar wicked shimmy
May 27, 2006 (7:42 pm)
Our 2000 windstar idles fine but 1500rpm it starts to shimmey and vibrate. It doesnt do it below 1500rpm or above. The check engine light came on and the test said a misfire on cylinder #2 P0302. We have changed all the sparks plugs and wires twice. The fuel pump, coil pack and MAF Mass air flow sensor. Any ideas what could be wrong? Any way to check the injectors without it costing a lot of money?