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#2441 of 2608 2000 Ford Windstar won't start on hot days...
Jun 10, 2006 (10:52 am)
I have a 2000 Ford Windstar. Some days, mostly hot days, the van will not start. It turns over but won't fire. I leave it sit for some period of time then it starts. It appears to be a fuel pump issue (I'm guessing) but, from what I'm reading on the net it appears others are having the very same issue and the solutions don't directly point to the fuel pump....
Any ideas on what may cause this problem?
#2442 of 2608 Re: 2000 ford Windstar - Fuse problem [wsharpe]
Jun 10, 2006 (8:01 pm)
I have a 2000 windstar LX and Mine just did the EXACT SAME THING. Were you not able to control the rear blower? In my van, the Rear AIR blows air, not cooled air. I have to reach over the passengers side sliding door and tun off the blower. It is not able to be controlled from the front.
Can you tell me what relay you replaced?
Mine has just come back from the FORD dealer where I had them look at the Cruise Control (Amongst other things)Funny Huh. It was going to be a $350 fix. Needed a Speed servo and a couple of other things. I told them nah for now. But surprising that you had the exact smae problem.
#2443 of 2608 98 windstar engine 3.0
Jun 11, 2006 (7:11 am)
i am the second owner of this van which at this time has 120,000 miles on it i was extremely satisfied untill lately i have just paid 1800.00 dollars to have the transmision rebuilt but being as reliable as it was i saw no problem with spending that amount even though it was all we had set aside at that time now three weeks later the engine light comes on and engine dies on highway with my daughter driving the light comeing on and the engine dying happened at literely the same time she had the van towed to my house as it would not start i thought the alternator was bad so i removed it and had it tested it was ok while i was doing that i put the battery on charge thinking no alternator no juice when i got home i reinstalled the alt and tried to start still wont turn over so i removed the starter and battery to test both of them again both good and engine still will not turn next thought wsa timing belt i havent done any more after starter/ battery i would appreciate any input out there as where to go next or if my next step is correct in process to fix the other steps were basicaly simple and with the side mounted engine this would be more hard and time consuming
#2444 of 2608 Re: 98 windstar engine 3.0 [trobar]
Jun 11, 2006 (8:00 am)
You need to find out what the code is on the check engine light. Either get it to an Auto Zone to have it tested or buy a OBD2 tester. You won't know the problem until you do. Once you have the code post it here.
#2445 of 2608 1999 Ford Windstar LX-- Diagnostician Transmission leakage?
Jun 11, 2006 (12:47 pm)
While on our way home yesterday, as the car started to accel it started missing like it was losing fluid. As we turned the corner towards home we were unaware that there was a trail of fluid pouring from under the car. We added more tranny fluid only to find it going directly on the ground. We think it could be the seal to the tranny. Can anyone give us a clue to find out if we need to have a mechanic look at it? Or is there a Mechanic in the house?
#2446 of 2608 Re: 98 windstar engine 3.0 [mlpntr]
Jun 11, 2006 (2:28 pm)
if im not mistaken taking out the battery cleared the computer and the codes were lost am i correct in thinking this?
#2447 of 2608 Re: 2002 Windstar hesitates after battery and alternator replacement [mlpntr]
Jun 11, 2006 (4:59 pm)
It's good to know that the mechanic wasn't just brushing me off with a phony line. It turned out that the alternator he put on was spiking in voltage and I had to get a second new alternator. Just my luck...
Thanks for the input.
#2448 of 2608 99 Ford Windstar ( Mounting Hitch ) Need help
Jun 12, 2006 (8:33 pm)
I have a 99 W.S. & was going to mount a heavy duty 2 in. receiver hitch. under the rear frame , the hitch has three bolt holes on each side for mounting . My frame only has two holes for mounting . I need the three holes in the frame to match up with the hitch and I also need some slots in the side of the frame in order to put the mounting bolts through & into the holes .
Has anyone mounted a heavy duty hitch on their own & did you have two or three bolt holes on each side of the rear frame ?
Did you have any slots on the frame to put the boles through ???
If I need to drill & cut a few slots , will it cause a proble with the frame ??
I was wondering if the Winstar came with all the holes and slots from the factory ?
We have the big six engine A/T with O/D
Any help or pictures of your rear frame & hitch installation would be greatly appreciated .
#2449 of 2608 Re: Warning Light [dbbond]
Jun 13, 2006 (8:15 am)
I have a 2001 Ford Windstar. I checked the owner's manual and the warning light you described means to check your fuel cap. The manual states that if this light stays on (problem not corrected) it may cause your Engine light to come on. Also, you can obtain an owner's manual from Helms Inc 1-800-782-4356. Good Luck!
#2450 of 2608 FLASHING INTERIOR LIGHTS
Jun 13, 2006 (8:29 am)
I have a 2001 Ford Windstar. Recently I have had problems with my interior lights flashing periodically while riding at night. This does not affect my exterior lights. Any suggestions as to what could be causing this?