Last post on Oct 27, 2006 at 7:51 PM
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Ford Windstar, Van
#2593 of 2608 Oil Capacities
Sep 07, 2006 (6:14 pm)
Just changed the oil/filter on our 2000 3.8L Windstar. This is the first oil change since we got the car about a month or so ago. The previous owners had just had a new engine (short block) installed before we got the van. After dumping 5 quarts of 5W-30 and running the engine for a minute, I checked the dip stick and found that the oil level was just touching the bottom of the stick. A quart and a half later, I finally got a decent reading on the dip stick. The manual claims 5 quarts, but it took 6.5 quarts. Did Ford design a new oil pan with a deeper sump on the new short blocks than the factory original?
#2598 of 2608 Ford Windstar Serpentine Belt Removal
Oct 13, 2006 (5:34 pm)
How does one eliminate the tension on the belt to remove it. I need to replace alternator and found the tension idler pulley but it does not move away from belt. What is the procedure for removing the tension so the belt can be removed?
Trying to repair this evening as neighbor's wife just broke down with alternator problem.
#2599 of 2608 what scanner is a good one to buy for not a lot of money
Oct 15, 2006 (1:31 pm)
Anybody recommend any?
I saw a actron cp9135 at auto zone that looked ok.
#2601 of 2608 Re: 95 Ford Windstar runs rough when first started no check engine code [pe [karnetics]
Oct 21, 2006 (4:07 am)
I replaced air bleed motor and it fix the the problem .
It me a few min to replace it. Bought the part at Autozone
and it was around $40.
Oct 24, 2006 (8:43 am)
Just got our Windstar back after it had spent 7 weeks at a Tech College. Head, front cover, and intake gakets all replaced. While they had the engine out, also replaced water pump, timing chain and gears, plug and wires and a few addtional miscellaneous items.
I only had to pay for the parts...just under $1000 and that was with all OEM parts.