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#18 of 91 1998 ford windstar code P0302
Jan 18, 2007 (11:12 pm)
we have a 98 ford windstar with the P0302 code it is a cylinder #2 misfire after looking here and another forum im convinced its the computer. what exactly is the computer? is it the Powertrain Control Module? if it is the PCM about how much does this cost. if it isnt the PCM what exactly is the computer called? this van has alot of issues like the water pump needs replaced(thats going to be a pain), the rack and pinion needs replaced(another nasty job), sway bar needs replaced, ABS lights on(probably sensors), rotors are warped- i could go on but i dont want to bore anyone to death, i could write a page of repairs ive done myself- but again with the boring thing. well if it is the PCM is there anyway to test it or do you just replace it? thanks for any info your willing to share.
#19 of 91 Re: windstar question [zappfam]
Jan 29, 2007 (2:24 pm)
Well, the 171 and 174 codes in OBD2 means your engine runs lean (more air). I thess there are two possible problems. One is the intake gasket or vacuum hoses leaks. The other is that the MAF sensor is bad. Replacing the O2 sensor is not a good option. Here is my recommendations:
Keep checking your gas mileage. If the mileage runs good, ignore this code - it means nothing, and it will not hurt your engine.
If the gas mileage is bad (less than 20 on highway), check possible intake leak.
If the gas mileage is bad, and you have a rough idle at warm engine (stop at red light, or restart at warm), consider to replace idle air intale valve.
If you don't have the above symtom, EGR valve or controller is to blame. It's your option to replace it or not. This repair only helps to clear the code. If you don't care about $100, replace it. Otherwise, keep going and you should be fine with the OBD "Check Engine" light on.
Hope this helps.
#20 of 91 Re: windstar question [zappfam]
Jan 29, 2007 (2:28 pm)
Sorry - I posted a message about Code 171 and 174 follwing message #18.
Check it and it should help.
#21 of 91 Pakring light stays ON all the time
Feb 19, 2007 (3:25 pm)
I have Ford Windstar 96 , 3.8L engine.
My Parking Light stays ON. I have checked fluid and wires too. Any expert advice on this issue or the only option is to take it to a technician.
Does it make any problem if it stays ON as I don't feel any problem in braking or somewhere else.
#22 of 91 Re: Pakring light stays ON all the time [newtech]
Feb 19, 2007 (4:59 pm)
Parking lights or Brake lights?
#23 of 91 Re: Pakring light stays ON all the time [seloo]
Feb 20, 2007 (11:05 am)
Sorry for confusion. I mean to say Red parking light on the Dashboard which comes ON when we PULL handbrake .
#24 of 91 '98 Windstar, P1537 / P1538
Mar 19, 2007 (7:12 pm)
Codes P1537 & P1538 came up on my 1998 3.8 Windstar. Advance told me the codes mean that one or both of the Input Manifold Runner Controls might be stuck. Sure enough, one was bad. I replaced both and verified that they both work. But the P1537/P1538 codes have popped up again. Also, the engine idles rough after having run hard for a while.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#25 of 91 Exterior Bulb Out warning light on
Apr 14, 2007 (6:48 am)
The warning light that indicates that an exterior bulb has burned out is on but all the lights appear to be working fine.
Anyone any ideas on what else we could check?
#26 of 91 ABS and Hand Brake lights on (always together)
Apr 23, 2007 (10:18 pm)
I have a 2001 windstar LX. I have been having problems with my (HAND BRAKE) and (ABS) lights coming on in my dash at the same time always. These warning lights come just 15 or so seconds after I start it up and sometimes more than that (5 minutes) . The hand brake works fine actually when those two lights are off yet and I use the manual brake "HAND BRAKE" light comes on; and the brake work fine too, What could be the issue?
#27 of 91 egr pressure sensor
Apr 23, 2007 (10:32 pm)
if anyone has the ohms value for the egr pressure sensor please let me know asap its a 02 windstar