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#42 of 91 4 codes popped up, any ideas?
Jan 31, 2008 (7:42 pm)
1999 Ford Windstar SE, 3.8l engine. I know there had been some discussion on here about this same thing, but i am wondering if these codes might be inter related. codes are P0171 (too lean bank 1) P0174 (too lean bank 2) P0301 ( miss fire cylinder #1) and P0304 (miss fire #4). I have changed the coil pack, plugs and wires and the miss fire problem still exists for the miss fire (i have been told that si the problem and fix). I have been told the too lean problem is due to the O2 Sensors. there is 101277 miles on the engine. Now, the engine idles rough, and with overdrive on and cruising at 70 MPH on the highway and 2100 RPMs, the engine shakes real bad. When i turn the OD off, the RPMs go up to about 3000 RPM, and the engine smooths out. When i pull the spark plug on #1, it is dirty and wet with oil. Now for the question, do i need to try to change the coil pack pulgs wires, and O2 sensors, ro do i need to just take it in for a tune up and have the timing checked?
#43 of 91 Check Engine Light and OD light
Feb 05, 2008 (10:24 am)
99 Windstar SE, 3.8, 88,000 miles. Trans rebuilt at 39,000. I've read so many blogs about this van today that I see I'm not alone with my experience. Like so many others, I too was swayed by the 5-star crash rating at the time. I think it should be 5 stars for electrical and mechanical crashes. Current issue: Has been to the dealer three times for "Check Engine Light" issues - no surprise, always something different and I have to pay big $$$. Latest issue: "CEL" came on, van was running rough. Before I could get it in to the dealer, the "OD" light started flashing intermittently. When diagnostics was done, they said it was a "IMRC" clip that had to be replaced (reason given for "CEL"), and the tranny had to be overhauled because the "OD" light issue was internal ($1600.00 labor, plus parts). I declined the tranny work - repair exceeds car's value. When I got home from the dealer, the "CEL" was on again and it was still running rough. Dealer claims this is due to trans problem. Is this correct? I thought the "CEL" dealt with emissions issues. Any enlightenment appreciated.
#44 of 91 2002 sel windstar OD light
Feb 09, 2008 (8:51 pm)
I have a 2002 windstar and when i am driving down the road the OD light will start blinking and I have no idea what the problem is. If you know what the problem is please let me know.
#45 of 91 Re: Exterior Bulb Out warning light on [yqg]
Feb 14, 2008 (8:15 pm)
check all your bulbs make syre they are the correct type
#47 of 91 Re: Exterior Bulb Out warning light on [ducman1]
Mar 18, 2008 (8:23 am)
I own a 2000 Ford Windstar and my ABS light popped on it goes on then disappears i had taken it to a shop they came up with3 codes but 2 are the same is it worth me getting this van fixxed i have put work into it and its been treating me right we are suppose to drive to florida next year in it. What should i do??
This van has 112,300miles
#48 of 91 Re: Exterior Bulb Out warning light on [mhorn1]
Mar 20, 2008 (2:14 pm)
What error codes did you get?
#49 of 91 Re: 4 codes popped up, any ideas? [senobarr]
Mar 20, 2008 (2:22 pm)
Your wet spark plug tells the whole story. When a spark plug is covered with oil, that is not the spark plug's or ignition system's fault, it is the result of excessive engine wear (valves or rings). I have come across the same problem in older vehicles. There is something called a spark plug non-fouler, which screws into the spark plug hole in the engine block and then holds the spark plug. Make sure to get a long one that will completely hold your (new) spark plug. This should return your engine back to decent operation. You should be able to pick one up at any auto parts store.
#50 of 91 Re: Exterior Bulb Out warning light on [old89lsc]
Mar 20, 2008 (3:28 pm)
codes are c1155 lf speed sensor input ckt failure
c1233 wheel speed lf input signal missing
B2477 module configuration failure
not sure what any of it means need to take to mechanic
#51 of 91 warning codes
Mar 23, 2008 (5:26 pm)
Our 1999 windstar is in have front end work done. there is a warning code 1518. Does anyone know what it is for?????