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#1 of 71 ENGINE MISFIRE QUESTION
Mar 15, 2007 (9:37 am)
I Have a 2000 Windstar 3.8 6cyl, I recently had a code P0507 which read engine running lean. I replaced the intake gasket along with a few other gaskets, no more code. My question now would be when my engine is idleing it hesitates sort of a misfire, also when I'm driving it feels as if it has a misfire. Does anyone have a clue as to what this may be? Mechanic says plugs are good.
#2 of 71 97 Windstar stalls when cold
Mar 22, 2007 (11:11 pm)
have a 1997 Ford Windstar that stalls during the morning when I first start up for 5-10 minutes or so. It has a 3.8 L engine. I just had the engine rebuilt and it didn't do this before the rebuild. If I have the radio on there is a click on the radio when it stalls. Sometimes when it stalls, the radio, after a delay, goes out for a 20-60 seconds and then comes back on. The rebuild was initiated when I had a leaky head gasket on the No. 1 cylinder. Now runs really smooth except for the problem. I feel there is some power loss though at times, but am not sure about that. No check engine codes go on. Much better when warms up.
#4 of 71 Changing motors
Jun 09, 2007 (10:00 am)
Our 1998 Windstar, 3.8 L motor, blew a head gasket at 150,000 miles. We have a lead on a 1995 Tarus motor, 3.0 L. Is it possible, and advisable, to replace the 3.8 with the 3.0??
Thanks for any information. S. Dechant
#5 of 71 Re: Changing motors [dechant]
Jun 09, 2007 (11:44 am)
I asked about this once when we were considering getting a rebuilt engine for ours. I was told it would be more expensive to do that than to just put in the 3.8. I think I was told that a lot of other parts would need to be changed to put the 3.0 in.
#6 of 71 Re: 97 Windstar stalls when cold [dabblerz]
Aug 11, 2007 (5:13 pm)
did you every get this fixed?
#7 of 71 Re: 97 Windstar stalls when cold [dsario]
Aug 12, 2007 (10:32 am)
It was just a loose wire to the computer. Works fine now.
#8 of 71 2003 ford windstar running rough
Sep 17, 2007 (9:57 am)
I have a 2003 Ford windstar. It was roughing rough only when it rained. I changed the plugs and wires. It now beagn to idle rough when idleing. I reset the ECU according to the owners manual to no avail. Now it is running rough all the time and feels like it is misfiring. The engine code reads :running lean" in both banks. ANy help, I am thinking obout changing the MAFS. fule filter, and/or fuel pump. but do not want to waste money. Also I did not by the plugs from the Fored dealer as I do not have a fortune to spend on this gargage. Any advice?
#9 of 71 Engine Life
Sep 20, 2007 (10:49 pm)
I know someone who is selling a 95 Ford Windstar. Here is the problem it has 300,000 miles on it and a second tranny on it. What is the engine life on these vehicles?
#10 of 71 Re: Engine Life [dannyb67]
Sep 21, 2007 (6:27 am)
I have no idea, but I would certainly think 300K mi is way above average for any engine.