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Ford Windstar, Engine, Van
#16 of 71 Re: 2003 ford windstar running rough [vschopp]
Oct 28, 2007 (9:24 am)
I solved the problem by taking off the upper intake manifold and cleaning the EGR ports. 130,000+ miles seems to be the magic number when the ports clog.
I found that this site has good pictures on it.
Like others on the net, this is not too bad a job for do it yourself. 4-5 hours. $5 can of intake cleaner, some rags and a bent paper clip to open the ports. Don't know why mechanics want $500 to do it.
#17 of 71 Check Engine Light
Nov 15, 2007 (6:48 pm)
I have a 1995 3.8 winstar. When I started it at work the check engine light came on. The idle seems off or miss fires. However, the engine temp stayed normal. I understand there are three sensors that can effect the idle, and can cause the check engine light to come on. Does any know what the three sensors are? help....
#18 of 71 98 Windstar Engine
Nov 24, 2007 (11:48 am)
I purchase a 1998 Windstar, in Aug 98, while stationed in Germany and now after 144,000 the engine whent caput. My family and I were spending the weekend with my son when this mishap took place. It was towed to the nearest, which happens to be the biggest, Ford dealer in the area. The floor supervisor called me to informed me that after attempting to get it running they realized the engine was gone. To me, it sounds like a push rod broke off in two and it's bouncing all over the place. He inmediately told me that the engine had to be replaced, because of the possible damage the loose part could've created and also the head gasket was blownand stated that he has seen to many to know that the engine is gone. I called my son and asked him to look in the parking lot for oil stains, which were none. I called the tow truck gentleman and he also stated that there was no oil leak. Now, I'm between the rock and the hard place. The dealer is asking for $5,000 for the engine swap and refuse to take the engine apart to see what the extend of the damage really is. Any suggestions, comments, ideas??????? My wife loves the van and in between little things is has been good to us. Up until the day it broke down, it ran like when it was brand new. Please Advice, Help. Thanks!
#19 of 71 Re: 98 Windstar Engine [vrodriguez]
Nov 24, 2007 (2:31 pm)
I sure would not put anything close to $5000 into a 10 year old windstar with 144K mi.
I'd either scrap it and buy another vehicle or put a used engine in it...you could surely buy a newer and lower mileage windstar for way under $5000. You could also consider a rebuilt engine, but that would also likely cost more than the van is worth...but not by as much as a $5000 new engine.
#20 of 71 Re: 98 Windstar Engine [jeffyscott]
Nov 24, 2007 (5:07 pm)
I was thinking about selling it to a junk yard, but the only person I found will only offered $200. I told him that the van had 4 brand new tires worth over $400. He wouldn't pay over 200.00.
Thanks for the advise!
#21 of 71 1999 windstar fuel pressure regulator
Dec 08, 2007 (5:50 pm)
gas is squirting out of the fuel pres.reg. on the fuel rail (fuel injection), is there a way to replace the FPR, or do I have to replace the whole rail.
#22 of 71 Re: 98 Windstar Engine [vrodriguez]
Dec 09, 2007 (6:49 am)
Maybe he'd give you the $200 and let you keep the tires???
It might be worth close to that $200 as scrap metal.
#23 of 71 Re: 98 Windstar Engine [vrodriguez]
Jan 02, 2008 (3:15 pm)
you can get more then that for just the metal alone....take off the catalytic converter and get at least $50.00 for just that.....strip it and sell the tires.......
#24 of 71 Re: 98 Windstar Engine [noodles1999]
Jan 13, 2008 (9:24 am)
Thanks for the advise. It will be taken into consideration. Considering placing it in my backyard and selling it for parts, Ha!
#25 of 71 Re: 98 Windstar Engine [noodles1999]
Jan 13, 2008 (9:24 am)
Thanks for the advise. It will be taken into consideration. Considering placing it in my backyards and selling it for parts, Ha!