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#29 of 71 Vehicle Overheating, gasket burnt on the day of purchase & first Driving.
Feb 21, 2008 (11:58 pm)
This is the first time am attempting to use Ford. I purchased 1995 Windstar GL in Lome Togo just a week ago, but before it could be driven to my Town, the gasket burned on the way, due to overheating. Please what do i do. Now we have not even find the gasket to buy, and the car is still left on the highway in the bush. the part is scarce and very expensive compared to those of other cars. Please how can this overheating be rectified. The temprature guage and the fuel guage needls are never on Zero even when the electrical system is not on; engine is not running and is completely at rest. please help. The vehicle was said to have been imported from America. Could this problem be due to aclimation to African weather?, help me, my mechanic couldnt tell what the cause is.
#30 of 71 Re: 97 Windstar stalls when cold [dabblerz]
May 16, 2008 (12:18 am)
take some carberator cleaner and spray around the intake gaskets while the engine is running. if you hear the engine idle down or want to die then those dang intake o rings are bad on that one or more than one windstars have a bad problem with those intake gaskets.
#31 of 71 windstar power
May 16, 2008 (10:34 pm)
I'Ve got some problem trying to find out why my Windstar doesn't have power.
I had problem with the catalitic then decide to simply clean it up in a way, i then change all the sparkplug, and still car doesn't have engin power, it's like the engin can't give me full power.
I know it's a old car and i cant do Kickdown, the transmission is not 100% perfect, the problem is really about power, even on PARK, if i press the gaz pedal, engin wont run smooth, and increase to 4rpm, i can barelly get to 2rmp.
What could be the problem ?
Could it really be about the catalic would it be the best solution to remove them, since they cost a bundle to fix.
I try to punch a hole in them ( sorry i dont have the proper term )
I notice i've got one Catalic sensor or two that are broke, would this prevent the engin to give his full power ?
On the hightway, at 100 or 120 kl, car run smooth, little bump sometime, but overall engin is smooth, but i cant accellarate like any other truck.
#32 of 71 idle problem in windstar 3.8 l
Jun 09, 2008 (3:28 pm)
i have a 1996 windstar 3.8 l
on the stop sign the idle is very low and the car want to die and oil light cams on
when i put on park is ok
i replaced idle sensor
still same problem i send to the mechanic i put the code reader and the codes are
1- p0401 2- p1538 bank 1 3- p1537 bank 2
i replacet bank 1 and 2 still same problem
in the start when car starts is ok after 5 minutes driving starts the problem
#33 of 71 Ford Windstar are Junk
Sep 23, 2008 (12:36 pm)
I went to start my 1996 Windstar, has only 90,000 miles on it and it blew the oil pan half off. Ever hear of that? I am disabled, without a vehicle and nobody can explain what happened to me. I turned the key and BOOM! in the engine and all my oil was on the parking lot in about 2 seconds. There is a 3 inch hole in the oil pan. I'd appreciate any ideas as to what happened. One guy wants $300.00 just to pull the pan off which is ridiculous. If I had 2 good legs I could do it in an hour. The thing is, I need to figure out what did it to determine if I have severe internal damage. Would ether in the gas tank or something else that's explosive do this?
I need some answers and don't want to replace the pan and find out it's not worth doing. There must be some sort of test or explaination for this. This van was running fine and is in mint shape as well. It'd be a shame to scrap it for the wrong reason.
If you have any ideas, please contact me.
#34 of 71 rough idle/ wont start at times
Oct 23, 2008 (10:55 am)
Engine would die right after ignition. Would spit and sputter, idling at very low RPM if I kept pushing gas pedal and slowly released. If I could get it in gear w/out it stopping, then it would run until I stopped to get gas or go to the store etc. But after a few hours of not starting it will start again. It will back fire while try to start it. This problem comes and goes. I have replaced the intake gasket (1 large gasket) 6 smaller round gaskets and 8 bolts with gaskets on them for the intake manifold. (As per the ford service group)
Please....some one help.
#36 of 71 2000 Ford Windstar - Engine dying when slowing down or stopping
Dec 13, 2008 (12:37 pm)
I own a 2000 Windstar and noticed that the vehicle would randomly die when I come to a stop. Does not happen all the time though. It also putters when I start it and then dies. It will start up again within a couple of seconds. I am not getting a check engine light at all. While in park or idle, RPM's are at about 600.
Anyone out there have the same problem?
#37 of 71 Re: 2000 Ford Windstar - Engine dying when slowing down or stopping [rayden19]
Dec 15, 2008 (7:07 am)
hi rayden had similar issue on a 99 found out problem was coming from distributer shaft located at the back of motor on passenger side not an easy task . a haynes or shiltons book is very usefull .the shaft and gear sometimes wears out.
#38 of 71 2002 Windstar MAF and Intake problems
Dec 29, 2008 (9:36 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford Windstar and have had to replace the intake gaskets, MAF and now the upper intake manifold. This last repair seems to have done the trick, the car is running fine, but the engine light is still on. It is now reading possible codes of oxygen sensor, inginition misfire and again the MAF and of course the good old adages of lean fuel codes bank 1 and 2. Please help...its symptoms of kicking while idling and acting like the engine was revving have stopped. I am putting alot of money in this car and really can't afford any more. Does anyone have any suggestions?