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Ford Windstar, Engine, Van
#53 of 71 1995 windstar
Apr 25, 2009 (11:42 am)
well i just found out that i have been putting the wrong spark plugs in the damn thing they take either double platinum or ridium the 2 most expensive plugs and even though you take care of the van the engine and tranny will go out even if you replace it with a new one, the ford dealer told me yesterday that i need to get a new vehicle i told him i wanted to replace both engine and tranny, he said i would not even take your money een if you told me to, the engine sound raggedy and my oil light comes on they said it is the pump or the barrings but reading all te other post it is best that you go and trade your an to get something else, cause thats what im going to do dont spend any more money cause the car is messed up and it wont make a difference even if another mechanic can fix the problem it wont change anything, so please get another vehicle.
#54 of 71 Re: Vehicle Overheating, gasket burnt on the day of purchase & first Driving. [okaybabs]
Apr 25, 2009 (11:51 am)
try shucks or auto zone but mine does that to
#55 of 71 all windstars problems
Apr 25, 2009 (12:01 pm)
if your putting all that money into them i suggest you just something different not a windstar, they are good vans to start out with but they go way down hill afterwards thats what the ford dealer repair man told me they have taurus engines in them so they if you have a taurus with the same problem you know what to do already dont waste your money get something new, cars are not an investment get your money worth out of a vehicle not put all your money into it, dont trust mechanics who say they can fix it and it will be fine cause it wont.
#56 of 71 Re: Vehicle Overheating, gasket burnt on the day of purchase & first Driving. [okaybabs]
Jun 30, 2009 (10:26 am)
This 1995 Windstar GL, has some serious issues, the problem you had discrible, indicates a blown head gasket, I had mind replaced 3 times...first 2 was repaired free, third costed me $2600 US dollars, it is very expensive repair.
you can check a few things to see if this might be the problem..
you mentioned gasket burned, head gasket??
* did you notice exhaust bellowing white smoke before it stop running?
* check the radiator, to see if you have any oil in the coolant?
* any water or coolant in the exhaust system?
All indicates a blown head gasket, due to incompatible and chemical reaction of different metals of the gasket and engine.
#57 of 71 Losing engine oil
Jan 27, 2010 (10:06 am)
windstar 2000 loses about one litre after 2000km no smoke no leak no oil in coolant. where is the problem
#58 of 71 Re: Ford Windstar 95, 3.8L, 160 kl No power [varix3d]
Jan 27, 2010 (3:54 pm)
My pastor had a 94 Ford Ranger, when he would try to excellorate, the truck acted like it was starving for gas,he would have to let up on the gas petal or it would have stalled ! He took the truck to autozone and they knew what was wrong right away ! Tested the "Mass Air Flow" sensor and it was bad, put a new one on the intake hose , and it is still running great !
#59 of 71 Re: Vehicle Overheating, gasket burnt on the day of purchase & first Driving. [okaybabs]
Jan 27, 2010 (4:04 pm)
Over heating is usually caused by bad thermostat, make sure the belt is tight
and in fairly good condition, also the water pump will cause your van to over heat.But if the water pump was bad ,you would have noticed a antifreeze leak
even while it is setting still and engine not running ! If it is really hot where you live you might want to clean the radiator, dirt and grass will get caught in front of the radiator and you can clean it with a water hose , look in front of radiator and check for blockage !
#60 of 71 Loud noise today under car gets louder when..
Jun 23, 2010 (9:45 pm)
I was heading down a dirt road when al of a sudden my 1996 Ford Wind-star had this loud noise under the floor I stopped to see if it was a flat for that's is what I thought no flat I got in and reverse it did not happen then I went on down the road and up a hill with the noise it had power but the noise was bad .. It got louder and kinda wobbled when I hit the brakes the more pressure the louder it got !!!
What is this and just how do I fix this.
Cant seem to get a hold of my sons or they would be able to tell me they know this kind of stuff. Help for I don't have the cash to get it in the shop and I am looking at starting a job here soon as Friday!!
I am on a Why Me Syndrome Fast reply is needed! More information on this I think its some thing to do with the transfer case for it would kind jump when placed in drive. 3.8 engine no other problems that are not of normal wear and use.
I have had a Drive line drop in a Jeep Wagoner so I know the feeling of something like that going out.. as well I have had a Piston shoot and brake and Arm and this is not no engine trouble it runs the same and has power so not no cam trouble... it has to do with the braking and drive mechanical parts.
ie oil coolant and such. Nothing looks out of the norm under no cracks or dings on any of the cases no leaks out of the norm. Few months back it did over heat but its cause stupid has not changed the coolant in the last three years I was gone and its in break down so I was looking to get that flushed and freshened and the oil changed along with a new set of wires and plugs and maybe a new fuel filter as well here with first new job check.
#61 of 71 2003 Windstar idle problem
Jul 29, 2010 (5:25 pm)
Right after starting the car the idle speed drops rapidly and will recover most of the time, sometimes the car will stall. No codes have set as of yet.
#62 of 71 2000 ford windstar 3.8 no spark
Oct 02, 2011 (11:44 pm)
my van has an issue with running for about 20 min then shutiing off on it's own, then it will crank and not start, no spark. if i let the engine sit for about 20 min it will restart for a little while. i have relaced the cam and crank pos sensors and tried a new ign coil pack. there are no codes on the pcm. i even replaced the wireing between the pcm and the crank pos sensor due to fluids eating through wire casing. one thing to mention is the origonal failure wouldnt run neary as long before cutting out, maybe 2 min. then i replaced the crank pos sensor and the time went up to about 20 min. i keep reading about a key xciever problem but both keys act the same. at a loss except possably got a new part that is bad or the pcm is going, but again no repeatable codes, did get a eninge speed /ign circuit malfunction code once but could be because i had at high rev when engine died. anyone have anything else for me to check? email at j_scoobysnackyahoo.com