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#62 of 71 2000 ford windstar 3.8 no spark
Oct 03, 2011 (12:44 am)
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
#63 of 71 Re: 1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8 HELP [rgrandam1]
Oct 14, 2011 (10:09 pm)
sounds as thought its leaking pressure in the heads or the plugs are fouling out or maybe clogged feul injectors. windstars are plagued with valve stem leaks
#64 of 71 plugs oil fouling and oil in cylinders
Oct 17, 2011 (4:38 pm)
01 windstar 3.8 6cyl. I have been been having plugs oil fouling about every 3 to 6 weeks with regular driving. After many replacements and newair and gas filters and all seals replaced to prevent vacuum leaks the problem continued. So the research began. Im at the point that the intake valve seals are bad and allowing oil to go into the cylinders a condition called atomization. Over the time that this has happened im also sure the valves will have alot of carbon and oil buildup on them and have to be replaced as well. Doing this will also mean another complete seal replacement and plugs. Everyone please give me your opinion on this and tell me if im correct in my research or not.
#65 of 71 Re: 97 Windstar stalls when cold [dabblerz]
Nov 21, 2011 (8:44 pm)
try a fuel filter
#66 of 71 Re: Ford Windstar are Junk [lesabre500]
Nov 21, 2011 (9:12 pm)
sounds like you through a rod through the oil pan/you need a new engine
#67 of 71 Re: 2000 Ford Windstar - Engine dying when slowing down or stopping [rayden19]
Nov 21, 2011 (9:15 pm)
try a fuel filter
#68 of 71 Re: 2000 Ford Windstar - Engine dying when slowing down or stopping [rayden19]
Nov 21, 2011 (9:20 pm)
fuel filter maybe?
#69 of 71 Re: [rcarlisle]
Nov 21, 2011 (9:29 pm)
on fuel injected engines idel is controlled by trottle position sensor/ it's on the throttle body/RPM is controlled by ecm/ what codes do you have?
#70 of 71 Re: idle problem in windstar 3.8 l [dalip]
Nov 21, 2011 (9:32 pm)
#71 of 71 RE: 2002 Windstar MAF and Intake problems [slms1]
May 22, 2012 (7:26 pm)
The part is the isolator bolt he is referring to, you will have to replace the manifold gaskets. The smoke tests fail because the smoke leaks internally and usually won't come out of the tail pipe either, because of the catalytic converter.