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#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.
#11 of 71 spark knock
Oct 01, 2007 (6:01 pm)
99 just done tune up still has spark knock 87 octane heard mass airflow sensor may be culprit any advice ">
#12 of 71 Burned out cornering lamp.
Oct 10, 2007 (6:58 am)
One of the cornering lamp bulbs is burned out on my 2001 sel Windstar and is there an easy way to replace the bulb ?
#13 of 71 Re: 2003 ford windstar running rough [corrollasadnes]
Oct 17, 2007 (8:11 pm)
Did you get this resolved..I have a 96 doing the same thing....
Oct 17, 2007 (3:15 am)
I've recently purchased a 2001 SE Sport with 46,000 miles. I had the dealer put new tires on it. Took it back to have them re-balance to try and eliminate a vibration that happens ~70 mph. They performed a pressure balance, which replicates the tires being on the vehicle. Vibration still there. Now I'm thinking it's in the transmission (Torque Converter). Anyone have this same experience?
#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....