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I start the car it shuts down but only run if my foot on gas if it's not on gas cuts completely off
A few different things will usually cause the car to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor,...
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automatic sometimes doesn't shift on engine rev
Hi Katy. Thanks for contacting us today. The transmission on your Windstar is a hydraulic system, so efficient flow of transmission fluid is essential to proper application of engine power, through the transmission and to the drive axle. It's possible...
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i have a 2003 ford windstar the rear or passenger lock keeps sticking
Hi There, This is often related to a malfunctioning door lock actuator, a blown fuse or a faulty power door lock switch. When you use the door lock switch in the car it sends a signal to a relay which...
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I recently replaced the power steering pump. I notice the fluid was leaking out of the lid. My check engine light came on as well.
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us today. First off, the two codes you've listed are not related to power steering or suspension. They are O2 sensor or catalytic converter related codes. The P-0174 code indicates that there is a lean...
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OD light flaahing after transmission fluid flush
Hi there. Typically a transmission fluid flush and filter change would resolve these type of symptoms. However, it is possible that an inner seal is damaged, that may have been pushed out during the fluid flush. It's probably a good...
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Check engine light
Hi There, The check engine light referring to the gas cap is likely related to an evaporative emissions system leak. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting...
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My car wont pass emission cause the codes po171
A number of things may cause code P0171 and code P0174 to be triggered. As the code indicates, this means there is a lean fuel condition which may be caused by a lack of fuel supply or in some cases,...
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i have a 2000 windstar that acts like its not getting enough fuel to crank over then when it does the throttle is wide open
Fuel pump output and pressure can be easily tested but if those values are normal, the operation (both electrical and fuel delivery) of the injectors would still have to be checked. Of course an ignition fault is possible, too, and...
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Ignition fuse keeps blowing, all back lights don't work, gauges messed up, can't shift out of park when engine is on.
The ignition switch is damaged and needs replaced. The contacts inside the ignition switch is are shorting out with itself. This is why the switch has to be in a specific position to release the shift interlock solenoid. If you...
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Won't start after I jump it and shut it off
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Front brakes grinding after brake pad replacement on a 98 Ford Windstar 3.0L
I have seen where some of the more less expensive semi-metallic brake pads have real rough spots of material in the pad and will make a grinding noise when braking. This is normal for these pads. If noise does not...
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My 1999 ford wind star came with a locked glovebox with no key. How do I get into the glovebox without damaging it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If preventing damage, you have two different options. One is to order a new key from the dealership. The other is to have a professional locksmith pick the lock. These locks are simple enough...
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My car jerk's some times one week is good and the other week is bad.
Either the EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - has been plugged up or the MAF - Mass Air Flow - sensor is dirty or damaged. Try removing the vacuum line to the EGR and test driving the vehicle with the...
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I got a 1999 Ford Windstar LX. It is jerking when I go over 45 or 50.
Hi there. Either the EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - has been plugged up or the MAF - Mass Air Flow - sensor is dirty or damaged. Try removing the vacuum line to the EGR and test driving the vehicle...
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Missing in number 3 cylinder
Hi there. The Ford V6 3.8L engine takes a total of (6) spark plugs (three in the front of the engine, three in the back). They are all the same plugs. This video is a good on on how to...
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2 1/2 year old battry not holding charge when not used for a week
Hi Kandria. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, this type of issue is caused by a parasitic battery drain. This will happen when an electrical relay stays open and continually draws power to an accessory item that is...
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When my van sits overnight it won't start until I jump it.
Check the battery for any parasitic load applying to it. To do this, make sure that the battery is fully charged and remove the negative battery cable from the battery. Then put a digital meter cables on the negative battery...
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P1743 engine wants to stall when put in gear 2003 Ford Windstar
Hello - your car is stalling because the torque converter clutch is locked up and not releasing. It is acting just as a manual clutch would act if you kept your foot on the brake, and let the clutch out...
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Well my valve cover gasket blew off as I was trying to start my van it broke into 2 parts I was just wondering why it did that it 2000 Ford Windstart
Hello - your Windstar has composite plastic valve covers, as do many engines these days. While being lighter and less expensive to manufacturer, they tend to get brittle with age and heat cycles. A momentary surge in crankcase pressure, or...
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my 2001 ford windstar is making a knocking sound when i start it
A loud sound like that you are describing would suggest an internal mechanical failure. You might check engine oil pressure which will give you some clues. If a part cause is low oil pressure, due to excessive clearances (which in...

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