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Auto transmission is not going into overdrive.
Hi there. The transmission may have burnt clutches in the overdrive clutch pack. The solenoids for this transmission would not go out without effecting more gears. Check the fluid to the transmission and see if it is dark red or...
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wont start
If the original problem that caused you to replace the fuel pump was diagnosed as "fuel starvation", check for proper operation of the fuel injectors themselves. If the injectors are not functioning, even if there is fuel supply there will...
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Why does my transmission get stuck in first when it warms up 1998 Ford Windstar
Hello. There are a few different things that can cause this, but most of the time if the transmission stops shifting when it is hot it is because of excessive clearance in the clutch pack or a valve body issue....
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Hi. Ok my sisters vechicle just started to stall when put into any gear . When its in park it idles pretty good.
The stalling may be due to the intake manifold has a vacuum leak or the idle air control valve is defective and cannot compensate for the transmission load. Have the throttle body cleaned and idle air valve cleaned or replaced...
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Car doesn't start.
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery installed that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If there is no...
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still acting like battery
It is very common for multiple components to fail around the same time; especially in regards to the components involved in the starting process. If you tap the starter and it occasionally works, this is an indication of an internal...
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Blend door replacement
The temperature blend door actuator should be checked to see if it is moving the blend door back and forth. I you hear motor move but may not be moving too much. Disconnect the battery or remove the fuse for...
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Is it possible that it had to do something about the brake inspection and change oil done? How severe the warning is?
Hi There, It is possible that during the brake inspection one of the wheel speed sensors was disrupted on your vehicle. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while...
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Ford Windstar doesn't start
Starters motors can display intermittent operation if they are faulty. You could also have a faulty ignition switch that is failing intermittently. With a fully charged battery, if the starter motor does not run with the key held in the...
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When I shut my van off the left signal blinks. Hazards never work and the right blinker does not operate.
Make sure your hazard button is pushed in. If it's not it can cause your turn signals not to work, even when the switch is not working. Try pushing the hazard button on and off several times and see if...
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After replacing the window regulator in my 2002 Ford Windstar the window goes up crooked.
Hi there. The window regulator is loose or the window is off the window regulator causing the window to go up crooked. Remove the door panel and check the window regulator and see if it's not mounted properly. If the...
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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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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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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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