Question about 2000 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

Ford Windstar oil leak

I own a 2000 Ford Windstar SeL 3.8ltr engine. There is oil leaking from the right side of the engine. Do I need to replace the intake manifolf and valve cover gasket. If so how do I do it.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    replace valve cover gasket 2007 ford fusion 2.3 SE

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I have a oil leak on the right side of the 4.6 engine. thought it might be oil sending unit or valve cover gasket. where is the oil sending unit located

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same problem. It was very simple; the oil filter had developed a leak, and needed to be replaced. Cheap. Worked perfectly.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,665 Answers

Most possible oil leaks from valve cover rubber oil seal. Remove valve cover, inspect , clean surfaces, and replace with new rubber oil seal .
Good luck!
Thanks for using fixya.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2000 Windstar, 3.8L, suddenly started smoking. Pulled over and opened hood only to find that most of my oil had dumped out on the ground. I shut it off before and internal damage. Had it towed home to


Check your PCV valve (Positive Crankcase Ventilator). Normally located on a valve cover with a hose to the intake manifold. Remove it and shake it and if it does not have a rattling noise and is clogged, the valve is defective and not allowing pressure that builds up in the engine to be released through the intake manifold thereby forcing engine oil through any loose "exit" such as the dip stick tube or loose valve cover bolts, etc. This valve allows the engine to "breath" so to speak. No rattle...replace...not expensive as compared to what damage it can cause. Good luck...Ken

Jan 05, 2015 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

My 2000 Windstar runs well for first 20-30 mins then it starts to have engine knock it is also using oil but not burning it. Doesn't smoke doesn't show any signs of leaks under car either


Check your engine coolant. If its brown you may have a blown head gasket which is causing it to leak into the cooling system. (expensive fix) but if it's not brown I'd take it to a mechanic and have further inspection. Hope this helps:)

Sep 20, 2012 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

My FORD WINDSTAR 2000 SEL driver side sliding door is locked and will not allow me to unlock it even when all other doors have been unlocked.


The door lock actuator is stuck in the lock position you will need to slim jim it open meaning you will have to lose the door lock actuator on the driver sideor replace the door lock lock actuator

Aug 18, 2011 | 2000 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

My 2000 windstar sel threw the surpentine belt. It turns out the pully (when standing at the front of the van) located at the furthest towards the back is out of alignment. What component is this oully...


The 2000 ford windstar came with two engines, im not sure what engine you have so i will show you two diagrams and tell you what the part is for each, if you have the 3.0 engine which will say that on the valve covor then the pulley in the back would be the waterpump and the waterpump would need to be replaced but i suspect that you have the 3.8 engine because if the pulley was that loose to throw a belt then you would be leaking coolant . so the 3.8 engine has the belt tensioner in the back and this is what normally goes bad on these, you will need to replace the tensioner or just the pulley, most of the time its the tensioner which comes with a pulley, i will enclose a picture of the tensioner and see if this is the part you are talking about good luck hope this helps.johnjohn2_78.gifjohnjohn2_76.jpgjohnjohn2_79.gif

Mar 05, 2011 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

2000 Ford Windstar uses 1 gt. of oil per 300 miles no smoke on leaks


Have you actually got under the vehicle and made sure of the no leak. Loosing that much oil I would suspect the oil sending unit is bad. and they can still give a reading and be bad.

Feb 07, 2011 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Just changed the oil pan gasket in my 1996 ford windstar and its still leaking oil and there is oil all over the passenger side of my van ,where else can this leak be?


You have a front and rear main seal, if either of these are leaking the oil will be coming from the center of the engine above the oil pan. There are 2 1 in front and 1 in back of the engine.

Rate my answer.............Thanks

Dec 02, 2010 | 1996 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

I have a 2001 ford windstar with the V6 engine, when traveling for a long distance I started to get Transmission oil leaking and when the car cooled down it was fine......I was told the filter could be...


Where is the oil actually leaking from? If it is from the bottom of bell housing the leak is from the oil seal on the shaft at the back of the torque converter. This is transmission out job to get at it. It is best to have this fixed as the low fluids that will result from the leak will result in poor torque converter performance and then to worn gear clutches ruining the whole transmission. As an interim measure it is possible to top up the autobox when it gets low by adding the right (really important that it is right) fluid via the transmission dipstick tube (NOT the engine oil dipstick tube).

May 26, 2010 | 2000 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

Windstar 2000 3.8. Runs fine. Checked for codes and got p0171 and p0174. Cleaned the MAF sensor. Went to erase codes and found the there is a third one in there now. p0113. What is wrong?


The upper intake manifold gaskets and isolators (the bolts that hold the manifold down) leak and cause the p0171 and p0174. The reason they leak is due to a missing baffle in the front valve cover which allows some oil into the upper intake which swells the gaskets and wears them. The manifold gaskets and valve cover should be replaced. But before having this done check to see if the black plastic hose on the back of the rubber intake hose(between the throttle body and maf) has dislodged. This happens alot when a new air filter is installed and will cause the same codes.

Mar 30, 2010 | 2000 Ford Explorer

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Ford Windstar Logo

Related Topics:

1,227 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70346 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Ron Lankford

Level 3 Expert

5386 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...