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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.

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    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

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

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Most possible oil leaks from valve cover rubber oil seal. Remove valve cover, inspect , clean surfaces, and replace with new rubber oil seal .
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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:)

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Ford Windstar 2000 model


Notorious problem with coolant leaking @ the intake manifold. Have the cooling system pressure tested to locate source.

Feb 16, 2010 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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I need the part that my oil filter screws on-2000 FORD WINDSTAR


I dont know how reasonable, but your safest bet, will be from the dealer...if you get this part aftermarket, it may cost you more in the long run...

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Coolant is black in 2000 ford winstar


Flush the coolant system and replace with new antifreeze.

Jun 02, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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