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96 windstar i have a 96 winstar my upper radiator hose sucks closed when i give it gas and i lose engine power i turn off and turn back on the power comes back briefly

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Put on a hose that has a spring inside .the spring will keep it open so it dont get hot you can get them at your local auto stores

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How do I change the radiator on a 96 lincoln contiental 32v intech V8 ?

1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
2. Drain engine cooling system as described.
3. Remove engine air cleaner.
4. Remove upper radiator hose from water bypass tube.
5. Remove radiator overflow hose from radiator and fan shroud.
6. Remove transmission oil cooler line from oil cooler inlet fitting.
7. Remove nuts retaining A/C condenser core to the radiator.
8. Disconnect engine control sensor wiring from the auxiliary electric cooling fan motors and the CCRM.
9. Raise vehicle on hoist.
10. Remove splash shield from lower radiator support and front sub-frame.
11. Remove lower radiator hose from radiator.
12. Remove oil transmission cooler line from oil cooler outlet fitting on radiator.
13. Remove retaining screws for power steering/transaxle oil cooler and position cooler aside.
14. Support fan shroud, radiator and A/C condenser core with a suitable jackstand. Remove lower radiator
15. Position jackstand aside and carefully remove radiator and fan shroud.
16. Remove two retaining bolts for fan shroud at top of radiator and remove fan shroud from radiator.
17. Remove upper radiator hose from radiator.
NOTE: Loosen transmission oil cooler lines while securely holding radiator
connector with a back-up wrench.
NOTE: Loosen transmission oil cooler lines while securely holding radiator
connector with a back-up wrench.
18. Remove Radiator

Apr 19, 2015 | 1996 Lincoln Continental

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Run the car and check your hoses, Most likely it is the thermostat sticking closed and not allowing water to flow back to the radiator if your top hose is not hot and you can squeeze it then it is your thermostat.

Apr 12, 2013 | 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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After starting engine in my 2003 winstar the brake warning light comes on and i lose power to the rest of the dash no brake lights or turn signals radio goes out and no power to the windows. when i shut...

I believe therre was a recall for this problem on the windstars. They have to add an additional small wiring harness to the ABS/Brake system Call a dealer, Have your VIN number ready

Jun 19, 2011 | 2003 Ford Windstar

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Where is the thermostat located on a 3.0 liter engine? Don't know if the water, pump or thermostat is leaking.

Follow the top radiator hose back to the engine. There is where the t-stat housing is.

If the thermostat is broken in the closed position the engine would overheat rapidly. If it was broken in the open position the engine cooling system would not reach normal operating temperature and the heater would produce only warm air.

Take the thermostat out and put it in a pan of water on the stove. When the water gets to around 200 deg F, the thermostat should open. If it doesn't it needs replaced. Observe carefully that you have not installed the thermostat upsidedown. Spring-side to the engine

May 13, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Ect high input

Hi: The engine coolant temp sensor, or ECT is located close to where the upper radiator hose conncects to the engine. It is a hex shaped sensor, with a electrical connector coming straight out from the end.

Apr 22, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Losing antifreeze when 96 honda idle's for a few

Any spillage should have been dry by now . So i would bring it back to your mechanic or where you got your radiator replaced , Possibly there could be a loos hose clamp or a bad hose .hopefully not much more hope this helps give you some direction to go, Thank You. . feel free to let us know if this helped .

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Where Does The Overflow Tank Hose Connect

to weaker mixture will cause vehicle to overheat ,but i think that the radiator cap rubber has perished causing the coolant to throw out or the head gasket ,get the cooling system pressure tested ,and then run engine with gauge attached to check for excessive pressure build up ,(head gasket test) ,another trick is to fit a bottle to end of the overflow pipe so what goes out gets sucked back in when engine cools .Check the rubber seal in teh rad cap and check the seating that it pushes and closes onto.As for the sliding doors use your judgement and you will not go far wrong

Dec 24, 2009 | 1999 Ford Windstar

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Need 2001 for winstar engine diagram Think water pump is going, not sure if that is the part or not,need diagram to be sure

cant help you with the diagrahm but can help with the pump to know if its the pump or not follow the bottom radiator hose from the radiator to the other end where this connects is usually the water pump. hope this helps.

Nov 01, 2009 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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I have a 96 ford windstar

if all is normal otherwise, i would change the cap and hose.

Nov 15, 2008 | 1996 Ford Windstar

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follow your upper radiator hose back to the engine. That hose connects to the thermostat housing. Unbolt the housing and inside is the thermostat

Aug 13, 2008 | 1996 Ford Windstar

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