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My 2001 Ford Windstar turns over, but it will not start. Any ideas

Engine turns over, but it will not start

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This procedure will work:

  • Check the battery cable connections:
Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.
  • Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
  • Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck bendix gear.
  • Make a simple test of the alternator:
If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.

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Fuel filter or fuel pump maybe coil pack

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

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SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar anti theft light flashing vehicle won't start

This means that your key is not being recogonized.Ethier the chip in the key is bad or the patts transciever at the lock cylinder. Do you have a spare key? If not you will have to get 2 new keyss cut and programmed.

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SOURCE: 2001 ford windstar won't start

my 2001 ford windstar wont start, i was driving it and completly lost power it would chug like it was running out of gas then had no power,shut it off and it wouldnt start again after that.I changed the mass air low censor,the fuel pump,the ignition switch,relays and fuses the brain box,i have no idea what to change next have any suggestion that could help that would be great thanks

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Windstar runs rough.

remove the coil pack and look at bottom of it if it shows any cracks coil is bad very common on these vans if you have a noid light check for injector pulse on #4 if you have pulse and good blue spark most likely the injector is bad you have to remove upper plenum to get injectors out let me know how you make out

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SOURCE: change oxygen sensor 2001 ford windstar

fist unclip wire,then unscrew it with a 28mm spanner ,fitting procedure is the reverse .It turns anticlockwise to unscrew and clockwise to screw up ,torque setting is a grunt and two scuffed knuckles and max of 3 swear words

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SOURCE: power steering pump on a 2001 ford windstar

There is a special tool for that. It should be available at most auto parts stores.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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