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Egr excess gas return $40 part easy to change takes 5 mins and its worth it. one tube it one tube out self explaintory to change

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SOURCE: Error code P0402 2001 Ford Escape

This might sound crazy but it works with these Escapes most of the time. Go buy a can of Seafoam from your part store. With the engine off, disconnect the brake booster vacuum line and place it in the can of sea foam. Start your engine and keep your foot on the gas pedal and keep the RPM's around 2k.The vehicle is going to smoke like crazy for 10 minutes or so, when the smoke clears up for the most part, go drive it for a couple of miles and see if that helps. It cleans out the carbon buildup from you intake and sensors and takes care of that code you getting most of the time. OR, you purge canister needs to be replaced...

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SOURCE: i have a 98 ford windstar 3.8 with a engine miss

I replaced the coil pack on my friends wind star when they had a mis. If you take the sparkplug wires loose and just set them on the plugs loose it will be easy to remove them with the engine running. Useing plastic plyers or some kind of insulated grabers, one by one take the wire away from the plug/or coil and see if it makes a difference.Take it away then put it back then go to the next one.If it runs the same when the wire is off then you probably will not hear a spark at that wire. The coils do go bad on alot of newer cars.
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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.

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SOURCE: 1997 ford explorer check engine lite is on.Code

you probably have blocked passages in the intake manifold. remove the egr and check the port for a clog. you can scrape most of the carbon out with a pick or screw driver and then use some spray carbon cleaner in there. also check the metal exhaust line to the egr

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SOURCE: p401 emission code ford escape 2001 6cyl

P0401 shows an Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient. Without a good scan-tool you will be playing the "Parts Changing Game". Insufficient flow can be the result of a vacuum leak, bad MAP sensor, an exhaust leak, faulty EBP sensor, carbon build-up, and so on. I wish I could say more but with all the electronics it is more complicated then earlier cars.

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I have a ford windstar 2001 LX 3.8 i have the codes po401 po171 and po174

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2001 windstar have code po401

PO401 is a egr problem, low /no flow detected. Unfortunatly most of the time with the 3.8 engine is the ports in the intake manifold get clogged. So if testing reveles the egr valve is working and the dpfe sensor is reading between around .8 to 1.2 volts at idle your probably looking at taking all the plastic plenum parts off to clean the passages. This can be done without removing the wiper box abobe the plenum but you have to remove the iac and sneek the manifold our from the drivers side forward first.

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P301 and P303 Code with flashing CK Engine light.

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The EGR valve is under the throttle body. You could take the vacuum line off the valve and plug it just to leave the EGR valve closed. Then drive to see if you still have the problem. I don't remember where the purge valve is, but it is usually in the engine compartment at the other end of a hose that connects to the intake manifold. The other hose goes to the vapor canister. You can pull the purge line off the manifold and plug both to keep the purge vapors out. If you spot any bad hoses in the process of doing all these things, that may well be your problem.

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Where is the EGR valve located on a 2001 Ford Windatar ? I want to replace it as I have an error code P0401

it is located beside the thottle body, but this code is insufficient flow, which the port in your thottle body is stopped up with carbon, you will have to remove the thottle body , take some carb cleaner and a pick and clean the port out.

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Jan 20, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Codes 171 and 174 2001 ford winstar

dont take soo much in consideration after you have make all this things, some time is on only for any wire faulty, or a shrt electrical arc in any place in wire system. ask auto tap mechsnics for this maybe they have similar case before.

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2002 ford windstar 3.8 liter code PO402

I know this is a old post, but I had the same problem and it was the dpfe sensor. The EGR is almost never the problem with this code

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