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98 ford windstar dies down when giving gas

And then pump the gas to get the motor revving
sometimes back fires in this process

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Spark plugs tune up, egr valve open or not fully closed, throtle position sensor, timing.

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Lunges while driving


this problem is sometimes caused by a bad throttle position or manifold air pressure sensor

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98 ford windstar van ran out of gas and now wont start even after refueling.


To review - - the fuel pump in the tank pumps fuel to the injectors.
There is a fuel shut-off which works in a wreck to prevent a fire.
If the plunger is down, the switch is on. Normal.

It is possible the fuel lines are full of air which would take a long time to purge by cranking the engine. Sometimes you have to use starting fluid or other means to "run" the engine long enough to get gas back into the injectors.
As long as the engine cranks, the battery is fine.
It is also possible the pump was damaged when the tank was run empty. The pump uses liquid fuel to cool and lubricate the electric pump. It can overheat when running the tank below 1/4 full.
It is also possible the fuel filter was clogged with junk from the bottom of the tank.
I would get someone to check for fuel pressure at the injectors and try some carb cleaner or starting fluid in the intake hose next.

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Everytime i press my gas peddle my compass light gets dims ford windstar 2002


It may be a dying console (faulty electronics). Never heard of the compass dimming when you press the gas. Does it dim when you are in park and press the gas? If you give the console a gentle tap, does it brighten back up? Do other lights dim?

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03 winstar won't start, shakes ,back fires, fires 3times dies.


More than one issue, maybe? Also consider other experts' solutions.

First, it sounds like the EGR valve is sticking open. The exhaust valve is supposed to be closed when idling, otherwise open. It recirculates exhaust back into the manifold; can't idle car very well when the valve is open, but should not cause backfire.

Backfire, is generally an ignition timing issue: the ECM (electronic control module) is responsible for that. Check it / replace it.

Worst case: small break in one of the head gaskets (not likely, but symptom is the same).

Vacuum leak, too???

Hope this gets you pointed in the right direction!

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check ur air filter sensor and other sensors as well. had similar problems with mine

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have your catalytic converter checked sounds like its clogged. good luck to ya

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