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Ask1999 windstar had smoke from engine and lights locks etc working without key had to have towed what could the problem be?

Smoke from engine, gobbles gas recently, doesn't seem to be fuel pump,

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Black smoke? Fuel regulator stuck?

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SOURCE: Fuel Problems

check for air inlet at carburettor leaks.

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SOURCE: 2000 windstar check engine light come on moter

If you live in the US, take it into an Auto zone store and they will read off the stored codes for you. Once you have the codes you can decide on a course of action.
Other major auto parts outlets may offer the same service, as they all want your parts business. Give them a call.

Hope this is of some help.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

SOURCE: smoke from engine

Is the smoke white or blue? If white means that you have a leak of water or antifrezze into the combustion chamber. If blue, replace PCV valve, and air filter.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Windstar - Turn key and engine won't turn over

Obviously a short is what you're dealing with. If you can take the cover that goes over the steering column so you can see the wires you will probably be able find where the short is occuring. Look for sharp metal around the wires or points where the insulation has been wore off.

Good Luck

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SOURCE: 1989 mustang gt 5.0 fuel

Was looking at posts and other sites. I take it that some relays are even under seats. Anyway, Apparently the ECU relay and the ECC relay are linked. When properly operating the ECC brain sends a signal to the ECC relay and the ground wire is tan/green. The brain can be throwing the signal and the relay terminals are not receiving the signals, so the relays cannot switch.

Although you have replaced some relays, you need to check your plugins for these 2 relays.

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