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2000 Ford Winstar

So only in the summertime, when it's hot outside/super sun beating down on my van, it has problems starting. It starts perfectly fine the first time I drive it of the day. But after I drive for either a wee bit or a lotta bit (seems to gradually get better the longer I drive it) it doesn't start if I try turning it back on shortly after I've driven it(like around and under an hour ish-sometimes two). It DOES turn over though, every time I try. So one time I took a four minute trip, left it off for 5ish minutes, came back, wouldn't start, I had to wait a few hours, it was hot outside, was turning over, only started when the gas pedal was pressed all the way down for a couple of seconds, then started the engine, then released the gas pedal, started fine. Problem with relay? If so, which one? Fuel Filter is fairly new.

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You will need to explain all that at a repair shop,
so they can duplicate the issue & then do some
testing, to find & resolve the problem
No one can tell you over the internet on a guess
Always need the car to find any problems

Posted on Jul 21, 2013


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Ive heard that it could be the throttle position sensor located on the rear side of the throttle body. I am having the same problem with mine at 208K miles and im replacing the sensor (which is obnoxiously hard to get to) and then I am going to prey that it works!!

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