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Oct 16, 2007 - 31 posts - 26 authors
Learn more about Ford Windstar at the Edmunds.com Car Forums! ... Then on Friday it died while I was driving down the street. ... I have a 3.8L v6 1996 Ford Windstar. .... Then yesterday the car just died while driving and had to be towed back to .... The engine will crank, start run about 5 seconds then stop.
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The 2002 Ford Windstar has 11 complaints for engine stalls/shuts down while driving. ... 2002 Windstar just starting shutting off in the middle of driving. ... The engine diesupon acceleration and will crank but won't start unless switch is ... Inspected the Fuel Pump shut-off Switch, Fuel Filter, Run several full tanks of gas ...
I have a 98 Windstar and it would die when pulling up to a stop sign, slowing when coming to a stop or making a slow turn. According to Ford recall 98E03 EMISSIONS RECALL some vehicles may stall during deceleration when coming to a stop, during slow speed parking maneuvers and/or coasting thru slow sweeping turns. This may be caused by the Powertrain Contro lModule (PCM) calibration dropping the rpms too quickly during deceleration. This involves reprograming the PCM. The revised calibration will allow the engine rpms to drop slowly during low speed maneuvers to reduce the possibility of a stall. Call your local FORD dealership (have your VIN handy) and have them check to see if this recall has been performed on your vehicle.
The cluster on your car is not just gauges it is a module also and they go bad. And when replacing I am almost 100% positive you have to let ford reprogram or it will not start. meaning if you find a used one or new one they will still have to be reprogramed . I have replaced a few clusters on the windstars that have gone bad. The tach is on a live feed from eng and the gas gauge is also from fuel tank.
Check your ignition components, spark plugs, wires, if they are in good shape. Check with Ford technical service bulletins. There is a TSB for the upper intake plenum gaskets leaking when engine is cold. The TSB also has a reflash for the Engine Control Module.. I tried just doing the upper intake gaskets and so far so good. The reflash (reprogram your original computer) has to be done at the dealer. Hope this helps..
My girlfriend had the same problem, so we took it to the local dealer in Costa Mesa, CA and were told she needed a new engine to the tune of 5K. We decided to take it to our local mechanic and he discovered that the “ignition control box”, which apparently has the antitheft controls too and shuts the flow of gas to the engine because it thinks its being stolen when it malfunctions, was causing the starting problem. Once, the box was replaced it worked fine. Because the IBC controls antitheft, it will need to be “reprogrammed” be someone that has access to the proper equipment or the dealer. I think the whole thing was about $800 - $900. Sure beats $5,000