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FORD WINDSTAR 3.8 V6 ENGINE IDLE ROUGH UP AND DOWN WHEN STANDING

1995 FORD WINDSTAR 3.8 V6 ENGINE IDLE ROUGH UP AND DOWN WHEN STANDING SLOW PICK UP USE TO MUCH GAS

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  • fish2forbass Apr 25, 2009

    ford windstar 1995 3.8 v 6 engine after spending $ 950 for repairs and now head gasket blown major repair. i checked on ( NHTSA ) complaint database. and fined out that ford made a piece of ****. i will never buy a ford product again, good by ford. hello ???????? will check before i buy any car from now on. good place to check is ( NHTSA ) complaint database, so check before you buy

  • fish2forbass Apr 25, 2009

    blown head gasket

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    how many freeze plugs on the 1995 windstar V6 engine

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Idle air control valve is the problem. "idle motor" tap it with a hammer it should temporarily solve your problem. it is right on top by the throttle body.

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Check for a dirty Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor or a vacuum leak. Especially around the fuel pressure regulator. Check the fuel pressure regulator too

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Usually the fuel pressure regulator vac. hose pops off? If not listen for a slight whistling noise (vac leak).

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