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I have a 1998 ford windstat 3.8l engine run great for about 20 min, then it cut off. try to restart it, nothing, engine not firing. after setting for about 20 min, the car starts, and run for @25 min then it stops.

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    De Merrells May 25, 2009

    i have checked the spark plugs while trying to start the car. there is no plug firing

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    De Merrells May 26, 2009

    i had the vehicle scanned, and got two codes: p1537, and p1538. tell me what they mean

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    De Merrells May 26, 2009

    i had the vehicle scanned and got codes p1537 and p1538. the vehicle is still not firing when i try to crank it. it will not start. this is a 1998 ford windestar,3.8l engine. the3 vehicle has @160000 miles. can you help

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    De Merrells May 29, 2009

    the solutiion was very helpful..i replaced the coil pack, and that seemed to worked

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P1537 Intake Manifold Runner Control (Bank 1) Stuck Open
P1538 Intake Manifold Runner Control (Bank 2) Stuck Open
These codes are caused by a defective intake manifold variable runner length control valve, very common problem but not the cause of your no start, it is more likely the problem is a defective fuel pump than anythiong else that this 20 Ford dealer tech has seen go wrong on the Windstar, the next issue would be no spark.

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    yadayada May 26, 2009

    The next thing to look at would be the crankshaft position sensor, u must also varify u have power to the ignition system as these cars also have ignition switch problems, test the positive side of coil and see if it as voltage when the key is turned on, if there is no votage then the ignition switch may be the problem..

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Hi there, what youll have to do first is find out what isnt functioning during no-start. After the engine stalls pull a spark plug wire and check for spark with someone cranking the engine. Do you have spark?

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    yankstorm02 May 26, 2009

    Have you had the vehicle scanned? Are there any codes? Could be a faulty crank sensor or the coil but you will have to hook the vehicle up to a scanner to verify. Both coil & crank sensor failures are very common with this vehicle. You could probably have the engine scanned for free at a parts store like auto zone or check local ads for specials shouldnt cost more than $30-$40

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