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I have a 2000 ford windstar and there are times when I try to start it, it wont start it sounds like it will but doesnt. A neighbor of mine checked the fuel filter and it was fine and than he checked the fuel line I guess thats what it is and cleaned it out and it started fine for about a week or so than it started acting u again not starting, than my brother in law tried to start it and it started u right away. I do know I have to put anti freeze in it everytime I turn around there is a crack in the jug can that have anything to do with it. Also my lights blink on and off all the time inside. I am thinking it could be an electrical problem. Can you please give me some advice

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Failn computer-posible-unplug it and clean where it connects then try it -may reboot--the injector drivers are in there also-they wear out--fuel pressure chec may b needed--ign tuneup-new plugwires or coil mite help--each car today is so complex because of computer control-and each w their own issues--yours is 14-may want tu buy a haynesmanual in partstore

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It sounds to me as though you may have an alternator concern and when it is running all it using is the battery and will die when the battery runs down.I would charge the battery up and start the truck then using a digital volt meter and take a voltage reading at the battery with the lights on and the engine running it should read between 13.1 volts and 15 volts if it doesnt you probably need an alternator.
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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Expedition wont start

On the engine there is a tube that supplies fuel to the fuel injectors, on that tube there is a valve, like a metal tire valve, this is the fuel pressure test port, you will need a special guage to check the pressure that screws onto that valve, Kragen and other parts stores sell this test kit, it is very inexpensive, about $20.00, but cheaper than having a shop do it for you, if you do the test and you have no pressure while cranking the engine then your fuel pump is bad, the pump is in the gas tank, a big job and dangerous due to chance of fire if you are not cautious.

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SOURCE: 96 Ford Windstar runs rough, check engine light on

Sounds like you have some EGR ports clogged up, remove the intake and look at the egr ports all but
#1 cyl port will probably be at least partially clogged, hope this helps

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SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar anti theft light flashing vehicle won't start

This means that your key is not being recogonized.Ethier the chip in the key is bad or the patts transciever at the lock cylinder. Do you have a spare key? If not you will have to get 2 new keyss cut and programmed.

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SOURCE: My 2006 Kia Spectra is hard to start sometimes

its hard to say without seeing it but i think its the fuel pump

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