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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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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.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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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.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Ford Taurus SES wont start and theft light blinking

most likely the fuel pump has failed, have the fuel pressure tested.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 FORD WINDSTAR PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM)

not knowing what the prior owner did, you do have a problem, you might try to remove that fuse, disconnect the battery and re-try it, if still NO-START and the THEFT light is flashing it because it lost memory for the key code and will have to be recoded at your dealer

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Windstar, won't start after heavy rains

well i would start buy geting the rain water of the top of motor so i would start at hood seal if bad but new hood seal in you may have to go to dealer for it then if the spash gard is missing under car i would replace it with new one then see if car hard to start next time it rain should have no water at top of motor can couse all typ of isuse hope this helps

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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