Question about Ford Windstar
Unfortunately to get at the fuel sender you have to remove the tank on this vehicle as the sender is situated in at the fuel pump.
See this thread near the bottom of the page where someone resolved a loose connection. The sender unit itself costs around $70.
You will have to jack up the rear as high as you can and secure on jack stands. The tank should be near to empty to assist during this process.
The tank is held is with two long straps. Also there is a filler neck and vent hose at the rear of the tank that will have to be disconnected. The tank will have to be lowered and removed. You will need someone to assist you doing this and a good floor jack. Place a piece of plywood between the jack and the tank to avoid harm to the tank itself.
Lower the tank slowly while disconnecting fuel lines and wires as they become visible.
Once the tank is removed, you will see the fuel pump where the sender unit is.
Its not an easy operation to get at it! If you are lucky the connection will be loose or corroded but you might think about having the part already ordered in case the sender itself is faulty.
Given the amount of work thats involved getting at this sender - I would be inclined to have the instrument cluster/gauges checked by a dealer before embarking on this mission! If they check out then you may decide to proceed as outlined.
Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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