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2002 ford windstar was running great then started chugging running bad check engine light flashing like crazy. codes said have multiplr misfires and o2 sensors. i replaced coil pack and fuel filter and mass air flow sensor still no luck

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  • jenjustin1 Feb 05, 2010

    thank you i did replace wires and plugs i think its vac leak

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Replace your spark plug wires under heat they will break down, being it's a 2002 it's time for wire's, good idea to replace spark plug if not done yet, also check for vacum leak's Ford are good for having vacum leaks.

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