Question about 1998 Ford Windstar
Hi! Please check the auxillary fans. The fans may be faulty and weak causing the car's engine to be extremely hot. When hot... engine fails, hard to move or the baddest is that it wont move. Check the coolant level too and add some if necessary. Hope this shed some light. Have a good one!
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
Hi there and welcome to Fixya,
In reading your description, I too was leaning towards an intermittent sensor failure (and that my still be a part of it) or a clogged fuel filter.
If it has been run down to the tank almost dry recently, the fuel filter may be the problem.
But the tranny not kicking down added a new possibility.
As soon as I saw that, I went to 'Vacuum Leak'.
Check the vacuum hoses for brittleness, cracks, breaks...
Make sure none are disconnected
(Be careful on this one)
Run the engine with the hood open. Listen for what sounds like, well, a vacuum leak and try to locate it
Let me know what you find out
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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