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Ford Windstar is sputtering .. I have changed the plugs, the fuel filter..

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It is now time for your van to get whats called "Vehicle Maintenance" done to it. Take it to the shop.

If your MIL light is flashing, its more then just a tune up. take the car in and have it fixed or get someone who has a OBD2 scanner come to your car and scan it.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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Start withe the cheapest fix first. When was the last time the fuel filter was replaced? Sounds like a plugged fuel filter but I would also check the air filter. It obviously has spark since it was running and if the air filter is clean then all that is left to check is the fuel system. When you turn on the ignition you should be able to hear the fuel pump cycle to pressurize the fuel system. If the pump does not make any noise, then hit the bottom of your fuel tank with a hammer. This will sometimes make the pump work again but should be replaced ASAP. Take off your air intake and look down the throttle body while someone else turns over the engine. You should be able to see the injectors pulsing fuel into the engine. Do you have a 3.8l engine? If so, they are notorious for the timing cover seals leaking. This means that antifreeze will leak into your oil pan and wash down your rod and main bearings. That means that your engine is in need of a rebuild.

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how long has it been since the air filter and fuel filter been changed ,oxygen sensor in good shape ,if its running rich from misfiring you will ruin the catalytic converter in a short time check for vacuum leaks if its only no 1 cylinder then focus there maybe bad injector only sure way to tell is inspect spark plugs they should look brownish gray color and dry

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