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2001 ford windstar to add air refrig. is the connector atop the long metal tube on left side of engine - do not want to get on the wrong pressure side - have done other cars - first time for this one

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If you are on the correct side it will work fine.if you have the wrong side it just won't take,or maybe blow back.you should know within a couple seconds if you have the correct side.i'm not sure about the blow back but it just will not take.should be able to hear it emptying.even if it is the wrong side and blows back,you should not lose significant amount.

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I have a ford windstar 2001 it sputters or chugs at idle. Sometimes I have to shut it off a few times for it to stop. Any ideas?


Is the check engine light on? I really need more info on your veh. Eng. size, etc. You might have a look at the cold air intake tube, It could have a crack in it or be loose where it mounts to throttle body or air cleaner( could be drawing cold air in where it's not suppose to)If you can get me more details we can get to the bottom of your troubles, Hope this helps, Randy 6/2/15 Hi Shannon, Ok you had it checked and they said it was a sensor, If you can get me that code# we may be able to get to the bottom of your problem. Also just a little advise, I have been a mechanic for 40 years when it comes to Drivability Problems(check engine light) Please don't take your vehicle to AutoZone or any other "PARTS" store that calms to be able to diagnose your check engine light, Remember what they do, they sell parts....95% of the time the check engine light comes on is because of a emission related problem, meaning fuel related, ignition related, timing related. And some of these can be extremely costly to your engine, RE: Catastrophic engine failure. 1 injector or even a coil on plug going bad can destroy your engine, The auto parts store don't have the knowledge or tech. training to diagnose Drivability problems. They will read codes with a code reader not a scanner and then give you a piece of paper on how to repair it. Drivability techs spend yrs of training and money to diagnose these problems in todays cars. Just a little piece of mind take it to an expert.

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May 31, 2015 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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If it rains my 01 ford windstar will not want to run. It will back fire and miss. When dry for few days it will run better engine light is on but if you clear the codes it will run like nothing is wrong....


Windstars are known for lean codes caused by upper intake plenum gaskets. Also, there is a small tube going into the air intake hose that will pull out if you tried to install an air filter. It goes into the air intake hose between the air filter box and the throttle body on the firewall side of the hose. Check it. As far as the EGR concern you would need to provide the exact code. The lean codes won't cause what you're describing. The symptom you're describing sounds more like a misfire. Windstars are known for ignition coils going bad due to hairline cracks allowing moisture in and causing the misfire. The coil is located behind the intake plenum. Also, windstars are known for fouling #'s 1,2 and 3 plugs with oil. Good luck. Be sure to have your rear axle and front subframe checked for cracks at a ford dealer. There's a safety recall on them and if it's too bad, Ford will purchase the vehicle for 1.5 times the book value if it's unsafe.

Apr 03, 2011 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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Power steering fluid leak back side engine in the middle of van


I just repaired a leak in my 1995 Windstar power steering system. The leak was toward the back of the engine but more toward the right (passenger side) of the car. There's not much clearance so I had to jack the front end up just to be able to look underneath. In my case the rubber hose had come off the metal tubing portion of the high pressure hose near the right wheel.

Fortunately, it had a screw type hose clamp, and barely enough working room, that allowed me to reinstall and tighten without having to remove the hose assembly. Yours sounds like there may be a break in the metal tubing, in which case the hose assembly would probably need to be replaced. Hopefully not.

Another thing that may come into play is whether the leak is on the high pressure side or the low pressure side. It seems that the high pressure hose assembly is long and winds in and around the engine. Probably a real dog to replace. Bottom line is you need to locate the leak and that will determine which hose it is and whether you need to replace or not.

I realize that this question is a few months old and has probably been corrected by now but, for others who may experience similar difficulties, have confidence, power steering systems aren't all that complicated and, usually, are not too difficult to repair. Hope this helps. - David

Oct 10, 2010 | 1995 Ford Windstar

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Heater hose connector corroded


should be pressure, never had to weld any of those

Jul 23, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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Where is the oil pressure switch on a 2001 f150 5.4L engine (supercrew) does anyone have a picture or diagram how to find it? When oil pressure gauge drops to zero and light comes on until engine warms up....


Left ( driver's side ) front of the engine on the 5.4L engine.

This is shown to be at the end of the baffled area of the intake, the edge of the pleated area farthest from the airfilter ( looking at the engine, the left side of the pleated folds ).
When you locate this, look down the front of the engine.

The connector is a black 1 pin connector with a White w/ Red Stripe wire to it.

You might have to remove the factory air intake plastic housing to see it.

Nov 12, 2009 | 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew

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Can't find where the red Plastic Tube, in Windstar 2000, fits.


the red tube goes into upper coweling amost directly above the the left corner of engine ,it is hard to get on,use mirror or small hands. below fresh air grill and wipers.almost straight up from where it originates on engine.

Dec 23, 2008 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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Where is the speed sensor located?


There are three transmissions available in different year Windstars.95-00 had an AX4S model,depending on engine,or possibly an AX4N model.From 01-03,the 4F50N,just a later version of the AX4N was introduced.There are many variations of speed sensors depending on the year model,and engine size,and trans that was equipped at the factory.They are all located on the transaxle.The AX4S has two speed sensors,one located above the final drive assembly,mounted atop the transaxle case,in between the back side of the engine block,and the firewall of the car body.Later versions of the AX4S also carried another speed sensor in the same area,but back closer to the bellhousing,and deleted the one i just described a few sentences back.,Both versions of the AX4S carry a second speed sensor in the channel plate,mounted externally,on the driver side,near the sidecover/pan.Now onto the AX4N trans.This trans also carries a speed sensor in the channel plate,and a second one locatated atop the trans case,behind the rear of the engine block,in between the engine and firewall.The 4F50N also uses the same speed sensor arrangement as the AX4N model.Good luck.

Jul 23, 2008 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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2000 Jeep Cherokee Air Conditioner


If compressor isn't kicking in, check the connector atop the a/c accumulator, beside the coolant recover tank, in the engine compartment. That connector is atop a black bottle, and the connector goes to the low pressure switch. These switches do fail, and you can jump a wire across the connector terminals to see if the compressor comes on (engine running). As this circuit provides part of the ground path from the compressor clutch, if the switch is open, the compressor will never turn on. If the switch is failed, it can be replaced without opening the a/c system. Just disconnect the connector, unscrew the switch, replace it, and reconnect the connector.

Jul 22, 2008 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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A/c problem


Why did you change compressor? If for failure, or even just changed because not cold, did you flush out entire system? Compressor failure can lead to a clog in the high pressure line. The low pressure line will usually become very cold-may even ice up- but the receiver/dryer will not be very cold to touch. Monitor your head pressure and make sure your pulling less than 25 lbs. on low side 75 F ambient. High side should not exceed 300 lbs.
Charge weights should also be exact as overcharge has same results as undercharge-hot air. If all is good under hood and head pressures o.k., look for debris build up on evaporator core in air box under dash, clean as required. Also make sure blend door is closing properly and heat is not staying on.

Hope this helps.

Jun 12, 2008 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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