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1999 windstar lx 3.8

I have had my 99 windstar since new. I have changed the back head twice. Once at 100000km and again now at 130000. I purchased all the parts from the ford dealer. I had to put a new rad in it at 25000 km and transmission at 650000km. Why is the same head giving me problems??? Thanks

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  • jeff schindler Jul 01, 2008

    It was a new head and gaskets from ford.

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When you removed the head the 1st time, did you send it in to the machine shop to have it surfaced and check for cracks? By having it surfaced, the machine shop makes to head's mounting surface perfectly flat. If you didn' have the head surfaced the 1st time, the head may have been warped causing the head gasket to fail the 2nd time.

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  • Lee Quiroz
    Lee Quiroz Jul 01, 2008

    Re-read my post. It's not the head gasket. Make sure you take the cylinder head in to a machine shop and have it surfaced so it's perfectly flat when you re-install it.

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