Question about 1997 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Check engine light codes

My check engine light is staying on. This began shortly after I had a new engine installed in my Windstar. I had my local oil change company check the code. The codes are P1537 and P1538. What do these codes mean and how do I fix them.

Posted by on

  • Rudy padilla Oct 07, 2008

    My 97' Ford F150 P/U failed a smog test. The check engine light doesn't turn on, and OBD Fault codes P1537 & P1538 appeared. What does this mean and can I fix this or do I need a mechanic to get involved. thanks.

  • Rudy padilla Oct 07, 2008

    My 97' Ford F150 p/u failed a smog test. The engine light doesn't turn on, OBD codes P1537 & P1538 are the reason it failed. Do I need a mechanic? Or could i possibly fix this myself? Thanks in advance for your help.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,124 Answers

Here is a link with everything you need to know.

http://groups.google.com/group/Windstar/web/imrc-trouble---p1537-p1538

If you find the info useful, please rate my solution.

Good luck!
- Jim

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How can I reset my check engine light on a 2000 ford windstar


go to your local auto parts store and ask them to hookup there code skan device & turn it off or reset it it is a simple taskhope it works

Mar 10, 2013 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Ive got a 1983 Subaru GL wagon, Automatic trans. non turbo. My problem is that the brake fluid, stop lam, and A.T. Oil temp warning lights on the dash stay on constantly. I noticed that whenand if they...


Yes it may be the wires are shorting or its actually the problem with instrument cluster.
Also get the vehicle scanned for any error codes stored in computer this will confirm whether is short circuit issue or actual problem:------
I suggest you few help links with accurate solutions to refer/go through:----Click the link below:------

Battery and brake Warning lights on Dash
http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2012/10/battery-and-brake-warning-lights-on-dash.html
--------------2002 Ford Windstar: Brake Warning Light ON dash? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/2002-ford-windstar-brake-warning-light.html
-------------ABS & Brake warning lights remains steady on dash? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/abs-brake-warning-lights-remains-steady.html
-----------Chevrolet Tahoe Hood open warning on dash and alarm sounds? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/chevrolet-tahoe-hood-open-warning-on.html
-----------2005 Chevy Impala: Service Vehicle Soon Warning Light? http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2005-chevy-impala-service-vehicle-soon.html -------------- Malfunction Indicator Light ON http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/malfunction-indicator-light-on.html
-----------Car Runs Fine But Check Engine light is ON?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/car-runs-fine-but-check-engine-light-is.html

----------
Check engine light with codes P2195 and P2197?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/01/check-engine-light-with-codes-p2195-and.html

----------
How to Read Codes from Check Engine Light? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-read-codes-from-check-engine.html
-------------These will help.Thanks.

Nov 26, 2012 | Subaru Impreza Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1995 Ford Windstar Engine Knocking at startup. Driven 2800 miles since last oil/filter change. Oil level SAT, Coolant level SAT and no visible leakage. Engine completely rebuilt 2 years ago. Engine has...


No if the oil light has flickered you have oil pressure loss some time just belive the sensor do help us out. lifter do not cause oil pressure loss pressure is built in the rotation of the crankshaft. The knock under the plenum will point you to that cylinder that is affected, (main bearing) as for a 1995 the injectors can only cause a misfire but no knocking noise,will they honor the warranty

Apr 21, 2011 | 1995 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

Windstar 2000 3.8. Runs fine. Checked for codes and got p0171 and p0174. Cleaned the MAF sensor. Went to erase codes and found the there is a third one in there now. p0113. What is wrong?


The upper intake manifold gaskets and isolators (the bolts that hold the manifold down) leak and cause the p0171 and p0174. The reason they leak is due to a missing baffle in the front valve cover which allows some oil into the upper intake which swells the gaskets and wears them. The manifold gaskets and valve cover should be replaced. But before having this done check to see if the black plastic hose on the back of the rubber intake hose(between the throttle body and maf) has dislodged. This happens alot when a new air filter is installed and will cause the same codes.

Mar 30, 2010 | 2000 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

O 02 jeep liberty oil pressure light stays on


A couple of things could be wrong a bad oil pressure sensor, a short in the sensor wiring,low idle oil pressure. Checking this is simple on some models.

While disconnecting the sensor from its wired connector and the light stays on is a short in the wiring, if it stays off its hopefully a bad sensor. Before just replacing the sensor I would either buy a gauge to check the pressure at the engine and thus checking the sensor also. I HATE DUMMY LIGHTS!!!

Gauges are simple, easy to install and easy to see a problem before engine damage occurs. On the bad end of the spectrum of possible problems the oil pump may be worn out, or even the engine may be worn out to the point oil pressure loss at low idle or while oil is sloshing forwards at stop signs.

Hope helped with this. remember rated this help.

Nov 24, 2009 | 2002 Jeep Liberty

1 Answer

Check engine light flashed now on


flashing means there is a engine misfire such has bad plug, plug wires, injector, etc...

Oct 20, 2009 | 1996 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

Flahing service engine light soon and engine began shaking


Yep 20 seconds on a machine turning 650 rpms is low on oil wil destroy the bearings in the pistons and crankshaft. Mechanics refer to the red check engine light as the idot light, because by that time it's to late the car ran low on oil and damaged the engine.Try putting some SPT oil treatment in and see if it will fix it temporally otherwise you may be looking for a engine overhaul. If the yellow check engine light is flashings you may have burned the rings up on the pistons and it is now burning oil, or more oil causeing it to throw a code for the 02 sensor. Good luck

Aug 14, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

System To Lean


We had a similar problem on our 1999 Windstar. Engine light stayed on from the day that we bought it. We tried O2 sensors (since that's what the used car guys told us it was) but that didn't fix it. Engine began to run rough and stall in colder, wet weather. My guru/mechanic finally discovered that it needed to have the intake gaskets replaced. Haven't seen the engine light in months... it feels kinda weird.

Jan 02, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Need to replace number 1 sensor


Hi, it is very easy to change but have go repair shop, first when u get sensor, they have to heat the sensor with gas light that use in welding, the neck right from where it tied the manifold and put small engine oil, then start losing it, and dont forget to remove the battery terminal when doing the work,when it lose then disconect the wire that is connected to the point where it is connected and fix the new one by tieting it firmly to the position and fix back the wire and battery head and start the car u will see that the check engine light is gone

reagards

elmiskin3

Dec 31, 2008 | 2001 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

96 Ford Windstar runs rough, check engine light on


Sounds like you have some EGR ports clogged up, remove the intake and look at the egr ports all but
#1 cyl port will probably be at least partially clogged, hope this helps

Nov 18, 2008 | 1996 Ford Windstar

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Ford Windstar Logo

Related Topics:

825 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

64286 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...