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1998 Ford Windstar. Loud grind sound when started it.

Question edited for clarity and fix funky punctuation and lack of spaces. Question moved to model category. My first thought was that the timing belt had snapped, but you have a timing chain and it says this Does a Ford Windstar have a timing belt or chain? Best Answer. Your Ford Windstar had two engine options and they both ran a timing chain, not a timing belt. Belts need to be replaced at around 100K miles, but since you have a hardened steel timing chain, you have nothing to worry about. Your chain should last the life of the engine without being serviced. May 28, 2019 Has the oil ever been changed. You saying there was a 'pop' concerns me but it may have been a backfire, or unburned fuel popping through the Throttle Body. And then there is the grinding sound, but that might just be the starter on the flywheel. The only way to diagnose is to call out a mobile mechanic. https://www.google.com/search?q=mobile+mechanic+near+me ..
1/27/2024 11:11:23 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Jan 27, 2024
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1998 windstar passinger side,sliding door will not open inside or outside

probably clips that hold actuator bar into door handle
1/19/2024 11:14:00 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Jan 19, 2024
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The interior lights stay on after the van has been

it is problem with any door lock or door (switch if switch is there), if it is not going off after you make it off manual with help of lamp switch, then problem with lamp.
11/26/2023 3:52:30 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Nov 26, 2023
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MY 98 FORD WINDSTAR VAN HAD RUN STOPED HER WENT IN STORE GOT OUT WENT TO TURN HER OVER NOTHING WAS WORKING NO LIGHTS ETC, LET HER SIT A BITE THEN TRYED AGIN HAD LIGHTSTHE STARTER TURNED THEN DIED TRY

Have a load test done on the battery to check for dead cell as what you describe fits that problem profile. New is a relative term as either brand new or new to you (second hand)
11/26/2023 3:44:23 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Nov 26, 2023
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1998 Ford Windstar. Swap liftgates from the same make and model just different years.

Question edited for clarity. Question moved to model category. They look the same https://www.oemfordpartsdirect.com/v-1998-ford-windstar--gl--3-8l-v6-gas/body--liftgate https://www.oemfordpartsdirect.com/v-2002-ford-windstar--base--3-8l-v6-gas/body--liftgate Two generations though, but you might be lucky if your 1998 is part of the 2nd Gen release. do you have a driver's side sliding door? Second generation (1999-2003) Released in the summer of 1998 as an early 1999 model, the Ford Windstar was given a complete redesign. As one of the first Ford vehicles in North America to adopt the New Edge styling language, the redesign also was distinguished by the addition of a driver's side sliding door. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Windstar Try it. ..
11/9/2023 6:46:39 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Nov 09, 2023
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How do u prime a

If you're referring to a fuel injected gasoline vehicle, self prime takes place at key start. If you still feel the need to have the computer repeat this process (or re- self prime), turn the key all the way until the dash lights come on, then turn off. Repeat this 5 times then attempt to start. If all the windows are closed and the radio is off, when you turn key on with engine off, you'll hear the fuel pump at the rear of vehicle buzz or hum as it's priming the system.
3/25/2023 6:28:33 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Mar 25, 2023
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How do i to the back 3 plugs on the windstar?

Try to get at them from under the vehicle.
11/8/2022 6:06:43 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Nov 08, 2022
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Emergency flashers won't shut off my 1998 Ford Windstar minivan need help

Replace the multi function switch located behind steering wheel . Hazzard switch is a part of the combo switch and is a common cause of your vehicles symptom .
11/20/2021 8:13:04 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Nov 20, 2021
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EXACT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE ANTI THEFT

there is no separate anti theft module, it is part of the PCM which is the main computer in the van that runs the engine and emission system as well as the PATS (Passive Anti Theft)

Tell me your problem and perhaps I can give u and answer, I am a Ford Factory Technician.
5/17/2021 2:00:08 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on May 17, 2021
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1998 ford windstar van where is the fuse to run them windshield wipers

the wiper fuses / relays are in the top left of the fusebox 26072464-4fjufq12tu5gpmpmsxl4f2eb-3-0.gif
10/17/2020 12:29:23 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Oct 17, 2020
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Where is the ECT sensor signal circuit in a Ford Windstar 1998 and it's wiring harness

Your ECT system registers wheel spin from the wheel speed sensors.
10/13/2020 6:39:44 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Oct 13, 2020
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Fuel pump fuse blown, what causes the fuse to

Fuse's burn if a component in a system has an electrical failure wether it be permanent or intermittent or sometime electrical circuits have an electrical surge which can be caused by numerous things and the fuse will burn to protect the circuit. If your fuse is coninuously burning out then you need to do some investigative work. First I would locate the fuel pump relay and remove that then replace the fuse and see if it burns out, second if you can access it try to unplug the wiring to the pump and replace the fuse, third you should check the wiring going to the pump to see if there is damaged wiring. The last thing that may (but unlikely) be the problem would be the ECM that controls the system. If the first three fail you should try and have it properly diagnosed by good shop.
6/4/2019 5:26:39 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Jun 04, 2019
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SERPENTINE BELT DIAGRAM

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RATE!!!

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Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.0L engine

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Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.8L engine
3/26/2019 1:29:10 AM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Mar 26, 2019
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I want to take out the chime buzzer or speaker in my 98 ford windstar get rid of it all together but where is it located?

Undr steern colum thers a blacbox w electronics..ucan pullout speakr carefully or cover it w tape to lessen sound
1/16/2019 7:07:59 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Jan 16, 2019
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Can you bypass ac compressor a 1998 Ford winstar 3.8

Check for bypass bracket kits at big auto parts stores or online.
3/18/2018 3:19:53 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Mar 18, 2018
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1998 ford windstar 3.8L-i replaced the starter on

If you use a digital multimeter across battery posts, everything off, the generic for a full charge is 12.6 volts, and yes the .6 is a big deal. Generally it says if voltage is 12.4 or below, you need to charge the battery. Just my opinion. Leave the meter leads touching the battery posts, have helper turn key to crank position, Does the reading drop, what is the reading? If it does drop very much, then check for an open circuit to starter. If it drops all the way to zero, your going to have to check battery and battery connections. I did look at your starter wiring diagram, it appears your security system is a starter motor disable. If the security system is the issue then you may need a scanner to communicate with your security system.
2/22/2018 7:11:21 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Feb 22, 2018
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Measuring spoon wheel adjuster

measurement of what
2/15/2018 2:35:14 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Feb 15, 2018
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My van dings all the time when under 20 mph and

one of the door/van loading door switches has failed it thinks a door is open so the the interior light stays on and the door open warning will ding the interior light should have a switch to disable it or take out the bulb but you cant stop the dinging until you find the faulty latch switch and fix it
2/10/2018 2:00:41 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Feb 10, 2018
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My 1998 WIndstar has a constant door chime ring

The warning chime is on because the GEM - generic electronic module think's the door is open . Your best bet ,have a qualified repair shop check it out . Unless you have a scanner that will talk with the GEM & the engine computer & ABS computer , checking DTC'S - dfiagnostic trouble codes . If you don't know about this , take it to a repair shop.
1/24/2018 12:15:30 PM • 1998 Ford... • Answered on Jan 24, 2018
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