Car Problem Reports

Ford Windstar Knocking Noise Due to Broken Intake Runner

Ford Windstar Problem
22 Reports
Me Too

Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.8L V6

Average Mileage: 144,214 mi (91,000 mi - 196,255 mi)


A knocking noise from the upper engine area may indicate a loose intake runner. Our technicians tell us if this is the case, replacement of the upper intake clamshell will be necessary.

  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 165,000 mi

    I have the knocking noise and I went and look at the control rods and the bushing on the back rod was off and rod disconnected.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 91,000 mi

    i hear a light tapping,knocking sound on the driver side of 2000 windstar please telll me what could that be...

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 144,500 mi

    Clacking noise from upper intake. Replaced and problem solved!!

    Flag This
  • gocats, , 3.8L V6, 98,600 mi

    my pinging noise comes and goes. does not do it when i have it in shop. dealer siliconed shell back together. will not do anything until they hear it.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 170,000 mi

    engine started running rough then the check engine lite came on the more i drove the more the engine sounded like it was pinging and the miss got worse after scanning code p1518 i will let you know when repair is complete

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 3.8L V6, 165,000 mi

    seems like the little arms vibrate off. You cannot buy the arms by themselves, so you are told you need the whole runner control. GO TO A JUNKYARD AND GET THOSE TWO LITTLE ARMS>the intake runner is probably just fine. Mine was . Cost 8 dollars and and hour and a half to fix. Also you can bend them a bit to make them fit in snugger. The end clips to hold them are plastic and are 6 dollars each at the dealer.

    Flag This
  •  Enthusiast

    Engine noise when starting. Noise stops after reaching 45 - 50 mph

    Flag This
  •  Rookie

    Knocking noise in engine, changed to synthetic still noise. Problem has not been fixed yet. When to dealer explained that they did not hear the noise. So I will find someone other than the dealer that will listen to me...

    Flag This
  •  Rookie

    The intake shell had crack. fixed that problem. We still have loud popping noise in engine?

    Flag This
  •  Rookie

    knocking noise and now it won't start at all.

    Flag This
+ See more reports
Ask a Question