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When I start the van it sounds fine but as soon as it's put into gear, it runs super sluggish. No power and can barely get it to 30mph. We thought maybe bad gas because it had been sitting for over 8 months. That was not the problem! Any ideas????? Also will not go into reverse at all. Seemed like problem became worse the longer we drove it.
'99 Windstar, 3.8 hard to start and after driving rough idle or won't start until engine cools down. Found both IMRC rods off. Will this cause the problems I am having? Codes are P1518, 0171 and 0174.
How many more miles do is have left when the gas light comes on?
when I get my check
I've changed brakes, calipers, brake booster, master cylinder, brake switch under master cylinder, bled all four lines... I still have no pressure, there are no leaks either.. FL, FR & RR shoot fluid while bleeding, LA drizzles
Engine sounds loud n gas fumes comes inside van
What seems to make the problem better or worse? Driving
How long have you had this problem? First day

What seems to make the problem better or worse? It doesn't change
How long have you had this problem? The problem started around September. I parked under a tree and would get leaves where my wipers are.
I have a 1998 Ford Windstar. The diagrams online do not match it.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? NA
How long have you had this problem? 2 Months
when you start it, it will be shaking and later it will stop but can not move.
I think transmission fluid or power steering fluid comes out of it.
van wouldnt start, replaced battery. replaced alternator twice. first one was rebuilt, 2nd brand new. it started. but cannot run AC , heater etc. drains battery. then van wont start with out a jump. battery light only comes on when AC is turned on.
Was running done than started running a little rough and lost power. Ran for about ten minutes than died. Engine won't turn over. Just get a click. New battery and alternator.
the needles marking the tachometer, speed, gas and temperature goes crazy spinning and i already have the one marking the tachometer dead.
Bought a 2002 Ford Windstar and the steering wheel spins around 360. The guy I bought it from said he heard a thud and then the steering wheel started spinning all the way around. I see that the intermediate shaft is broken. Would that be the only issue I need to fix?
At least 2 a day anytime any where. No warnings of anykind
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