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Where to find the cabin filter on the car.thank you.

lights come on after you drive a few blocks

while driving the van braked at a light when i went to press on the gas as the light changed the car would not move

I've never run into this one before. The vehicle has a two zone heating system with separate controls for rear passenger area. When the heating system is engaged, it blows nothing but cold air from the front console/floor air vents and windshield defroster vents. However, the passenger area is getting nice warm air. I suspect that the cable from the temp control on the front console may either be broken or has become disconnected from the linkage connection at one or the other ends of the cable. I think that cable controls the amount of coolant going to the heater core. The sliding temp control seems to be free moving with no tug or dray resistance. Two problems with my thinking is (1) If the heater in the back is working then the coolant control valve seems to me would also be working. (2) I can't seem to get to either end of that control cable without dismantling a whole bunch of other stuff. However, if the heater core is getting hot coolant then my thinking may be that there is another problem perhaps with the air flow valve in the air duct system. In either case, I have a feeling that I'm in for either a cold driving winter or an expensive repair job. Any thoughts or suggestions? By the way, A/C works fine in both areas.

we cant find it some places call it a pump we need to buy it

what happens when the cars stereos rem made cantacted with the cars metal intereor

my car is off but my light are on. i try to turn on the car but dosnt want to turn on. this is the first time its done that

changing the hose on a power steering unit, and having a problem removing the hose from the rack and pinion assembly, do i need to remove it to change the hose

What caused tie rod ends to go bad

Everyday the car will not stay running until it reaches it operating temperature, it will die and you have to turn the key all the way off and wait several minutes before it will start again. Once it reaches its operating temperature the car runs great. Have changed all the oxygen sensors, the coolant temperature sensor, idle control module.

po402 EGR flow excessive and the van runs bad shakes and shuts off.


The radiator cooling fans are supposed to run when a/c is turned on but do not. The a/c clutch does engage. Cooling fans work ok on engine temp. Fuses ok. I suspect "Powertrain control module relay" How do I verify or is there something I am missing??

I'm still having problems with my van. We put new fuel injectors in and it ran great. Now, the check engine light is back on. We got thr codes read at Autozone. They indicated lean on banks 1 and 2 and misfire on #2 cylinder. The guy at Autozone said it was most likely a MAF sensor. My question, could this also be causing the misfire? If not what in the hell is doing this? Please help solve this mystery.

Good Morning , I Had a Broken Spring on the Left Strut ,Had it replacet (Complete Assembly ) Shock and Spring . I have to wait 4 weeks for the right side assembly to be replaced ( Low on Funds) I asked my Repair Technican If it is Ok to drive and he said YES ,That i would get a Much better ride when both of the assembleys were new ,. Question ,is it ok to wait ,NO Extended Hi Way tripos planed ,only short trips .thank you for your help and time May GOD Bless YOU! Howard.

how much does it cost to repair tie rod on the van

Everything works in the van but when you change the temperature control to the hot side, it still blows out cold air. Is there a vaacum switch somewhere thats not working.


Dashboard dials spin and oscillate wildly when car is running. This occurs at anytime, no matter whether the engine is cold or has been running for a while. Now the RPM dial is permanently stuck all the way around the dial on the right side interfering with the P of park. We cannot put the the gear completely in the Park slot, although the car does park. What is the problem and how should we correct it?

My car has a misfire at #'s 2 and 3 cylinder. Also indicates bad oxy sensor. Yet, nobody can fix my car. Help please.

My car was hit at the rear wheels and I need a rear axle assembly instaled.

Blower is vibrating loudly even though it is loud. Works for heating or cooling.

i have a 1998 ford windstar that has white smoke coming from tailpipe when i press gas also the transmission is changing kinda funny

Van has been running very rough, and check engine light on. Code reads as P0305 - Cylinder 5 misfire. Changed plugs and plug wires, and van ran fine that day, no check engine light, but next morning...rough again with P0305 code again. What do I do next?

How often should I change the transmission fluid filter?

all of a sudden my a/c blower does not run at high speed when a/c max is selected. It runs at very slow speed no matter which fan sped is selected. Does it need replacing or is something else wrong which is fixable?

This repair is being preformed in conjunction with a front end alignment. Should the labor time guide include the alignment.

I am having air suspension problems. The rear air bags sometimes will inflate and other times they won't. I can hear the compressor running but the air suspension will not inflate.

The sliding door on the passenger side of the vehicle will frequently refuse to 'latch'. It will come to a 99% closed position and then return to the fully open position. There is no rhyme or reason as to when it does this. I'd say is is happens about %50 of the time. (Makes the door almost useless.) Any hints as to why?

Would a 1996 Ford Windstar electronic engine control/computer be interchangeable with one from a 1996 Ford Taurus? I'm needing this knowledge because I'm running into issues with my Windstar EEC and I need to run the tune for a Taurus in my highly modified Windstar. Because my engine has much larger PSI injectors than factory stock my Windstar computer (FXL0) isn't allowing for injector pressure / injectors swapped to a larger 40#. My 3.8 L is supercharged and will be pushing 10 to 12 psi of boost, my SCT programmer can't tune my EEC -- so, right now my hand are tied! If anyone can help me out, I'll be all ears! Here's the URL for my Windstar if you question my story and I wouldn't blame anyone for doing so as who in their right mind would do this do this... Thank you very much and here's the URL to my build: If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop me a line.