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Ford Windstar White Smoke/CEL Due to Blown Head Gasket

Ford Windstar Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.8L V6

Average Mileage: 137,000 mi (111,000 mi - 155,000 mi)


White smoke coming from the exhaust and an illuminated Check Engine Light could indicate the head gasket has blown.

  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 111,000 mi

    White smoke out of tailpipe, check engine light always on. Sometimes it would flash upon starting up. ANd I was going thru engine coolant like twice a week filling up the overflow container. Blown head gasket $1,000 later. UGH!

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  • timnconniewms, , 3.8L V6, 155,000 mi

    mine was doing the smokin. thought it was head gasket. ended up being intake manifold gasket. all ok after repair. At 189000 now

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  • kathleen13, , 3.0L V6, 145,000 mi

    white smoke was blowing out the muffler, my mechanic diagnoised it as a blown head gasket. It cost me $2200 to reapir it.

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