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Hi,My name is Tim,
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what is the year,make and model?
2000 ford windstar
tell me,,does it always start well cold?
the only time my wife has complaned about it giving her problems was when it was hot.
do you have the 3.0 or 3.8 engine?
does the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the computer codes?
the engine light has not come on at all
does the engine ever just die,when it gets hot?
no from what she has told me, the van will not start when she has been doing some running and cut it off and then when she tries to restart the van it will not start until she lets it sit for a while. This weekend was the first time it had done it with me, and after waiting for about 30 minutes i was able to get a cresent wrench so i took off the negitive battery cable and after i reinstalling the van started.
when you say it wont start,,,,,,does the starter turn the engine,,or does it not turn the engine?
the engine will crank, and sometimes it will try to run, but it sounds like it is missing or out of time.
sense the engine light doesnt come on...
and from the way you explain the problem
it sounds as if you may have a bad crank sensor
these will do this with heat sometimes when they go bad
that is what i thought, or maybe a MAP sensor.
most times not give a code for it
i wouldnt think map
when the crank sensor does this
testing it may not help sense it is intermediate
you will need to replace it
Can you tell me where the crank sensor is located on those 3.8 liter engines?
REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Battery. 2. Raise and support the vehicle.
3. Disconnect the Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor electrical connector.
4. Remove the bolts and the CKP sensor.INSTALLATION 1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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Thanks for your held this information should help me not the shotgun the repair.