01 Windstar

bcitymodz
0

Asked by bcitymodz Sep 24, 2013 at 02:27 PM about the 2001 Ford Windstar LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I just got this van a few days ago. I
traded it for my car since I needed
something bigger. Anyways I have a few
error codes p0171/p0174 plus miss fires on
4/5 and (new)egr code. Everything I have
read says to smoke the van and check for
vac leaks. But all the codes are telling me to
change 02 sensors. The next problem is
hard shifting from 1st to 2nd. Trans fluid
looks brown and smells kinda burnt. It had
trans replaced in 8/10 so I'm guessing it
hasn't been changed since.

Would I be better off smoking the engine for
vac leaks or changing the 02 and changing
trans fluid and filter to fix the hard shifts?

2 Answers

Tom Demyan
94,935

I would smoke it first. P0171 and P0174 are vacuum leaks or un metered air is getting into your intake. Before you pay to smoke, start the van, pop the hood and move the rubber hoses around to see if you can hear some hissing. One might be cracked or slit. Look for collapsed hoses as well. Then fix the bad coils on 4 and 5, and or plugs. After fixing , rescan for codes. O2 codes would be last to tackle.

bcitymodz
0

Yea that's what I figured to do last. I smoked it and found no leaks. But I did find that plugs and wires are still factory. Pulled 4&5 5 was caked with crap REAL bad. I've never seen one like it in all the plugs I have changed. Now what about the trans? Would changing the fluid and filter fix that problem or would it be something more?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 Windstar Rear wiper arm. 1 answer

    How do I replace the 01 Windstar rear wiper arm.

    2001 Ford Windstar Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 windstar won't turn over. 4 answers

    2000 windstar won't turn over. New Battery & starter, checked the Relays & fuses all good. Starter energizes but wont turn over.

    2000 Ford Windstar SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 FORD WINDSTAR HAS PROBLEMS WITH WARNING LIGHTS, DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT 2 answers

    The warning lights on our Ford Windstar will go crazy at random times. There will also be beeping and the speedometer will also act up.

    2002 Ford Windstar SEL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 02 windstar lose of power

    I have an 2002 windstar it starts to bulk while driving . No codes come up Changed plugs, wires, fuel pump , fuel filter Van runs fine for days but then starts acting up again.

    2002 Ford Windstar LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What's your opinion..... is this Windstar safe? 4 answers

    Pics of subframe on "01 windstar that has had recall repair completed early 2011. For more pics and my story visit www.windstar-owner.blogspot.co...

    2001 Ford Windstar LX

    -

    General

Search Ford Windstar Questions

Ford Windstar Experts

#1 JohnBarJB
JohnBarJB
Reputation 260
#2 T_S_T
T_S_T
Reputation 210
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey"
477 Great Deals out of 24,039 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Caravan"
59 Great Deals out of 1,685 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Sienna"
469 Great Deals out of 22,611 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chrysler Town & Country"
1,072 Great Deals out of 36,224 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150"
2,595 Great Deals out of 168,950 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Grand Caravan"
905 Great Deals out of 31,738 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Expedition"
576 Great Deals out of 18,207 listings starting at $800
Used Ford Explorer"
968 Great Deals out of 50,073 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Quest"
94 Great Deals out of 3,147 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda CR-V"
696 Great Deals out of 52,243 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota 4Runner"
330 Great Deals out of 12,281 listings starting at $2,490
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,565 Great Deals out of 168,575 listings starting at $950