2001 Windstar-Running rough after the check fuel cap light came on. Cap is tight. Add additive to gas in case of water in gas. Still running rough.

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Asked by Sep 30, 2015 at 07:45 PM about the 2001 Ford Windstar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Check Fuel Cap light came on. Cap was fine. Was on for a couple days. Then
started running rough. Idling at around 700 RPM and missing. Thought had
bad gas, so added fuel additive/injector cleaner to next tank of high octane
gas. Still running rough. Plugs looked fine.

4 Answers

41,175

Could be a dirty Idle Air Control valve or a dirty Mass Air Flow sensor. You can buy spray cleaner for each. Go to Youtube for instructional videos.

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70,255

Since the check gas cap light came on I'd check or replace the gas cap and look for a disconnected or damaged vacuum line for the EVAP system. HTH. -Jim

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Thank you so much. Husband is ready to haul it off for junk, but I just cannot do it if is a simple fix. Am rather attached to it.

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70,255

You're welcome. Glad to help. I don't think it's ready to junk just yet. Most likely not a costly repair. -Jim

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