I have a 2000 windstar with 119k

Asked by Aug 08, 2014 at 11:48 PM about the 2000 Ford Windstar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I HAVE ALWAYS KEPT OIL CHANGED EVERY 3K WAS DEALING WITH FATHER DYING OF CANCER LET IT GO FOR 1500 MILES OVER NOTICED MY LIFTERS WERE TICKING SO I THOUGHT MAYBE IF I CHANGE THE OIL IT WOULD STOP BUT IT DIDNT ENGINE LIGHT IS ON BUT HAD IT CHECKED AND THE ONLY THING THAT CAME BACK ON TEST WAS ERG VALVE NEEDS REPLACED I ADDED SOME ENGINE HONEY AND FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER DROVE IT FOR ABOUT 20 MILES BUT STILL TICKING DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO SOMEONE PLEASE HELP

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For ticking lifters I always use sea foam. I place about a third of a can in with the oil. Let vehicle idle(ONLY IDLE) do not rev it up at all. Let it idle for thirty minutes or so. Most times as the lifters start to get clean the ticking stops. Then immediately replace oil and filter. I have always had good luck doing this to clean ticking lifters.

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you can try heavier weight oil, too, but I think on a 15 year old Windstar, you may have to live with it-

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slick 50 works great for it to. put that in my audi when it ticks on start and it works with synthetic oil. and if they told you the erg needs replacing did you replace it ? or did you just change out the fluids and leave it ? this valve is what helps control your cars running so if it is no good any more chances are it could be causing the ticking.

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