ford windstar 2002

Asked by Feb 16, 2014 at 02:47 AM about the 2002 Ford Windstar LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Two days ago van quit running.  Engine turns but won't start.  For a week and a half, it started normally, then one day after a 15 mile drive and a 30 rest stop, van would not start.  After about an hour, it started with out any issues then started and ran fine for two days.  The it will no longer start, it cranks but won't start.

3 Answers

345

May need a new fuel pump. Has any lights come on during driving that aren't normal (check engine, oil, coolant type lights)? Could be any other reason, as well, but had a '92 Sentra that did something similar... it'd run fine for a while, then crank but not kick over... replaced the fuel pump and ran fine. Could also be faulty ignition, plug wires, or any number of other things... check what you can of those items first (pull a plug out if need be, have a friend help, one cranks while other watches plug for spark, and replace anything easy like that first). If you must, pull the fuel line feed (delivers fuel from tank to engine, will have filter attached) and place it in a fuel can to test before dropping tank and doing the fuel pump.

115,865

Stuck open egr valve will also cause a crank no start issue. You need to identify what's missing. Are you getting spark at the spark plugs? Is it getting fuel? And then is it an air issue? This will help you figure out what's going on with it.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
20,675

Take the air filter box off and spray some starting fluid in it.(not much) If it starts the fuel pump is bad.

Your Answer

Windstar

Looking for a Used Windstar in your area?

CarGurus has 575 nationwide Windstar listings starting at $2,999.

ZIP:

Ford Windstar Experts

  • #1
    JohnBarJB
    Reputation
    580
  • #2
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    460
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
360 Great Deals out of 13,738 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Sienna
502 Great Deals out of 26,302 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
367 Great Deals out of 26,392 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Odyssey
458 Great Deals out of 30,776 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
1,090 Great Deals out of 70,940 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Caravan
584 listings
Used Ford Focus
792 Great Deals out of 57,535 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Expedition
350 Great Deals out of 17,241 listings starting at $1,930
Used Honda Accord
1,109 Great Deals out of 65,894 listings starting at $561
Used Ford Mustang
564 Great Deals out of 36,557 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.