starts then it dies. new battery and altanator.

Asked by Jan 19, 2014 at 05:44 PM about the 1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the van dies tach drops to 0 while the motor is still running. then there is a dinging under
the dash like a low fuel ding.  i have a full tank of gas. what might the problem be?

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17,635

Bad IAC valve - idle air control valve or large vacuum leak. Windstars are bad about the large vacuum l on the front of the engine cracking.

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it sounds like that might be the reason why the tach dies before the engine.. but would that cause the engine not to start right back up??

17,635

Large vacuum L cracking

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17,635

Yes it will effect the o2 sensors and mass air flow if the leak is large enough.

do you have a idea where the line might sit i think it would be right on top and is it like a little black hose? or is it going to be larger.. and thank you

17,635

Yes with a big rubber connector on one end.

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