Try and observe the leak. If you can't visually notice a leak but you're losing oil, an internal engine or other problem may be present, or your engine may be "burning" too much oil. Usually leaks occur when a seal has gone bad, so more often than not you'll be needing a seal replacement somewhere. There is all kinds of seals inside the engine such as the rear main and valve cover gasket. The cost to replace depends on seal location. For example, don't be surprised if you go to a shop and are quoted around $300 for a valve cover gasket. It may be a $10 part, but the labor to do it is significant. In summary, try and locate the leak and ID the seal in question. If you can't see the leak, you can take your vehicle to a shop and for a nominal fee (shouldn't exceed one hour of labor) have a diagnostic done. If you have the know how you can fix the problem yourself, or have the shop do it for you. Furthermore, park your vehicle over some white paper (such as butcher paper), or newspaper. Park it overnight and on the next day go and see if any liquid fell onto the paper, if so, then the problem is most likely external. Also, try to note straight up (vertically) from the spot to ID the leak, as gravity tends to pull liquids down in a straight line. Rain, snow, or windy weather will affect your test results, so make sure you do this in the driest conditions possible. Hope this helps.
Water is a by-product of the engine exhaust - in other words: it's normal
In a 1998 Ford Windstar : There were 2 engine sizes offered from the factory : A 3.0 liter V6 engine and the 3.8 liter V6 engine
repair the heater hose.
On a 1998 Ford Windstar : The 3.8 liter V6 engine ( and the 3.0 ) has a timing CHAIN
On the underside of the engine.
What color fluid?
Follow the LOWER radiator hose from the radiator . It connects to the water pump on the engine on a 1998 Ford Windstar
Replace freeze plug in a 1998 ford windstar ?
According to the 1998 Ford Windstar Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : ( 4.5 quarts of engine oil ) for both the 3.0 liter and the 3.8 liter engines
According to one of Fords websites : For a 1998 Ford Windstar ( 3.0 and 3.8 ) The ( Motorcraft FL-400-S ) engine oil filter is used
On a 1998 Ford Windstar : The Mass Air Flow sensor is between the top section of the engine air filter housing and the engine air intake tube
A 1998 Ford Windstar would use refrigerant 134a
Do you have a 3.8 engine for a 2001 Windstar Ford Van?
call your ford dealer. Your 8th digit on your vin # if a 4 it is a 3.8
It is inside the oil pan on the bottom of the engine block.
Yes, 6 cylinder engine has three in front of the engine and three in the back - by the firewall - that are difficult to get to.
There is no carburetor on a 2001 Ford Windstar engine because the engine is fuel injected
On a 1998 Ford Windstar : GL / 3.0 liter V6 engine ( 20.0 U.S. gallon ) GL / 3.8 ( 20 or optional 25 ) LX /Premium Package ( 25 )
diagram of motor windstar 3.8
4.5 quarts ( 4.3 liters ) with engine oil filter change
Follow the big engine air intake tube from your engine air filter to the engine throttle body
On a 1998 Ford Windstar : ( # 16 / 20 amp )
The 1998 Ford Windstar Owner Guide shows ( 4.5 quarts with engine oil filter change ) for the 3.0 liter and 3.8 liter V6 engines
The gas tank sizes for a 1998 Ford Windstar are : GL with the 3.0 liter V6 engine ( 20.0 U.S. gallons ) GL with the 3.8 liter V6 engine ( 20.0 or the optional 25.0 U.S. gallons ) LX (25.0 U.S. gallons )
Not likely - the 1999 Windstar was a rather significant updating of design compared to 1995-1998 models.