I can't speak for someone else's diagnosis having never touched the car myself. It sounds like he was guessing the first time. The reason is that the coils are just about bullet-proof, they rarely go bad, and when I have had a bad coil, it has always failed on only one cylinder, which causes a skip, not a total shut down. From what you say, it sounds like the fuel pump is a more likely cause. Even though it's putting out 40PSI, that doesn't mean it is doing that all the time. Ususally a bad fuel pump will operate normally when it is cool, but after it runs awhile, and heats up, it starts acting up. Your technician needs to hook up the fuel pressure guage, tape it to the windshield, close the hood without pinching off the hose, and go drive it until it shuts off, to be sure that he has it right this time. If it shuts off and the fuel pressure stays somewhere around 25-40 PSI, then it's not the fuel pump, or relay. It is a different system entirely.
its happened to me.....my mechanic says it was the ignition switch of my car....had it replaced for $300
Yes, My ignition module was bad, I experienced intermittent stalling. My mechanic replaced and it stopped.
This would be located right behind the ignition. If you need this replaced, it is best to go to a mechanic.
Plug them in! your mechanic has left a block/spade connector off.
I would suggest a second opinion...Try another mechanic.
Bad ignition coil will cause engine to sputter and hesitate on acceleration.
I just had mine replaced and it was $140.00 at a "mom and pop" mechanic. If you go to the dealer then I am sure it will be about 200-250.
if you filled it to or near the proper pressure and it did not correct itself, you may want to have your sensors looked at or replaced by your local mechanic
Yes, as a mechanic at a Dodge dealer I have replaced a few of them.Yes, as a mechanic at a Dodge dealer I have replaced a few of them.
I paid $490 to have the water pump replaced.
had same problem on 1998 ford winstar. replaced fuel pump and pressure regulator along with fuel filter. solved my problem
The ac system will have to be drained of freon and the pressure released. Then the compressor can be removed and replaced. Replace all o rings along the way as well.
Have the ignition module checked out and find a new mechanic. Also change the fuel filter.
i am having terrible trouble with a 2004 santa fe 4 cylinder motor causing cylinders 2 and 3 misfire then engine shutdown. it has been in the shop for over a week and had the timing belt, timing belt tensioners and pully replaced, and the cam shaft sensor replaced and still doing it. mechanic is looking into the ignition system "possibly plugs or wires or coil packs". have mechanic check the cam sensor and ignition system.. may help.
Could be the head gasket. Very common problem with this engine and model year Windstar.
It is HIGH ENERGY IGNITION. There isn't any points or condenser as they are replaced with an ignition module.
You have an ignition Control Module that you can check that controls ignition timing Throttle Position Sensor that tells the computer where the throttle is so it can regulate and give the correct air fuel ratio.
on my windstar speedo only worked when it wanted to I replaced the speedo head 2 years later still works great
the ignition timing does not get replaced on 87 dodge.
The ignition is shot - just replaced mine $315.00.
I was told $337.95 from a dealer in eastern nc.
Usually when you buy a used car it is "as is" unless you get a warranty from the owner. You need to take it to a mechanic.
This could be a bad ignition switch, ignition relay, or ignition fuse.
I just had my water pump replaced on my '96 Windstar at a Ford dealer and it cost me $575.
did you have your ignition coil replaced? the signs are that the ignition coil is overheating thus you are able to restart after an hour, when the coil cools. also check if your ignition coil has a resistor. if it has, have it checked for continuity. did you have your ignition coil replaced? the signs are that the ignition coil is overheating thus you are able to restart after an hour, when the coil cools. also check if your ignition coil has a resistor. if it has, have it checked for continuity.