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1998 Ford Windstar Wagon Base 120.7 WB 3.0L

1998 Ford Windstar Wagon
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Front Wheel Drive, 3-Door Passenger Van, 2WD Special Purpose
18 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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September 28, 2012, 11:49 pm

Travis G

Question: Loss of power, shaking and engine hesitation

After I drive for about 3/4 miles my car will start to loss power and now matter how much gas i give it, it still doesn't pick up any speed and lose speed if I do that. It starts to shake and hesitate for a while then it will all of a sudden start to pick up speed. I notice if I turn the car off and on it will make it stop doing that for a while but it stills comes back maybe after another 10 miles or so on the freeway. I've replace the spark plugs, spake plug wires and the coil pack. Now the car wont start! I think that my just be my battory and starter going out. I was told that all this could be cause by the EGR. Please can someone give me an idea on what it could be.

October 3, 2012, 8:29 pm

Richard W
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I don't think it's you EGR valve. If you still have the old coil pack. Put that on to see if it will start. If not I would check your fuel pressure. I have seen a fuel pump do what your are talking about. If the fuel pressure is ok I would check your ignition modual And pick up coil. That is a nother common thing.

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