Thanks for the reply. In the meantime, my gentleman friend who worked for Chrysler 40 years and has built many drag race cars - mostly Dodge, no Fords - came to town to see if he could help me, and he said that the baffle had been screwed to something (I forget the name) just above the oil pan - but the oil pan is also screwed to it, below the baffle. Then he
put the baffle on the driveway and drove over it with his Jeep. That flattened it back out and we took it to the mechanic who's replacing the engine, and in his limited English he said, "yes, yes, I can use it."
So, fingers crossed, hope everything else goes smoothly.
Another question: Do you have to remove the engine to fix the transmission in a 1998 Windstar van 3.8 engine? My friend said you didn't have to remove it from the Chrysler product "east-west" engines he worked on, but he didn't know about Ford. I'm just thinking ahead to the only big item not under warranty when the van is running again. Thanks again.
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 AT 9:33 AM