I know what needs to be done, but can this be done without a hydraulic lift. Can it be done on the ground & the front end raised engough to lower the engine to the ground & pulled out from beneath. Also had another thought, can the entire fron clip be pulled & use a engine hoist to remove the engine? I would think if the front clip can be pulled & the engine comming out the front would be an easier task, whats your thoughts.
Yes. With vans that usually how it's done. Disassemble front clip, lift and slide engine out the front door.
January, 24, 2012 AT 5:56 PM
Thanks, But has it actually been done with a windstar?
January, 24, 2012 AT 8:16 PM
This is what our reference shows for engine removal: ENGINE - 3.0L V6 -1999 Ford Windstar
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Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain cooling system. Discharge A/C system using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Remove top cowl vent panel. Disconnect alternator
wiring connections. Remove air cleaner and intake duct assembly. Disconnect upper radiator hose at radiator. Disconnect heater hoses. Disconnect A/C compressor hoses from receiver-drier and
condenser. Plug openings.
Disconnect control cables from throttle body. Remove accelerator cable bracket from throttle body, and position aside. Release fuel pressure. Disconnect fuel supply and return lines. See
FUEL PRESSURE RELEASE & FUEL LINE CONNECTIONS.
Disconnect engine control wire harness from Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Disconnect other wire harness connectors and ground wires as necessary. Disconnect necessary vacuum and
water hoses. Remove transmission shifter cable.
CAUTION: Damage to steering column air bag wiring can result if steering
wheel is allowed to rotate too far in either direction.
Lock steering wheel with wheels in straight-ahead position. Raise and secure vehicle. Remove front wheel assemblies. Drain engine oil. Disconnect transmission cooler lines from transmission.
NOTE: Do not let flex connector of dual-converter "Y" pipe to hang
Remove dual-converter "Y" pipe. Disconnect starter motor wiring and remove starter. Remove torque converter-to-flywheel nuts. Remove battery cable support. Disconnect power steering
cooler hoses and lower radiator hose. Remove auxiliary heater hoses (if equipped).
Remove upper sway bar link bolts. Separate steering knuckles from front struts. Remove steering coupling pinch bolt from intermediate shaft. Remove intermediate shaft from steering gear.
Remove both axle shafts. See FWD AXLE SHAFTS - VILLAGER & WINDSTAR article in DRIVE AXLES.
Support subframe, engine and transaxle assembly with Rotunda Powertrain Lift (014-00765) and Adapter (014-00341). Remove 4 front subframe retaining bolts. Partially lower engine, transaxle
and subframe from vehicle as an assembly. Disconnect power steering hoses. Disconnect remaining electrical connections. Remove assembly from vehicle and disassemble as necessary.