Engine starting

Tiny
BBENJI2
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  • 2001 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
2001 ford windstar will not start when engine is hot start good when engine is cold. What is wrong
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Thursday, November 18th, 2010 AT 2:18 AM

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Tiny
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Next time it refuses to start hot or cold don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if so, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing
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Thursday, November 18th, 2010 AT 3:39 AM
Tiny
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When the problem occurs, if it cranks good but won't start, do some of the basic tests, have a helper crank it, while you visually check for spark at the plugs. If you have spark everywhere, use a gage and check fuel pressure. If the starter won't even crank, check the starter circuit.
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Thursday, November 18th, 2010 AT 3:40 AM

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