1993 Ford Windstar



November, 17, 2009 AT 8:43 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
1993 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100, 00 miles

My engine is running lean. I cannot seem to find a vacuum leak. What else should I check? Can I drive it with my engine light on?

1 Answer



November, 18, 2009 AT 12:13 AM

A lean fuel condition can be caused by: * Low fuel pressure due to a weak pump or leaky fuel pressure regulator. (Use a fuel pressure gauge to check fuel pressure at idle)

* Dirty fuel injectors. (Try cleaning the injectors)

* Vacuum leaks at the intake manifold, vacuum hose connections or throttle body. (Use a vacuum gauge to check for low intake vacuum)

* Leaky EGR valve. (Check operation of EGR valve)

* Leaky PCV Valve or hose. (Check valve and hose connections)

* Dirty or defective Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF). (Try cleaning the MAF sensor wires or filament with aerosol electronics cleaner. Do NOT use anything else to clean the sensor, and do not touch the sensor wires)

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