Engine Performance problem
1996 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 201000 miles
only in warm weather, after a nice 30min or longer drive, if the van is turned off for 20min, on restart the engine idle is too low and sometimes stalls until it goes closed loop. Never happens on cold engine.
The rough idle will go away if vacume to fuel pressure regulator is removed and plugged.
injectors sent off and leak, flow tested and cleaned.
No loss of coolant, had this problem for over 1 year. Lower intake manifold gaskets done about 100k miles.
I replaced FPR and IAC. Fuel pressure is 40 when key goes on and drops 30 engine running, holds true when problem is happening. When engine is heat soaked, I can cycle key several times until fuel rail is full of cool gas, still has problem. I plugged vaccum tee on throttle body top, goes to PCV, no fix. I checked for vacum at EGR, none. Cleaned MAF, all clamps on air intake tight. I removed and cleaned dust off camshaft position sensor, no fix. I pulled connector to PCM, all contacts look clean. New plugs, wires, and coil pack in last year. I unplugged MAF and started engine, same rought idle on hot soaked engine. Long term fuel trim about 3 when driving, about 15 when idling. I don't see it trying to do anything strange when it goes closed loop and the rought idle subsides. Van drive fine in all other respects, good acceleration. I even kept my old IAC and swope a cold one on hot engine, still rough idle. No check engine light. No misfires reported. EGR ports clean. Scan tool shows air temp, engine temp, all sensors good values on heat soaked engine. I verified I can cause rough idle and set engine light when hand applied vaccum to EGR, so DFP working. I cannot read injector pulse widths, I think all evidence is pointing to lean engine.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 AT 4:35 PM