Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 72500 miles
Recently my wife was on her way home from work with one of her co-workers, when on hte highway the car started sputtereing. With fear of the car breaking down she pulled off at the nearest exit, called me up and within the hour me and my father-in-law was on our way. My father-in-law knows and fixes cars, but because of the way the engine in the Ford Windstar is positioned he could not properly check for problems. He did check the oil, and to my knowledge there are two dots on the oil rod, and to my untrained eyes I noticed that the oil was aproximately a 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch higher than that higher dot. My only solution was to have my wife and co. To get into the other car and my father-in-law take them home while I drove the Minivan home. I made it home after about two engine shut offs, engine shaking uncontrollably, and when I was about to park, engine finally gave on me. Well two days later after taking it to the Ford dealer, I was given the news that there was too much oil and that the mechanic said the engine needs to be replaced. I asked my father-in-law about it and he says that an engine cannot be messed up due to overfilling of engine oil. The oil was changed just a month and 4-6 days ago. Can you shed some light on this very confusing circumstance?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 AT 6:56 PM