Engine Performance problem
2000 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 124000 miles
I've got a 2000 Windstar with a 3.8L V6 and 124,000 miles. There is no check engine light on. About 5 weeks ago the engine would stall stall hard at stop lights. (Happened about 3 times over 9 days.) I also encountered an occasion where the engine 'knocked hard' twice within 4 seconds as I was driving at 45 MPH. The local news reported that there was 'bad gas' in the area with too much ethanol - and claimed that too much ethanol causes cars to stall. I thought that was the issue. I ran the tank down to nothing and filled up at a different station at least 9 days after the reports. Ran fine for half the tank (about a week) then started 'knocking hard' again as I drove through the neighborhood. About 4 times traveling at roughly 30 MPH.
Any ideas what could be causing that? I'm concerned that if I keep driving it, I will do some serious damage to the engine.
have the same problem?
Saturday, July 4th, 2009 AT 5:41 PM