2000 Ford Windstar Possible fuel filter replacement

Tiny
AGIOVANELLI
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  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 143,000 MILES
Within the last month or so, the van has started to "flutter", almost like there is a "miss" of some sort. This happens whether the vehicle is in drive, in motion or stopped and idoling, or is in park. We have had the vehicle for not quite 3 years, and have honestly never done anything to it other than regular oil changes, air filters, and tires. Could it just need a good tune up? (Spark plugs, spark plug wires, fuel filter) Also, when replacing the fuel filter, any special tools needed? And can the 3 rear spark plugs be accessed from underneath?
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Thursday, September 25th, 2008 AT 10:55 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Well since you've had it for almost 3 year and driven? Miles a tune up would be a great thing to do.

I believe the rear plugs can be accessed from underneath. However, if you are going to be lying on your back trying to do it you'd be better doing it from the top.

And yes there is a special tool needed to get the fuel filter off. And make sure you depressurize the fuel system, it will make geting the line of the filter a little easier, but they will take some working to get them off
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Friday, September 26th, 2008 AT 7:14 PM

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