2001 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 85000 miles
Hi. This is a perplexing problem. My 2001 Windstar with 3.8 engine has started stalling intermittently without giving any codes at all. Not even any soft codes nor anything for the “flight recorder" for my mechanic. It idles fine. It doesn't stall when coming to a stop. It stalls primarily just after I have started from a stop light or turned a corner and I am accelerating in a normal fashion. Sometimes when I am cruising along it will " stumble" like it wants to stall, but doesn't. When it stalls, it doesn't die slowly (like being starved for fuel), the engine just shuts down like the key was shut off. It always restarts with no problem – don’t even need to pull over – just put it in neutral, turn the key back and forward, and the engine starts right up. We have changed the fuel filter, fuel pump relay, ignition control module (coil), crankshaft position sensor, and lastly the power control module (PCM). Unfortunately, nothing has fixed the problem. The mechanic said it died on him just getting back to the shop, and even though it didn't give a code, he could tell that the injectors had lost ground on the negative side (or something like that). It never dies when going over bumps, so it doesn't act like a loose wire or connection. Any suggestions?
Sunday, August 8th, 2010 AT 2:03 PM