PINGING

Ford Windstar

Tiny

dshomaker

April, 13, 2006 AT 8:51 PM

My 1999 ford windstar sel has had a pinging know for about 6to 8 months seems to be turning into more like a knocking noise. Im getting bad gas mileage and a hesitation when it starts up sometimes is this all one problem or do ihave multiple problems and also can please tell me if I have aknock sensor thanks for the help if u can

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Tiny

losone

April, 14, 2006 AT 11:03 AM

You have a predetonation problem that could damage the engine. The EGR vavle is quite often the culpret. The knock sesnor will retard the timing 4 degrees. Better get it fixed. Good luck

Tiny

dshomaker

April, 18, 2006 AT 6:27 PM

Took it to the dealer and they said my egr ports need to be cleaned found oil in my intake few months ago from my pvc valve clogged what do u think clean the egr ports. Thanks alot

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