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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-06, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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3.8L oil light flickering?

I jsut picked up a 96 Windstar, and the other day, at a hot idel, in gear, the oil light was flickering. Is there any common problems with this motor[3.8L] Anyone know where the OPS is on it? I looked everywere on the motor, and I dont see it. Any help? Thanks!
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Re: 3.8L oil light flickering?

There is a good chance you have main bearing issues. That is what happened to mine.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-06, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 3.8L oil light flickering?

How many miles were on yours? Mine has 90k on it.


I found you need to pull the motor to do the oil pump, so I am going to pull the pan and eyeball the bearings for now. Just hope its something simple. I REALY dont want to have to drop the motor!!
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Re: 3.8L oil light flickering?

[QUOTE=s1120]How many miles were on yours? Mine has 90k on it.

There were 73,000 miles. The problem resulted from the head gaskets that were a recall item for that year windstar. You might be able to get it done under warranty if the previous owner did not comply with the recall. Its worth a try good luck.
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Re: 3.8L oil light flickering?

Well this has had the head gaskets changed allready. I am pulling the pan down now to check the bearings.
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Re: 3.8L oil light flickering?

Well got the pan off this weekend. Bearings? What bearings? :( :(


Now to find out why. Wether the bad bearings caused the low PSI, or the other way around.
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