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Old 05-02-2013, 06:58   #1 (permalink)
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1999 Windstar - 2 more issues

ABS light comes on after driving, any time between 10-15 seconds to ???. The E-brake light does not come on though. Van stops fine, though have not put ABS to the test yet.
Also, a couple of days ago while driving down the highway, I noticed it was not staying in O/D. If I accelerate a little and let off it will usually shift up into O/D, but as soon as there is any slight (usually almost unnoticeable) change in incline it shifts back down.
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Re: 1999 Windstar - 2 more issues

The ABS sounds like a wheel speed sensor problem. The shifting, I can't say. Are you pressing further on the gas pedal than before?
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Yes, I press down enough to start speeding up and let off.
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Re: 1999 Windstar - 2 more issues

If you're pressing harder on the pedal, it may have a plugged fuel filter.
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Even if it runs fine otherwise?
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Re: 1999 Windstar - 2 more issues

Not sure if a faulty VSS would cause this ?
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Even if it runs fine otherwise?
A plugged filter can, due to okay pressure but poor volume.
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Thanks for the help Bert! It was the fuel filter. The van stays in O/D like it is supposed to.
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Thanks for the update.
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Well, the van started with the O/D issues again! It seems as though it only does it when it is hotter. Ex. I drive 35 minutes to work in the morning, shifts in to O/D and stays normally. I drive back home in the afternoon, and usually will not stay in O/D. Today I went to work in the afternoon, it would not stay in O/D. Tonight works perfectly fine on the way home. My wife says it if she pushes the cruise off button the van shifts fine. It does not do that for me however. Any ideas? Could it be the fuel filter again?
Also when I first start the van it makes a louder than normal sucking sound. Could a vacuum leak cause the shifting issues? and if so where would I look for a leak?
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