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Old 08-21-2012, 08:54   #1 (permalink)
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'01 windstar lx. 3.8
Replaced plugs, wires, coil pack & camshaft position sensor. Now, when its cold, no problem, but as soon as she warms up, OH BOY!!! She jerks violently and it feels like its trying to cut out, which as soon as you stop, it does. It has gotten much worse very quickly and now doesn't want to stay running in P either. I have no clue where to start. I really need input here. Thanks
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:10   #2 (permalink)
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Re: PLZ PLZ HELP...ready to shoot this van.

If you can get to an Autozone, they'll check codes for free. Did it start after you did all the work on it? Try it with the MAF sensor unplugged, it'll set a code for it, so don't do it before you can get the codes read.
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Re: PLZ PLZ HELP...ready to shoot this van.

If not MAF , could have a quick check at vac hoses / pipes for leaks before getting codes read .
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My brother unplugged 4 sensors, then plugged back in. Check engine light came on of course, but it ran better. Hmmmm. In reading, throttle position sensor seems to fit. What do you guys think?
Oh yeah, forgot to mention that when I bought it & did all this maintenance stuff, cleaning MAF was done too.
I have to take this from north NC to Tampa next month. Bout to pull my hair out

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Checked ECT (engine coolant temp sensor )?
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