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As you say it was raining , It would indicate an electrical problem with ignition , check the earth connections and that you have a spark

2000 Ford... | Answered on Nov 20, 2014

bottom corner of radiator, pointing towards the engine usually. you will need a pair of pliers to open it, I believe you turn it clockwise to open.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Nov 20, 2014

Too many possibilities to get into here. Get a good DIY mechanic to run through ; Engine condition, Cooling system, Drive belts, Compression test for head gasket trouble, Blocked rad, etc etc. You need experienced help. The only thing I advise, is, don't throw parts at it without knowing the problem. Get it properly diagnosed.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Oct 20, 2014

the only thing you have to do is flip the ignition 5-7 times, DO NOT START THE VEHICLE, and you'll hear the doors lock/unlock and that's when you press 1 of the buttons on the remote and it's programmed.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Oct 08, 2014

what is the basic location ,also motor size is helpfull

2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 28, 2014

a lot of times its a fusible link not a fuse. but sometimes its the main 100 amp fuse on fuse panel under hood.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 27, 2014

ive seen this happen on new cars , but not on a 2k model , but might be same cause , if you do a code check you might see a vac canister fail on the readout , all new cars have a vapor recovery system that recovers the fuel vapor inside tank and burns it in engine , the vapors are collected in a canister then pulled into engine and burned off , this gets clogged up sometimes and needs replacement , the new gas pump nozzles have what is called a closed loop system , they need to sense a no pressure backfeed from gas tank when filling it in order to work , long and the short of it , gas nozzle won;t allow fuel in if vapor in tank builds up from a backed up canister

2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 22, 2014

At best, this would really be hard to find, since you can drive it hours before it happens. You could start by pulling all the fuses one at a time check them and put them back in. This gets rid of corrosion contact problems. You can also do the to all the plugs. Sounds like you have a heat up problem. Some thing in the electrical system is getting hot and loosing contact. Things that would kill the engine would be , the ignition switch, the map sensor, the mass air flow sensor, And the engine control module. Parts inside of these can heat up enough to loose contact. Your's is going to be a hard one to find. Until the part completely dies.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 12, 2014

Most likely is the EGR system, but to be sure; check the codes from your Windstar's computer; If you see the light "Check Engine" on; an scanner will help you to get the right codes and find the problem. The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) work in certain times, according the pressure and temperature, that's why sometimes runs great and sometimes bad. I hope this helps, take care.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 09, 2014

There are several places, but the easy is looking from outside, close to the wiper windshield, on the driver side; close to the corner of the windshield, you will see a rectangular metal plate with numbers; that's your Windstar's VIN number. I hope this help. Take care.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 09, 2014

Rick ,is there something blocking the hose to tank? or is the hose kinked , the tank must have a breather tube also working to allow fumes and pressure to come out of tank or fuel will back up.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 08, 2014

hello this is James Auto.Repairs
welcome good sir I will do my best to help you resolve your issues with your repairs.

Here is the best answer I can give you
if your try and drink a can of soda fast you basically have to suck it out. now if you put a hole directly across from it or really anywhere it would just poor out faster.
if you crawl underneath look for the main fill hose its about 2 -2 1/2 in diameter if you look near by you will see a much smaller hose following parallel with the fill hose to the tank roughly about 1/2 in diameter that I would guess is where your problem within that smaller tubing could be rust or a bug made a nest in it or clogged
gas goes in fill hose air comes out that 1/2 vent tube if air can not escape then it will cause gas to over fill and spill out as you describe.

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2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 08, 2014

most often the problem is with the vent valve for the fuel tank ,it needs to vent while fueling or to much pressure is made inside the fuel tank causing the nozzle to click off and fuel splash back or out

2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 08, 2014

lok at answers I sent pinched filler neck hose or kinked vent hose,or obstruction in line

2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 08, 2014

It sounds like the steering lock has gone hard due to turning the wheel after key is out, turn the key and steering wheel at the same time and see if this releases the lock. Hope this helps

2000 Ford... | Answered on Aug 28, 2014

same here and still going wild havent you noticed it only does this when the weather is hot, am not sure but i think its the printed circuit board that causes the problem it expand on hot weather and contracts on cold weather, i have tried taking the whole assembly and cleaning it, it did last a few months and back to being crazy again. also considered replacing, cannot find a new one

2000 Ford... | Answered on Aug 16, 2014

My first question is - is the check engine light on? If it is you should have trouble codes stored in the computer that would help direct you to what you should test.
If not, it may be tough to figure out until the problem is constant. Most anything electrical can cause the symptom you describe. Heat, moisture, and fatigue can play a role in the problem.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014

I'm afraid you are out of luck. The anti-theft is part of the instrument cluster and the body computer. Its almost impossible to bypass it.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Aug 05, 2014

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