Hi all -
I have a 98 Ford Windstar LX with ~ 48k miles on it. On occasion it
will crank but won't start. It starts eventually within a couple of
minutes, but it has taken up to several hours. This problem has been
intermittent for about the last 8-10 mos, although I continued to
ignore the wife on the subject until it happened to me :). Had it
towed to local mechanic when problem last occurred but it started fine
once it got there.
Mech recommended a fuel pump replacement saying he couldn't guarantee
it would fix the problem but it was the most likely cause. Had the
fuel pump replaced ~ 1 mo ago and on several occasions since then the
same thing has happened, with the car eventually starting within a few
minutes. Mech said at this point there isn't much he is willing to
do unless we can leave the car with him for a few days (can't do) or
get it to him when the problem is occuring (already tried that).
Hopefully someone has ideas otherwise my next step is to get a new van
(something I'd rather not do).