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Loud noise coming from my engine on my van 98 ford windstar 3.8L

1998 ford windstar 3.8L i drove to work with no problems and then at the end of the day went to go start it up and it fired up right away like always but there is a noise quite loud coming from the engine somewhere i think it has something to do with the flywheel as i pulled the starter off and flexplate i can see a perfect wear ring around the flywheel like something is stuck in there and clanging around im new to this i hope i can post a picture so you can see what i see

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SOURCE: Front End Noise

Sounds like a bad motor mount.

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Windstar van will not start.

Ford starters have a solenoid that is a relay to the starter. I could not read the rest of the problem? Got changed ignition, starter and....

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SOURCE: 98 ford windstar has clicking noise under dash and won't start

The clicking noise is most likly the starter solinoid cycling in and out. This is due to low battery voltage. charge the battery, then have the battery and charging system tested. Some auto supply stores will do this for free for you in the hopes of selling parts

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SOURCE: how come the 1998 ford windstar 4 speed trans wont shift out of 2

HI !!! there usully one problem w/ this when thoesnt shfti right from firs to the second also takes more time is the Solenoid Pack in Rey. have computer tested and it wil tell you which has to be changr all this work inside the trnsmsion

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SOURCE: Loud engine knocking on 2001 Ford Focus

Sounds to me like a very common problem has occured to your neighbor. If this is a SOHC engine, one of the valve seats in the number 4 cylinder has fallen out. I'm sure it has damaged the head and the piston. Stop trying to run it or you might blow a hole in the cylinder wall or break a rod or both.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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