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Old 11-16-2015, 11:56 AM
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Saw your other thread. I suggest you check this as it's often overlooked. Aged, heat cracked elbow in the PCV return line, located towards the front of the engine causing a vac leak, and as it progresses you will eventually get P0171 and P0174 lean codes.







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Old 11-16-2015, 05:11 PM
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Would that also be a possible cause for a lean burn condition on a 2001 Ford Windstar with a 3.8 L V6 ? For my mom's Windstar I had the codes pulled and it had the codes for a lean burn condition. I had talked to the Ford dealer about it and I was told that it was intake manifold gaskets. Where would this PCV return line be located on the 3.8L V6 in the 2001 Windstar? Any help and information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:23 PM
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So Ian, any feedback?
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:28 PM
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No...was dark by the time I got out of work, and I'd prefer to look under natural light than flashlight. Hopefully tomorrow I can duck out a bit earlier.
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NP, let us know what you find.
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I took a pretty close look/feel over both elbows (in-situ) this afternoon- I can't fee any cracks or damage, and the rubber looks good on the visible parts (flexible, no cracking, no oily leaks, etc).

I also tried to feel for air movement...don't feel any at the one in back (where the PCV is); hard to say at the front because the fan is there. I suppose I could've popped the serpentine belt off, but I didn't.
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NP, it's a known area of concern so it had to be done.
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Maybe didn't help him, but fixed my 'sploder!!!!

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Old 11-22-2015, 06:21 PM
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Really, you had a cracked PCV elbow? Regardless, glad it took care of a problem.
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I did. changed the coil pack, wires, computer.
NEVER a code
The idle is much better now.
Something else is still going on, but it's much more "user friendly"
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