I am leaning seriously towards the odyssey over the sienna. I still want to keep my civic although my dad wants me to sell it. I will have to decide if i will sell it or not all i keep hearing about is how i wouldnt be able to afford the insurance on 3 cars
Shocker (or anyone else), I have a question. I have a minivan, a newer model Ford Windstar, and when it is in park and the RPM's are down, the thing runs poorly and sounds like it is almost ready to stall. I lifted the hood and there seems to be a slight ,metal tapping sound from the engine block. I originally thought that maybe it was an oil pressure issue, maybe the oil-pump going bad, but the oil light is not on in the cab and the thing had an oil change not too long ago. As I said, when it's in drive and being driven, there are no problems, but when it's in park and the RPM's are low the thing sounds like crap. Also, the check engine light isn't on. Maybe the oil pump, MAF Sensor, EGR Valve, an emissions/exhaust leak?
There is a sticker on the throttle body lip that says do not clean. Ignore it and clean that throttle body. Once you do that disconnect the battery for a few minutes. This will reset the idle learn. As far as the sound, could be the injectors or an exhaust leak. Do what I said first then go from there.
Remove the throttle body to clean so that the rubber seals are not damaged. The best way to check for this carbon issue is to just unplug the IAC. If the engine dies you have a gummed up system or the IAC is bad. The later is possible but not as likely.
i searched www.automotiveforums.com to see what problems people had with their odysseys...it only had one page and most of them were contained to the 95-99 models which had problems with the automatic doors stopping working
i remember my dad having to call a tow truck one night when our aerostar broke down....we didnt have any clue what had happened. he went to turn the car on turned the key everything came on and the pop everything went dead...no power to anything at all...guess what the problem was
Aerostars have a peculiar issue with battery corrosion. Hell. Fords in general do, IMO it is the high AC bleed through they allow from the alternator. They allow up to .500mv ac. It should be .250mv I think. This is what causes the battery to gas more than necessary.
the worst problem was the automatic transmissions that came in them , my dad had to have the tranny rebuilt 4 times.. twice in the 87 and twice in the 91....they never could get it right. course my dad used it for towing a camper also