02 Windstar LX poor gas mileage?
17 city and 23 highway would be the best you can get. That is if the vehicle is not loaded and is driven the speed limit. Expect less with a full load and driving over the speed limit. If your check engine light is on suspect a defective Oxygen Sensor. That is a prime suspect when the mileage suffers. If the check engine light is not on, I would suspect you may need to replace the spark plugs and wires on this vehicle especially if it has over 75,000 miles on the odometer. Make sure the tires a inflated to the correct pressure as listed on the driver's door post or in the owner's manual. Make sure to replace the Air Filter every 30,000 miles.
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Answer . If the check engine light is on take it to auto zone and have the codes read free. Of no light it needs a tune up..
1999 Ford Windstar Van with AM/FM/Cassette deckFactory replacement info: In-dash stereo 9-19/32" depth; Size code E,F2,S Front speakers Front Door : 6x8" Far rear speakers Mid Panel : 6x8" SAME APPLIES TO 1998 FORD WINDSTAR EXCEPT FOR THE INDASH STEREO DEPTH SIZE
dirty intake filter clogged fuel injectors (rough idle?) bad fuel regulator (do you smell gas?) heavy foot ( do you speed?) i owned a dodge neen ( manual) for 4 years and put 100,000 miles on it this car is great on gas and gave me no problems besides blown head gasket at 50,000 miles. use regular u…nleaded gas never use super for a neon (2.0 base)bad for your timing Try bad EGR valve, oxygen sensor, (these would cause your check engine light to go on). Also you may want to adjust your driving habits. If you "jackrabbit" from red lights/stop signs, or you go short distances stop and go, this can affect the gas mileage. Or try changing your gas station. You may need a tune-up, spark plugs, or oil change. Your PCV valve may be sticking, your air filter may need changing. Try fuel injector cleaner with your next fill up. NEVER run the car low on gas(as soon as it "dings", fill it up!) and NEVER push the fuel nozzle past the 1st click at the gas station. Another leading cause of bad gas mileage with Neons is driving all the time with fan switch turned to the left on A/C. As soon as you turn it that way you cut your mileage in half. Even with the temp turned up it bogs down the engine. Also, don't turn on your headlights until you need to. Many people run their light all of the time for safety. This makes the engine work harder. The daytime running lights are enough. It depends on what you consider poor gas mileage and what kind of driving you do. If you are in the city a lot then anything above 20mpg is acceptable, if you are on the highway a lot then anything above about 26mpg is acceptable. This is mentioned on the window sticker right below the EPA rating. All cars have a range of acceptable fuel economy and none are guaranteed to get the EPA estimated number that is is in big print. I found my gas milage severely diminishing in my 2004 SXT. Repacing the spark plugs and wires did the trick (the no. 3 wire was not making a good connection, fouling the plug and causing a sparatic sputter). just to play it safe, I also replaced the PCV valve, did an oil change (I was about 500 miles overdue), added injector clean to my next tank, and put a K&N intake system on (I was going to replace just the filter, but then decided 'why not?'). The neon gets the best gas mileage it ever has now, and she sound beautiful, too. Also, to avoid any repeating problems soon - don't go cheap on plugs or wires. You will just have to replace them sooner. I recomend the new Bosch Iridium plugs (about 10 bucks a plug) and BWD Premium 8mm wires (bout 60 bucks for a set of four). If you notice your coil pack looks fouled up when you replace the wires, that could be your cause, too. so that is another area the problem could occur. (MORE)
Answer Mine is a 99 and I get 21.5 miles, didn't tune up yet Answer About 15 to 17 on highway with AC on Answer 2001 get's me 20 in the city and up to 25+ on the highway.Good routine maintenance & tire pressure! Just changed theplugs at 86,000 but didn't improve the highway mileage on the nextroadt…rip :( My 2001 will average 20+ mpg during the warmer months.Cold weather drives the average down to about 18. Answer This is how to calculate your mileage. Calculating MPG MPG can be calculated in four easy steps: Step 1. Filling the vehicle's gas tank completely and writing downthe vehicle's odometer reading (mileage). Example: The last timethe tank was filled, the odometer reading was 32,645.1 miles. Step 2. When it's time to refuel, filling the tank completely andwriting down the number of gallons it took to fill the tank and thevehicle's new odometer reading. Once two odometer readings aretaken, MPG can be calculated. Example: The next time the tank wasfilled, the odometer reading was 33,001.3. It took 13.5 gallons tofill the tank. Step 3. Calculating the distance driven by subtracting the previousodometer reading from the new one. Example: The distance drivenwould be 33,001.3 minus 32,645.1, or 356.2 miles. Step 4. Dividing the number of miles driven by the number ofgallons it took to fill the tank. The result is the vehicle's MPGfor that driving period. Example: 356.2 miles divided by 13.5gallons equals 26.4 miles per gallon. Alternate Method If you use your vehicle's trip odometer, MPG canbe calculated by Step 1. Filling the vehicle's gas tank completely and re-settingthe trip odometer. Note: Sometimes it's easy to get the mainodometer and trip odometer readings confused, especially if thevehicle is new. Step 2. When it's time to re-fuel Filling the tank completelyWriting down the number of gallons it took to fill the tank Writingdown the mileage on the trip odometer Re-setting the trip odometerExample: It took 9.5 gallons to completely fill the tank, and thetrip odometer reads 335 miles. Step 3. Dividing the number of miles driven by the number ofgallons it took to fill the tank. The result is the vehicle's MPGfor that driving period. Example: 335 miles divided by 9.5 gallonsequals 35.5 miles per gallon. This van gets about 13.5 miles per gallon. Granted, this is mostlyin town, and on trips it can get up to 15 or 15.5 MPG. My 1999 SEL with the3.8L engine gets about 19 in freeway drivingand about 22 on the highway (longer trip). Given how heavy it isand such, I am happy with this. I get my mileage from the message center by using the average fuelMPG per tank. Remember to reset it at each fillup. Remember, howyou drive will affect the MPG. In this vehicle, it is especiallysensitive to jackrabbit starts and jacka-- stops. The moreconservative, the better mileage. Carl My 2001 3.8l Windstar gets around 17/18 mpg in the city, and 25 orso on the highway during warm weather (less in the winter) 1995 Windstar: between 12 street and 15 highway with 98 3.8 i get18 city 24 road 1998 Ford Windstar van, 3L engine: 19-22 mpg 1998 Ford Windstar van, 3.8L engine: 18-20 mpg 1998 Ford Windstar wagon, 3L engine: 18-19 mpg 1998 Ford Windstar wagon, 3.8L engine: 18-20 mpg h It depends on how you drive it. Mine gets about 19 to 19.5 in townon the freeways. On the highway (longer trips) it gets around 22MPG. My mileage picked up a little after running a few ounces ofpure acetone through the fuel system. Acetone is a keytone solvent.It supposedly boosts the octane and mileage. I can't say how itworks, but I suspect the mileage increase is due to the acetonecleaning up the fuel system. You can also run a commercial productcalled RXP throught the fuel system. It removes carbon from theengine and cleans the fuel system. Anything that keeps the fuelsystem in top condition will "optimize" the mileage. A warning about acetone! It is a powerful solvent. It will removeyour paint if you spill it on the painted surfaces. It alsodissolves plastics. Be very careful pouring it into the gas tank.Another thing to do is avoid fuels that contain ethanol (e10 ore85). Ethanol has a lower heat (btu) content than gasoline. It justdoes not give the same performance or power that pure gasolinedoes. Staying away from ethanol gives me another 1-2 miles per gallon onaverage. The worst enemy to good MPG in the Windstar is the drivers rightfoot. This engine seems to run very rich under hard acceleration.In my windstar, I use the instant MPG display to keep me aware ofhow I am doing. I learned real quick to keep my foot light on thethrottle. I drive a 1999 SEL with the 3.8L V6. I have a 99 windstar, I get between 16 and 20 mpg. (estimated),depending on how I drive. I use my trip odometer to figure out.Fill gas tank to full, (also determine capacity of tank), resettrip odometer, drive till empty, divide milage into tankcapacity.....i get anywhere from 400 - 500 miles per tank dependingon speed, load, etc. 1995 Windstar - 22 mpg (MORE)
Passenger side firewall underneath the plastic grill that is there. The plastic grill needs to be removed to get to the computer.
Low tire pressure, using A/C, keeping windows open (wind drag), high profile vehicle (wind drag again), poorly serviced engine...there are probably more. Answer Poor mileage is attributed to a number of factors including things you can and cannot change. First the way an engine is built, it may j…ust naturally consume lots of fuel to power it. We all know the dilemma of choosing a large truck or sports car VS an economical daily driver and that is a lot of just first time choice and preference you may have to compromise. Other than that weight plays a factor that many do not consider. Many people now take out spare tires in favor of a tire repair kit like "Slime" or some tire hole repair kit to save gas. Seats that are not used in cars should be taken out, there is no point to having your engine pull more weight than it needs to and the gas consumption will go down. If you ever wonder if this really works, watch nascar. They drive around in a shell of a car, why?, because you get about 1/10 of a second on a QTR mile time for every 100 lbs you reduce from a stock or OEM car. Tire pressure, I cannot stress enough the correct tire pressure to save gas. The lower the pressure from normal the more it takes to rotate the tire causing more gas to be used. Along with wheel alignment and equally rotated tires these can all help save you some. Some tips besides the main categories above include using crusie control on the highways to give a constant even flow to the engine instead of up and down pedaling. It helps save the engine, gears (transmission parts wear), and gas. Combine errands in one orchestrated trip, don't waste gas going to 14 places if it is all in one store. One thing I never get is people driving around for a good price on cigarettes, you waste the cost driving and time and wear on your car everytime you refuse to pay 50 cents more, a mute point. Don't rev the engine, as fun as it is, it uses gas obviously Try not to use air condtioning if at all possible, it uses gas Tune ups and matinence keep the engine running at normal, neglect forces the engine to work harder and use more fuel to get the same work done. Fill tank during cool hours, stops evaporation drive throughs, bank teller windows, prescription drive thrus Skip them if it is going to take more than 2-3 minutes. After that shutting the car off would have been smarter and saved you more. Last DON'T DRIVE, but since we all hate the bus and we can't all jog to work and some of us like to *cough* race *cough* ;) long live the list of ways to cut down. Need more help or are interested in follow up firstname.lastname@example.org Answer an article I saved: 14 ways to stretch your gas dollar: Gasoline prices have again begun to rise sharply -- in some places as much as 11 cents in a week -- as refinery shutdowns, reduced imports and even the big blackout further squeeze supplies during the year's busiest driving season. In parts of the West, pump prices have topped $2. While $2-a-gallon gasoline might seem to be a national emergency (especially if you just bought a big, yellow Hummer), it really only means an extra $10 on a 20-gallon fill-up. Sure, it's money. Sure, it adds up. But don't let your first $40 fill-up shock you into a move you might regret. If you're contemplating a trip to the dealership for a car half the size of your current one, think again. When the price of gasoline rises from $1.50 to $2, the annual bill for a 15-mpg car driven 15,000 miles rises by $500 -- even if you don't change your driving habits one bit. It would take years of $500 annual savings to make up for the bath you're likely to take trading in a gas guzzler now. But if you're in the market already, downsizing a ton or two wouldn't hurt. Do the math. Say your long commute means you drive 25,000 miles a year, costing you $3,330 a year for a 15-mpg car. Buy a fuel miser that gets twice the mileage and you'd save $1,600 a year. If that's a lot of money in your world -- as it is for most of us -- a 3-year-old small car might well be worth its $5,000-$13,000 price. (You'll find MSN Autos' list of the best small used cars under "Related Sites" at left.) On the other hand, laying out the extra cash for a $20,000 gasoline-electric hybrid is almost never worth the money (See "Hybrid cars: Do they make sense for you?"). Here's how to save with the ride you already own: Find the best deal. The My Car service surveys 20,000 gas stations across the country nightly and finds the least expensive gasoline in your zip code. 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Your state's Department of Transportation site probably has its own traffic page; many radio, television and newspaper sites do, also. Consider a credit card with gasoline rewards. The best deal when we last checked was the Shell/Citibank MasterCard, which offers a 5% rebate on gas purchases and carries a 14.24% variable interest rate. If there aren't many Shell stations in your neighborhood, here are other recent offerings, courtesy of Bankrate.com: ï¿½ BP-Amoco/Bank One Visa: 3% rebate on gas; 10.40% variable APRï¿½ Exxon/Mobil Citibank MasterCard: 3% rebate on gas; 16.74% variable APRï¿½ Citgo/Citibank Visa: 1% rebate on purchases; 16.49% variable APRï¿½ Gulf Oil/Fleet Visa: 3% rebate on gas; 18.99% variable APRï¿½ BP Oil Platinum Visa: 6% rebate on gas for first two billing cycles; 1% thereafter; variable APR starting at 12.15%Bear in mind that even a 5% rebate is less than the interest charges on any of these cards, so watch that balance. And you earn rewards only on the brand of gasoline that's on your card, so locate convenient stations before you apply. Buy big-box gasoline. Warehouse giants such as Costco and Wal-Mart sell discounted fuel to their members, sometimes as much as a dime a gallon cheaper. Make sure you'll use the membership for other things, as the fees (which run $35 to $100) could easily make any savings moot. Take advantage of discounts. Conversely, many independent stations offer a cheaper price for cash transactions because there's no cut to pay the credit-card companies. RV owners might join a frequent-fueler program that discounts gasoline or diesel by a penny or two (which adds up if your motor home gets 6 mpg). Keep your car in shape. An out-of-tune engine, poor alignment or underinflated tires (check the recommended pressures inside the door or in the owner's manual) can cost you up to 2 mpg, the American Petroleum Institute says. Change oil and filters according to the manufacturer's service schedule. You may have a flexible-fuel car and not even know it. Each year, Ford, GM and DaimlerChrysler sell several hundred thousand vehicles with the ability to run either on gasoline or a gasoline-ethanol blend known as E85 (mainly because they win clean-air points for doing so). Some have "FFV" badges on them; others are invisible unless you check the owner's manual. But keep an eye on E85 prices, especially if you live where it's widely available. (See link at left under "Related Sites.") At some point, corn could become cheaper than crude. Don't fall for miracles. Special oils, additives, magnets? A waste of money, says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which evaluates them. Most produced no result at all; improvements for others were marginal. Remove the junk. If you're not skiing, you don't need the drag of a rack on top (though it does look mighty sporty). Take a pass through your trunk, glove compartment and back seat; 100 pounds of junk equals one less mile per gallon. Slow down. Each 5 mph over 60, the EPA says, is like adding a dime to the cost of a gallon of gas. Avoid quick starts or a lot of passing. Slow and steady wins the race. Skip the luxuries. Unless you live in New Jersey or Oregon, where self-service is prohibited, pumping it yourself is as much as 25 cents cheaper. And if you're feeding your wheels premium gas, check the owner's manual. If your car doesn't require premium, you're wasting as much as 20 cents a gallon.advertisement Share a ride. An easy way to double your gas mileage is to carpool with someone willing to do half the driving. Or ride the bus. Every day that you don't drive alone saves you money. Try pedal power. Every trip on two wheels is money in the bank and good exercise, too. The sudden run-up in gasoline prices may be a good thing in a perverse way, landing conservation on our radar screens in a way that never would have happened if prices had crept up gradually. Now the key to coping is to make little changes that become habit -- and to keep doing them once pump prices are out of the headlines. And, perhaps, to look a little more closely at the EPA numbers the next time you go car shopping. Answer Incomplete combustion due to ignition problems, poor compression, worn or broken EGR valve, sticking injectors, old O2 sensor, dirty air filter, and just about anything else that affects how well the engine would run. Start with a code scanner to find out if there are any stored fault codes. (MORE)
Answer . if you have done all normal tune up work do a compression test you may have a burnt valve, good plugs are very important
Answer . Yes; especially on a late-model computer-controlled engine. A stuck-open PCV valve will allow unmetered vacuum to cause a lean air/fuel mixture. The engine management system will "fatten-up" the fuel injection spray time (volume of fuel) to compensate for a lean air/fuel ration, thus …using more fuel to accomplish the same task. It can cost you at the pump & cost you in damaged engine-related repairs. Change your air filter every 10K miles & your PCV valve every 25K miles. Run your tire pressures up to the rated pressures on the sidewalls: 35PSI, 44PSI, etc, NOT what the door sticker says. The car manufacturer advises about a 40% reduction from the tire maker's pressure to give the car a soft ride. Look into any large fleet & you'll discover that all their vehicles run at tire maker's pressures to maximize tire life & fuel mileage. I took my 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac V8 to 44PSI instead of the 32PSI the door sticker said & got 4 MPG more. Good luck.. P.S. I have more than 40 years in the business & run a 1200-vehicle fire department fleet. (MORE)
easy things to check: 1. low tire pressure 2. excess weight carried in the car 3. Running the care w/ defrost or A/C on all the time Engine possibilities: 1. May need fuel system cleaning 2. Oxygen sensor may have gone bad 3. Mass air flow sensor may have gone bad 4. Need engine tun…e up - spark plugs (MORE)
low tire pressure, dirty or clogged fuel filter/air filter, e-brake hanging up. If you have check engine light, you might have bad sensor(air intake system)
There are many reasons that your GP could be getting poor gas mileage.. You have to start with regular maintenance items and go from there:. 1. What condition is your Air Filter in?(It should be clean enough to see light through it). 2. Have you used fuel injector cleaner or had your injectors cl…eaned by someone?. 3. How old are your spark plugs? (If you don't know--replace them). 4. Do your tires have proper inflation? (they can be low but look fine). These are some of the primary things you need to take care of.. If all of these are taken care of then you may have bad Oxygen sensors. They degrade over time but still reduce emissions enough and work well enough to pass emissions tests and NOT light the SES light. But they DO cause bad gas mileage even when you don't get any other symptoms. I've had O2 sensors go bad at 40k miles. The only real way to tell if that is the problem is replace them. The dealer and most mechanics can't or won't tell you they are causing the problem. (MORE)
4 runners in general tend to have poorer gas mileage than the car because of their design. They are built tough, which means they are heavy. They have transmissions that are built tough and they support 4 wheels worth of drive train. This is again a drag on the system and heavy. People tend to put w…ork tires on the vehicle not street tires. These don't support good gas mileage. Put all these together and the MPG is not so good compared to a car. But the trade off in what you can do with it and how much protection it provides is worth the trade. It all depends on what you do with the vehicle. (MORE)
Some had a standard 20-gallon tank, others (SE and SEL) have the 25 gallon tank.
i know that to make the best and even hire your miles per gallon, drive at an average speed of 40 mph.
Gas mileage is a term that means the distance the vehicle travels on a unit quanity of fuel (gasoline). For cars in countries that use English units of measure, it is expressed in miles per gallon (mpg). In countries that use metric units of measure it is expressed in kilometers per liter (kpl). The… referenced link will explain how to calculate it in English units.. The term gas mileage is often used when referring to diesel powered vehicles even though the correct terminalogy would be diesel fuel mileage. (MORE)
Your Ford Focus may be getting poor gas mileage due to a cloggedair filter or worn spark plugs. A complete engine tune-up can oftenfix most issues with poor mileage.
New plugs, plug wires, fuel filter, air filter, even higher grade gas i run premium in mine...it's a 92.
I had the same problem , was told it was torque converter , i found out it was as simple as plugs and plug wires runs great
My 5 speed '97 with 185k+ miles is my everyday work car. I normally get 34-35 mpg. If I do interstate driving, I can expect 40 mpg or more. The car does not look like much, but is very economical and low maintenance. Entire power train is original and has never used a drop of oil between oil changes…. Only maintenance has been oil changes, timing belt and replaced tie rod ends. I've owned 3 escorts since 1985 and have put a combined total of 600,000 miles on them without any mechanical problems. The Escort is perhaps the best vehicle ever made by Ford. I wish they hadn't stopped. I fully expect my '97 to last me to 300,000 miles or more. (MORE)
yes it will mine was dirty so i cleaned it. ex: i have full size silverado got 215 about on a tank. cost me about 55 to fill up. about 11.2 miles to the gallon now i get 360 about so about 16 miles to the gallon
Dirty air cleaner, injecters need replaced or cleaned, plugged fuel filter,replace spark plugs. A complete systems check for emissions. Transfer case locked in r Low tire pressure.
Guesstimate - 12mpg city, 16-18 highway. Depending on driver's input. The only way to really tell what you'll get is to get the vehile, drive it, and test it yourself.
the 80's are slow and greedy because it doesn't have a northstar engine like the eldorado or the other Cadillacs from the 90's..the north star runs as a 4 cylinder than as a 6 than opens up to 8 in overdrive or you can punch it and get from the gate..the northstar is built loose like a racing engine… so there known to be leaky but the cylinder cycles is where the better milage comes into play...32 valve v8 Cadillac northstar motor 300 hp at 5000 rpm 300 foot pounds of torque on the wheels...its a 14 second car stock not bad.. (MORE)
\nWell first check your air filter. If that's dirty than that's why your getting bad gas milage. If not than check your air pressure. If your tires are low that can result in bad gas mileage. If that's ok than it could be YOU. You might be pushing the gas fast or braking hard. Or hauling extra weigh…t you don't realize your. Hauling. (MORE)
It's not easy, but it is achievable with cost, though it won't be a milestone in mileage. You can change the gear ratios to ones from the Ford Escape since they are lower, and give the car more hp so it doesn't downshift too much trying to get up hills.
Many things including: worn spark plugs, ignition coils, burnt wiring, bad tires' worn frontend parts, wheel alignment and tire pressure. I learned this weekend that a faulty engine coolant thermostat, if stuck open, will give you poor mileage. The coolant sensor will indicate the coolant isn't heat…ing properly and will make the computer enrich the air/fuel mixture. The way I found that mine was stuck open was: check engine light on, drop in fuel economy by 2-3 miles per gallon, and the water temp gauge was reaching operating temp slower than normal (MORE)
Keep your oil changed. 3 quarts of oil, 1 quart of Duralube and one small can of Engine Restore , all at Wally*World (Wal*Mart). We use Penzoil.
weight - take out any weight you dont need tire pressure - if tires are low fill them around 30-32 psi spark plugs - if dirty or corroded, change them gas - try using a higher octane gas air filter - if its dirty replace it oxygen sensors - if they are bad the ecu has a preset air/fuel range reguard…less of speed oil - if its old or sludgy replace it with better oil (10w-30 synthetic) tires - if you put smaller tires on, other than the factory ***bigger tires are ok (MORE)
what size engine and do you have a towing packing? This has to do with gear ratio. Example. If you have a 4 cylinder engine it would have a lower gearing or with a towing package, also if it is a 4 wheel drive. This is to give it more torque. if the engine was changed lets say from a 4 cylinder to a… 6 cylinder with out changing the gearing you would gain in torque and horsepower but loose in MPG. Do you do a lot of stop and go? Heavy accelerating These would also decrease mpg. Is the air cleaner dirty? Are the spark plugs carbon ed up (Black) These would be signs that the engine is running too rich. Is the engine running on all cylinders? Are you pulling something or have a heavy load? All those could cause lower MPG. Good luck! (MORE)
Model. MPG (city). MPG (hwy). Annual Fuel Cost*. Greenhouse Gas Emissions (tons/yr)* . EPA Air Pollution Score From 0 to 10 (best) . Ford Escort Wagon 4 cyl, 1.9 L, Manual 5-spd, Regular . 26. 33. $1335. 6.30. NA.
Fuel injectors are not a 'wear item', meaning you don't replace them on a schedule - replace them when - IF - they fail. Surprisingly, injectors are not a common failure on today's engines. A lot like the Engergizer bunny, they just keep going.
16 city / 21 highway ( miles per U.S. gallon , according to fuel economy . gov )
According to a website I was looking at : For a 1998 Ford Escort , 2.0 liter four cylinder engine : ( 24 city / 34 highway , 5 speed manual ) ( 22 / 31 , automatic ) * miles per U.S. gallon
actually, it stands for nothing except the name of the trim package. in the windstar, LX is the lowest trim level, followed by the SE, SEL, and limited.
My grand cherokee 2005 is getting poor gas mileage- around 7.5miles/gallon. Does anyone have any ideas why this is so? Changed air filter and oil.
It is hard to give you a definite answer without knowing the size of the engine, transmission type (automatic or manual and number of gears, and whether or not it has overdrive), and if it is 2 or 4 wheel drive. However, it is a truck. Trucks' aerodynamics are horrible, about twice as bad and someti…mes three times as bad as a cars aerodynamics. At speeds above 35mph, aerodynamics play a very important part. The faster you go, the more important it becomes. I believe it takes around 13 horsepower (HP) for an average car to travel at 65MPH. With a truck that is twice as bad in aerodynamics as a car, it can take around 26HP and it can take quite a bit more fuel to make that 26HP. Driving techniques play just as big a part as aerodynamics. If you are interested in improving your fuel economy I would strongly suggest looking at www.ecomodder.com and www.gassavers.org (MORE)
With mine it was bad wires and plugs and the needed clean the rotor wheel or distrib.cap
Most midsize European cars are diesel which gives more miles per gallon. In the UK, an imperial gallon measurement is larger than the US gallon. An imperial gallon is 4 Liters. A US gallon is about 3.78 Liters. Therefore, a UK car gets more miles per "gallon". Note that the diesels do get much be…tter mileage than gas engines, even after you convert to the same unit of measurement. (MORE)
I have an '01 Escape and it sometimes gets poor mileage in stop and go traffic (like every other car). A way to improve this is to turn the O/D off in this type of traffic and then turn it back on when you're at highway speeds and doing a constant speed for a minute or more. Another thing that could… be causing poor gas mileage is an engine issue (spark plugs, transmission fluid, etc.). Make sure you're up on your maintenence and all should be well! The '01 Escapes get a bad wrap for certain problems, but they just need some TLC from time to time! (MORE)
The " downstream " O2 sensor is in the exhaust AFTER the catalytic converter It is also called a catalyst monitor because it is used to monitor the performance of the catalytic converter
Why would your 4-cylinder 02 mitsu galant which is serviced regularaly have gas mileage in the neighborhood of 9 miles a gallon?
There could be many things that can affect fuel economy, from a bad sensor (somewhere) to driving styles and habits. I assume when you say it is serviced regularly, you mean oil, filter, air filter, etc. This might be a issue beyond the normal maintenance schedule, such as O2 sensors, MAF sensors, …temperature sensors, etc, etc. I would recommend getting a dealer to pull codes (diagnostics thru the computer) and dig deeper. (MORE)
Could be several things. . Bad coil . Slipped timing gear/belt . Slipping auto transmission or clutch . Soft tires . Dirty air filter . Dirty fuel filter . Wheels out of alignment . Bad spark plugs or wires . Bad gas . Stuck brake caliper . stuck parking brake . valve(s) out of adju…stment or damaged . loss of compression . poor fuel mixture ratio First thing to check is are there any diagnostic error codes being generated by the computer. Check with your auto parts store for a free check or have your mechanic check the codes. There is also a way to check it yourself by counting the flashes of the check engine light. Google "Dodge Neon Error Codes" for instructions. (MORE)
Before replacing the thermostat, be sure to check your blend door for functionality. The most common issue with heat or A/C in the late model Ford windstar is a broken blend door. A broken blend door actuator is almost as common as a broken blend door itself. Typically, the fix requires disassemblin…g the entire dash and replacing the whole plenum box, which can be a costly repair. demonstrating how to access components of the plenum box for repair without disassembling the entire dash. (MORE)
locate the bad sensor left or right bank make sure engine is cool. follow the wire from the sensor to a connector itts has multi wires in sensor all going to the connector depress the lock on the connector and pull aprt. the actual o2 sensor is just like a sprk plug but it screws in exhaust pipe the… nut size is 13/16 inch or 7/8 i forget but a socket will not go on because of wire you can try a quality open end wrench if it doesnt budge spring for ao2 sensor socket for 20 bucks if you dont want to spend money cut the cable closest the bad sensor and use a deep 13/16 spark plug or 7/8 deep socket or box wrench if it still doesnt budge you have to heat it with a propane torch when you install new sensor make sure the connectors clicks and wire does not touch any hot pies on motor...many ford senosors are replaced because the real problems are overlooked (vacuum leaks,clogged egr port etc email if more knowledge is needed (MORE)
Because it's an SUV. Try a fuel and induction cleaning, since the fuel filter is inside the tank and therefore not servicable.
No, there are many other parts on the engine that can affect mileage but the catalytic converter is a passive device and, if new and clean, cannot affect the way the engine runs or the mileage it gets. Think of it as a filter, althought it's actually a lot more complex than that, if it lets the exh…aust gases flow throught without any major obstruction then it can have no effect on the car's performance. (MORE)
For a 2001 Ford Windstar , 3.8 liter V6 : ( 14 to 16 city / 22 to 23 highway ) miles per U.S. gallon
First it starts with the lungs then right atrium then rightventricle following up is the capillaries ( PS this is only one waythere is another
Kinda hard to do, since they have anti-siphon necks on them. Evenif that weren't the case, we wouldn't tell you, since you'retalking about a potentially criminal act, and the site's policiesprohibit such information from being given on here.
Compared to a Dodge Viper, yes. Compared to a Smart car, not somuch. Actual MPG figures from the Honda site: 27City/36Highway