Where Is The Firing Order For 2001 3.8 Windstar?


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The firing order for a 2001 3.8 litre Ford Windstar is 1-4-2-5-3-6 according to About.com. For a diagram outlining this firing order, you can visit autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-fo-2353.htm 
When referring to an automobile, the firing order is the sequence of power delivery of each cylinder in a multi-cylinder reciprocating engine. This is achieved by sparking the spark plugs in a gasoline engine in the correct order. When designing an engine, it is vital that a suitable firing order is chosen in order to minimize vibration and to ensure smooth running.
The Ford Windstar is a minivan that was produced and sold by the Ford Motor Company between 1995 and 2003. It was the second minivan designed and sold by the company after the Aerostar minivan. Whereas the Aerostar was a rear wheel drive vehicle, the Windstar is a front wheel drive van. For the 2004 model, the Windstar was renamed and rebranded as the Freestar, which was in production until November 2006.
All Windstar minivans were assembled in their entirety in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The 2001 model was the first time that the 3.0 litre version of the Windstar was not produced. This meant that the 3.8 litre model was the only engine choice available to buy.
The first generation version of the Windstar was criticized for its reliability issues, but these appeared to be largely fixed once the second generation came into production from 1999 onwards. Nonetheless there have been two separate recalls of Windstars in recent years. In September 2010, half a million 1998 to 2003 models were recalled because of concerns over rear axle cracking. Then in March 2011 another recall took place due to worries about corrosion.
In the United States the Windstar was most popular in the year 2000, when 222,000 units were sold.

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