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95 Windstar (3.8L) has engine knock...

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10-17-04, 07:28 PM   #1  
95 Windstar (3.8L) has engine knock...

when going up any size hill. On steeper hills I get more and louder engine knocking. There is approx. 240,000 KM on it. It has passed an emissions test earlier this year. I have tried more expensive gas with no change. Any ideas what the problem could be and is it really hard on an engine to have this noise happen?

Thanks a bunch

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10-18-04, 04:34 AM   #2  
At 240k (150,000) miles you've probably got some bearings pretty well worn out. Going up hills puts extra stress on the engine and makes them more audible. I would drive it until it dies; the 3.8L engine was one of the worst pieces of engineeering ever to come out of FoMoCo, At your present mileage you've done way better than most owners.

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