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The video above shows to fix minor leaks in the coolant hoses in your 2002 Ford Windstar. The hoses carry engine coolant (which is also known as antifreeze or anti-freeze) through your engine and will eventually wear out. You can avoid getting stranded by identifying signs of extreme wear before they break and fixing minor leaks promptly. In 2002 Windstars with the 3.8 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine, but it can also leak from the reservoir or from the hoses. In addition to looking for cracks, analyze the brittleness or squishiness of the hoses in your Windstar - if the hoses are hard to squeeze or squeeze very easily, it's time to replace them. The video above shows you where coolant hoses and coolant reservoir on your 2002 Windstar SEL are located and the steps needed to first minor leaks.
Never attempt to replace a hose that is connected to the air conditioner in your Windstar - these hoses contain refrigerant that is under pressure and can blind you. AC problems are always best left to your professional mechanic.
There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V6
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V6
See how to seal up minor power steering fluid leaks2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V6
Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V6
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V6
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V6