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Ford Windstar MPG

jlhiii3jlhiii3 Posts: 1
edited September 2016 in Ford
I have a 2000 Ford Windstar SEL and it is supposedly rated at 17 mpg city and 20-22 mpg highway. Mine has 144,300 miles on it and is averaging 10-16 mpg...Anyone having this low MPG issue?? I don't drive it gently but I don't drive it like a racecar. I drive like we've always driven it. We've had it for 9 years and this is just now starting.


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,351
    Hard to pinpoint the problem with such high miles. Some basic checks would be in order. "Sniffing" the tailpipe with an emissions tester might reveal some issues, like a "missing" cylinder or skewed air/fuel mixture due to tune-up or 02 sensor issues.

    Also, I know this sounds obvious, but also check that the transmission is, in fact, dropping into overdrive when it should, on the highway.

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