Ford shacks with acceleration

ford
windstar

#1

I have a 97 ford Windstar with a 3.8 v6. When I accelerate the front end shacks and when I take my foot of the peddle it stops. It will do it at any speed when I accelerate but if I take my foot of peddle and accelerate slowly it will only shake a little bit.


#2

Okay, if I correctly decoded your post…

It sounds like misfire under load. Is your check engine light on or flashing?
How many miles? When were the spark plugs last changed?


#3

Wouldn’t the CEL trip on a misfire, even in a 97?


#4

Sounds to me like a bad inner CV joint and/or motor mount problem. Of course, this would make it shake - I’m not sure what would make it a shack.


#5

Yes, which is why I asked if it was on or flashing.


#6

"I’m not sure what would make it a shack."
Perhaps if it collided with a travel trailer?


#7

Hmmm…If this van had a flat tire, I think that would qualify it as a lean-to.
Is that close enough to a shack?


#8

ok ok sorry for the miss spell shake…if its the cv jount how can you tell.