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Ford Windstar, Ford Windstar Cargo, Van
Jul 09, 2000 (12:28 am)
Alot of people are talking about their windstar problems so i'll talk about mine. I used to have a 1998 it got 40,000 miles before trading it in. I never had any problems with it. I really like my new 2000 but it does have its falts. About a month after purchasing it its main computer failed, which ford replaced with no problems. The brakes squeak and ford says there is nothing wrong, its not that bad though. I still really like the van and wouldn't get any other van than the windstar.
Jul 09, 2000 (1:38 am)
I looked up a link on this topic but not sure of answer. I am looking for a site to tell me the loan value of a vehicle.
I know edmunds does this but is that what a bank would loan someone?
thanks in advance.
#135 of 804 2000 Windstar SE
Jul 11, 2000 (12:31 pm)
Does anyone know if rear mudflaps are standard on this model? The sales literature I have doesn't indicate one way or the other. The pictures show some with some without.
#136 of 804 2000 Windstar SEL
Jul 11, 2000 (10:41 pm)
I've had a 2000 Windstar for the last 6 months and I love it. No maintenance problems, it runs great and I like how much room (interior) it has. I have been up in the "Poconos, PA" during the last winter and it has handled great. I hope to keep this Ford Windstar for many years.
#137 of 804 Fuel Pump Replacement
Jul 14, 2000 (1:52 am)
In response to post 133, I just had my fuel injector replaced on a 99 Windstar SE. It took 4 days. The car is barely one year old and has 14K on it. Is this normal? I'm now a very nervous Ford owner.
I am also have difficulty with the audio system. Anyone with these issues or solutions in how to work with Ford dealers? Thank you.
Jul 14, 2000 (1:39 pm)
I don't know if you still need an answer to your question or not. Banks use their own policy, so you're not going to find a site that tells you exactly what a bank will do; many however will lend up to 100% of the blue book value. Kelly Blue Book is typically used. The best way to get an answer to your question is to ask the bank or CU. They can tell you what their policy is.
#139 of 804 Windstar Transmissions
Jul 14, 2000 (8:46 pm)
I have a 98 Windstar with 41,000 miles. I just replaced the transmission acost 0f $2675. It has 6 months left on the warranty and Ford will not assist in the repair because it is over 36,000 miles.I have seen reports of this problem elsewhere but none here.
#140 of 804 Windstar SEL 2000 - Power Steering
Jul 14, 2000 (10:27 pm)
Has anyone with the 2000 Windstar experiencd problems with the power steering (loose bolts, the pump assembly or the power steering rack)?
#141 of 804 Ford Winstar vs. Chrysler Town & Country AWD
Jul 15, 2000 (6:54 pm)
My question is how well does a Windstar with traction control compare up against a chrysler TC with AWD. Because I work with someone who is considering these two vans and is wondering how they travel in the snow. She's kind of leaning to the windstar because of the safty it promotes and because it will have better fuel economy then an AWD TC. Can anyone give me info on this question?
Another question I have is can you carry a 4x8 piece of plywood in the windstar? Because her husband does a lot of work with houses and knows the TC can but is wondering about the windstar?
#142 of 804 95 Windstar Transmission
Jul 15, 2000 (7:40 pm)
I have one of the dreadful 1995 Windstars. Have already been through the head gasket problem and currently working with the transmission failure. The transmission has been rebuilt three times in past six months. The scenario is that things are working fine then the overdrive light begins blinking, 4th gear is gone, then third fails leaving only 1st & 2nd. The last time even 1st & 2nd failed. Aamco claims the tranny is being sent a bad signal by the car's computer but Ford cannot diagnose any such bad sensors. Anyone else with similar experiences?