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#684 of 804 '99 Remote entry?
Mar 17, 2005 (6:05 am)
Has anyone heard of a 1999 Windstar with power door locks not having a remote entry system. It seems so far that I must own the only one. The dealer I frequent tells me the van is not equipt with a remote entry system however recent events dealing with a 2004 Ford Escape resulting in my 2005 Nissan Frontier purchase has me questioning that. Does anyone know how i can verify if the receiver for keyless is there or not?
#685 of 804 Losing antifreeze from overflow
Mar 26, 2005 (2:13 pm)
Ford Windstar 1998: I am losing antifreeze from overflow and can't seem to trace it to a hose. We believe it may be a water pump as it loud. Can anyone tell me if this could be the issue and what approximate cost for replacement thru dealer would be. Any ideas, answers or suggestions would be appreciated.
#686 of 804 Re: Interior Light Question [beernut]
Apr 09, 2005 (4:42 pm)
I just brought this 96 ford windstar van and im having the same problem. Did you ever figure out what was wrong w/your? or what did u do... ITs working my nerves that the lights stays on for a long time. Thanks Carla
#687 of 804 Re: Interior Light Question [mssweetcee29]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Apr 11, 2005 (10:44 am)
You might find the answer to your question more quickly by posting your question in the Ford Windstar Problems discussion.
#688 of 804 1996 Ford GL Windstar (Rod Bearings?)
Apr 24, 2005 (6:53 pm)
A friend gave my wife this vehicle. It has 131000 miles on it. He bought it new.
Last month It ran hot & developed a bottom eng noise. It does not smoke. I checked the oil & it is ok with no water mixed in the oil.
I had a very very good mechanic friend look & listen & drive approx 8 blocks .
He told me he was fairly sure it was the rod bearings, but would not really know the problem till he removed the bottom oil pan.
I then drove it home(approx 1/2 to 3/4 miles) with no further problems.
Other wise the mini van is in near perfect condition.
Can any one please tell me approx what the needed rod bearing parts would cost?
Plus what the estimated labor cost would be?
#689 of 804 recurring engine light on ford minivan
Apr 30, 2005 (11:38 pm)
anyone know why the engine light keeps coming on and going off for no apparent reason???..the only code coming up is #1518..my mechanic keeps trying to get that light off and stay off to no avail..it's a 2000 windstar with 72,000 miles and i just had a transmission rebuilt which stilll didn't get the light to stay off
#690 of 804 Re: recurring engine light on ford minivan [chatten]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
May 02, 2005 (9:56 pm)
You might also want to post your question in the Ford Windstar Problems discussion to see if the folks there have any answers.
#691 of 804 Windstar vs Voyager
May 04, 2005 (3:45 am)
I see many different suggestions of which minivan you should by and the different problems of them. When you by a car you'll know that something WILL happen with the car after a couple of years. Which one have cheapest spare-parts? Which one are cheapest to own and which one are the most reliable. I live in Sweden and we have a lot of Grand Voyagers you can almost see them everywhere, so it have to be popular. Would anyone please convince me of which one I should buy!!!
The fuel consumption is very important, because 1 liter of premium gasoline costs 11 SEK = 1,62 $.
By the way I have 5 children between 15 and 1 years of age so the the safety is quite important.
Grateful for answer ASAP
#692 of 804 Re: 1996 Ford GL Windstar (Rod Bearings?) [lukec]
May 05, 2005 (5:54 am)
I have a Ford Windstar 2000, and have a funny noise coming from the engine. Took it to my mechanic who thinks it's the rod bearings, but he says the noise was coming from the top of the engine. He also says that "these cars are notorious for this kind problem" (I don't know if he means Fords in general or Windstars). I was told it can be $2,000 to $3,000! Anyone else have this problem? What causes this problem?
#693 of 804 Re: 1996 Ford GL Windstar (Rod Bearings?) [pburtt]
May 05, 2005 (6:52 am)
Check your intake manifold.