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#688 of 804 1996 Ford GL Windstar (Rod Bearings?)
Apr 24, 2005 (7:53 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
May 01, 2005 (12:38 am)
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 claires HOST
May 02, 2005 (10:56 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 (4:45 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 (6:54 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 (7:52 am)
Check your intake manifold.
#696 of 804 New user from Germany and looking for replacement part
May 31, 2005 (10:39 am)
I´m Alex from Germany, I´ve got a 1995 Ford Windstar (3.0 l) and I´m looking for a replacement part, it´s called "servo pump" and it´s for the servo steering. The part number is: F58C3A674AARM and the Part-ID is HBCLC (it´s written on the pump). So if anyone knows where to buy or order this part, please let me know. I tried almost every spare part or replacement dealer in the web, but no chance to get it.
Thank you in advance for your help and please excuse my bad English.
Greetings from Germany
#697 of 804 Re: New user from Germany and looking for replacement part [alexwag]
Jun 04, 2005 (9:23 pm)
The Ford Dealer in Germany can get the part, but it will cost you an arm and a leg.
I would make contact with a US based dealer and have them ship the part to you.
Another option would be to contact someone assigned with the US military in Germany, they may be able to get the part through AAFES.