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Ford Windstar, Van
#1842 of 2608 Re: does anyone like their windstar? [ilovemyvan]
Jun 18, 2005 (5:33 am)
We did until we were told recently that a couple gaskets are leaking and repair cost is about $1500. We will see how long it lasts with the leaks, they do not seem that bad right now. We have 93,000 miles on our 1997. It is becoming a limited use vehicle for us, so we will not be racking up many miles in the future.
Of course this forum is for "Ford Windstar Problems" so naturally that is what you are going to read about.
#1843 of 2608 COMPUTER PROBLEM OR PLUG WIRES FOR A 96 WINDSTAR VAN
Jun 18, 2005 (6:01 am)
I HAVE A 96 WINDSTAR VAN I AM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH 2 THINGS. THE VAN IS MISSING A LITTLE. NOT ALL THE TIME. MY DASHBOARD LOW WATER LIGHT WILL START CLICKING ON AND OFF AND MY SPEEDOMETER JUST GOES HAYWIRE, (AFTER IT REACHES ABOUT 45 IT JUST GOES UP TO 80 AND THEN BACK TO 45 BACK AND FORTH.) SOMEONE TOLD ME IT COULD NEED NEW PLUG WIRES, BUT THEN SOMEONE ELSE SAID IF IT IS NOT MISSING ALL THE TIME THAT IT IS NOT THE PLUG WIRES. THE DASH ALSO HAS A FRYING NOISE IN IT WHEN THE SPEEDOMETER IS GOING CRAZY. HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM?
#1844 of 2608 Re: COMPUTER PROBLEM OR PLUG WIRES FOR A 96 WINDSTAR VAN [nancyp]
Jun 18, 2005 (11:47 am)
My 96 did this and they replaced the speedo head. About $500 if I remember. Bad thing is, after about 40k more miles, it is going to go out again and then they wanted $900 to repair and said it would go out again in another 40k miles. I declined. I use my watch and mile marker signs if I want to know my speed.
#1845 of 2608 Trac Off light Blinking??? HELP
Jun 18, 2005 (4:34 pm)
Hello, I have a 1996 Windstar, and recently the trac off light started to flash. It does not flash all the time, just once in awhile. We have only had the van for around 3 weeks and the first time that this happened was after I had washed it. But it seems like if it is flashing, and I shut the van off and restart it, the light disappears(usually). In the owners manual it says that the traction control is malfuncationing, but it does not do it all the time. I hoping that someone can give me a clue of what it might be, or if someone else has had the same problem. Thanks
#1846 of 2608 buying used 2000windstar cargo van.. $4800
Jun 18, 2005 (4:38 pm)
The car looks right ... to me anyway and seems to be in fine working condition drives nice etc... has just over 100,000 miles on it... I am buying it for my small antique bizz...
How do I tell the dealer I want to have it looked over by a mechanic? or can I send a mechanic there to look at it ?
I see that in the past there were some problems...
what do you all think good price for a good car ... or bad idea?
#1847 of 2608 2001 Windstar-rough running
Jun 18, 2005 (10:10 pm)
We have a 2001 windstar and at 40-45 miles per hour it runs rough. If we speed up or slow down it returns to normal running condition. When we started it today the check engine light stayed on. We had the code reader put on it and it gave us a misfire code for cylinder 6. They said we needed to change the plugs, which we promptly purchased and installed. It is now running rough even at an idle and the check engine light remains on. Changing the plugs only made it worse. What should we look at next?
#1848 of 2608 Re: buying used 2000windstar cargo van.. $4800 [boyington]
Jun 19, 2005 (6:41 am)
For my money, around $2500 would be a good price regardless of book value
#1849 of 2608 Cylinder head gaskets on a 3.0 litre
Jun 19, 2005 (8:17 am)
We are doing the head gaskets on a 3.0 litre, the main problem was the thermostat, had stuck closed, overheating the head gaskets and producing a leak, the head gasket seems to be a poor quality as the sealing material on the gasket was eaten away, the most diffulcult part was getting the exhaust manifold bolts out, they seem to have been tighten to 150 lbs LOL we needed a 1/2 rachet and on a few a johnson bar, Also we had one snag yesterday the head bolt kit was the wrong one, its listed wrong on the after market gasket set as well for the recommoned bolt kit. We have to check around today, not much luck for sundays. I'll update the right kit later.
#1850 of 2608 99 Winstar SE...speed control
Jun 19, 2005 (5:41 pm)
I have a 99 Windstar SE and the speed control stopped working. Anyone have a idea on where to look for the problem to fix it. Also passenger front door and passenger sliding door automatic locks don't work. Any ideas on these problems let me know.