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#1927 of 2608 Re: Yet another Windstar transmission problem [spycatcher]
Jul 18, 2005 (8:04 am)
My wife is having the exact same problem with her 2003 Windstar. She has had transmission problems starting at about 30,000kms. She now has around 70,000kms on it. She has had the transmission rebuilt once and replaced twice. Luckily for us all at Ford's expense. After the transmission was replaced the second time, she still had problems. She took it to a different dealership and when the technician understood the problem, he said he knew exactly what the problem was. He said there was a coolant leak from the rad into the transmission. He said that the rad had to be replaced. So we had the rad replaced and the transmission flushed, but still have the problem. Tomorrow (July 19th) two people from Ford in the United States are coming up to the dealership in Ontario to look at my wife's van. My wife's intention is to have Ford replace the transmission again at their expense, or take her van back (she leases it) early without any penalties. My guess is it will take Ford a couple of days to investigate the problem and then a few more to figure out what to do about it (and more importantly who will pay). I will let you know what happens.
#1928 of 2608 Re: Yet another Windstar transmission problem [bljones]
Jul 18, 2005 (1:27 pm)
Thanks for replying...i look forward to the outcome of inquiry.
#1929 of 2608 99' Windstar Stalls When A/C is On, Help
Jul 18, 2005 (5:57 pm)
I have been having this problem for over a year now and the dealership can not figure out what is wrong. They have had my van three times and keep changing out fuel and air parts. When I drive more than a few miles with the A/C on and then come to a stop, the car shudders and then dies. It starts right up again, but as soon as I come to another stop, it dies. If I don't run the A/C then I don't have a problem. Anyone else have this issue? Any help is appreciated!
#1930 of 2608 Re: Service Markup [msmacy]
Jul 19, 2005 (1:55 pm)
not sure what you can do about this, its like hospitals/doctors and contracted prices, its not that your price is "excessive", they will say the price paid to Ford is discounted!!
#1931 of 2608 RE: 2001 WINDOW OUTAGES
Jul 19, 2005 (3:49 pm)
WHEN I FIRST GOT MY VAN, EVERYTIME I STOPPED AND WENT (TOLLS) CONSECUTIVE WITH PUTTING MY DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW UP IT WOULD NOT RISE; FORD MECHANICS COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT-STILL CANT. NOW NOT ONLY IS THAT WINDOW NOT WORKING AT ALL, BUT MY PASSENGER BACK WINDOW IS NOT WORKING. CHECKED THE FUSES, THE RELAY SWITCHES AND NOW I PURCHASED NEW MOTORS. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED. THE MECHANICS TELL ME THAT THEY HAVE TO FIRST FIND THEM (A BIT WORRISOME). CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THEY ARE LOCATED IN THE ACTUAL DOOR AND WHERE IN THE BACK? RATHER KNOW BEFORE I START.
#1932 of 2608 RE: 2001 WINDOW OUTAGES [lucca]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jul 19, 2005 (10:39 pm)
Welcome to the Forums, lucca! Someone here is likely to have an answer for you. By the way, typing in all caps makes it look like you're shouting, so it's best to take your caps lock off.
#1933 of 2608 Re: Ford Windstar 2000 SEL Manifold Problem and Driver Side Sliding Door Motor [tecnobob]
Jul 20, 2005 (6:50 pm)
Hey that sounds like my car. I dont know about the manifold gasket, but the sliding door probably just needs adjustment. This is done by grabbing the bottom of the door and lifting. I was told by a Ford tech that they seem to bend when people are going in and out and hanging on the door. I would try it before spending $800
#1934 of 2608 Re: 1995 Winstar still going.......... [rmm1717]
Jul 22, 2005 (11:22 am)
I have a 1998 windstar that the back blower blows hot air and the front switches from a/c vents to defrost automatically. I had planned on sending it to the shop but after reading posts here and elsewhere. I called ford dealer they quote me $45.00 for the part but told me thats not the problem that its elsewhere and it would be $500.00. Well I needed a new battery anyway so I was talking with the guys at a local auto store and they had the part for $11.00. He I can't go wrong ( part will be in tomorrow) So I came home installed the battery ripped the dash apart and sure enough while the engine is running I can hear a vacuum leak from the switch. Hope it does the trick.
P.S. the switch in the back is due to my daughter dumping too many sippe cups in the cup holder, It leaked inside and on the switch.
#1935 of 2608 Re: door open warning light [benner]
Jul 22, 2005 (1:45 pm)
I had the same problem after buying my used 98 windstar the door ajar and ding ding stayed on, after lubing everything I traced it to a faulty switch inside the driver door. I removed the switch and cleaned it, Everything is fine after.
#1936 of 2608 Thinking of buying a 2001 SE
Jul 23, 2005 (3:45 am)
I'm thinking of buying a Ford Windstar 2001 SE. Would anyone wave a red-flag in front of my eyes or would you say "go for it". In case you're interested, here are the stats:
Fully loaded & then some, but no power doors
V6 3.8L engine
paint peeling on roof
vcr not working
I look forward to hearing from many of you owners!!! Thanks!! Christine