Last post on Oct 27, 2006 at 8:51 PM
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#1973 of 2608 Re: 2000 Ford Windstar Pulley [lonnyc]
Aug 06, 2005 (2:37 pm)
It is more than likely your A/C compressor clutch assembly. There are some aftermarket items that will let you run without the A/C but I think that all of them would require removal of the A/C. If you remove the A/C you will have to take it to a shop and they will remove the refrigerant with a machine. They would also be able to put the refrigerant back into your unit. Compressor clutch assemblies go for around $180.00 (Detroit area) and if the compressor is toast then it's about another $250.00 - $300.00.
#1974 of 2608 Re: 2000 Ford Windstar Pulley [tawas]
Aug 06, 2005 (3:11 pm)
Thank you for your response. All the help I can get I will gladly take!
#1975 of 2608 Re: Tranny Clunk, Reverse Only [peterz]
Aug 06, 2005 (6:26 pm)
Same thing happend to us this Saturday at the traffic light. Can you tell us what was wrong with the transmission in your ford and how much it will cost. Ours is Ford windstar 2000 limited.
#1976 of 2608 1998 3.8 GL P0305 & P0174
Aug 06, 2005 (11:48 pm)
I have P0305 & P0174 Codes. Changed O2 sensor per Advance Auto suggestion, wrong answer. Still runs as bad as it did before I started. Any Idea of where to start???
Thanks In advance.
#1977 of 2608 transmission shudder/99 windstar se
Aug 07, 2005 (2:18 pm)
help! i had transmission flushed and ford merc v added. now shudder is less frequent. happens when going uphill.has anyone been able to fix this problem?
#1978 of 2608 95 Windstar PO171 & PO174
Aug 07, 2005 (6:00 pm)
Greetings, I have a 95 Windstar with DTC PO171 & PO174 (System (adaptive fuel) too lean Bank 1 & 2). When I start the engine it surges. I changed the fuel filter but it didn't make a difference. Anyone have any advice? TIA!
#1979 of 2608 Re: 95 Windstar PO171 & PO174 [mrmau]
Aug 08, 2005 (6:53 am)
Vacuum leak. Look for defective PCV valve grommet or hose, check all vacuum lines. If all ok, find a shop with a smoke machine to check for intake manifold gasket leaks.
#1980 of 2608 Newbie to the forum! Help w/1998 Windstar?
Aug 09, 2005 (8:30 am)
My friend has a 1998 Windstar with 3.8l engine. It was running badly, so we ran diagnostics and got error codes 0340 (cam position sensor), and 0302 (cylinder #2 misfire).
A new cam position sensor fixed up the 0340 right away, but the 0302 remains. I did a search on this forum, and it seems this may just be an indicator of worse problems. Is this likely to be a head gasket (or cracked head?!?), or should I just try a new spark plug?
It runs very rough, has no power, and is barely driveable as it is. Although I'm new to Windstar repairs, I'm handy with a wrench. I just don't have the background to know if this is something I can fix, or a major problem. Maybe even a common problem? Thank you in advance!
#1981 of 2608 Re: 2000 SEL Power Door Problem [clmielke]
Aug 09, 2005 (10:19 am)
I have had my 2000 SEL Windstar at the Ford dealership many times because the Power Slidings Doors open and close by themselves. Thankfully it has never happened while driving. The only way to deal with it is to lock the doors while the sliding door is in motion-after that I can hear it clicking and trying to open. AnThe problem is especially bad when it is damp outside. I have almost gotten squeezed by the door closing on me. Has anybody had this problem?
#1982 of 2608 Re: Follow-up information
Aug 09, 2005 (1:01 pm)
I worked on the van today. While I was at it, I checked the oil and it was clean (no water). Checked the radiator, and it is also clean (no oil). It has not been overheating, and the temp has not been fluctuating.
I changed the #2 spark plug, and the problem stays the same. The old plug was not a pretty brown ash, but was not wet or fowled either. I started the engine and unplugged the #2 spark plug wire at the coil, and there was no RPM change. I hooked up a "test" spark plug, and there was no spark. Tried the test plug right at the coil, still no spark. Maybe this is an electrical problem, and not a head gasket or something worse? If there is no spark coming from the #2 coil tower, where do I look next? Thank you!