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#2025 of 2608 Another head gasket on my 1995 windstar
Aug 29, 2005 (6:28 pm)
I had the head gasket replaced on my '95 windstar at 83,000 miles.(As most of us 95ers know-Ford extended the warranty to 7 years or 100,000 miles). Now the van has 128,000 miles on it and apparently has blown the head gasket again!!!!!!! Has anyone else had a 2nd head gasket failure? And this one only lasted 45,000 miles! Since ford extended the warranty on the head gaskets to 100,000 miles, dont you think they should make good on it again at only 45,000 miles? Anyone that has dealt with this issue let me know what you did and if you got any help from ford. Thanks bg
#2026 of 2608 Re: Another head gasket on my 1995 windstar [bgtg]
Aug 30, 2005 (3:32 am)
Since ford extended the warranty on the head gaskets to 100,000 miles, dont you think they should make good on it again at only 45,000 miles?
Sorry but no, I don't think you should expect Ford to warranty the vehicle to 128,000 mi and 10-11 years. I wish they would give me 100,000 mi warranty on my 97 with 94K mi and leaking gaskets (not head gasket) that they want $1700 to repair.
#2027 of 2608 A/C is always on, what is wron
Aug 30, 2005 (11:00 am)
Could anyone help troubleshoot. It appears my 1995 Windstar A/C is always on in any othe position than 0, when nothing is on.
I had an accident in 1995, and it is possible they connected wires wrong at the dash where the main lever is. Can this be the problem? and does anyone have a picture of how the wires should be?
Or could it be with the clutch? How do I Identify if it is the clutch?
A/C is nice, but not necessary unless it is hot. I can heat the car by keeping the temp adjusment sufficiently high, but A/C on the car seems to consume more fuel.
WOuld appreciate any help. I am in no Ford country in Europe, and do not think there is an easy fix here.
Rgds & thanx in advance
#2028 of 2608 Re: Transmission - '02 windstar [jan456]
Aug 31, 2005 (6:07 am)
I just found this site. So I know this is too little too late however, I guess you know by now that over 80% of Windstar Trans are going. Mine did at 36000. This is the worst car I have ever owned. It has turned me against Ford. Until now I have only ever owned fords. I will be 40 this year and when I was 18 my first car was a 1955?Ford Fairlane. Then when I was married in 1986 our first car was a 1977 Ford LTD with only 41,000 miles on it. It was like brand new. The owner had taken very good care of it. We paid $1200.00 cash for it. To this day it is still the best car I ever owned. After that it was a Mercury Station Wagon. Then My Aerostar. We put 190,000 miles on that van. It is still running and I did not replace the tran until 98,000 miles and have never replaced the engine. Other than normal things that come along with high milege vehicles like thermostats,water pumps,an alternator and a few belts it has been great. And it only burns a quart of oil every 6000 miles. I did have a problem with the U-joint and brakes until I got it repaired by someone other than Ford. However this Windstar has done me in. It has been a Nightmare. It now has 61000 miles on it and the tran is slipping again. I purchased the extended warranty to 75,000 miles. If I had not, I would have traded it in the first time the tran went. It is not the only problem we have had. We have had electrical problems and the battery had to be replaced the first week we had it. I guess that should have been a clue, DAH!!!! The brakes squeak intermittently, though nothing is wrong with them. It is pretty good on gas. However, my Aerostar was exceptionally good on gas. I was getting about 26 mpg hgwy and 19 city. I did however put premium in it.
#2029 of 2608 Re: Another head gasket on my 1995 windstar [bgtg]
Aug 31, 2005 (6:13 am)
Yes, If you yell loud enough and call the most important person that you can get in touch with they will fix it. As well they should after even making a van like the Windstar. I was once a die-hard Ford fan. Now, I doubt I will ever own another one. And for 22 years since my very first car that is all I have ever owned.
#2030 of 2608 Re: DRN [kkirk] blend door actuator [galchin]
Aug 31, 2005 (6:20 am)
My husband is an Electronics Technician and he said the radio connectors were not made to fit correctly therefore they make that crackling, popping? sound. We are trying to get our 2000 back in to Ford for the 50 th time. We can't role down either of the power windows and the front power door locks do not work. This Van has been a Headache. If it was not for the fact of the warranty. We would trade it in. Also we just paid it off 3 months ago.
#2031 of 2608 Re: DRN [kkirk] blend door actuator [galchin]
Aug 31, 2005 (6:22 am)
I almost forgot, the heat makes the connectors expand therefore they fit better. The cold makes them shrink therefore they fit worse.
#2032 of 2608 Re: DRN [kkirk] blend door actuator [galchin]
Aug 31, 2005 (6:31 am)
Sorry, I guess I had an extra bowl of stupid this am. I also forgot to mention the tie-rod problem you are having. If it is the same as ours. It is tied in with the electrical problem. It has something to do with the suspension system and how the van turns corners. Or how the computer tells it to.
#2033 of 2608 Speed Control Sensor in 2000 LX
Aug 31, 2005 (5:49 pm)
Hi All , Just wondering if someone can give me some info on how to replace the speed control sensor relay. I know i had a leak under the master cylinder which in turn ate away the plastic coating on the wiring harness below. (Which thanks to the people here I was able to locate) after I lost my speedometer/ odometer/ air conditioning ( fuse # 10 ).... anyway i have ordered the speed control relay and I am wondering how difficult or easy it is to replace. Any tips would be greatly appreicated ... Thx
#2034 of 2608 95 Winstar running rough @ idle when cold
Sep 02, 2005 (11:52 am)
Hi I''m new to this site but it seems alot of interest in here so here I go. I have a 95 Winstar 200k miles. It is running real rough idle but once it warms up(3-5min.) it runs fine, I am getting codes of
p1407 EGR no flow detected,
p1131 lack of upstream heated o2 sensor switch lean bank1
p1151same as above but bank 2
p0171 bank 1 system too lean, and
p0174 bank 2 system too lean. I cleared the codes and took it for a drive and once I got back ck'd codes again with no codes showing. I dont want to throw parts at it unless needed. any ideas on where to start?