Last post on Oct 27, 2006 at 8:51 PM
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#2046 of 2608 Re: I hate my 2001 Windstar SEL! [mikec123]
Sep 17, 2005 (4:23 pm)
I posted #2035 re my same problem: leaking manifold gasket, new cover, isolator bolts etc.
Did you go after Ford for the repairs? I've tried but so far only polite kiss offs. I am going all the way to small claims court to get them to pay for defective engineering. If it comes to that, I'd love to document your and anybody elses story regarding the intake manifold problem.
#2047 of 2608 Re: 95 Winstar running rough @ idle when cold [docheller]
Sep 19, 2005 (9:16 am)
My 2000 Windstar has the same problem. We drive around with the CEL on all the time. Usually, the code indicates that an O2 sensor needs to be replaced, but if we replaced one everytime that CEL came on, we would never stop replacing them. In the last two weeks, the Windstar has been idling rough and, as described in the original forum message, after it has warmed up about 5 minutes, it's fine, but still idles rough. In fact, it has nearly died on me during those initial warm up 5 minutes several times. It would make more sense to me if this was happening in the winter, but it's summer and is at least 72 degrees outside as an early morning temp.
If anyone knows what the real problem is with our van, please let me know. I am equally frustrated and don't want to throw away money on multiple oxygen sensors with the hopes that we will eventually, through trial and error, solve the problem.
#2048 of 2608 Windstar Woman with ABS problem
Sep 19, 2005 (12:11 pm)
Ok, I bought a 96 Windstar and now the ABS light comes on. At first, it came on at start up and then shut off. Maybe a few miles down the road, it came on and stayed on. Now the Brake light (red light beside ABS light) comes on when applying brakes and then goes off. I have fluid, and my husband isn't inclined to fix this at all. So I need help. I need to fix this. Ford dealer wants $74 just to run Diagnostic and then who knows what to fix problem. I have read on ABS systems, I need to know how to run on-board diagnostic myself, if there's a way, a tool to buy, and how to get ahold of the NVRAM codes so that I can fix this problem. If anyone can help, it is appreciated. Like I said, husband is no help! Also, is it true that if ABS is not working, regular brakes will still work? I know about the steering control issues and the locking up of tires. But I am a cautious woman driver and I look out for idiot drivers.
#2049 of 2608 Re: Windstar Woman with ABS problem [elizabeth9353]
Sep 19, 2005 (3:58 pm)
"I need to know how to run on-board diagnostic myself, if there's a way, a tool to buy, and how to get ahold of the NVRAM codes so that I can fix this problem."
You need an ABS capable scanner such as a Snap-on MT2500 to extract any stored trouble codes and watch datastream into the processor.
" Also, is it true that if ABS is not working, regular brakes will still work"
#2050 of 2608 rear door stuck shut.
Sep 20, 2005 (9:36 am)
I have a 95 ford Windstar and the rear door is stuck. Does anyone know how I can get it open?
#2051 of 2608 Engine Noise problem
Sep 20, 2005 (11:38 pm)
Hello. New to this site and I need help. Though my 2000 Windstar still runs fine, lately, after driving few minutes and I go idle for a long time, the temperature shoots up and the engine makes a cranking noise that sounds like its running out of air. Any idea what's going on with this van? My friend suspects its the temperature control but I need a second opinion. Please help. Thanks.
#2052 of 2608 Windstar grille removal
Sep 22, 2005 (7:04 pm)
Hi, Can anyone tell me how to remove the grille in my 2003 windstar? Thanks.
#2053 of 2608 No heat coming through
Sep 23, 2005 (4:50 am)
Hi group. I have a 2000 Windstar that only blows cold air into passenger area even when the heat is on all the way. Both hoses in and out of heating core get hot so I ruled out a heating core problem. My AC kicks on even when the climate control dial is set to vent or defrost but friends tell me that is normal. If it was a thermastat stuck open wouldn't it blow hot air? Could it be an electrical problem or a relay switch? I have asked for much advice and nobody seems to know for sure. Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Glenn
#2054 of 2608 Re: Windstar Woman with ABS problem [alcan]
Sep 23, 2005 (10:31 pm)
Ok, I priced the scanners. Whoa!! It'd be best to let ford dealer look at it for $74, unless you recommend how else I can do the diagnostic myself. Something cheaper than Snap-On at $3400.00
AutoZone had one for $35 but only went up to 95 models. Like I said, I have a 96 model and need some help.
I know I may be asking alot, but please, take into consideration, I am a woman, young at that, and I have a useless husband! PLEASE ANYONE HELP!!!
#2055 of 2608 Re: Windstar Woman with ABS problem [elizabeth9353]
Sep 24, 2005 (6:37 am)
If I were you I would just pay the $74.
By "useless husband", I assume you mean he does not work on cars. I am one of those too. But I take the cars in when they need service, not my wife...I hope your husband is at least enough of a man to be the one who takes the vehicles to the dealer, or wherever, when they need service.