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Ford Windstar, Van
Dec 02, 2005 (9:27 pm)
We have a 1996 windstar. For a couple of years we have had problems with misfiring...horrible! No one could find the problem. Finally they found a broken head gasket. We got it fixed along with some other stuff. It finally stopped misfiring and the engine light doesn't blink any more. BUT.... it keeps stalling on us. We also left for a trip over the mountains for Thanksgiving and it died on us going up I70--Lookout Mtn area. It just lost more and more power going up the mtn. We were stuck there with 3 kids and a dog for about an hour. It finally started again an hour later (waiing for a tow truck). The mechanics, who are great, can not find a thing wrong with it...nothing shows up on the computer and everything seems to look great. Does anyone have any idea what this could be, or have you had the same problem. We also had a broken speedometer several years ago. Ford said we had to have it replaced for $400, but we went to a speedometer place in Denver and they fixed it for $100. Other than all this, we have loved our van and hadn't had any problems for years. It has 100,000 miles on it.
#2184 of 2608 Re: 2002 Ford Windstar [christylove]
Dec 02, 2005 (9:36 pm)
Along with the head gasket being replaced, we had the intake runner control replaced. I think that is what got rid of the enging light. We had the same problem for years...It is wonderful to not see that light on any more...even though we have other problems
#2185 of 2608 Re: Bad Paint [treywinds]
Dec 03, 2005 (8:10 am)
I have the same issue with my 200 greem windstar. Roof is peeling and I now have rust on one of the sliding doors on the bootom. No coverage great deal.
#2186 of 2608 Re: 2002 Ford Windstar [amyl2]
Dec 03, 2005 (8:13 am)
As you had, on my 2000 winstar we had the engine light on. The dealer replaced the manifold and the light is now out. I also have a friend who had the same issue on a 2000 windstar. Seems like pattern but didnt see a recall but did pay aprox $1400 dollars for repair.
#2187 of 2608 Re: 2002 Ford Windstar [christylove]
Dec 03, 2005 (8:15 am)
I needed to replace the manifold at a cost of $1400
#2188 of 2608 Re: 2000 windstar service engine soon light [jeffyscott]
Dec 03, 2005 (8:17 am)
Did it pass inspection?
#2189 of 2608 Re: 2000 windstar service engine soon light [bjb662]
Dec 03, 2005 (8:20 am)
I assume you mean the emissions inspection.
Yes, it did pass. But that was an '89.
Now they plug in to the OBDII on any 1996 or newer vehicles for the emission inspection.
#2190 of 2608 Re: 2002 Ford Windstar [christylove]
Dec 03, 2005 (4:28 pm)
I was told by Ford today that I needed to buy HEET and add it to my fuel. So I did that today. I wont know if that worked for a few days since the van doesnt try to die on me all the time. I think it has something to do with the fuel injection system. I am going to see what else I can do after I talk to Ford again this coming week!
Thanks for replying! That I am not the only one out there with this problem!
#2191 of 2608 Re: 2002 Ford Windstar [bjb662]
Dec 03, 2005 (4:31 pm)
What does the manifold do??? Did it take care of the van sputtering and feeling like it was going to die??
#2192 of 2608 2000 windstar
Dec 07, 2005 (7:32 am)
My windstar has a knock but not all the time it is mostly at idile or when the engine is coming down from high speed any one know or had this problem.