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#2210 of 2608 2001 Staller
Dec 14, 2005 (9:10 am)
I have 2001 Windstar with 62,000 miles. I have been reading many accounts of stalls after starts and around turns, mine however will stall at 40 or even 50 miles per hour. While driving down the road the van will die. If I take my foot off the gas it will idle usually long enough to get to the side of the road. If I try to give it any gas the engine stalls out. I have been to Ford, the dealer said I needed a new intake manifold and a tune up. $1700 dollars later and the van stalled on the first day back. Second time to the shop the dealer said it was the throttle arm sticking. They fixed it and $171 later the van stalled after having it back two days. Took it back and the dealer drove it for the weekend trying to recreate the stall and can not. There are no codes and the dealer can't figure out the problem. Any suggestions? HELP!!!
#2211 of 2608 Re: Intake manifold problem, Front struts [chud]
Dec 14, 2005 (4:13 pm)
You are lucky. My mechanic said the part for our ford windstar manifold problems would be $400. Labor would be to much to imagine. What was the other website that you saw the tsb on? Did anyone ever help you with the warranty? We got rid of our Mercury because of a manifold problem. Now I find out we are in a new club. Ford help us all. Thanks
#2212 of 2608 Re: 1997 windstar Can't Remove Fuel Filter, Help!!
Dec 15, 2005 (11:15 am)
That's one of the problems with my Windstar, but right now it's sitting in the garage because it continues to cut off. It appears that it's not getting enough gas, but when we went to remove the fuel filter there are three pipe lines that are preventing the removal. Does anyone know how to remove and replace a fuel filter on a 1997 Ford Windstar? Thanks in advance!
#2213 of 2608 Re: 2001 Staller [neilwjr]
Dec 16, 2005 (6:23 pm)
I have a 2002 Windstar that has basically the same problem. But it wont die when it is going at higher rates of speed.... our problem was the "idle air bypass valve". All I know is that this has something to do with the fuel injection system. Might want to check that out!
#2214 of 2608 Re: 99 Windstar pwr steering noise [treywinds]
Dec 16, 2005 (9:18 pm)
try looking at the idle pully bearing.ours just seized and blew the snake belt.We thought it was the power steering pump..making all the noise before hand,and in fact had a mech tell us it was ..saved some money... avoiding the repair shop.buy a Haynes manual if you own a used car i.e Ford,and don`t assume the worst .repair shops will rob you quite happily with false assumpions as to repairs needed.
#2215 of 2608 Re: 2001 Staller [neilwjr]
Dec 16, 2005 (9:42 pm)
Same problem w/ our 1996 windstar.. stalled on hyway 50mph found that the fuel pump will sometimes shut down if pushed hard or braking hard at turn offs ect ...solution reset button in the rear interior jack storage area or wait an hour or so.Ford had installed too many sensors in the windstar..trouble light will come on for the simplest of problems..take off one battery lead to reset..if light remains on a problem may be present..avoid repair shops it will cost you big $$$$$$.use logic...change fluids regular look and listen get a haynes manual of your car..learn how to not get burned a the repair shop..they have no time to repair parts..they prefer to replace at your expense..
#2216 of 2608 Re: Front A/C Vents stuck on Defrost [drewsterrr]
Dec 17, 2005 (9:42 pm)
Mine has exact problem-but is 2003 Windstar....my feet are freezing, but windshield clear.....Have you figured it out yet?
#2217 of 2608 Re: help [jeffyscott]
Dec 18, 2005 (3:17 pm)
My 2000 Windstar LX is in the shop for leaky everything. I have four different leaks, apparently started at the same time (?). One of them in from the manifold, another from the thermostat, and I can't remember the other two. My van has been in the shop for three days so far. To date, I've had to get new power steering box, transmission, driveline, windshield, and something to do with the car getting fuel by itself. It could have drove by itself. Have you had problems like this? I'm almost considering looking at the requirements for the "Lemon Law." Marci
#2218 of 2608 All Windstar Problems Now Solved
Dec 19, 2005 (10:24 am)
Just traded the pig in for a Sienna.
Dec 19, 2005 (12:07 pm)
No actually our 1997 was pretty free of significant problems until this. I was a little bothered by some re-welding of the subframe that they had to do just after the warranty expired. That was only about $120 at a body shop. The only other repairs were a couple leaky parts on the transmission...what is it with Ford and gaskets. Oh and I just had to replace the alterntor.
I keep records of maintenance and repairs for each of our vehicles. In 95,000 miles we have only spent a total of about $2200 on all maintenance and repairs on the Windstar.
Because of that, I would not even really be bothered much by the current leaky gasket problems, if they could be replaced without needing such a huge amount of labor. The charge must be like 16 hours of labor for my problem.