Last post on Oct 27, 2006 at 8:51 PM
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Ford Windstar, Van
#2215 of 2608 Re: 2001 Staller [neilwjr]
Dec 16, 2005 (10:42 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 (10:42 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 (4:17 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 (11:24 am)
Just traded the pig in for a Sienna.
Dec 19, 2005 (1:07 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.
#2220 of 2608 Re: HELP...Now it won't start [stimsonm]
Dec 22, 2005 (6:03 am)
I have the same problem and the local Ford dealer has had this van in 4 times. I have never been billed and the problem has never be repaired. After the shop works on it, the problem goes away for about 2-3 weeks and then recurs. I can jump the van immediately and it will run but then after shutting it off and when trying to restart it, it acts like a dead short but no one has found it...Can you help? Did you get your problem with the draining battery solved? How did you do it?
#2221 of 2608 Re: Reliabilty of new Transmition [lsg1]
Dec 22, 2005 (10:52 am)
from what i learned your better off without the original transmission.
#2222 of 2608 tranny rebuilt
Dec 22, 2005 (10:57 am)
just wondering, had to have my tranny rebuilt in 99 windstar, two weeks later o/d light flashing, ford says it's the speed sencer and has nothing to do with the tranny repair, i figure it must have been effected by the rebuild some how ???
#2223 of 2608 CEL P0171 Code (2000 SEL)
Dec 22, 2005 (2:22 pm)
After Ford replaced the bottom half of my engine, I developed the following problems:
CEL stayed on
Loud Spark Knock
Clicking Noise from engine (driver's side)
Back to the Dealer:
Found Code P0171
Fixed the following:
Intake manifold leak, plugged EGR ports, replaced isolator bolts, 6 gaskets, new value cover (silver not black) and gasket, fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose.
So far all is well, with the exception of some spark knocking at the higher end of the 3rd and 4th gear.
Cost $0 Ford Extended Warranty (Only 3 months left)
#2224 of 2608 2000 SEL
Dec 23, 2005 (10:07 pm)
After the recent repair (message 2219), I have noticed a vibration in the gas pedal at different times in the operation of the van (mostly in the first and third gear).