Last post on Oct 27, 2006 at 7:51 PM
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#2347 of 2608 Re: 1995 Windstar needs new engine! [gwb1]
Apr 09, 2006 (1:43 pm)
I bought my 1995 Windstar for $600 and they had just put over $2000 into it 3 months prior when the tranny lost reverse. So far I have put $2150 into for a complete tranny rebuild with custom (not Ford) parts, $250 for a new set of tires, $45 for a new sway bar. Now I have the check engine light on and it's clearly missing. I just took it to Auto Zone to have it hooked to the tester and it came back with P0302 code. #2 misfire.
This particular van has some serious issues and the only reason I bought mine was because they had complete service records for it and most of the Ford parts that go bad on the 95's have been replaced with custom parts.
So I'm starting at the bottom with the latest problem and replacing the plugs and wires. If that doesn't fix it then I will check the coil and so on. Anyone with other ideas?
#2348 of 2608 TIGER IN THE TANK?
Apr 09, 2006 (4:12 pm)
I have a 1999 3.8 windstar that has a month with a growling noise that is heard in the rear by the gas tank. I have changed the gas tank cap without success. Except for the noise it idles and runs good. Has this occurred to you. Thanks TGR.
#2349 of 2608 Re: TIGER IN THE TANK? [josephm4]
Apr 09, 2006 (4:35 pm)
I've never heard this. Was your's involved in the tank recall?
#2350 of 2608 Re: TIGER IN THE TANK? [mlpntr]
Apr 09, 2006 (4:40 pm)
I purchased used, has there been a tank recall?????
#2351 of 2608 Re: No heat coming through [glennwny]
Apr 09, 2006 (6:06 pm)
I have a 99 Windstar and I found that the door that controls the heat broke where it pivots in the temp select motor. I have to take apart the whole heater housing every fall to put a screw in to hold the door open for heat, I just remove the screw in the summer. It costs about $1000 to fix at a ford dealer and eight to ten hours labor.
#2352 of 2608 Re: 1995 Windstar needs new engine! [cemckilligan]
Apr 09, 2006 (8:14 pm)
Thanks for your input. I will get a second opinion on it. I did have a new sensor put in a month ago because the local mechanic here in town thought that would solve the problem. Spent $75.00 for nothing.
#2353 of 2608 '01 Windstar drivers-side sliding door stuck
Apr 09, 2006 (9:04 pm)
'01 Windstar manual sliding door on drivers side is stuck in an almost-closed position. No amount of locking/unlocking the door, lifting the handle, pulling on or pushing in the door seems to move it. It's stuck as-is with both front and rear latches locked, although the handle behaves as if it's unlocked. I have enough room (maybe 1/2 to 1 inch gap) to get to the front+rear latches but don't know where to go from here.
Please Help! Thanks!
#2354 of 2608 Re: TIGER IN THE TANK? [josephm4]
Apr 10, 2006 (10:18 am)
On some of them. Check www.cpsc.gov
#2355 of 2608 96 Windstar engine kill at idle
Apr 11, 2006 (6:02 pm)
I own a '96 windstar with about 130k that has been a pretty good car. Lately, however, once the engine gets hot, it will kill when it is at idle. It runs fine on the highway and when I'm giving it gas, and also when it is cold or cool. It also starts back up OK after it kills. It just won't stay running at idle speed once it gets heated up. If I give it a little gas at stop signs with the brake on, it will stay running. Thoughts?
#2356 of 2608 Re: 96 Windstar engine kill at idle [burdie8]
Apr 11, 2006 (7:28 pm)
Is it running rough? Do any lights come on? If you have an AutoZone around then take it there and have them hook it to the tester.