Last post on Oct 27, 2006 at 8:51 PM
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Ford Windstar, Van
#2527 of 2608 Re: I hate Ford [basem37]
Jul 26, 2006 (4:26 pm)
let me tell you something about Fords-the f-150,mustang and a few other are decent but my 2000 windstar,I paid $8,600 beginning of year and had to put a new tranny,battery,now this speedometer,odometer,ac,abs light-disfunctional probs,the van looks and rides good but if you want a Ford,I got one for you cheap $6500 will buy it and Ive got well over $10,000 in it and thats recently so if you want a Ford Windstar with a new tranny buy mine ,BEFORE IT GOES OUT AGAIN!!!!!!
#2528 of 2608 Re: 95 Ford Windstar runs rough when first started no check engine code [pe
Jul 28, 2006 (5:03 am)
I have a 99 windstar 8.0L. It is doing the same thing..
#2529 of 2608 99 Windstar Engine Problems
Jul 28, 2006 (5:10 am)
Here is my problem.. I was driving along with no problems.. Car is in great shape, new plugs, wires, and had coolant system work done 2 days before. All of the sudden my van just stop all warning lights came on. When I check under the hood, I notice I had no coolant. I check for any leaks and did not find any. I put water in the coolant jug and the car just drunk it up. I waited for about 4 hours for the car to cool and tried to start it.. It started but it was ruff and smoking out the exhaust pipe. I added one full jugg of coolant and then a half of jugg. I started the car again, it started, and didnt sound as ruff, but it was still smoking out the back.. None of my warning lights were on. But I did here the sound of oil bubbling within the head where the rockerarms are located.
Anybody know what could be going wrong??
#2530 of 2608 Re: 99 Windstar Engine Problems [karnetics]
Jul 28, 2006 (6:50 am)
I'm assuming the smoke was white?
Sounds like a blown head gasket. Don't drive it or you'll blow the engine. Take it to Ford and tell them to fix it under the recall.
#2531 of 2608 1998 Ford Windstar Rear Brakes locking up
Jul 28, 2006 (4:37 pm)
Hi everyone i'm new here, i am from Houston Texas, I have a 1998 Ford Windstar Van and i have read several of your complaints and they all sound eerily familiar, what did i get myself into buying a Ford? My new problem is that it goes in reverse, and it will go in drive, but it feels as if the parking brake is stuck or something, the rear driver's side wheel isn't turning, i hardly ever use the parking brake, and i have ABS, so why do the brakes appear to be locked? Has anyone else ever encountered this?
#2532 of 2608 Re: 99 Windstar Engine Problems [mlpntr]
Jul 29, 2006 (11:07 am)
What years are included in the recall?
My van sucks the coolant, but as long as I keep the overflow tank filled we are fine. It seems like it sucks more down running the heat than the air.
There are no noticable leaks and I have checked.
#2533 of 2608 Ford winstar 1998 alternator installation problem
Jul 29, 2006 (8:37 am)
Hi I am trying to replace my alternator on my 1998 winstar 3.8 and I can't Juggle the bel;t on what else do I have to loosen
#2534 of 2608 Re: 98 windstar AC problems [reyndiesel]
Jul 31, 2006 (5:43 pm)
I had the exact same symptoms on my 98 Windstar and your instructions worked great. FYI for anybody else: The FORD part number is: F68Z-19986-AA. Paid $26.95 from the dealer here in AZ.
Thanks again for the info.