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#2531 of 2608 1998 Ford Windstar Rear Brakes locking up
Jul 28, 2006 (3:37 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 (10:07 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 (7:37 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 (4:43 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.
#2539 of 2608 2002 Windstar will not redline
Aug 02, 2006 (10:20 am)
I have a 2002 Windstar LX Deluxe, 3.8 liter engine, with 22,000 miles on it (not a typo, 22,000 miles). It has been fine since new, but I noticed recently that the car will not redline. It gets to about 4200 rpm then it kind of stutters until you let off the gas. I do not remember this from anytime before. Is it a problem or just some kind of governor?
#2540 of 2608 Re: 2002 Windstar will not redline [dude10]
Aug 02, 2006 (10:43 am)
It probably just wants you to drive it more often. I haven't checked to see if mine red lines but since it's a 95 I don't think i want to take that risk.
Why are you trying to red line it anyway?