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#77 of 216 2000 Ford Windstar Transmission
Oct 10, 2008 (6:18 pm)
I see that other people have similar problems to mine. The tranny seems to have lost 3rd and sometime 4th gear, I can start in 2nd, get enough speed going, and put it in drive, sometimes it slips and I have to slow down and do it again. I overloaded it with about 600 lbs or more of tools one day and it messed it up.
I was just wondering if anyone knows how hard it is to pull the tranny out, Ive done many others and I am a good mechanic but never pulled any front wheel drives, so I'm lacking some confidence. I can get it rebuilt for about $600. but I gotta remove and install it myself.
#78 of 216 Transmission year compatability
Nov 04, 2008 (10:04 pm)
I have a 2000 Ford Windstar, 3.8 v6. Does anyone know what other years of trans are compatable? Prefferably will a '97 fit a 2000?
#79 of 216 Re: tranny slipping [mr_the2ofus]
Nov 04, 2008 (10:06 pm)
I have a similar problem, so I was just curious, what was the diagnosis?
#80 of 216 tranny making a whining noise
Nov 17, 2008 (6:21 am)
thought i would give this a shot here,see if anyone has any advice, besides dumping this 2000 Ford Windstar. It has a 3.8 in it too by the way. The transmission shifts fine,no clunking,between shifts,or hard shifts,just this whining all the way through all the gears. I took it to a transmission shop,they put it on the diagnostic machine,said it was the transmission range sensor. The odometer isn't working either or the cruise control. The transmission fluid is clean,no burnt smell to it. any help would be appreciated
#81 of 216 Re: tranny making a whining noise [conquest]
Nov 17, 2008 (5:16 pm)
You most likely have the classic brake fluid leak from the bottom (at the sensor) of the brake fluid reservoir
The fluid leaks down into the wiring that impacts the CC and other electronics.
There are a number of references to this issue in this forum. Good Luck!
#83 of 216 Re: 2000 Ford Windstar Transmission [cdog707]
Jan 31, 2009 (5:45 pm)
just looking around saw your problem. i just changed mine in the driveway.not to hard average skill in my opinion can do this.but take your time dont rush. i left motor in van. you will need a 30mm socket to remove axle nuts.and a 18mm for motor mounts all the rest regular tools will do it. make shore all harness wires are unplugged.one more thing it took me 3 jacks to lift and line it back up slowly take your time. i spent 800. to rebuild mine way better than a used one .van runs fine now.wifes happy again hope this helps . theboss2
#84 of 216 1995 Windstar Tranny prob
Feb 06, 2009 (8:35 am)
I have a 1995 Windstar. The transmission has been good till about 3 days ago. I drove te 20 miles to pick my hubby up and it drove fine. I let t sit and idle while I waited on him because it was like 5 degrees outside. I sat there maybe 20 minutes. After we started going it wouldnt shift out of first. We drove 20 miles at 15-20 mile an hour because it wouldnt shift. We got home and when I went out the next morning it drove fine. I went to pick him up and again let it run while I waited on him and as soon as we left it started it again. I drove it yesterday and it was fine. Why would it not be shifting after I let it sit and idle?
#85 of 216 TRANSMISON PROBLEMS
Feb 08, 2009 (4:30 pm)
I JUST BOUGHT A 2002 FORD WINDSTAR SPORT VAN.WELL I STOPED AT A STOP SIGN THEN I WENT TO TURN AND ALL SUDDEN THE VAN MADE A CLUNKY CLUNKY NOICE AND NOW IT WONT MOVE.IT STARTS UP GOOD BUT IT WONT MOVE.WHEN I START IT IT MAKES A AWFUL NOICE .IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE.NEED TO NO WHAT YOU THINK IT IS
Feb 08, 2009 (4:34 pm)
WE JUST BOUGHT A 2002 FORD WINDSTAR SPORT VAN HAD IT FOR 1 DAY WENT TO STOP AT A STOP SIGN WHEN I GOT READY TOTURN ALL SUDDEN WE HEARD A CLUNKY CLUNKY NOICE AND THATS WAS IT THE VAN WOULDNT MOVE IT STARTS UP GOOD BUT WONT MOVE IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE