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#90 of 231 Problems with Ford Windstar
Feb 14, 2009 (8:36 am)
I have a 2001 Windstar and yesterday went to city walk i started to see the check engine flash and the car was rattling like shaking a bit but doesn't get heated up or anything and the oil on both the transmission and engine are fine. When in parking its fine but when shifted to any other one it begins to shake a bit. Any info on what could it be would be great. Thank You
#91 of 231 Re: transmision removal [boss302j]
Feb 14, 2009 (3:33 pm)
Thanks I think I am going to remove from the bottom with engine supported.
#92 of 231 Slipping transmission from take off
Mar 09, 2009 (8:06 pm)
Our 1999 Windstar transmission began slipping today. It happens when we are accelerating from a stop, the engine revs as if the transmission is in neutral. If we back of the accelerator and try again, the transmission catches and goes fine. Again, but every time we stop it does it again.
#93 of 231 1995 windstar tranny problems
Mar 15, 2009 (6:15 pm)
my 95 windstar is doing the same thing. however, i changed the fluid and filter and it still will not shift out of 1 st gear only if i manually shift out of 1 into 2, but then it will not go into high gear. what can be wrong?
#94 of 231 Re: 1995 windstar tranny problems [bertclark]
Mar 18, 2009 (6:13 pm)
I have 1998 windstar that starts and runs perfect. It will not pull in any gears it just quit pulling going down the road with no signs at all....Dropped the tranny pan and it was clean with no shavings or anything. Is there a sensor that would cause this?
#95 of 231 Re: 1995 windstar tranny problems [jeff371]
Mar 18, 2009 (6:56 pm)
It sounds like you might have the same problem I had, the torque converter stripped out. You could pull the trans cooler lines off of the tranny and start it up and see if it shoots fluid out or take off the side tranny pan and take the valve body/pump off. there is a shaft that runs from the converter to the pump, If you can turn it with little effort the converter is probably stripped out. supposed to be a common problem. If that is the case all you need is a converter.
#96 of 231 Re: 1995 windstar tranny problems [bertclark]
Mar 19, 2009 (4:20 am)
had to replace mine,pump was gone and a bearing, 2200.00 later
#97 of 231 windstar trans.
Apr 18, 2009 (3:45 am)
I replaced a trans in a 99 w/3.8 with a running unit from a wreck-I found out later that there are two different trans. for that year-the one i took out was working,but slipping --the new one will not go forward unless the overdrive plug is disconnected-its probably the other trans-is there anything i can do with the wiring or plug etc. to make this trans work==thanks
#98 of 231 another transmission question
May 16, 2009 (6:49 pm)
This one is a bit weird. This is a 2000 Windstar with an xaod metric. Same transmission my 98 has (17 bolt pan) but with the 3.8 instead of the 3.0 liter engine. Starts and runs like normal for about 1/2 mile, gets hot, starts flashing the od light and slipping. Stop and it pukes brown fluid all over the ground which does not smell burned. The fluid in the trans itself is still bright red. Let it cool down, add fluid and repeat every 1/2 mile (more going down hill . This is acting like one of the cooling lines is pinched but I can't see anything wrong. Fluid seems to be coming from top of the transaxle. Anyone got an idea? This is the "s" trans not the "n" one with 19 bolt pan. It will probably need to be rebuilt regardless after overheating but I'd still like to understand the cause.
#99 of 231 Windstar transmission match up
May 29, 2009 (4:10 pm)
I have a 99 windstar with a 3.8 engine with a bad trans I have a friend with a 97 with a 3.0 will the transmission match up