Last post on Feb 01, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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Ford Windstar, Ford Windstar Cargo, Van
#9 of 17 Cold air/ no heat
Nov 08, 2007 (5:21 pm)
The temperature controls on my 2001 windstar no longer work. Is this something that easily fix at home with basic mechanical knowledge or does it need to be taken to the dealer?
#10 of 17 ford widstar block heater/power window
Jan 28, 2008 (5:48 pm)
I do not have a maual for my van. Where would the block heater plug in on the motor be? And also the driver side door power window will not work, is it a fuse, switch or motor problem? The same control still operates the passenger side.
#12 of 17 ford windstar belt tensioner
Mar 22, 2008 (5:15 pm)
is the belt tensioner assembly reverse threaed. Because I'm going counter clock wise to loosen the bolt but it won't move. I'm starting to thing it's reverse threaded.
Thanks again to all the smart people ou there.
#13 of 17 Re: ford widstar block heater/power window [great01]
May 21, 2008 (9:00 pm)
Did you find the reason why your driver side door power window was not working? If yes how did you repair it? You answer is very much appreciated.
#14 of 17 windstar powerdoor
May 22, 2008 (4:18 am)
no not yet.
#15 of 17 Re: ford widstar block heater/power window [great01]
Jun 19, 2008 (8:28 pm)
This may sound stupid, but our passenger window on our 99 windstar wouldn't work for the longest time. A friend riding in the van with my husband kept pushing the buttons on the passenger side up down, then up down, and it finally worked! It worked again for awhile then stopped. So we did the same thing to it...and it worked again! Out of the blue it will work then not. Right now it's been working for quite awhile! There's times it will go up and down with the driver controls and not the passenger controls. We just put up with it, instead of taking it in to cost a fortune for it to work and not work again later we figured anyway. haha
I have trouble with the power locks not working good. Just the side doors though. The passenger one is the worst one. No matter how often you hit the unlock button from either front passenger or driver side doors, it will not come up so you can open it. You have to unlock it by hand usually. Both side back doors do this but the worst is that passenger one. It's like it's dirty or something...anyone have this problem???
I have also had problems with the dome lights staying on when you have turned it off and walk away, you think they are going to go out...and they do not. All doors are closed, locked, and the next morning you find out you have a dead battery. Now it's just habit to always wait on the dumb lights inside to go off so I don't have the problem. There has been times I've had to get back in the van and turn the key on and then off and then close the doors again and they lights will finally shut off.
These vans definetely have some sort of electrical problems.
We are constantly changing tail and reverse light bulbs too. What's with that??
Otherwise it's been a pretty good vehicle...if these little things don't drive you bonkers!
#16 of 17 are windstars on recall list for faulty cruise control?
Jun 19, 2008 (8:33 pm)
I was wondering what year and makes of Ford vehicles were on that list for the faulty(I believe they caught on fire) cruise control? Our cruise control has not worked for a couple of years now, again it would work at times then not others, then it finally just quite working. Do any of you know if the '99 Windstar is on that list? Thanks to anyone who can let me know.
Feb 01, 2009 (12:26 pm)
I have a 2000 Windstar 3 litre. When I am accelerating (such as to get on the highway), and I have about 1/4 to 1/3 accelerator pedal down, when the engine gets to 2800 rpms, the engine starts cutting out severely (like turning the ignition on and off), I hear "sneezing"(backfiring thru the throttle body?), and it does this from 2800-3500 rpms. If I floor it, it will finally recover and wind out above 3500 rpms and accelerate normally. It happens only during that type of acceleration. If I am at 75 mph at 2600 rpms and gently accelerate to 2800 and above, it doesn't seem to sputter. I am getting an on again off again engine light and the code that was stored was for a misfire detect in cylinder #2. I have replaced the plugs, wires, and all tuneup items that I know I can do in the garage. I'm thinking the coil pack needs to be replaced. Any thoughts?