Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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Ford Windstar, Car Safety, Van
#64 of 75 Re: 99 ford windstar 3.8L [kristina0612]
Dec 19, 2012 (9:01 am)
Check your relay fuse. My van did that i could kick start it by sticking a screwdriver on the starter which I dont recomend if you dont know how. The relay fuse had blown.
#65 of 75 Re: Windstar dies while driving [jenerikj]
Jul 09, 2013 (6:30 pm)
I have a 96 Ford Windstar, only 5800 miles and it stalls all the time when I remove my foot from the gas. Took it to Ford Dealership and they replaced idle air control valve and performed fuel induction cleaning, it did no good, they said they had no idea why it was doing this and to come get it, they refunded the 300 plus dollars they charged but I still can't drive it. Does anyone have any ideas or what else to try, if FORD Doesnt know, who the heck does???? HELP PLEASE
#66 of 75 Re: Windstar dies while driving [cimarronpass]
Aug 30, 2013 (12:45 pm)
have you repaired this van ???????
#67 of 75 Re: Windstar dies while driving [scjibberjaws49]
Aug 30, 2013 (3:12 pm)
No, It gradually deteriorated tot he point where sometimes I can get it to run but it acts like it is running on two cylinders. I think it is the control mounted under the battery holder since it is exposed to splashing from the front left tire. I say it was because I have given up on it and it is sitting in my driveway waiting to junked out or donated.
#68 of 75 Re: Windstar dies while driving [scjibberjaws49]
Aug 31, 2013 (11:57 am)
no, have not fixed or found the problem, just put in new computer as well, at a total loss with this thing
#69 of 75 Re: Windstar dies while driving [cimarronpass]
Aug 31, 2013 (3:35 pm)
how is it running before it dies ? rough or normal ?
what have you done to it ?
#70 of 75 Rough IDLE @ startup with loud sucking sound from breather tube
Aug 31, 2013 (3:42 pm)
i have had this van in my garage for two weeks trying to fix what others has changed out with (junkyard parts ) whitch some of them were bad when they swiched them out, !
did you put a new COIL PACK ON YOURS ? " To ~ cimarronpass
#71 of 75 Rough IDLE @ startup with loud sucking sound from breather tube
Aug 31, 2013 (3:49 pm)
Rough IDLE startup with loud sucking sound from breather tube ,after about 1 minute idles down not so bad ! then ok until sets for hours,then starts same way .
#72 of 75 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ AND HELP!!!!
Sep 03, 2013 (5:23 pm)
Hey guys. So desperate mom of three here with one vehicle for my family. Two years ago we bought a 2001 ford Windstar. No major problems until a couple months ago. The van was idling rough so took it to a "friend" who's a mechanic. He popped the hood and said the engine was "swelling" a sign our cadalyc converter was clogged. He cut one off emptied it out in front of us and welded a pipe back on until we had the required $900 to get it properly fixed. My van was fine until two weeks later. My husband comes home from his first job long enough to change clothes and off to the second job. Well 10 mins after leaving he is home telling me the van has no "power" suddenly. Battery turns the car on but as soon as you hit the gas it shuts off. I do a bunch of research and we replace the #15 and #19 fuses. Van starts acting normal again. One week later the o/d light starts blinking and same problem comes back. Fuses are fine. If the van is in park the engine revs fine and everything sounds good. As soon as you put it in gear there's a loss of power. You can somewhat stomp the peddle and get the van to stay on. It will drive and the tranny seems to be shifting fine once you get it up to speed but you have to repeatedly stomp the gas to get it moving and even then you can tell there's no real power. O/d light still flashing. Here's some extra info too. Transmission fluid is good. Abs system is completely gone although they said my van is not covered by recall. The little bolt looking switch that was said to leak had been replaced as well as wires right there before I bought it. Battery is sometimes drained due to break lights coming on whenever they want so new battery in van. Replaced the egr valve and the throttle position sensor. Fuel button is down. Can anybody please please PLEASE help????? My hubby's email is kbrooks703yahoo.com. We have called ford many times but as most of you know they give NO SHITS about us consumers. Thanks y'all!!!!
#73 of 75 Re: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ AND HELP!!!! [mommabear757]
Sep 03, 2013 (5:58 pm)
have you got your van fixed ??????
I Tried your email would not work for me !